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Background Designer - Marvel Studios Animation

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10019210 Location Burbank, California, United States Business Marvel Studios Date posted Aug. 26, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

Job Summary:

Marvel Studios has created one of the most powerful brands by bringing memorable, life-changing storytelling to the World through incredible characters like Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Captain Marvel, and Black Panther. The Marvel Cinematic Universe multi-film franchises have redefined the genre by building a universe filled with creativity, innovation and collaboration. At Marvel Studios, you will be part of a team that helps propel our legacy into the future with a vision as far-reaching as our characters, worlds and stories.
 

Marvel Studios Animation is hiring.

This is an IATSE 839 position covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

 

The Background Designer will work closely with the production designer and art director to visually explore and design all aspects of a Feature Quality Animated TV series which may include sets, locations, props, visual effects, color and overall style.



RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with Directors to translate the creative vision from start to finish. This is done through the use of drawings and paintings (including rough sketches, cleaned up renderings, digital imagery).

  • Create environment concepts, drawings, color scripts, color keys, lighting studies, mood paintings and production call out sheets.

  • 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.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must exhibit a mastery of drawing, design, perspective, composition, painting, lighting and color theory.

  • Must be comfortable working in a variety of styles, especially realistically proportioned style and scale.

  • Areas of expertise to include one or more of the following: set/location/props design; special effects design, color keys.

  • A solid understanding of 2D to 3D translations and hands-on use of 2D or 3D tools in your design process is helpful.

  • Able to creatively problem solve.

  • Strong time management skills.

  • The ability to work well in a fast paced production environment under pressure.

  • Self-motivated, good communication skills, and a great team player with a can-do attitude.

  • Working knowledge of software and hardware including Photoshop, Cintiq. Knowledge of Maya is a plus but not required. 

About Marvel Studios:

Marvel Studios has created one of the most powerful brands by bringing memorable, life-changing storytelling to the world through incredible characters like Iron Man, Thor, Black Panther and Captain America. The Marvel Cinematic Universe multi-film franchises have redefined the genre in building a universe filled with creativity, innovation and collaboration. At Marvel Studios, you will be part of a team that helps propel our legacy into the future with a vision as far-reaching as our stories.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Marvel Film Productions LLC, which is part of a business we call Marvel Studios.

Marvel Film Productions LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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