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Working As A Multimedia Specialist

  • 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

  • $59,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Multimedia Specialist 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 A Multimedia Specialist

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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Multimedia Specialist Career Paths

Multimedia Specialist
Graphic Designer Marketing Coordinator Marketing Specialist
Marketing Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Graphic Designer Designer Owner
Marketing Director
7 Yearsyrs
Graphic Designer Designer Project Manager
Development Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Graphic Artist Freelance Designer Designer
Design Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Graphic Artist Senior Graphic Designer Owner
Board Of Directors Member
8 Yearsyrs
Graphic Artist Senior Graphic Designer
Creative Services Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Video Editor Producer Production Manager
Technical Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Video Editor Owner Information Technology Director
Chief Technology Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Video Editor Producer Marketing Manager
Digital Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Instructional Designer Project Manager President
Chairperson, Board Of Directors
6 Yearsyrs
Instructional Designer Principal Creative Director
Director Of User Experience
10 Yearsyrs
Instructional Designer Project Manager Portfolio Manager
Strategist
6 Yearsyrs
Videographer Editor Senior Copywriter
Creative Lead
5 Yearsyrs
Videographer Producer Digital Producer
Digital Project Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Web Graphic Designer User Interaction Designer User Experience Designer
User Experience Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Web Graphic Designer Senior Graphic Designer Creative Director
Digital Director
9 Yearsyrs
Web Developer Lead Technician Maintenance Manager
Special Projects Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Video Producer Social Media Manager Manager Of Digital Media
Digital Media Director
7 Yearsyrs
Freelance Videographer/Editor Senior Producer Print Production Manager
Freelance Project Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Web Graphic Designer Freelance Designer Multimedia Designer
Multimedia Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Multimedia Manager 3.8 years
Multimedia Artist 3.4 years
Media Specialist 2.9 years
Video Specialist 2.8 years
Web Specialist 2.3 years
Freelancer 2.2 years
Top Careers Before Multimedia Specialist
Internship 12.8%
Instructor 3.1%
Director 2.8%
Top Careers After Multimedia Specialist
Instructor 4.8%
Owner 4.4%
Specialist 3.9%
Manager 3.7%

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Multimedia Specialist Demographics

Gender

Male

63.5%

Female

27.2%

Unknown

9.4%
Ethnicity

White

59.9%

Hispanic or Latino

16.2%

Black or African American

12.1%

Asian

8.1%

Unknown

3.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

50.0%

French

15.2%

Portuguese

4.5%

Chinese

3.0%

Mandarin

3.0%

Korean

3.0%

Arabic

3.0%

Italian

3.0%

Russian

1.5%

Khmer

1.5%

German

1.5%

Romanian

1.5%

Japanese

1.5%

Welsh

1.5%

Dakota

1.5%

Tagalog

1.5%

Somali

1.5%

Cantonese

1.5%
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Multimedia Specialist Education

Schools

Full Sail University

15.2%

Savannah College of Art and Design

8.1%

Bowling Green State University

6.7%

Pennsylvania State University

5.8%

New York University

4.9%

George Mason University

4.9%

University of Central Florida

4.9%

University of Phoenix

4.9%

Art Institute of Pittsburgh

4.5%

Michigan State University

4.0%

Temple University

4.0%

Towson University

4.0%

University of New Mexico

4.0%

Ohio University -

3.6%

Academy of Art University

3.6%

Arizona State University

3.6%

Columbia College Chicago

3.6%

Art Institute of Washington

3.1%

Virginia Commonwealth University

3.1%

Texas A&M University

3.1%
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Majors

Communication

14.6%

Graphic Design

13.8%

Photography

12.4%

Business

8.2%

Fine Arts

7.7%

Journalism

4.8%

Digital Media

4.7%

Computer Applications

4.6%

Computer Science

4.0%

Animation

3.4%

Entertainment Business

3.2%

Marketing

2.9%

Design And Visual Communication

2.8%

Information Technology

2.6%

Audiovisual Communications Technologies

2.1%

English

1.8%

Education

1.7%

Writing

1.7%

Educational Technology

1.7%

Visual And Performing Arts

1.6%
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Degrees

Bachelors

53.4%

Masters

16.3%

Other

14.6%

Associate

9.7%

Certificate

4.5%

Diploma

0.8%

Doctorate

0.7%

License

0.1%
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Best Paying Company
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Highest Paying City
San Mateo, CA
Highest Paying State
Washington
Avg Experience Level
3.2 years
How much does a Multimedia Specialist make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Multimedia Specialist in the United States is $59,331 per year or $29 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $37,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $92,000.

Real Multimedia Specialist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Multimedia Specialist Party Earth LLC Los Angeles, CA Dec 01, 2013 $89,648
Multimedia Specialist Symbiosys Inc. San Jose, CA Oct 28, 2014 $86,757
Multimedia Specialist Party Earth LLC Los Angeles, CA Dec 01, 2010 $84,000
Online Multimedia Specialist Gala-Net, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Sep 23, 2012 $76,000
Senior Multimedia Specialist EMC Corporation Santa Clara, CA Dec 30, 2015 $76,000 -
$94,500
Multimedia Specialist Gentle Monster USA Inc. New York, NY Sep 08, 2016 $60,000
Multimedia Specialist Super Micro Computer, Inc. San Jose, CA Apr 21, 2010 $58,000
Multimedia Specialist Super Micro Computer, Inc. San Jose, CA Jul 01, 2010 $58,000
Multimedia Specialist Lucid Fusion, Inc. Irvine, CA Sep 12, 2010 $56,400
Multimedia Specialist Bass Productions, LLC Los Angeles, CA Sep 21, 2012 $55,000
Multimedia Specialist Mezun.com, Inc. Alexandria, VA Aug 09, 2016 $46,613
Multimedia Specialist Mezun.com, Inc. Alexandria, VA Sep 09, 2016 $46,613
Multimedia Specialist America United Global Travel Inc. El Monte, CA Aug 17, 2016 $46,561
Elearning Multimedia Specialist National Science Teachers Association Arlington, VA Sep 20, 2014 $45,198
Multimedia Specialist Tronic Studio LLC New York, NY Nov 01, 2010 $45,000
Instructional Multimedia Specialist Adelphi University Garden City, NY Jan 27, 2013 $43,815 -
$45,129
Multimedia Specialist World Financial Group, Inc. Duluth, GA Aug 01, 2013 $42,598 -
$67,000
Multimedia Specialist Jenny Lim, M.D., P.A. Jacksonville, FL May 19, 2011 $41,740
Multimedia Specialist California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA Jul 20, 2012 $41,740
Multimedia Specialist West Virginia University Montgomery, WV Jul 01, 2011 $41,000
Multimedia Specialist Luther College Decorah, IA Jun 18, 2015 $37,107
Multimedia Localization Specialist Westwood Productions, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Sep 22, 2016 $37,000
Multimedia Specialist Angelo State University San Angelo, TX Dec 14, 2010 $35,000

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Top Skills for A Multimedia Specialist

  1. Video Production
  2. Company Website
  3. Adobe Photoshop
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  • Managed all Digital Audio/Video production and responsible for the quality control and final evaluation of all digital media production.
  • Recreated a global network company website (http://www.mylinksglobal.com/)
  • Provided graphics support, created signs, collages, illustrations, using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator software packages for base distribution.
  • Created multimedia product launch campaign for Mavens Consulting including iPhone/iPad apps, instructional motion graphics videos and Keynote and PowerPoint presentations.
  • Provide IT and technical support for all video/audio equipment and all Apple computers.

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