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Multimedia Artist or Animator

Overview and Key Facts

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Education
Education
Bachelor's degree
Median Pay
Median Pay
$78,790
Job Growth
Job Growth
5.40%
(Above US Average)
Jobs in 2031
Jobs in 2031
62,100

What Do They Do?

A multimedia artist or animator could...

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If you've ever watched a cartoon, played a video game, or seen an animated movie, you've seen the work of multimedia artists and animators. People in these careers use computers to create the series of pictures that form the animated images or special effects seen in movies, television programs, and computer games.

Do You Have the Skills and Characteristics of a Multimedia Artist or Animator?


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Core Tasks

Think about if you'd like the typical tasks a Multimedia Artist or Animator might do:
  • Design complex graphics and animation, using independent judgment, creativity, and computer equipment.
  • Create basic designs, drawings, and illustrations for product labels, cartons, direct mail, or television.
  • Participate in design and production of multimedia campaigns, handling budgeting and scheduling, and assisting with such responsibilities as production coordination, background design, and progress tracking.
  • Create two-dimensional and three-dimensional images depicting objects in motion or illustrating a process, using computer animation or modeling programs.
  • Make objects or characters appear lifelike by manipulating light, color, texture, shadow, and transparency, or manipulating static images to give the illusion of motion.
  • Apply story development, directing, cinematography, and editing to animation to create storyboards that show the flow of the animation and map out key scenes and characters.

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