• Multimedia Artists and Animators
  • Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 71,270
    $43,130 range bar $111,230
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
    Image of growth rate score 3
    Moderately Growing
  • Multimedia artists and animators create special effects, animation and visual images for television, movies, video games, and other media. They may make two- and three-dimensional models and animation, showing objects in motion or illustrating a process.

What do they typically do

  • Edit animations and effects using feedback from directors, other animators, game designers, or clients
  • Create graphics and animation using computer programs and illustrations
  • Create pen-and-paper images to be scanned, edited, colored, textured, or animated by computer
  • Develop storyboards that map out key scenes in animations
  • Assemble, typeset, scan, and produce digital camera-ready art or film negatives and printer's proofs
  • Research upcoming projects to help create realistic designs or animations
  • Meet with clients, other animators, games designers, directors, and other staff (which may include actors) to review deadlines and development timelines
  • Work with a team of animators and artists to create a movie, game, or visual effect
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