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Lead Background Artist
Production/CG/Post production
Full-time Contract
Brown Bag Films’ 2D Animation Studio in Manchester is recruiting for the position of LEAD BACKGROUND ARTIST.

Working in a busy creative environment, the successful candidate will work on a new, high profile, 52x11’ pre-school series.

The backgrounds are being created in Adobe Photoshop.
The Lead Background Artist will work within the Art Dept under the supervision of Assistant Art Director to create KEY Backgrounds art in Photoshop, keeping it in line with the show’s style while continually developing it.
The Lead Background Artist will be supervising a team of Background Artists to ensure the quality and deadlines are met. The right Candidate will be responsible for briefing the team, communicating notes and making sure they are implemented.
Providing written feedback and drawovers when needed.
The right Candidate will demonstrate strong layout, environment design skills, in depth knowledge of perspective, composition and colour.
The right Candidate will have excellent communication skills and will be able to relay information clearly and effectively.
Candidates will have credited experience of working as a Background Artist or a Lead Background artist on a broadcast series (please provide details)
Must be able to work alone and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure.
Must have strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail and quality.
Must be open to direction and able to embrace change.
Experience in Photoshop essential.
Experience working with vector based art preferable but not essential.
Experience working with Shotgun preferable but not essential.
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