Full Time Job

Animation TV - Character Designer

DreamWorks Animation

Glendale, CA 04-27-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Responsibilities
At DreamWorks Animation Television, under the guidance of the Art Director, the Character Designer creates character designs, turns, expression sheets, special poses, mouth charts, costumes and any other character-related art that the production may require. Character Designers ensure that all deliverables align with the production's schedule, technical specifications, and creative vision of the film.

DreamWorks Animation Television has an exciting new opportunity for a Character Designer on an unannounced feature-length project to join its team based in Glendale, CA. This position is covered by the Animation Guild.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Complete all rough, revised and final designs necessary within assigned deadlines
• Craft clear and detailed designs for characters in the style of the film
• Create detailed and accurate orthographics, turns and/or poses for modeling reference
• Reference storyboards, style guide, show bible and/or source materials to understand the context and to ensure continuity of the character designs
• Support and maintain the artistic vision of the film
• Willingness to take feedback and rework material while maintaining a fresh perspective
• Communicate progress of work to appropriate production staff and ensure all deadlines are met
• Ensure all artwork is properly backed up, organized and stored appropriately
• Ensure all shipping materials are prepared and ready on time

Qualifications/Requirements
• Strong character design skills
• Skilled at drawing and a thorough understanding of anatomy and perspective
• Advanced knowledge of Photoshop
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Is a team player, who genuinely enjoys working with others
• Strong time-management skills
• Works well in a fast paced production environment under pressure

Desired Characteristics
• At least 3 years of experience in television animation, feature animation and/or video games
• Bachelor's degree preferred
• Working knowledge of Zbrush, Maya, Blender and/or Modo is a plus
• Portfolio that demonstrates strong character design skills

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-dy7mp3-18-204-227-34-42 in your application.

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