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Animator Interview Questions

Animators create awesome visuals on games, videos and animated films. Use these interview questions to find the best person for the job.

Animator interview questions

Your zero-regret new Animator is experienced, qualified (think: degrees in computer animation, fine arts or graphic design) and possibly specializes in one technique. They are passionate team-players with great problem-solving and storytelling skills, plus they have excellent project management skills. 

Top tips: 

  • Look for experience: Ask candidates to send a portfolio/demo reel to show how creative they are and the techniques they’re most familiar with. Look for candidates who submit printed artwork as well, as these are the ones with a truly artistic nature.
  • Grow together: Hire candidates you can grow with by making sure their personal career goals align with your company's mission.

Role-specific interview questions

  • What drew you to apply for this role?
  • What inspires you?
  • How do you keep up-to-date with animation trends?
  • What are your favorite animation methods to use?
  • When is it better to use MoCap over animation?
  • Are you more skilled in acting or action?
  • How do you rate your rigging skills?
  • Which is your top tech to use?
  • What are your favorite games to play? How would you make them even better?

Behavioral interview questions

  • What’s been your career highlight so far? What about your least favorite project?
  • Have you ever fallen behind schedule on a project? What did you do?
  • Describe a time your team/client wouldn’t accept your ideas. What did you do?

Problem solving interview questions 

  • How do you create a storyboard?
  • How do you handle tight deadlines?
  • What would you do if a client kept rejecting your designs?

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