Full Time Job

TV Animation - Visual Development Artist

DreamWorks Animation

Glendale, CA 01-12-2021
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description


DreamWorks Animation Television is seeking a Visual Development Artist with a diverse set of skills to join our team on an unannounced 2D comedy show. The candidate should demonstrate a strong design and/or paint foundation to execute on the creative vision of the series.

This exciting new opportunity is covered by the Animation Guild.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Create designs for props, vehicles, fx and specialty assets - including turns as required
• Generate rough concepts to explore new designs within the style of the show
• When requested, create and present innovative ideas to enhance visual concepts and designs
• Properly prepares for and reviews all animatics and materials prior to design handouts
• Knowledge of and ability to integrate fundamental design techniques and tools into artwork
• Superior eye and ability to translate a thorough understanding of color, composition, detail, texture and lighting into designs and/or paintings
• 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 organized within the PSD files created, clearly labelling layers by groups for Partner Studio to follow
• Ensure all artwork is properly backed up, organized and stored appropriately
• Ensure all shipping materials are prepared and ready on time

• Thorough design foundation including knowledge of: perspective, composition, painting, lighting and color theory
• 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
• Portfolio that demonstrates seasoned design and painting skills