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Axis Animation

Glasgow - United Kingdom
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CG Supervisor


Award-winning animation studio Axis Animation creates stunning animation for some of the world’s leading names in Games, Commercials, Broadcast and Film. Founded in 2000, the studio prides itself in producing high quality innovative animation from their base in Glasgow, Scotland.

Recent works include the episodic Halo: Infinity for Halo 4, game trailers for popular titles such as Dead Island 2, Crackdown, Alien Isolation, Fable Legends, as well as various film, television and commercials work in conjunction with sister studio Axis VFX.

Currently Axis are expanding their Senior team and are seeking an experienced CG Supervisor to join them in a full time capacity onsite in Glasgow.

The CG Supervisor will oversee 3D Projects and provide technical and artistic leadership for the 3D teams working on next generation game cinematics and commercial animation projects.

Providing a project resource with in depth technical execution knowledge to partner the project director and project producer in managing the clients product. It will provide greater clarity in terms of ownership, reporting and responsibilities whilst driving a project to completion.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the ability to participate as a leader and hands-on contributor through all stages of production.

Candidates are required, and must be eligible at time of application, to work on-site in Glasgow.


  • Provide creative and technical solutions on an on going basis throughout a project which deliver to client and internal quality expectations but also drives commercial results for affordable and profitable projects.

  • Filter diverse feedback from both client and Project director to members of the team.

  • Work closely with coordinator to drive the project team to meet schedule objectives.

  • Work closely with Project producer to evaluate project estimations as the project develops.

  • During the pre production phase work with the director and producer to help define and refine the creative requirements of the project so they can be technically achieved within budget.

  • Identify strengths of team members best suited to certain tasks and set tasks for the team

  • Troubleshoot project specific problems as they happen to support the team.

  • Review the work of the team working on the project.

  • Communicate and liaise with department leads to arrive at efficient, cost effective solutions best suited for the project

Professional Requirements:

  • A minimum of 3 years of leadership experience on CG/VFX productions

  • Bachelors in Computer Science or comparable professional experience

  • Strong working knowledge of 3D software, preferably including Maya, Houdini and Fusion

  • A strong creative portfolio and showreel

  • Demonstrable understanding of the full CG pipeline

  • A strong, measurable track record in delivering against project goals.

Personal Requirements:

  • A desire and ability to motivate and develop team members.

  • A strong communicator, comfortable communicating both internally and externally.

  • A self-starter.

  • A desire and ability to lead others.

  • Excellent problem solving skills

  • Ability to successfully delegate, mentor and manage people and projects

  • Ability to give help and advice to junior artists

  • Previous experience with team management and task assignment.

  • Deadline driven with strong management skills

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