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Multimedia Artists & Animators

Also called: Animator, Designer, Graphic Artist, Illustrator

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What they do:
Create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.
On the job, you would:
  • 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.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
  • design
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Communications
  • multimedia
  • telecommunications
Business
  • customer service

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include creating, designing, and making your own rules.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Dependability

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Corel Painter
  • Microsoft Visio Hot Technology
Development environment software
  • C Hot Technology
  • Unreal Technology Unreal Engine
Web platform development software
  • Drupal Hot Technology
  • JavaScript Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
some college
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$72,520
$40,870
$124,310
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