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|
|Lead Flame Artist||Psyop Inc. D/B/A Mass Market||New York, NY||Jan 28, 2011||$178,500|
|Lead Artist||Riot Games Inc.||Los Angeles, CA||Aug 02, 2016||$175,000|
|Digital Environments Supervisor, Lead CG Artist||The Mill Group, Inc.||Los Angeles, CA||Dec 01, 2014||$158,080|
|Lead CG FX TD Artist||A52, LLC||Santa Monica, CA||Apr 25, 2016||$156,000|
|Artist (Lead World Artist)||Microsoft Corporation||Redmond, WA||May 07, 2016||$144,600 -
|Lead Lighting Artist||Microsoft Corporation||Kirkland, WA||Oct 01, 2014||$141,047|
|Lead Lighting Artist||Microsoft Corporation||Kirkland, WA||Jan 10, 2014||$141,047|
|Lead Dynamic Artist||Microsoft Corporation||Redmond, WA||Aug 29, 2016||$135,127|
|Lead Dynamic Artist||Microsoft Corporation||Redmond, WA||Aug 07, 2016||$135,127 -
|Lead Character Artist||Microsoft Corporation||Redmond, WA||Feb 01, 2013||$124,933|
|Lead Vehicle Artist||Microsoft Corporation||Redmond, WA||Feb 01, 2013||$122,299|
|Lead Environment Artist||Microsoft Corporation||Redmond, WA||Sep 01, 2010||$120,000|
|Lead VFX Artist||Ascent Media Group, LLC||New York, NY||Nov 01, 2009||$120,000 -
|Lead Artist||Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.||Irvine, CA||Jan 08, 2012||$112,000|
|Lead User Interface Artist||Activision Publishing Inc.||Foster City, CA||Nov 19, 2015||$111,000|
|Lead Environment Artist, Interactive Games||Neversoft Entertainment, Inc.||Los Angeles, CA||Feb 15, 2013||$110,885 -
|Lead Character Artist||Crystal Dynamics, Inc.||Redwood City, CA||Oct 01, 2010||$110,000|
|Lead Character Artist||Microsoft Corporation||Redmond, WA||Feb 01, 2010||$110,000|
|Lead Artist||Disney Online||Palo Alto, CA||Sep 16, 2014||$107,000|
|Lead Environment Artist||Electronic Arts, Inc.||Redwood City, CA||Aug 21, 2013||$106,827|
|CG Supervisor/Lead Artist||Carbon Visual Effects LLC||Santa Monica, CA||Apr 28, 2014||$105,000|
|CG Supervisor/Lead Artist||Carbon Visual Effects LLC||Santa Monica, CA||Apr 28, 2014||$89,648 -
|Lead Nuke Artist||The Mill Group, Inc.||New York, NY||May 01, 2014||$87,152 -
|Lead Vehicle Artist||Microsoft Corporation||Redmond, WA||Feb 01, 2010||$85,500|
|Lead FX Artist||Dreamworks Animation Television, Inc.||Glendale, CA||Feb 11, 2016||$83,480|
|Lead Artist||Melody Street LLC||Los Angeles, CA||Oct 01, 2011||$83,480 -
|Lead FX Artist||Dreamworks Animation Television, Inc.||Glendale, CA||Nov 02, 2016||$83,480|
|Lead Artist||Melody Street LLC||Los Angeles, CA||Sep 25, 2012||$83,480 -
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