Lead Designer


Job Title: Lead Designer
Start Date:
Sept 2024
End Date: Feb 2026
Position: Full time, inhouse preferred. (UK based remote applications will be considered)  


A Productions are looking for a lead designer with proven experience in the animation industry to work with us on an exciting new 2D pre-school series based on a well known and much loved series of children’s books.

A Productions is an award-winning animation studio based in central Bristol. Our success in creating engaging, original and award-winning content is made possible through the unique chemistry of the creative teams we build. This shared vision is underpinned by our focus on diversity and inclusion, staff wellbeing and ensuring an authentic voice across all our productions. Delivering a creative, inclusive work community that encourages collaboration, engagement and mutual trust at its core.

General Duties:
  • To work closely with the Art Director to maintain the overall visual style for the series
  • To work with the production team to meet the requirements of the schedule
  • Work with the design team to create the Set, Prop and Character Design Pack in line with the Clients and Director’s vision
  • To work with the Layout supervisor to ensure a smooth transition into animation
  • Work with the rigging team to ensure the character/prop design vision is implemented and maintained within production constraints
  • To manage and oversee the design team ensuring all feedback is correctly addressed and implemented
  • Attend all relevant meetings, to include breakdown meetings and design reviews
Skills and experience:
  • Design experience on an animated broadcast series
  • Experience working alongside junior team members
  • Proven experience of working to a tight schedule
  • Excellent knowledge of Photoshop
  • Ability to create designs in line with an established visual style

A Productions are an equal opportunity employer and place a high value on diversity and inclusion within our company and actively encourage applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and are open to discussing flexible working hours. 

End date for applications 02/08/24 
All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.


Please click here to apply.

ED&I and Recruitment

A Productions are an equal opportunity employer and committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. We welcome and encourage applications from individuals from groups who are under-represented in the television industry.  Read more on our ED&I policy.

A Productions strive to be inclusive and accessible to all. If you require additional support when applying for this role or require more information please email recruitment@aproductions.co.uk. If you wish to apply by phone, call 07796 138559 and ask to speak to welfare & HR Manager, Hannah Murdoch.

Please also see our Access Statement for information on our studio.

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