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2D Layout Artist

Spain, Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid2D Layout

Job description

The SPA Studios, the Award-winning Feature Animation Studio is selecting talented and experienced 2d layout Artists for its next animated feature movie. The 2D Layout Artist should have an excellent compositing eye, accuracy and attention to detail are what we are especially looking for. 2D Layout Artists work under the supervision of the Head of Layout, 3D Layout Supervisor, and BG Supervisor and are responsible for the completion of all the background layout artwork


  • Translate Art Department concept sketches/pieces and storyboards into high quality rendered Layout background drawings

  • Ensure that the artistic vision of the Director and Production Designers are incorporated into the BG Layout drawings.

  • Organise work and prepare Layout elements for approval

  • Work closely with Rough Layout artists to insure that the BG Layout drawings work within the 3D scene files and projection cameras

  • Refer to Storyboard and 3D Layout to produce consistent compositions

  • Communicate with creative leadership to find solutions that facilitate the production process

  • Help guide tool and pipeline development through input and testing.

Job requirements

  • At least 3+ years of relevant industry experience (Animated content).

  • Possess excellent drawing skills and understanding of composition, perspective, structural drawing and how it is applied to the Animation medium.

  • Character drawing skills a plus

  • Be a great team player with excellent communication skills

  • Be able to take directions and be willing to address constructive feedback. Also ability to suggest new options and provide solutions

  • Ability to relocate to Madrid, Spain is necessary

  • A valid EU work permit is a bonus

  • English is a must, as the work will be developed in this language

  • Familiarity of a 2D (and 3D) Animation pipeline a must

  • Painting skill and a strong colour sensibility a plus

  • Demonstrated ability with Photoshop and Harmony preferred

  • Experience with 3D Blender software is a plus. Training in Blender for BG Layout specific tasks will be provided for the artists on the team.