Senior Color Artist
Illumination Mac Guff is one of the world’s leading studios for animated feature films.
Based in Paris, the company is known for such global blockbusters as the franchise Despicable Me, The Lorax, Minions, The Secret Life of Pets and Sing – all produced by Chris Meledandri’s Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures.
The studio is currently in production on Illumination’s slate of four films : The Grinch (2018) and the sequels of The Secret Life of Pets (2019), Minions (2020) and Sing (2020).
We are currently looking for a Senior Color Artist .
Duties and Responsibilities
-Create background paintings and color keys that the surfacing and lighting departments will use as references.
-Might create color scripts.
-Work closely with art director, production designer and directors.
Qualifications and Skills
-Strong artistic skills in design, painting, perspective and composition.
-Advanced software skills in Photoshop.
-Good communication skills and ability to take notes and direction.
-Ability to work within a team, prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines.
-In-depth knowledge of lighting principles and balance.
-Good understanding of volumes.
-Good understanding of cinematography and light staging.
-Understanding of layout and spacing.
-Background in art history.
-French and/or English knowledge is required.
-Traditional painting is a plus.
-Previous experience of feature films an asset.
-Work permit in France pre-required.
-If possible, we would like you to select your best work and to include in your portfolio a variety of visuals both digital and traditional.
We thank all applicants for their interest!
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