Motion Designer

Job Locations US-CA-Burbank
Requisition ID
20-13220
Division
Productions
Functional Area
Productions

Overview

Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. (MSG Entertainment) is a leader in live entertainment experiences.  The Company presents or hosts a broad array of events in its diverse collection of venues: New York’s Madison Square Garden, Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre and The Chicago Theatre.  MSG Entertainment is also building a new state-of-the-art venue in Las Vegas, MSG Sphere at The Venetian, and has announced plans to build a second MSG Sphere in London, pending necessary approvals. In addition, the Company features the original production – the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes – and through Boston Calling Events, produces the Boston Calling Music Festival.  Also under the MSG Entertainment umbrella is Tao Group Hospitality, with entertainment dining and nightlife brands including Tao, Marquee, Lavo, Avenue, Beauty & Essex and Cathédrale. More information is available at www.msgentertainment.com

Role Summary

The Concept Artist is responsible for conceptualizing, designing and executing digital assets to create the visual narrative for Shows, Immersive content through the worlds, moods, stories, color and character development. The ideal candidate will be up to speed on the latest best practices and have a strong grasp on basic design fundamentals like balance, composition and color theory. Drawing and sketching for animation and sketching UX for interactive installations are key. In order to create our unique and broadly appealing Sphere stories, we look for multi-cultural storytellers who have universal and diverse perspectives, and a sweet and subversive sense of story. We invite artists of all levels, with diverse backgrounds and experiences, to come work with us.

Specific Functions/Activities Summary

  • Able to take a seed of an idea and flush out all aspects of the design. This may include new content to individual assets, to a full creative kit, to a mood painting, all that defines the emotional intent of an environment. 
  • Create orthographics for environments, structures and props - including turns using existing approved designs
  • Create illustration quality key art production paintings
  • Work closely with Immersive Creative Director and Immersive Art Director on fast paced pitches to develop user experience storyboards and sketch general concepts
  • Generate rough concepts to explore new designs within the style of the show or brand activation
  • When requested, create and present innovative ideas to enhance visual concepts and designs
  • Superior eye and ability to translate a thorough understanding of color, composition, detail, texture and lighting into designs and/or paintings
  • Ideally experience in creating both elevated architectural drawings and theatrical stage designs
  • Ensure all artwork is properly backed up, organized and stored appropriately

Qualifications

  • 5+ years experience as a Concept or Visual Development Artist creating environment concept artwork for animation, film or video games
  • Imagination coupled with a high degree of artistic skill
  • Unique point of view, strong design and/or paint foundation to execute on the creative vision
  • Paintings that demonstrate a wide range of techniques from classical to stylized that shows a deep understanding of composition, color theory and storytelling and a thorough design foundation including knowledge of perspective, composition, painting, lighting and color theory
  • Strong versatile, dramatic, fundamental and dynamic drawing and draftsmanship skills
  • Amazing creative and visual story telling abilities
  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative suite and digital creative tools, working knowledge of other creative software (e.g. Zbrush, Maya, Modo, SketchUp, 3DStudio Max, Rhino) is a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Is an enthusiastic team player, who genuinely enjoys working and collaborating with others
  • Strong time-management skills and verbal and written communication skills.
  • Willingness to take feedback, criticism and rework material while maintaining a fresh perspective
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work under fast paced, high pressure with short deadlines.

Education

Candidates who have completed 60 credits of college-level coursework (representing 2 years), or have shown similar self-development through certifications, trade school coursework, etc. are preferred.

Educational requirements may differ from job to job based on the role.

EEO Statement

At MSG we value diversity and are looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds! MSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sexual and reproductive health choices, national origin, citizenship, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, MSG complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in all locations.

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