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Animation & Digital



Aardman, based in Bristol (UK) co-founded and run by Peter Lord and David Sproxton, is a world leader in animation. It produces feature films, series, advertising and digital entertainment for both the domestic and international market. Their multi-award winning productions are novel, entertaining, brilliantly characterised and full of charm that reflects the unique talent, energy and personal commitment of the very special people who make up the Aardman team. The studio’s work is often imitated and yet the company continues to lead the field producing a rare brand of visually stunning and amusing independent and commercial productions.

Check out some of the work we do here

Our People

It's just down to the people, there are jobs here so people come and stay but there is a rebellion to people here. As Bristol has become a global city it's created a culture which likes not doing things the normal way and that gives us a head start in developing new techniques and technologies.

Dan Efergan, Creative Director of Digital

Life at Aardman

We’re a dynamic and creative company, and our founders continue to play an active role in the business.  We’re involved in all sorts of projects, from creating award-winning animated content to innovative VR experiences and apps to interactive attractions and live experiences for a variety of renowned brands. Wherever you work within our company, you’ll be part of a talented team of people who are passionate about what they do.

Our HQ enjoys a super location in the heart of Bristol’s vibrant Harbourside, close to sights and landmarks such as the SS Great Britain, Clifton Suspension Bridge and Cabot Tower. Bristol is a great place to live and work, with a unique creative identity and vibrant energy, where you’ll find beautiful green spaces, stunning historic buildings, great shops and some of the best places to eat and drink in the country.

Won or Nominated for 3 Oscars and 6 BAFTA awards!

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Jobs at Aardman

Senior Game Designer

Contract: Freelance/Staff – Permanent Full Time: 37.5 hours per week, worked 9.30am – 6pm Salary: depending on experience Start Date: ASAP This is an exciting…


Full Time: 37.5 hours per week Salary: £19 – £20k per annum, depending on experience 6 Months Fixed Term Contract initially Start Date: ASAP Are…


Start Date: Early/Mid-April 2019 Contract: 12 Months Fixed Term Contract (Some flexibility maybe required, as this a Maternity Cover Contract) Full Time: 37.5 hours per week,…


Start Date: March 2019 Contract: 12 Months Fixed Term Contract initially Hours: 24 hours per week, including Mondays & Tuesdays (flexibility around working pattern) Salary:…


We’re looking for Production Assistants & Coordinators for upcoming projects to work in our fast-paced CGI & Commercials departments! You must have an excellent knowledge…

Unity Developer

Project Based Contract: Early May 2018 – Early July 2018 Full Time: 37.5 hours per week, worked 9.30am – 6pm Salary: depending on experience Locations:…


Start Date: ASAP Contract: 6 months fixed term contract initially Part Time: 15 hours per week – more hours are possible Salary: Circa £25k pro-rata…

Aardman Managing Director

Our company Aardman has recently become employee owned, with the founders transferring the majority of their shares to an Employee Trust. This transition is a…

News at Aardman

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Awesome pics & vids from the tech cluster June 2018

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Gaming and VR 

With everything from indie game developers and VR tech start-ups, to world-famous names like Aardman and the BBC, the Bristol and Bath region offers boundless opportunities for a wannabe gamer or VR specialist. With an active community of creatives looking to push…

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