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Animator Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

Here are the keywords and skills that appear most frequently on recent Animator job postings. In other words, these are the most sought after skills by recruiters and hiring managers. Go to Sample Templates ↓ below to see how to include them on your resume.

Remember that every job is different. Instead of including all keywords on your resume, identify those that are most relevant to the job you're applying to. Use the free Targeted Resume tool to help with this.

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  • Animation
  • Character Animation
  • After Effects
  • Computer Animation
  • Traditional Animation
  • Autodesk Maya
  • Storyboarding
  • Motion Graphics
  • 3D
  • Illustration
  • 2D Animation
  • Toon Boom
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Compositing
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Flash Animation
  • Visual Effects
  • 3D Animation
  • Graphic Design
  • Flash
  • Video Editing
  • Adobe Animate
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Resume Skills: Animation Software

  • Autodesk Maya
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Blender
  • RenderMan
  • ZBrush
  • Cinema 4D

Resume Skills: Graphics & Visualization

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Sketch
  • CorelDraw
  • Lightroom
  • InDesign

Resume Skills: Scripting & Programming

  • Python (Maya Python API)
  • Mel (Maya Embedded Language)
  • CSS
  • HTML
  • JavaScript

Resume Skills: Others

  • Storyboarding
  • Character Design
  • 3D Modeling
  • Texturing
  • Lighting
  • Rigging

Resume Skills: Graphic Design Tools

  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Sketch
  • CorelDRAW
  • InVision
  • Illustrator
  • Adobe After Effects

Resume Skills: Web Design Tools

  • Dreamweaver
  • WordPress
  • GIMP
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • JavaScript

Resume Skills: Other Relevant

  • Photography
  • Typography
  • Brand Development
  • User Experience (UX) Design
  • User Interface (UI) Design
  • Video Editing

Resume Skills: Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Resume Skills: 3D Modeling Softwares

  • AutoDesk Maya
  • 3ds Max
  • Blender
  • ZBrush
  • Cinema 4D
  • Marvelous Designer
  • Unity 3D

Resume Skills: Scripting and Programming Languages

  • Python
  • C#
  • SQL

Resume Skills: Other Relevant Tools & Software

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • After Effects
  • V-Ray
  • Unreal Engine

Resume Skills: Additional

  • UV mapping
  • Texturing and shading
  • Rigging and animation
  • Lighting and rendering
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Sample Animator Resume Examples: How To Include These Skills

