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Costume Designer

Walt Disney Animation Studios

Burbank, CA 07-16-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
Costume Designers create the concept art and design guidance for the outfits and wardrobes of our iconic characters. They inform, inspire, and touch many aspects of our creative pipeline. Costume Designers bring a director's vision to life, creating wardrobe designs that will reflect and accentuate the personalities of the characters wearing them as well as facilitate a wide range of character performance and movement. Costume designers also provide technical drawings and research to inform the construction and detail of material texture, weight, and movement for such collaborative departments as modeling, surfacing, and simulation.

We're looking for experienced Costume Designers who have a rich imagination, a sense of whimsy and appeal, and a vast knowledge of fashion history and innovation. We want collaborative designers who will bring original and unexpected thinking and passion to our team and enhance our artistic legacy of animated appeal.

Job Responsibilities:
• Research clothing from a wide range of time periods and styles
• Design narratively driven costumes to enrich the worlds of our films based on a director's vision
• Collaborate with the Production Designer and Art Director of Characters on all assignments
• Be comfortable working in a variety of genres, time periods, and design styles
• Execute detailed construction call-outs and technical packeting work to expedite collaboration with downstream departments in the production pipeline, communicating directly with departments as necessary. Call-outs and packets include information on material types, color, texture, construction explanation, and photographic examples or technical drawings that support the final designs
• Proactively engage and collaborate with the Art Department
• Possess a working familiarity with Photoshop
• Experience with tailoring and working with fabrics and/or Marvelous Designer a bonus
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

Portfolios Should Include:
• Narratively driven costume designs (for animation, film, theatre, toy/product design, personal story, etc)
• Designs in a range of styles and time periods
• Designs suited for various demographics and body types
• A range of costume sketches, technical drawings (detailing material, movement, articulation, etc), and finished drawings and paintings of costumes. Examples of actual fabricated costumes are a bonus
• If any of your work is password protected, please include the password with your application such as including it on your resume if needed

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g3knz4-18-205-192-201-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Combining masterful artistry and storytelling with groundbreaking technology, Walt Disney Animation Studios is a filmmaker-driven animation studio responsible for creating some of the most beloved films ever made.