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Become An Artist Assistant

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Working As An Artist Assistant

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • Stressful

  • $71,000

    Average Salary

What Does An Artist Assistant Do

Multimedia artists and animators create two- and three-dimensional models, animation, and visual effects for television, movies, video games, and other forms of media.

Duties

Multimedia artists and animators typically do the following:

  • Use computer programs and illustrations to create graphics and animation
  • Work with a team of animators and artists to create a movie, game, or visual effect
  • Research upcoming projects to help create realistic designs or animations
  • Develop storyboards that map out key scenes in animations
  • Edit animations and effects on the basis of feedback from directors, other animators, game designers, or clients
  • Meet with clients, other animators, games designers, directors, and other staff (which may include actors) to review deadlines and development time lines

Multimedia artists and animators often work in a specific medium. Some focus on creating animated movies or video games. Others create visual effects for movies and television shows. Creating computer-generated images (known as CGI) may include taking images of an actor’s movements and then animating them into three-dimensional characters. Other animators design scenery or backgrounds for locations.

Artists and animators can further specialize within these fields. Within animated movies and video games, artists often specialize in characters or in scenery and background design. Video game artists may focus on level design: creating the look, feel, and layout for the levels of a video game.

Animators work in teams to develop a movie, a visual effect, or an electronic game. Each animator works on a portion of the project, and then the pieces are put together to create one cohesive animation.

Some multimedia artists and animators create their work primarily by using computer software or by writing their own computer code. Many animation companies have their own computer animation software that artists must learn to use. Video game designers also work in a wide variety of platforms, including mobile gaming and online social networks.

Other artists and animators prefer to work by drawing and painting by hand and then translating the resulting images into computer programs. Some multimedia artists use storyboards or “animatics,” which look like a comic strip, to help visualize the final product during the design process.

Many multimedia artists and animators put their creative work on the Internet. If the images become popular, these artists can gain more recognition, which can lead to future employment or freelance work.

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How To Become An Artist Assistant

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.

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Artist Assistant Career Paths

Artist Assistant
Artist Manager Owner
Co-Owner
6 Yearsyrs
Artist Manager Account Manager
Marketing Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Artist Manager Marketing Manager
Marketing Director
7 Yearsyrs
Graphic Designer Senior Graphic Designer Art Director
Creative Director
5 Yearsyrs
Graphic Designer Senior Designer Art Director
Freelance Art Director
6 Yearsyrs
Graphic Designer Designer Owner
Business Owner
6 Yearsyrs
Instructor Consultant Account Manager
Account Director
9 Yearsyrs
Instructor Team Leader Vice President
Founder And Chief Executive Officer
7 Yearsyrs
Instructor Consultant Marketing Manager
Digital Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Graphic Artist Freelance Designer Designer
Design Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Graphic Artist Designer Owner
Owner And Chief Executive Officer
7 Yearsyrs
Graphic Artist Senior Designer Principal
Communications Director
6 Yearsyrs
Art Teacher Lead Teacher Customer Service Manager
Collections Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Art Teacher Freelance Designer Senior Graphic Designer
Creative Services Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Art Teacher Freelance Designer Marketing Specialist
Brand Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Art Instructor Owner & Designer Senior Designer
Creative Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Art Instructor Writer And Editor Senior Copywriter
Creative Lead
5 Yearsyrs
Executive Assistant Marketing Manager Creative Director
Chief Creative Officer
8 Yearsyrs
Event Coordinator Logistics Coordinator Traffic Manager
Freelance Project Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Video Editor Social Media Manager Manager Of Digital Media
Digital Media Director
7 Yearsyrs
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Artist Assistant Demographics

Gender

Female

56.5%

Male

31.0%

Unknown

12.4%
Ethnicity

White

58.7%

Hispanic or Latino

17.8%

Black or African American

10.6%

Asian

9.2%

Unknown

3.7%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

40.4%

French

18.4%

Chinese

6.5%

Italian

6.1%

German

5.8%

Japanese

5.1%

Korean

3.6%

Mandarin

2.9%

Portuguese

2.9%

Russian

1.4%

Arabic

1.4%

Swedish

0.7%

Hindi

0.7%

Danish

0.7%

Bulgarian

0.7%

Cantonese

0.7%

Polish

0.7%

Turkish

0.4%

Gujarati

0.4%

Hebrew

0.4%
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Artist Assistant Education

Schools

School of Visual Arts

11.3%

Parsons the New School for Design

7.9%

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

7.7%

Pratt Institute-Main

7.7%

Fashion Institute of Technology

7.7%

Savannah College of Art and Design

7.5%

New York University

6.6%

Rhode Island School of Design

5.7%

Temple University

4.8%

Maryland Institute College of Art

4.8%

Columbia College Chicago

3.9%

California College of the Arts

2.9%

University of California - Los Angeles

2.9%

State University of New York College at New Paltz

2.9%

Full Sail University

2.9%

Otis College of Art and Design

2.7%

Art Center College of Design

2.5%

Georgia State University

2.5%

State University of New York Purchase

2.5%

California State University - Los Angeles

2.5%
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Majors

Fine Arts

40.3%

Graphic Design

13.1%

Photography

6.3%

Business

5.5%

Psychology

3.8%

Cosmetology

3.5%

Communication

3.5%

Music

2.8%

Visual And Performing Arts

2.5%

General Education, Specific Areas

2.4%

English

2.2%

Design And Visual Communication

1.9%

Theatre

1.9%

Liberal Arts

1.8%

Entertainment Business

1.6%

Elementary Education

1.6%

Education

1.5%

Marketing

1.4%

Computer Science

1.4%

Anthropology

1.2%
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Degrees

Bachelors

52.9%

Other

19.8%

Masters

15.9%

Associate

7.0%

Certificate

2.8%

License

0.9%

Diploma

0.6%

Doctorate

0.1%
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Top Skills for An Artist Assistant

  1. Local Businesses
  2. Adobe Photoshop
  3. Makeup Application
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  • Gained community support from local businesses to feed the volunteers.
  • Create designs using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and FreeHand MX Assist in simulated glass etching and vinyl application
  • Provided customers with personal makeup application and skin type analysis.
  • Provided clientele with excellent customer service and responsible for administrative duties and equipment maintenance.
  • Updated company website with relevant public relations materials and promotional messaging.

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