Visual Development Artist 2D (Temporary Assignment)

Buffa Pictures
London, United Kingdom
Job type: Contract

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Job Description

Bufa Pictures Ltd. is seeking a Visual Development Artist with a diverse set of skills to join our team on our new exciting project. The candidate should demonstrate a strong design and/or paint foundation to execute on the creative vision of the project briefing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and paint characters/props/vehicles/enviroments - including turns as required under the direction of the Creative Leadership.
  • Knowledge of and ability to integrate fundamental painting techniques and tools into artwork.
  • Superior eye and ability to translate a thorough understanding of color, composition, detail, texture and lighting into designs and/or paintings.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of human anatomy and clothing design.
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of perspective.
  • Technical expertise in architectural layout, lighting and scene composition. 
  • Exceptional sense of design.
  • Good understanding and willingness to research different historical periods in architecture.
  • Good natural landscape development experience.
  • Ability to understand and apply the project style to any assets or environments.
  • Willingness to take feedback and rework material while maintaining a fresh perspective.
  • Communicate progress of work to appropriate production staff and ensure all deadlines are met.
  • Ensure all artwork is properly backed up, organized and stored appropriately.
  • Ensure all shipping materials are prepared and ready on time.

Skills & Requirements


  • Thorough design foundation including knowledge of: character design, perspective, composition, painting, lighting and color theory.
  • Advanced knowledge of Photoshop.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Team player, who genuinely enjoys working with others.
  • Strong time-management skills.
  • Works well in a fast paced production environment under pressure.
  • Proven experience in animation, feature animation and/or video games.
  • Working knowledge of Illustrator is a plus.
  • Portfolio that demonstrates seasoned design and painting skills.

Additional Information

  • Working remotely is an option

How to Apply

Please send your resume and portfolio to

Sara Martin

Head of HR

About the Company

International animation production company based in London, formed by a lovely small team of like-minded professionals of the film, media and arts industry. Buffa Pictures recently comes to life from award winning director’s projects with the aim to create fun and high quality family entertainment. 

Buffa Pictures is the home of several properties in development and in partnership with major distribution companies. We are passionate towards delivering world class animation products that succeed in the international market.