Mid-Level Background Artist

  • Closing date: 07/01/2020
  • Salary: D.O.E
  • Location: In-House
  • Contract Type: Permanent

We have a very exciting and rare opportunity for a talented individual to join our experienced team.

Funko Animation Studios are an awarding winning animation production company based in the heart of Bath; we produce work of the very highest calibre. In recent years Funko has become established as a global pop culture phenomenon; working with Lucas Films, Marvel, Disney, DC Comics, Warner Bros, and Microsoft. The animated content produced at Funko Animation Studios in Bath heralds a new era of original Funko animation.

We are looking for a MID-LEVEL 2D BACKGROUND ARTIST to work in our busy team. Previous experience in animation is essential; The ideal candidate would come into this role with a thorough understanding of animation pipelines and workflow.

The role is offered on a full-time, in-house contract basis with an immediate start. The MID-LEVEL 2D BACKGROUND ARTIST will report to our in-house Creative Director and Head of Department. We produce content across a range of animation styles with a well-established CG unit and emerging 2D team. The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator, organised, able to use their initiative and generally make themselves indispensable in this fast-paced and rewarding environment.

The ideal candidate’s skillset will include:

β€’ Excellent sense of colour and lighting

β€’ Expert knowledge of Photoshop

β€’ Strong sense of design

β€’ Can convey mood, light and atmosphere through colour and strong composition

β€’ Good Photoshop working practices such as file and layer organisation

You will come to us with a strong portfolio of relevant work, and will have ideally worked in the animation industry since graduating for 2-3 years. You will possess strong digital painting skills, and will have a good working knowledge of 3D software such as Maya, GoogleSketchUp, and Aftereffects.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK and be able to work full-time, in-house at our studio located in Bath, UK.



CONTRACT – Full-time, in-house