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Most multimedia artists and animators need a bachelor’s degree in computer graphics, art, or a related field to develop both an impressive portfolio of work and the strong technical skills that many employers prefer.Education
Employers typically require a bachelor’s degree, and they look for workers who have a good portfolio of work and strong technical skills. Multimedia artists and animators typically have a bachelor’s degree in fine art, computer graphics, animation, or a related field. Programs in computer graphics often include courses in computer science in addition to art courses.
Bachelor’s degree programs in art include courses in painting, drawing, and sculpture. Degrees in animation often require classes in drawing, animation, and film. Many schools have specialized degrees in topics such as interactive media or game design.Training
Some animation studios have their own software and computer applications that they use to create films, and they often provide on-the-job training so that workers can use the specific software and computer applications.Important Qualities
Artistic talent. Animators and artists should have artistic ability and a good understanding of color, texture, and light. However, they may be able to compensate for artistic shortcomings with better technical skills.
Communication skills. Multimedia artists and animators need to work as part of a complex team and respond well to criticism and feedback.
Computer skills. Many multimedia artists and animators use computer programs or write programming code to do most of their work.
Creativity. Artists and animators must be able to think creatively to develop original ideas and make them come to life.
Time-management skills. The hours required by most studio and game design companies can be long, particularly when there are tight deadlines. Artists and animators need to be able to manage their time effectively when a deadline approaches.
|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|CAD Sculptor/Digital 3D Modeler||Apple Inc.||Cupertino, CA||Aug 19, 2016||$165,000 -
|CAD Sculptor/Digital 3D Modeler||Apple Inc.||Cupertino, CA||Oct 01, 2011||$135,000 -
|Architectural Designer/3D Modeler||Hardstone Construction LLC||Las Vegas, NV||Aug 15, 2009||$126,000|
|CAD Sculptor/Digital 3D Modeler||Apple Inc.||Cupertino, CA||Oct 14, 2011||$115,000|
|CAD Sculptor/Digital 3D Modeler||Apple Inc.||Cupertino, CA||Oct 01, 2012||$110,000 -
|CAD Sculptor/Digital 3D Modeler||Apple Inc.||Cupertino, CA||Aug 25, 2013||$110,000 -
|CAD Sculptor/Digital 3D Modeler||Apple Inc.||Cupertino, CA||Feb 05, 2013||$105,000 -
|3D Modeller||ZOOX, Inc.||Menlo Park, CA||Jan 08, 2016||$90,000|
|Senior 3-D Modeler||Charlex, Inc.||New York, NY||Oct 01, 2013||$90,000|
|Senior 3D Graphics Modeler||Eat Sleep Play, Inc.||Salt Lake City, UT||Nov 02, 2009||$90,000|
|3D Modeler||Blue Sky Studios, Inc.||Greenwich, CT||Dec 31, 2010||$87,267|
|CAD Sculptor/Digital 3D Modeler||Pro Unlimited||Cupertino, CA||Oct 01, 2012||$83,720|
|3D Modeler||Blue Sky Studios, Inc.||Greenwich, CT||Aug 22, 2010||$81,466|
|Senior 3D Modeler||Thekla, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Oct 11, 2014||$80,000 -
|3D Modeler||Blue Sky Studios, Inc.||Greenwich, CT||Oct 20, 2010||$75,705|
|Senior 3D Modeler||Thekla, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Oct 01, 2011||$70,000 -
|Senior 3D Modeler||Thekla, Inc.||Berkeley, CA||Oct 01, 2011||$70,000 -
|3D Modeler and Designer||Make Retail, LLC||Saint Paul, MN||Sep 19, 2013||$67,000|
|3D Modeler||Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.||Waltham, MA||Sep 04, 2015||$60,320|
|3D Modeler||The Blocks Project LLC||Richmond, CA||Feb 15, 2016||$55,389|
|3D Modeler||Archibim, Inc.||Sterling, VA||Oct 01, 2011||$55,347|
|3D Modeler||Zenimax Media Inc.||Richardson, TX||Jun 16, 2014||$55,000|
|Artist/3D Modeler||Judobaby, Inc.||Redwood City, CA||Oct 01, 2011||$51,002|
|Architectural Graphic Designer/3D Modeler||The Architectural Team, Inc.||Chelsea, MA||Jul 09, 2012||$50,917|
|3D Modeler||Archibim, Inc.||Sterling, VA||Oct 01, 2011||$50,130|
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