29 Apr 2020

Full-Time Background Painter

Mystery Q – Posted by Maryam London, England, United Kingdom

Job Description


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.

Main Responsibilities:

● 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.

Specific Requirements:

● 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.
Desired Qualifications:
● 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.

Further Information:

● 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 jobs@mysteryq.co.uk​ with the subject title ​“Background Painter Application”.

Job Categories: 2D Animation. Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 3 days.

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