Multimedia artists and animators work in a specific area (TV, movie, video games or other forms of media) to create two- and three-dimensional visual effects or animations. Artists and animators work together as a team to develop a project, and then each animator works on his or her piece of the project. Once they are finished, they put the piece together to create a cohesive piece of work.
They handle a variety of job duties:
Understand and use computer programs to create animations and graphics
Collaborate with a team of artists and animators to create a cohesive piece of work
Research and create storyboards that will be used to create designs and animations for the piece
Edit storyboards, animations and effects based upon the critiques of other designers, producers and directors of the project
Prepare and maintain a portfolio to show potential clients their work
Meet with clients to set deadlines and review materials created
National Median Salary
*Figure represents national average. To view the average salary in your state visit the bureau of labor statistics.
Entry-level education requirement:
High school diploma/GED
Job outlook (2014-24):
Growing as fast as average (6 percent projected growth). This growth is due to the need for multimedia artists and animators in the areas of TV, movie and video game production.*