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Top 25 Animator Interview Questions

Question 1 of 25
As an animator, what do you believe is your best asset?
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Question 2 of 25
What are you doing to keep current in animation technology?
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An employee who keeps himself updated with current technology is always considered to be an asset for an organization. Discuss any industry related or tech-focused events you attend, what websites you regularly visit for industry trends, and which animation networks you may be a part of. For technical roles, if you post/contribute to GitHub or similar forums be prepared to show your user stats, code published, etc.

Answer Example
"I am always interested in knowing what new updates are coming up in my profession. This is a must-do professional move as it gives me an edge over others in the industry. I regularly sign up for animation webinars and global conferences. Also, I am a contributing member of a LinkedIn community for animators."
Entry Level Example
"Currently, I decided to join a local network for up and coming animators. It's been a great resource for me. I am also taking some creative writing courses so that I can post better content and articles on my animation blog which is about my life as an up and coming animator. If you have any suggestions for resources, I would love to learn about them!"
Experienced Example
"I am a regular contributor to a popular animation forum which has positioned me as an expert in tech changes and trends in our industry. To keep up with this, and to stay abreast of new topics, I use a variety of resources including the 11 Second Club, and iAnimate.com."
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Question 3 of 25
What animator do you admire the most?
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Depending on your area of focus, your answer could go as far back as the earliest animators (Walt Disney, Dr. Seuss, Chuck Jones). If your career is in gaming, online content, video, movies, etc., additional knowledge of the industry-specific mavericks will be good for you to know.

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"I admire Dr. Seuss the most because his work in animation has been timeless. You know a great animator when even those outside of the industry can instantly recognize and name the work. I aspire to be this timeless one day."
Entry Level Example
"I have learned a great deal about Chuck Jones while attending university. Although his name is not as well known, his work is timeless and will be with us forever. His work with Warner Bros. Cartoons will always be taught in universities. He directed classics like Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck- all work that I know even my kids will enjoy one day."
Experienced Example
"I most admire Walt Disney. His story is incredibly encouraging, and I look to his classic work for inspiration on a regular basis. I especially appreciate that he did not limit himself only as an animator. He also thrived as an entrepreneur, producer, and voice actor."
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Question 4 of 25
What are your career goals as an animator?
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Everyone has some dream or aspirations on where their career could go. When you think about the future, what comes to mind? Openly share with the interviewer where you'd like to see your job take you. Be sure to include how you feel this particular company would fit in with those specific aspirations.

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"I enjoy creating animations and want to grow from a freelance animator to a full-time staff animator. I believe your organization would be the perfect fit for me during this transition from freelance since you have supported many other professionals through similar transitions."
Entry Level Example
"By working for this company I want to polish my skills in 3D animation and someday be able to teach your recruits the art of 3D!"
Experienced Example
"I have some pretty lofty career aspirations, and after researching your organization and learning more about this position, I feel that this role fits with my future aspirations. I would love to see myself promoted based on my hard work and results, eventually managing my own animation division."
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Question 5 of 25
Why did you chose a career as an animator?
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The interviewer needs to hear that you are excited at the prospect of being an animator for their company. Talk about what interests you about this creative opportunity. Perhaps you enjoy art and technology. Maybe you are pursuing a career as an animation director, and this is a great way to begin that career path. Whatever interests you about being an animator, share it!

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"I fell in love with animation at an early age. Whenever I used to watch an animated movie, I dreamt of making something like that on my own. I would run with my pencil crayons and try to recreate the characters that I saw. As I matured, I realized that I could use this skill and incorporate my love of technology. It was a no-brainer decision for me!"
Entry Level Example
"I have always had a penchant for drawing and digital art. This seemed to be the most obvious choice as a career. Being able to be paid for what I love to do is the best case scenario for me."
Experienced Example
"I went into my art program, unsure of what I wanted to major in. I stumbled across animation and took a few courses. After dipping my toe into the industry, I loved it so much that I decided to jump in full force. I haven't looked back, and that was fifteen years ago. I love that animation technology is ever-changing, and I am constantly challenged by new trends."
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Question 6 of 25
Would you say you are a better verbal or written communicator?
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Question 7 of 25
What type of work environment allows you to be the most productive?
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Question 8 of 25
When have you worked among a diverse group of people?
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Question 9 of 25
How do you handle a larger than average workload?
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Question 10 of 25
How often do you take work home with you?
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Question 11 of 25
Have you ever broken a confidentiality agreement?
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Question 12 of 25
What is your current salary?
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Question 13 of 25
What questions do you have for me?
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Question 14 of 25
Animators often need to work long hours. Would you be willing to work over 40 hours a week?
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Question 15 of 25
How do you get along with others at work?
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Question 16 of 25
What type of manager brings out the best in you?
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Question 17 of 25
Why are you the best animator for us?
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Question 18 of 25
What animation methods are you most familiar with?
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Question 19 of 25
What is your favorite advancement in animation over the past 5 years?
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Question 20 of 25
Tell me about your animation education. What was your best course? Which course did you struggle with the most.
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Question 21 of 25
What steps are you currently taking to improve your knowledge and skill as an animator?
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Question 22 of 25
If you had not pursued a career in animation, what would you have chosen instead?
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Question 23 of 25
Which animation programs are you best versed in?
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Question 24 of 25
Tell me about yourself.
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Question 25 of 25
What was the biggest change you have had to deal with in your career?
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About Animator

June 18th, 2017

Animators are highly skilled and talented professionals who make still images come to life on screen. They may make on animations for commercials and computer games to pop videos and full-length movies. To be successful in this highly competitive field, animators must be artistic and creative and must have outstanding drawing skills. They must be interested in art and design and be able to stay focused for extended periods of time.
Criteria for getting hired may vary from one organization to another, depending on the work they are involved in. Completing a degree in Visual Arts, Computer Animation, or any related field will boost your employment prospects tremendously. Completing an internship is always a good idea as it allows you to watch an expert animator in action and pick up some invaluable tips.
The best way to demonstrate your skills as an animator to prospective employers is by putting together a portfolio containing some of your best work. Carry it along to your interview and show your animation work to your interviewer. At Mock Questions, you will find a long list of potential questions you are likely to be asked at your interview. Going through these questions and thinking about how you reply is a great way to practice for your upcoming interview.

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