DreamWorks TV - Visual Development Artist

Posted: 1/22/2020

Location: Glendale, California
Function: Production
Specialty: Art, Creative
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive


Position Summary

DreamWorks Animation Television is seeking a Visual Development Artist with a diverse set of skills to join our team on an unannounced - CG - action/comedy. 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 based in Glendale, California and 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

    ● 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 design and painting skills

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