The job of an environmental designer is to create the environments, backgrounds, and layouts of animated films, TV shows, and video games. Environmental designers work with animators, directors, and developers to make the stylistic and story elements of the game or animation possible. They use high-tech software to design structures and erect infrastructures. They create mood and give context to the worlds where characters are. Also, they help facilitate the many moving parts of an animation or video game. Additionally, they adhere to the production schedule and budget.
The most common educational requirement for this job is a master's degree, but you may get hired with a bachelor's degree. Environmental designers are employed by urban planning, architecture, or landscape architecture firms. You may need a license to work in some states. These experts make about $62,038 per year, equivalent to $29.83 per hour. The salary range varies between $41,000 and $91,000.