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Character Artist (Hand Drawn)

at MGA Entertainment

Posted: 3/18/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1318
Keywords: art, creative, design, artist

Job Description

Mission: Complete projects assigned; from initial stage to completion 

 

     

 

Key Result Areas: Time Utilization

 

1. Develop character art/art/images in a consistent manner in keeping with brand standards. 60%     

 

2. Partner with internal and external resources, ensuring consistent brand standards and quality is met 30%     

 

3. Establish and maintain art styles and techniques 10%     

 

TOTAL TIME UTILIZATION 100%    

 

  

 

Position Requirements 

 

Education/Experience: 

 

- Degree in Fine Art (or equivalent training) preferred and/or min 3 years related work experience 

 

  

 

Skills/Knowledge/Ability: 

 

- Demonstrate good judgment and decision making 

 

- Create rough and tight pencil drawings/images  

 

- Must have good working knowledge of structure, perspective, human form, color and composition 

 

- At least 3 years of prior experience as character artist and/or animator 

 

- An understanding of the principles of animation is a plus 

 

- Great organizational and time management skills 

 

- Extremely detail-oriented 

 

- Active listener 

 

- Great visualization skills 

 

- Strong communication skills 

 

- Creative problem solver 

 

- Motivated self-starter and proactive thinker/doer 

 

- Friendly, people oriented team player 

 

- Able to handle multiple tasks and changing priorities 

 

- A sense of urgency and a strong, efficient work ethic 

 

- Displays flexibility, a sense of humor and positive attitude 

 

- Well versed in Mac, Photoshop & Illustrator 

 

  

 

Key Result Areas and Activities 

 

- Complete assigned projects, achieving project directives with a high degree of independence and creativity. 

 

- Solve problems using critical and creative thinking.  

 

- Demonstrate excellent ability to draw, illustrate and design in various media and styles. 

 

- Have good knowledge of product development and producing accurate depictions of envisioned product through to final sculpt; including, but not limited to, creating turns. 

 

- Ability to quickly learn and/or master a brand look, feel and style. 

 

- Possess the ability to provide visual interpretations/stylizations of characters appropriate to trends and product needs without compromising brand integrity. 

 

- Ensure art requirements are satisfied while maintaining and/or raising the MGA creative standards.  

 

- Ability to communicate with requestors, art-directors/designers/team members technically and creatively using industry standard terminology. 

 

- Operate with an on-going curiosity about emerging trends in the industry through research, observation, print media, and runway. 

 

- Must be able to spot emerging art/design trends and have flexible art styles and apply to art where applicable. 

 

- Work according to project briefing, creative vision and direction from requestor/Art Director.  

 

- Promote a strong sense of teamwork by working together effectively, respectfully and efficiently. 

 

- Have the ability to handle multiple assignments and changing priorities within a deadline driven environment. 

 

- Bring ideas into action. Offering ideas to accomplish internal and external work resulting in working smarter and producing quality work within MGA’s standards. 

 

- Communicate and liaise with internal teams (PD, packaging, web, licensing, and styleguide). 

 

- Follow studio policies and procedures. 

 

- Make sound decisions using MGA’s best practices.  

 

- Performs other duties as assigned