Full-Time Background Painter
BACKGROUND PAINTER (2D ANIMATED SERIES)
Blink Industries are on the lookout for BACKGROUND PAINTERS to join us on an exciting new project. This role will be remote initially, but will eventually be based in-house in our studio in North London.
● Work closely with the Background Supervisor to ensure that the standard and style is being met.
● Create stylised, linework-based backgrounds using Photoshop CC
● Produce designs that show a strong understanding of the show’s individual style as well as
perspective, proportion, composition, colour and staging.
● Use your knowledge of colour theory to deliver artwork that is emotive and dynamic.
● Ensure all artwork is properly backed up and stored appropriately.
● Ensure Photoshop files are organised in a clean and functional way
● Proactively flag and respond to troubleshooting
● Ensure all deadlines are met.
● Collaborate with other Background Painters and Designers to ensure smooth communication throughout the production.
● Must demonstrate proficiency in style of show.
● Strong knowledge of colour theory, perspective and lighting.
● Must demonstrate strong draughtsmanship skills.
● The ability to take direction, be flexible and work collaboratively within a fast-paced team
● Strong attention to detail.
● A passion for animation and comics is a plus.
● Strong time-management skills.
● Work well under pressure.
● Ability to multitask is a plus.
● Proficiency in Photoshop
● Comprehensive knowledge of the 2D Animation Pipeline
● 2+ years experience in a design role on an animated series desired but not essential.
● Degree or Diploma from a recognised Animation School desired but not essential.
● This is a contract position, fixed term PAYE.
● The role will be remote initially, but will eventually be based in-house in our studio in North London. Therefore candidates must have a valid work permit for the UK and be willing and able to work on-site
as soon as it is safe to do so.
To apply, please send your showreel or portfolio, CV (in word doc or PDF format) and cover letter to email@example.com with the subject title “Background Painter Application”.
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