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17 Nov 2020

Full-Time 2D Generalist

AB Positive – Posted by abpositive Nampa, Idaho, United States

Job Description


My name is Aaron Brown and I’m the owner of AB Positive. I’ve been producing art, animation and interactive content for family entertainment and education clients for over 20 years (including Disney, Pixar, Marvel, PBS, DreamWorks, LEGO, LucasFilm, and many others).

I started AB Positive 2 years ago and have been producing animation projects for clients with a small team of contractors. Now I’m seeking a 2D generalist to become my first full-time employee on site here in Nampa, Idaho!

I can offer a competitive salary based on experience, healthcare allowance (until we adopt a company insurance policy), flexible paid time off, and financial assistance with relocation (but I’d like candidates to be pre-approved to work in the U.S.; I’m not ready to sponsor immigration at this time).

In addition to ongoing client work, we will begin working on an original film in the next couple months.

I’m looking for an artist with 2 things:

1) a deep and broad set of skills
2) a vision for animated storytelling that aligns with mine

This person would start by wearing many hats but eventually grow into a more focused senior position / department head as the company grows.

The skills I need:

Candidates should have a strong grasp of animation principles and pipelines and be capable of doing all of the following (but perhaps specializing in one or two of them?):

  • concept art
  • layout
  • storyboarding
  • character design / model sheets
  • background painting
  • basic rigged animation (Moho / Animate / Harmony)

Bonus skills would include traditional / frame-by-frame animation, 3D experience, compositing, writing, voice acting, and… other?

The vision I have:

I feel that the entertainment industry is skewing darker, dirtier, more cynical and nihilistic every day, and I don’t want to be a part of that. My heroes are Walt Disney, Jim Henson, Fred Rogers and the like.

I believe that there is inherent meaning in the universe and, therefore, inherent purpose for human beings. AB Positive will make films that are both entertaining and that explore inherent meaning and purpose.

AB Positive will not make films that make a political statement, but films that tell universal stories that transcend politics. I’m not interested in stories that pit groups against one another, but stories that inspire individuals to rise up and fulfill their destiny.

About Nampa, Idaho:

Nampa is a city of about 100,000 people about 20 minutes west of Boise (Idaho’s capital). Nampa has a growing downtown with local restaurants, pubs, activities, etc. and Boise has a lot of metropolitan amenities (performing arts, museums, a zoo, international airport, etc).  We have real winters here, but not a lot of snow usually. It’s a short drive to several ski / snowboarding options as well as hiking, biking, rafting when the weather is warmer.

About health:

I’m looking for candidates that are comfortable working in a spacious office with 1-2 other people without masks.

If someone becomes ill, I would expect them not to come in to the office (working from home as they’re able or taking time off).

All of our client meetings are remote and there is no foot traffic in our office, so we’re doing business as usual with or without a pandemic / vaccine / whatever the news tells us to worry about this week.

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How to Apply

If you've got the skills, if you like my vision, and if you're ready to work in person in Idaho, please email your portfolio / reel to

Job Categories: General. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: animation, background painting, character design, concept art, and layout. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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