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Your Name
Animator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
EXPERIENCE
Pixar Animation Studios June 2021 - Present
Senior Animator
Spearheaded the development of original character designs, leading to an increase in franchise merchandise sales by about 20%
Leveraged Computer Animation and Adobe Creative Suite to create enthralling 3D animations, reducing over-all project timelines by 30%
Lead a team of 5 animators in content creation resulting in 4 successful film releases over the period of my tenure
Reduced the animation development time by 25% by introducing advanced 3D Animation techniques
Enhanced the animation quality by implementing innovative Character Animation skills, increasing viewer engagement by 35%
DreamWorks Animation May 2018 - June 2021
Animator
Successfully created compelling storyboard frames using Adobe Illustrator, increasing team productivity by 20%
Utilized Autodesk Maya for detailed character modeling and graphic design enhancing visual appeal by 40%
Collaborated with cross-functional teams during post-production, effectively managing compositing and visual effects
Supervised a team of 3 junior animators, improving team efficiency by 15%
Resume Worded January 2016 - May 2018
Junior Animator
Mastered Adobe Premiere Pro to edit numerous promotional videos, increasing user count by 30%
Used Animation principles to enhance UI interactivity, reducing bounce rate by 10%
Developed 2D Animation characters for 15+ successful projects, contributing to a 40% increase in app downloads
EDUCATION
Resume Worded University May 2018
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Animation
Specialization in Character Animation and Visual Effects
Resume Worded Academic Center December 2015
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Computer Animation
Gained proficiency in using software such as Autodesk Maya, Pixar's RenderMan, Adobe After Effects
Received Best Student Award for an animated short film project
SKILLS
Animation Software: Autodesk Maya, Adobe After Effects, Blender, RenderMan, ZBrush, Cinema 4D
Graphics & Visualization: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Sketch, CorelDraw, Lightroom, InDesign
Scripting & Programming: Python (Maya Python API), Mel (Maya Embedded Language), CSS, HTML, JavaScript
Others: Storyboarding, Character Design, 3D Modeling, Texturing, Lighting, Rigging
OTHER
Certifications: Certified Professional in Autodesk Maya (2021), Adobe Certified Expert - After Effects (2018)
Awards: Best Animator Award, DreamWorks Animation 2020, Best Student Short Film, Resume Worded University 2015
Projects: Animated a 3D character for an award-winning game; worked on visual effects for a short film 'Animated Dream'.
Your Name
Motion Graphic Designer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
EXPERIENCE
Coached.com October 2020 - Present
Senior Motion Graphic Designer
Implemented diverse motion graphics using Adobe Creative Suite for 40+ campaign videos, driving a 35% increase in social media engagement
Coordinated with multidisciplinary teams to develop high-impact visual effects for training materials, increasing tutorial completion rate by 25%
Used Autodesk Maya to create 3D effects, enhancing the virtual reality suite tutorials and boosting user satisfaction by 15%
Mentored and supervised a secondary team of 3 junior motion graphic designers, fostering a 10% improvement in team output
Applied animation techniques to create intuitive user interface, resulting in a 30% uplift in platform usability
YouTube February 2017 - September 2020
Motion Graphic Designer
Designed and launched visually appealing video captions using Adobe Premiere Pro contributing to a 20% increase in video comprehension
Generated compelling After Effects motion graphics for 50+ promotional videos, boosting channel subscriptions by 30%
Created engaging visual content for briefing videos, reducing meeting time by 10%
Resume Worded June 2014 - January 2017
Graphic Designer
Created distinguished graphic designs using Adobe Photoshop, leading to an increase in website traffic by 25%
Assisted in the development of promotional materials, resulting in a 15% boost in brand visibility in targeted demographics
EDUCATION
Resume Worded University January 2017
Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
Major in Motion Graphics
Resume Worded Academic Center June 2014
Certificate in Graphic Design
This part-time course was taken online while working at Resume Worded as a Graphic Designer
SKILLS
Graphic Design Tools: Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, CorelDRAW, InVision, Illustrator, Adobe After Effects
Web Design Tools: Dreamweaver, WordPress, GIMP, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript
Other Relevant Skills: Photography, Typography, Brand Development, User Experience (UX) Design, User Interface (UI) Design, Video Editing
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
OTHER
Courses: Digital Illustration for Motion Graphics (Lynda), Video Storytelling for Social Media (Coursera)
Projects: Designed and Animated Introduction Video for Coached.com's New Product Launch, Developed Graphics for YouTube's Marketing Campaigns
Awards: YouTube - Best Motion Graphics Designer Award 2019
Volunteering: Volunteering as Graphic Designer for local NGO - Aiding Africa
Your Name
3D Modeler
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
EXPERIENCE
Blizzard Entertainment January 2020 - Present
Senior 3D Modeler
Developed dynamic 3D game characters using Autodesk Maya, contributing to an increase in game sales by 30%
Innovated character animation features for a renowned game franchise, increasing visual effects quality by 20%
