I received a job offer as a full-stack developer from a startup company which I found on Indeed. The job posting had seven required skills. 4/7, I knew. 2/7, I didn't know too well, but during the application process, I was asked technical questions on them, and they were so basic that I managed to figure out the correct answers. 1/7 I don't know, and it has to do with animation development, which I'm not good at (because I lack artistic skills). The job application asked for 1-2 years of work experience (I have one year only).
I got requested for an interview. During the interview, they asked what I like about the software I worked with. I told them what I liked. They asked if I'm a full-stack developer, and I said that I worked both front-end and back-end before (I didn't mention that it was the basics - when people think full-stack, they think advanced, and I'm afraid the employer took my answer as 'yes, I have done full-stack development before'). I asked them if the future employee would be using all seven of the software mentioned on the job posting, and they said yes. They mentioned that the future employee would be the lead web developer.
They asked if I have done any animation and designing work, and I mentioned that I have previously done animation (gave an example which sounded a lot more complex than it actually was). They asked if I used the animation software mentioned on their job posting, and I said no (the issue is, I think they assumed I can learn it, but I won't be able to effectively use this software because I lack artistic skills - I've done animation before, which I mentioned in the interview, but I didn't mention that I wasn't good at it).
This is a startup company with three employees, and I have a feeling they aren't experienced enough to be able to differentiate between a novice and an expert.
HR mentioned they are planning on releasing the software in a couple of months. This position is paid US$58k yearly, which is lower than the average full-stack developer (mentioning this because it might give some insight as to what type of full-stack developer they are looking for). I don't want to risk getting hired, showing up for work and then having the employees find out that I don't know 3/7 of the required software and from those three, I can't work with 1/3 software because I'm not a designer / animator.
Should I email them back and remind them that although I have done animation work in the past, I am not artistic enough to be able to create good graphics and animations?
I do have a job offer. I was offered a job after my interview with them. This offer was sent by email. When I said 'Should I email them back...etc.' what I meant was, 'Should I reply to the job offer email and mention what I said above'.
I am saying that I won't be able to learn the animation software because I lack artistic skills and drawing. Learning how to be artistic is very difficult. I can learn how to use the software, but I definitely won't be able to produce any good design or animation (I struggle just drawing a simple fish; there is no way I can animate one using computer software).