Full Time Job

TV Animation - Visual Development Artist

DreamWorks Animation

Glendale, CA 01-20-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description


DreamWorks Animation Television has an exciting new opportunity for a Visual Development Artist with a focus on Character Design, to join its team, on an unannounced 2D comedy show. We are seeking candidates who are familiar with the 2D animation pipeline and are experienced in the creation of character design production artwork for a broad, cartoony 2D comedy. This position is covered by the Animation Guild.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Create designs for all character related assets - including orthographic turns, expression sheets, special poses, mouth charts, costumes and any other art that the production may require
• 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
• 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

• Significant character design skills and 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
• Portfolio that demonstrates seasoned design and painting skills