Spearheaded an interdisciplinary team of 5 to integrate 3D animation with the Unreal Engine, resulting in an elevated immersive experience by 15%
Leveraged Adobe Creative Suite to develop visually elaborate scenes, contributing to game downloads increasing by 40%
Harnessed new tools to facilitate rapid character animation, improving project turnaround time by 25%
Ubisoft June 2016 - December 2019
3D Modeler
Produced over 200 detailed 3D models for a globally recognized game using Autodesk Maya, bringing about a 25% expansion in the user base
Optimized famous game character models, leading to better frame rate performance by 10%
Employed Adobe Photoshop techniques to texture 3D models, enhancing the overall visual appeal by 35%
Coached.com February 2013 - May 2016
Animator
Developed creative animations for e-learning modules using Flash Animation, improving course engagement by 20%
Successfully integrated animation principles into interactive UI elements, refining user interaction by 15%
Designed vibrant motion graphics for e-learning content, resulting in a 10% rise in course completion rate
EDUCATION
Resume Worded University May 2019
Master of Fine Arts in 3D Modeling and Animation
Top of Class (Top 2%)
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2016
Higher Diploma in Game Development - Emphasis on 3D Modeling
Programming Languages Used: Python, C#
Achievements: Best Overall Performance Award
SKILLS
3D Modeling Softwares: AutoDesk Maya, 3ds Max, Blender, ZBrush, Cinema 4D, Marvelous Designer, Unity 3D
Scripting and Programming Languages: Python, C#, SQL
Other Relevant Tools & Software: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, V-Ray, Unreal Engine
Additional Skills: UV mapping, Texturing and shading, Rigging and animation, Lighting and rendering
OTHER
Certifications: Certified Professional in AutoDesk Maya, Certified Expert in Adobe Systems Suite, Certified Unity Developer
Projects: Developed a 3D game 'Space Attackers' as a part of Ubisoft Project, Led the animation department in the development of 'Mystic Quest' at Blizzard Entertainment
Volunteering: Mentor at Young Animators Club, Volunteer 3D Artist at local theater
Courses: Course: Character Concept Art for 3D Professionals, Course: Advanced Lighting & Rendering Techniques
Your Name
Animation Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
EXPERIENCE
Resume Worded January 2020 - Present
Senior Animation Specialist
Mastered advanced Adobe Photoshop and Autodesk Maya applications to deliver high-quality animation clips for interactive web and mobile applications leading to a 40% improvement in user engagement
Led a team of 5 junior animators, coordinating tasks and providing regular training in computer animation techniques leading to a 25% increase in workflow efficiency
Implemented streamlined project management processes reducing project delivery times by 30%
Developed innovative marketing strategies targeted towards social media platforms, boosting brand visibility by 50%
Designed captivating character animation for game applications, contributing to a 60% increase in sales
Disney Animation Studios June 2016 - December 2019
Animation Artist
Delivered a critical role in the creation of an award-winning film, resulting in a 20% boost in box office sales
Utilized After Effects to refine sequences, contributing to the visual richness of projects
Participated in multiple high-stakes project ventures, consistently meeting deadlines while ensuring artwork quality
Nickelodeon April 2014 - May 2016
Junior Animator
Contributed to the creation of popular children’s animated series leading to a 25% increase in viewership
Mastered key animation software under guided mentorship, successfully meeting project deliverables on time
EDUCATION
Resume Worded Institute December 2019
Advanced Certificate in 3D Modeling
Focus: Advanced techniques in 3D rigging and modeling
Resume Worded University May 2014
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Computer Animation
Minors in Graphic Design and Computer Programming
Dean's List 2013 & 2014 (Top 5%)
SKILLS
Design Software: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, SketchBook Pro
3D Animation Tools: Maya, 3ds Max, Cinema 4D, ZBrush, Blender
Video Editing Tools: Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Final Cut Pro
Programming Languages: Python (Intermediate), C++ (Intermediate), JavaScript (Basic)
OTHER
Awards: Nickelodeon's Award for Excellence in Animation (2016), Disney's Animator of The Year (2019)
Professional Development: Attended AnimGraph (2019), Siggraph (2017 & 2018)
Volunteering: Animation Mentor at Young Animators Club (2018 - Present)
Projects: Animated, edited, and published personal webcomic series (2014 - Present)
Your Name
Animation Artist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
EXPERIENCE
Coached.com February 2019 - Present
Lead Animation Artist
Pioneered the use of realistic computer animation techniques in project workflows, increasing overall project quality by 35%
Led a cross-functional team of 7 in the creation of engrossing novel animations that spiked client retention by 45%
Crafted and executed effective social media marketing campaigns resulting in a 30% increase in brand followers
Used Adobe After Effects to enhance video segments, leading to a 40% jump in viewer ratings
Implemented agile management strategies, driving productivity by 25%
DreamWorks Animation July 2014 - January 2019
Animator
Developed key sequences for a successful animated film contributing a 40% boost in pre-order sales
Conducted instructional sessions for junior artists, improving team proficiency and cohesion
Utilized Autodesk Maya to design captivating characters, contributing to a surge in merchandise sales
