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DreamWorks TV - Character Designer


DreamWorks TV - Character Designer

• Intermediate Level


Character Designers ensure that all deliverables align with the production’s schedule, technical specifications, and creative vision of the series.

Category Animation  Art Department  Graphic Design 
Location Greater Los Angeles Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date May 17, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

DreamWorks Animation Television has an exciting new opportunity for a Character Designer to join its team based in Glendale, CA. This position is covered by the Animation Guild. 

 “What would you say you do here?”
  • Complete all rough, revised and final designs necessary within assigned timelines
  • Craft clear and detailed designs for characters in the style of the show
  • 2D: Create detailed turns of the characters
  • 2D: When required, add tone and highlight lines to the characters
  • CG: Create detailed and accurate orthographics, turns and/or poses for modeling reference 
  • Reference storyboards, style guide, show bible and/or source materials to understand the context and to ensure continuity of the character designs
  • Support and maintain the artistic vision of the series 
  • Willingness to take feedback and rework material while maintaining a new 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

• Strong character design skills
• Skilled at drawing and a detailed understanding of anatomy and perspective
• Advanced knowledge of Photoshop
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Is a great teammate, 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
• 2D: Working knowledge of Illustrator and/or Zbrush is a plus
• CG: Working knowledge of Zbrush, Maya and/or Modo is a plus
• Portfolio that demonstrates strong character design skills

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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