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Job description

We are currently looking for talented background artists. This is a unique opportunity for highly skilled and motivated background artists who want to work on a challenging and rewarding series.

Start date: Nov 2016

Est. End date: May 2017

Term of employment:   full-time in-house

Salary: based on experience


Job Responsibilities

The background artists will be tasked with painting layouts for the series based on existing colour-keys and other references. The artists will work closely with design supervisor and art director and must be able to follow direction and communicate clearly in artistic and technical terms. The artists must be flexible to adopt specific workflow as defined by art director.


Job Requirements

  • 2+ years of production experience in BG department
  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop
  • Excellent understanding of colours and tones
  • Strong understanding of light and shadow and colour harmony
  • Painting skills a plus
  • Must be comfortable to work with Wacom tablet



Please submit your resume, portfolio and references to Please use the following format for the email subject: BG-your name (e.g. BG-John Doe). No walk-ins or phone calls please. Only those being considered will be contacted for interview. Thank you in advance for your interest. We hope to hear from you soon!


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