Blue Sky Studios June 2012 - June 2014
Assistant Animator
Contributed to major animation projects showcasing a knack for effective time management
Acquired proficiency in high-demand animation tools, consistently delivering quality work within tight deadlines
EDUCATION
Resume Worded University June 2012
Master of Fine Arts in Animation
Concentrated in Character Animation
Recipient of the university’s Excellence Award in Animation
Resume Worded Institute March 2010
Advanced Certificate in 3D Animation
Participated in several hands-on animation projects
Specialization in CAD/DCC software
SKILLS
Animation Software: Autodesk Maya, Adobe After Effects, Toon Boom Harmony, Blender, ZBrush, Cinema 4D
Art & Design: Storyboarding, Character Design, Digital Painting, 3D Modeling, Texturing
Programming & Tools: Python (for scripting), Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Sketch, InVision
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), Japanese (Basic)
OTHER
Certifications: Certified Animator, The Animation Guild (2020), Certified 3D Artist, Autodesk (2018)
Awards: Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Character Animation, 3D Modeling Guild Award
Volunteering: Mentor, Animation Career Camp (2020-2022), Volunteer Animator, Community Theater (2016)
Projects: Animator for award-winning short film ‘Orpheus’, Developed an interactive e-learning module using animation
Your Name
Technical Animator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
EXPERIENCE
Resume Worded March 2021 - Present
Senior Technical Animator
Used scripting language to automate character animation, accelerating the designing process by 40%
Led a small team of animators, rendering technical support and improving collaborative efficiency by 30%
Developed intricate character animation that led to a 35% uptick in application downloads
Employed business strategy techniques for customer service improvements, enhancing client satisfaction rates by 25%
Organized efficient workflow schedules, reducing project completion timelines by 20%
Pixar July 2017 - February 2021
3D Animator
Successfully implemented complex 3D animation techniques, driving a 25% improvement in film visual appeal
Collaborated in the creation of a famous animated movie that garnered several international awards
Performed regular system maintenance using Microsoft Access, ensuring workflow continuity and efficiency
Cartoon Network Studios January 2015 - June 2017
Animation Intern
Visualized and rendered animation sequences for several high-ranking television series
Garnered hands-on experience in the industry-standard animation software tools, playing a key role in project deliveries
EDUCATION
Resume Worded Academic Center February 2021
Certified Professional in 3D Studio Max (Autodesk)
The certification represents a high level of proficiency in 3D animation and modeling software.
Resume Worded University May 2017
Master of Fine Arts - Animation
Specialized courses in 3D animation, character rigging, and VFX.
SKILLS
Software Tools: 3D Studio Max(Autodesk), Maya, Blender, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator
Animation Techniques: Character rigging, Motion Capture editing, Keyframe Animation, Particle Systems, Texturing and Shading, Light Effects and Rendering
OTHER
Certifications: Certified Professional in 3D Animation - Adobe (2021), Certified Professional in Character Rigging - MotionBuilder (2018)
Projects: Produced a short 3D animated film that was showcased in the AnimA Showcase 2020
Volunteering: Mentor for animators at Animation for Non-Profits (2019 - Present)
Awards: Best Technical Animator - International Animation Awards 2021, Best Animated Short Film - Frame by Frame Film Festival 2017
Your Name
Character Animator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
EXPERIENCE
Pixar Animation Studios January 2020 - Present
Senior Character Animator
Spearheaded a team of 10 animators and efficiently managed project deadlines, contributing to an overall increase of department productivity by 20%
Revitalized classical animation techniques to execute 3D character animation that increased content authenticity, resulting in a 15% increase in audience appreciation
Conceptualized and executed compelling character animation for 5 major productions, contributing towards box office collections surpassing $1 billion
Employed Autodesk Maya and After Effects for a complex sequence in a feature film, which was recognized for its superior quality and intricate detail
Initiated and led 3 different workshops to train the team on 'Facial Animation' and 'Character Rigging', increasing overall team capability
Resume Worded March 2017 - December 2019
Lead Animator
Developed and refined 3D character animation for 7 different projects, enhancing visual effects and overall watchability rate by 30%
Instrumental in creating 3D models and character rigs using Autodesk Maya, which were widely appreciated for their accuracy and creativity
Streamlined a complex animation pipeline, resulting in the saving of 120 man hours across each project
Effectively integrated traditional drawing skills into character development, resulting in unique and engaging personalities
Blue Sky Studios July 2014 - February 2017
Character Animator
Applied understanding of physical motion, weight, and balance to enhance character animation for 4 major projects
Collaborated actively with storyboard artists and directors to understand and execute design concepts that resulted in increased viewer engagement by 20%
Utilized Adobe Photoshop extensively for texture work in character design, improving overall project aesthetics
EDUCATION
Resume Worded University December 2016
Master of Fine Arts in Animation
Specialization in Character Animation
Resume Worded Institute May 2014
Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Arts
Dean's List 2013 (Top 10%)
Winner of the Best Animated Short Film
SKILLS
Software Proficiency: Maya, 3ds Max, ZBrush, Houdini, Cinema 4D, After Effects
Techniques: Key-framing, Motion Graphics, Visual Effects, Rigging, Texturing, 3D Modeling
Scripting Languages: Python, MEL (Maya Embedded Language), Lua
Conceptual Skills: Storyboarding, Character Design, Visual Storytelling, Digital Painting, Illustration
OTHER
Certifications: Certified Professional in Digital Art and Animation, Certified Professional in 3D Computer Animation
Projects: Created award-winning animated short film 'Life in Pixels', Developed interactive 3D animation for 'Animated Stories' app
Awards: Won the 'Best Animated Feature' at the 2016 Digital Art Awards, Recipient of the 'Outstanding Animator' award at the 2019 Animation Festival
Volunteering: Teaching Assistant in 3D Animation at Resume Worded Institute, Mentor at the Young Animators Club
Your Name
3D Animator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
EXPERIENCE
Coached.com March 2018 - Present
Senior 3D Animator
Mentored a team of 8 junior animators, with resultant improvement of overall team performance by 25%
Developed high-quality 3D animations, using both hand-key animation and motion capture data, for numerous marketing campaigns resulting in a 40% increase in product engagement
Oversaw creation of 3D modelling, significantly improving the visual quality and creativity of design elements
Applied advanced use of 3D animation software such as Maya and 3D Studio, enhancing the flexibility of animation creation
Used complex compositing strategies to create seamless integration of 3D elements into live-action shots, contributing towards a smoother visual narrative
Resume Worded August 2015 - February 2018
3D Animator
Iterated dynamic and believable body mechanics and performances for 5 major animated segments, resulting in smoother animations
Utilized knowledge of camera framing and cinematographic principles in 3D animation, elevating the storytelling impact by 15%
Leveraged proficiency in 3D modeling software to optimize reductions in development time by 25%
Blizzard Entertainment June 2013 - July 2015
Junior Animator
Assisted in the production of 3D animation for game characters, contributing towards a 10% increase in game sales
Integrated 2D animation design skills with 3D rigging techniques to create truly unique character movements
EDUCATION
Resume Worded Institute August 2012
Master of Computer Graphic Technology
Specialized in Animation and Data Visualization
Resume Worded University May 2011
Bachelor of Animation
Awards: Dean's List 2010 (Top 8%)
SKILLS
3D Animation Software: Autodesk Maya, Blender, 3DS Max, ZBrush, Cinema 4D, Marvelous Designer
Graphic Design Software: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Adobe InDesign
Other Software Tools: Unreal Engine, Unity, Substance Painter, DaVinci Resolve
Programming: Python (Intermediate), JavaScript (Basic), HTML/CSS (Intermediate)
OTHER
Certifications: Autodesk Certified Professional: Maya (2020)
Awards: Animator of the Year Award, Resume Worded (2018)
Volunteering: Animation Workshop Facilitator, Local Community Center (Regular contribution since 2018)
Projects: Animated Short Film: 'The Journey' (Published on YouTube, 2019 - 1M+ views)
Your Name
Visual Effects Animator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
EXPERIENCE
ILM - Industrial Light & Magic April 2019 - Present
Senior Visual Effects Animator
Led a team of 12 animators to achieve seamless visual effects integration for 5 feature films, which received critical acclaim for their visual appeal
Drove the transition from 2D to 3D animation, boosting the team's ability to create more realistic effects by 30%
Used high-level problem solving to include complex and large scale visual effects sequences resulting in 20% increase in overall project efficiency
Capitalized on extensive knowledge of After Effects and 3D animation to produce superior quality content, that resulted in attaining 2 industry awards for innovation
Conducted quarterly training sessions on newer animation techniques, enhancing team's content development capabilities
Coached.com July 2015 - March 2019
Visual Effects Animator
Created dynamic visual effects sequences for 3 major clients, improving client satisfaction by 15%
Leveraged Autodesk Maya to create comprehensive 3D models and special effects, thus escalating project completion rate by 25%
Utilized 3D animation skills to create compelling narrative sequences, leading to a significant spike in viewer engagement
DreamWorks Animation May 2011 - June 2015
3D Modeler
Developed detailed 3D models for incorporation into animated segments that resulted in a more immersive viewer experience
Enhanced overall project aesthetics through extensive use of Adobe Photoshop for texture development
Partnered with animation team to ensure smooth transitioning of 3D components into animated sequences, resulting in 10% increase in efficiency
EDUCATION
SKILLS
3D Modeling: Maya, ZBrush, Modo, 3DS Max, Visualize
Animation and Effects: SideFX Houdini, RenderMan, Unity3D, Unreal Engine, V-Ray
Digital Composing: After Effects, Nuke, Photoshop, Lenscare, Fusion
Scripting and Programming: MotionBuilder, Python, MEL (Maya Embedded Language), MaxScript
OTHER
Certifications: Autodesk Certified Professional: Maya - Design & Visualization (2021), Unity Certified Programmer (2020)
Projects: Self-directed project 'Skybox', a 3D digital environment created using Unreal Engine (2021)
Awards: Best VFX Award, Indie Film Fest (2020)
Leadership & Volunteering: Mentor, Animation Career Pathway Program, Resume Worded Institute (2017 - Present)

