A Bit About Us
We’re a bunch of people who go to great lengths to make sure our customers are the happiest customers out there. We may sell everything from washing machines to PlayStations, but at our core we’re a people business.
We roll up our sleeves and work together to make things happen. From logistics, recycling to our award winning IT teams, almost everything we do, we do ourselves to make sure every aspect of our customer journey is done properly.
We launched in 2000 as a result of a £1 bet in a Bolton pub. 18 years later we have a 5* TrustPilot rating (after 100K reviews), expanded our business into Europe and floated on the London stock exchange, but we never lose sight of what we’re about.
More About the Role
Multimedia is a crucial part of our customers' journey and with that in mind we’re expanding our 3D team to ensure that our customers receive the most engaging and creative content out there!
We’re looking for an enthusiastic and talented 3D Animator to become an integral part of the multimedia team as we continue to expand.
Just in the last 12 months we have doubled the size of our Multimedia team, moved to a shiny new studio in Manchester city centre and invested heavily in our systems and software to ensure that we are ready for the next phase of growth!
Working on our online content you will apply your creative and technical art skills, using 3D assets created in house to creative our market leading product review videos. Whilst this role doesn’t have any direct line management, you will be expected to coach and provide feedback to a small team of Junior 3D Animators.
This role would really suit a Junior 3D Animator looking to kick start their career and join an extremely fast paced and rapidly growing business!
Please include links to your portfolio / showreel on your CV to support your application as we are unable to consider applications without this!
Here's What You Can Expect to be Doing
You will be part of a close-knit team, working with other Junior Animators and Animators to produce high quality product review videos ready for the Motion Graphics team
Collaborating with other animators to develop new techniques and ensure that we work in the most efficient and effective way possible
Working to tight deadlines to deliver animations to the motion graphics team; providing accurate updates on work in progress
Working with the wider team to find technical solutions to challenging animations - especially when we have a new product to work on.
A Few Things About You
Possesses strong interpersonal and communication skills
Is able to work under pressure to deadlines and multi task effectively, taking accountability for your own work
Obsesses about the detail and has a huge passion for delivering quality work
Has a knack for problem solving and technical thinking skills
TECHNICAL SKILLS - Essential
Strong experience in camera animation, paying particular attention to pacing and overall aesthetic (including texturing and lighting)
Strong Photoshop skills
Experience using Cinema4D, Maya, 3dsmax or other similar 3D packages. Our team all work on Cinema4D and training will be provided for candidates with experience in another software package.
Experience using Thea, Octance, Arnold, Vray or similar renderer
Why Choose AO?
At AO, our culture and our AO’way of doing things is vital to our success. We’re passionate people, determined to do whatever’s necessary to make our customers happy.
The AO motto is "treat every customer like you’d expect your nan to be treated, and make decisions your mum would be proud of". To do this, we train and empower each and every AO’er to strive for better ways of doing whatever they are doing.
Our AO’ers don’t just go through the motions and follow processes, it just isn’t our thing. We don’t follow trends, we set them.
Great People Deserve Great Things
As an AO employee you can take full advantage of our benefits package. As well as the fundamentals, like pensions and holidays, we have designed our "AO Perks" to help you out financially and make your work life a little easier.