Jobs: Supervising/Senior Animators- Amsterdam

Looking for: Supervising/Senior Animators for a 26×11 Toon Boom cut-out animated series


Amsterdam-based Submarine is looking for experienced animators to work on a 26×11 animated series. The look of the series can be best described as an illustration-like 2D style, with rich textures and soft pencil lines, with a rig-based cut-out animation technique. The series’ main characters are little girls, childlike and relatively realistic – elements that should be communicated in the characters’ movements and emotions.


  • Solid understanding of 2D character animation
  • Experience with cut-out animation is a strong asset
  • Experience with animating in Harmony is a strong asset
  • Ability to work with strict deadlines and a fast-paced production environment
  • Strong communication skills
  • English and/or Dutch speaking skills


You’ll work on one episode at a time in a small team, consisting of one animation supervisor, two senior animators and two or three junior animators.


Work takes place exclusively on location: Submarine studios in Amsterdam. We can help with finding accommodation were you to relocate to Amsterdam for this production.


Full-time. Looking for supervising/senior animators from early May 2016 until early 2017.


Get in touch with Tünde Vollenbroek via for information. Please attach CV (and references) and portfolio.

James Nethery

What is your name and your current occupation?
My name is James Nethery and I’m a freelance Flash/Toon Boom Harmony animator.

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Well, the craziest was probably working at the Magic Kingdom park in Orlando as a “Custodial Host” (aka a janitor in Disney Park-speak) for a few years. I could probably start a series of blog posts on all the crazy stuff that went down on that job… from “how the heck did it get on the ceiling??!” restroom cleaning stories, to rude/angry park guests, to employees getting fired for coming in drunk/high, to insane employee policies that parks put in place. That was a fun job (and the free park admission was a major perk) but it could certainly be tough sometimes.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
Three words: Cyanide and Happiness. That show is a lot of fun to work on and it’s great working with the guys over at Lowbrow Studios and Explosm who are a really talented bunch. I love seeing how much I can get out of such simple designs. So far, I’ve worked on about 11 shorts, two of which haven’t been posted online yet. Some of I’m animated fully, so I’ve just helped out a bit on doing animation revisions and such.  I’m also working on another project right now that’s really cool that I can’t really talk about… all I can say is that its being animated in Toon Boom Harmony and that’s its based on another very popular web comic.

Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
I’m from Orlando, Florida. I got into the freelance animation business basically by working my butt off on my demo reel and applying to every job I could. It was tough starting out, but Continue reading