How do I add skills to an Animator resume?

1
Review the job posting closely.

Go through the Animator posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like Motion Graphics, Storyboarding and Computer Animation are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.

2
Add industry skills like Traditional Animation and Autodesk Maya.

Add other common skills from your industry - such as Character Animation, Animation and After Effects - into your resume if they're relevant.

3
Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like Adobe Illustrator, Graphic Design and 3D Animation - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

4
Use the exact job title.

Try to add the exact job title, Animator, somewhere into your resume to get past resume screeners. See the infographic for how to do this.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What skills should you put on an Animator resume?

Some popular Animator hard skills are Animation, Character Animation, After Effects, Computer Animation, Traditional Animation, Autodesk Maya, Storyboarding and Motion Graphics.

Depending on the job you apply to, skills like Compositing, Graphic Design, Video Editing, 3D Animation and Adobe Illustrator can also be good to include on your resume.

How do resume skills compare between a 3D Animator and a Character Animator?

Popular skills we often see on resumes for 3D Animator positions include:

  • Autodesk Maya
  • 3D Animation
  • Animation
  • Character Animation
  • 3D
  • Computer Animation
  • After Effects
  • 3D Modeling

In comparison, skills we see on Character Animator resumes include:

  • Toon Boom
  • 2D Animation
  • Art
  • Drawing

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