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Character Designer

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 735117BR Location Glendale, California, United States Business Disney Television Animation Date posted Jan. 06, 2020

Job Summary:

  • Further the storytelling process by developing the look, personality and feel of the characters.
  • Capture the personality and life of a character with their design and attire.
  • Create turnarounds, special poses, mouth charts and expression sheets and provide a clean pass of the final approved design.
  • Work closely with the Art Director to review Storyboard for characters that need to be designed for each episode.
  • Ensure that the high quality and style of show established by the Executive Producer and Art Director is achieved and maintained.
  • Prepare all character designs for shipment to oversees vendor animation studios
  • Work closely with Art Director to resolve design issues and deadlines.
  • Adhere to the production schedule provided by Line Producer to ensure cost effective, timely production.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Ability to design and create a variety of characters, turnarounds, mouth charts, expression sheets and special poses.
  • Ability to align with style and sensibility of show.
  • Ability to translate reference into 2D or 3D art.
  • Knowledge of drawing software that includes Photoshop, Illustrator, and 3D technology, where applicable.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Positive attitude with the ability to be flexible.
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, written, e-social skills and acumen.

Required Education

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent work experience

Additional Information:

Equal Opportunity Employer--Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

About Disney Television Animation:

Disney Television Animation loves characters. Characters reveal our deepest emotions and what it means to be human… even if you're an animated duck, mouse, muppet, lion, boy or girl. Are you the type of character that loves animation and wants to be part of the team that makes the magic happen? Disney Television Animation, an integral part of The Walt Disney Company, creates many of the company's most beloved animated shows. If you've got a passion to join our team of talented professionals, we want to hear your story.

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 Walt Disney Pictures, which is part of a business segment we call Disney Television Animation.

Walt Disney Pictures 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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