Nickelodeon Animation

  • BACKGROUND DESIGNER / 2D LAYOUT ARTIST (TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES)

    Job Locations US-CA-Burbank
    # of Openings
    1
  • Overview and Responsibilities

    SUMMARY:

    • Nickelodeon Animation Studio is looking for a Background Designer / Layout Artist for its new series Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Generates background designs, overlays, underlays, shadow and color guides, floor plans and any other background-related art that the production may require, ensuring style and quality of show is met.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Review script for backgrounds needed at handout of show.
    • Complete all rough, revised and final designs necessary within assigned deadlines.
    • Resolve design problems with creative supervisors.
    • Ensure all deadlines are met.
    • Communicate progress of work to appropriate production staff.
    • Ensure all artwork is properly backed up and saved appropriately.
    • Ensure all shipping materials are prepared and ready on time.
    • Be available for questions until your department’s shipment is complete.
    • If required, generate multiple views of environment and specific elements within it.

    ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Assist with special projects.
    • If applicable, make special shadow and color indications.

     

    Basic Qualifications

    BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Must demonstrate proficiency in style of show - think Robert Valley, very strong, forced perspective, an eye for tonal shading.
    • Strong background design skills.
    • Relevant drawing experience necessary.
    • Knowledge of or willingness to learn applicable design software and hardware.
    • Strong time-management skills.
    • Work well under pressure.
    • Ability to multitask a plus.

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • BA in Fine Arts or equivalent work experience highly desired.

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