Full-Time Environment Artist
Using storytelling and artistic talents, the Environment Artist creates and brings to life images in narrative sequence for various entertainment media, including film, television, and games.
• The environment artist is responsible for reading written scripts and understanding background art and environment design requirements needed for the project.
• Artists must work with the director to develop conceptual designs for setting and environment.
• Must be able to develop conceptual art for initial design phases of production and finalized layout illustrating a visual of the entire sequence.
• Proficiency in Photoshop
• Has a good understanding of camera angles, scene layout, and perspective
• Ability to sketch and work in both physical and digital formats
• Creative visual storytelling skills with presentation abilities
• Ability to interpret written scripts and translate to a visual, frame by frame layout
• Comfortable working within deadlines and budget restrictions
• Ability to work within and/or lead a team of other artists on a project
• Ability to communicate with the director and project managers on the development and progress of the production
• Ability to adapt to set styles and visuals-ability to create realistic looking backgrounds
• Attention to detail in environment drawings
Must be able to speak, read, and understand English. Ability to read and interpret scripts and production documents. Ability to write progress and production reports.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
• Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
• Artistic Skills – Has knowledge and previous experience in hand-drawn art in both physical and digital platforms; Has a wide variety of drawing capabilities and can work within various art styles; Can easily communicate a story through visuals.
• Creative Development Skills-Can identify key visual elements in a written script, has out-of-the-box thinking and unique ideas for bringing characters, environment, and stories to life.
• Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and obtains clarification as required; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
• Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Able to read and interpret written information.
• Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Supports other’s efforts to succeed.
• Ethics – Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
• Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization’s goals and values.
• Judgment – Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
• Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
• Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
• Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
• Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
• Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
• Initiative – Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
Salary-Dependent on experience. Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance benefits offered.
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