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ViacomCBS BACKGROUND DESIGNER (RUGRATS) in Burbank, California

About The Brand

Nickelodeon Animation is proud of our celebrated past, but we're not resting on our Bikini Bottoms. We're always looking to the future, for both creative talent and the dedicated craftspeople that bring groundbreaking new ideas to life. Our content development is creator-driven, our work culture is collaborative, and our mentorship of new talent is second to none. But we can't do it alone. That's where you come in: Nick Wants You!

Overview and Responsibilities


  • Generates background designs, overlays, underlays, shadow and color guides, floor plans and any other background-related art that the CG production may require, ensuring style and quality of show is met.


  • Review script for backgrounds needed at handout of show.

  • Complete all rough, revised and final designs necessary within assigned deadlines.

  • Resolve design problems with creative supervisors.

  • Ensure all deadlines are met.

  • Communicate progress of work to appropriate production staff.

  • Ensure all artwork is properly backed up and saved appropriately.

  • Ensure all shipping materials are prepared and ready on time.

  • Be available for questions until your department’s shipment is complete.

  • If required, generate multiple views of environment and specific elements within it.


  • Assist with special projects.

  • If applicable, make special shadow and color indications.

Basic Qualifications


  • Must demonstrate proficiency in style of show.

  • Strong background design skills.

  • Relevant drawing experience necessary.

  • Thorough understanding of perspective.

  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn applicable design software and hardware.

  • Strong time-management skills.

  • Work well under pressure.

  • Ability to multitask a plus.


  • BA in Fine Arts or equivalent work experience highly desired.

ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

iCIMS ID 2020-14313

Job Locations US-CA-Burbank

Job Type Full-Time Staff

Brand Nickelodeon Animation