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Mighty Giant
Third Floor
22 Lever Street
M1 1EA

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New Business
Dunstan Carter

Studio Manager
Rachel White


We’re always looking for new driven and talented people to join our team.

Freelance Production Support

We’ve got a busy spring in 2024. And we need some help with the day to day production.

Duties and Responsibilities

We’re looking for someone part time work. We’re happy for someone to fit this in around your other clients/projects. The projects we’re booking in will need someone to be available for some of the week i.e 3 or 4 days = 3 or 4 hours.

  • You’ll be involved with setting schedules, arranging feedback, getting work delivered to clients, and making sure everything is organised for the creative team.
  • You’ll need to be comfortable with an animation/motion design studio, and their processes.
  • Experience of working in some kind of production is a must.
  • Remote work is fine, although if you can come into the Manchester studio occasionally, that’ll always be a bonus.


  • Comfortable working with Trello as a project planner.
  • Knowledge of Milanote is a bonus, but not an essential.

A bonus, but not essential.

  • Comfortable with how the Adobe suite works.

Please send CV’s + day rates to

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3D Designer

We’re on the hunt for a new superstar 3D Designer. An animator, a motion designer. Someone who loves to work with space, movement, sound and colour. We’re a small team, and no two projects are the same, so you’ll always be involved, and have a huge variety in your work.

About Mighty Giant? We work across all types of animation, from broadcast through to B2B. As a senior, you’ll be expected to help us ideate and pitch ideas. An eye for design will be key. You’ll work with a small crew, so will be involved in projects from start to finish, and on all sorts of different briefs. One week you could be bouncing 3D characters around for kids TV, the next you could be helping us build factories for our B2B client.

Duties and Responsibilities

The 3D Designer role is primarily to create 3D animation & design, executed to the highest level of finish that is achievable. You will be expected to oversee 3D projects, but also help on some more After Effects/Motion pieces if required.

  • You’ll need to demonstrate creative thinking, and be keen to throw in ideas for projects. The execution is crucial, however design work will also be required, both to assist in pitches, but also during production.
  • Compositing & After Effects: As well as the primary 3D design work the 3D Designer needs to have a good grasp of compositing in After Effects to assist with the workflow.
  • Help the company to progress with technology: Our 3D Designer should be the person who keeps their ear to the ground as to what is new and exciting in this field. Both in what we should be investing in, but also what we should be trying. New tips and tricks.
  • To contribute to the Mighty Giant social channels with any relevant stories or advice for other designers; and also to contribute towards the company website in this manner. One or two short articles per year on this area of design.
  • To be able to work both as part of a team, and without supervision. As a small company it’s important to be comfortable with both. You will be expected to run certain projects, and to direct others who will be working with you.
  • Equally you’ll need to be able to work to the direction of our Lead Designer and/or Creative Director. Every project is different, and so are the roles. Being flexible will help this person settle into the company.
  • General help in the office. As part of the team it’s important to keep the area looking professional and to help with general tasks: Making the tea/coffee, keeping it tidy, but also keeping it secure. Whoever is the first or last in needs to take on the responsibility of opening up in the morning, or closing up at night.


  • Maxon Cinema 4D & Redshift are our tools. You’ll need to be highly skilled in these, as we’ll be turning to this person for the answers.
  • Adobe After Effects will also be heavily used, so you’ll have to be top speed on this, and be up to date with all the latest plug-ins and techniques.
  • Design skills are key. You’ll need to have a portfolio that demonstrates an eye for composition and colour.

A bonus, but not essential.

  • Any other 3D Software. Maya, Blender etc, are all handy.
  • Knowledge of working with Unreal.
  • Editing is always a good one to have. Premiere or similar.


  • BA Hons Degree in a Design or Animation subject.
  • A minimum of 4 years working in a Design/Animation environment.
  • Experience of managing Juniors and other team members on a project will be required.


  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Birthday off (if you want to. You’re allowed in if you’d prefer :)).
  • Office closed over Christmas.
  • Pension scheme.
  • Salary £30K–£40K per annum, negotiable dependent on experience.

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Freelance Art Director

We need trusted Freelance Art Directors to help us with some projects we’ve got lined up over the coming months. Ideally you’ll have some Motion/Animation experience, so senior motion people are also of interest, but the main thing we need is a passion for tackling the brief and creating beautiful and engaging content. Our team will make it move, we need you to help our Creative Director and Lead Designer with the direction.

You’d work alongside our Animation team, some of the time in our studio (Manchester) & some of the time remotely.

Duties and Responsibilities

You’ll be responsible at the ideation part of the project. Briefs are often worked on by our Creative Director and Lead Designer, but we’re looking for some fresh ideas from this person. Someone who can push our motion work in exciting new directions.

  • You’ll need to demonstrate creative thinking, and be keen to throw in ideas for projects. The execution is crucial, however design work is key..
  • Understanding of the motion design pipeline will be a big help. Knowing your way around After Effects/3D software also, although we’re not looking for the execution here. You won’t necessarily be in production.

Please send examples of your portfolio and experience, plus your rate to

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