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jobby: Background Designer, Venture Brothers, Titmouse, Hollywood CA

Last updated on November 23, 2011

November 22, 2011

Are you the next Syd Mead or Ken Adam? If you don’t know who those guys are, read no further…

We are looking for experienced background designers to design rich environments for the fifth season of Venture Brothers. The ideal candidate will bring an excellent knowledge of animation background design, with a passion for architecture, pop culture and illustration. You will work with a collaborative, small team of artists, animators, and will interact directly with the Director.


A 2D Portfolio featuring strong traditional perspective drawing skills, impressive detail, depth.
Examples of layouts and finished Backgrounds
Previous Studio Experience

Required Skills

Must demonstrate proficiency in style of show Strong background design skills
Expert knowledge of perspective
Expert knowledge of light and shadow

Expert knowledge of Flash
Can hit deadlines and take direction
Knowledge of or willingness to learn applicable design software and hardware Strong time-management skills
Knowledge of art and architecture history a super-plus!
Work well under pressure
Ability to multitask a plus


Review script for backgrounds needed at handout of show.
Complete all rough, revised and final designs necessary within assigned deadlines. Resolve design problems with creative supervisors.
Work with the Color Department.
Make special shadow and color indications, “tonals” for the Color Department. Ensure all deadlines are met.
Communicate progress of work to appropriate production staff.
Ensure all artwork is properly backed up and stored appropriately.
Ensure all shipping materials are prepared and ready on time.
Be available for questions until your department’s shipment is complete.
If required, generate multiple views of environment and specific elements within it.

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