Animade is an award winning animation studio in London, UK, known for their buoyant and charming character animation and finding the personality in every project to create real emotional connections. Most of all, they want to make the world a bit more characterful.
With a decade’s experience bringing to life campaigns for Facebook, Google and Dunkin’ Donuts as well as charities like Bloody Good Period and Aidsmap. The heart of Animade is centred on innovation. Therefore, in addition to client projects, Animade devotes time to ‘play’, where creatives are encouraged to learn, innovate, explore and most importantly have fun.
Founded in 2010 and starting out in a small studio space, Animade is now celebrating their ten year anniversary. 2020 saw Animade reveal a bold, fun and energetic rebrand that represents the personality and culture of the company and it’s ‘Animaders’. With creativity and passion at the heart of everything they do, Animade has a growing team with roles varying from Directors, Illustrators / Animators, Producers to Account Managers, Marketing and HR professionals.
One of the founding values of Animade is to be passionate and curious in everything they do. To continue learning through play and to support the creative community by being open and honest. Animade embraces curiosity, and the team are encouraged to explore new ways of doing things through play. We know how big a part innovation plays in our working culture, and more broadly, how precious it is to our industry as a whole. This is something we always remind ourselves of in both our client and playtime work in order to continue driving ourselves and the craft forward.
Animade puts it’s people first. It prioritises it’s culture, ensuring that their core values of being open, honest, fun and friendly are instilled in the day-to-day experiences of working life. Animade has dedicated ‘culture captains’ who plan events that range from quizzes / film nights / book clubs / summer fun days and more! As a company, they aim to protect a healthy work-life balance that accommodates people’s different needs through the use of flexible working and by avoiding overtime wherever possible. Each team member is also assigned a budget which they are able to invest into their well-being and to further their learning and development.
Animade are passionate about providing opportunities to aspiring creatives. Team members support them by collaborating with Universities and sharing knowledge on all things animation. They offer internships, with many progressing into full time roles. Some of the most Senior members of the team started their journey as interns. We offer a fun and informative on-boarding presentation as part of their induction process for new joiners, which offers the opportunity to learn more about them. They also offer mentoring opportunities, where they are paired with an existing Animader, “buddy”, to help guide them through their first weeks.