Full Time Job

Animation - Visual Development Artist


Glendale, CA 10-06-2020
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  • 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 CG series. 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
• Design and paint environments/characters/props/vehicles under the direction of the Creative Leadership of the series
• Create orthographics for environments, structures and props - including turns using existing approved designs
• Create orthographics for characters/vehicles/props - including turns using existing approved designs
• 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
• Knowledge of and ability to integrate fundamental painting 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 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
• Working knowledge of Maya/Zbrush/Modo is a plus
• Portfolio that demonstrates seasoned CG design and painting skills