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Background Designer,


Background Designer

Location: Remote | Freelance

Employment Type: Contract

What You’ll Do

About us

45° E Studio is a Full-Service Video Production Company specializing in Motion Graphic Explainer Videos.
Our motion graphics equip businesses to communicate with their customers about complex topics in the most streamlined format by leveraging top-of-the-line 2D animation strategies. Our explainer videos, in particular, increase the time visitors spend on the client's site by more than 50% and boost conversions by up to 80%.

About the Role

A storyboard artist is a visual storyteller who converts written scripts into a series of 2D images, commonly known as a storyboard. Images are created by hand or computer to map out the action, framing, and key scenes in a script, acting as a visual guide for how live-action is shot and how the animation will play out.

Storyboards are used in film, television, advertising, video gaming, and all forms of moving media as a guide for production. This is a vital role as it must convey the spirit of the story through gesture, emotion, movement, and logical progression of action.


  • Comfortable in working in a team and leading a team at the same time.

  • Demonstrates continued personal/professional development,

  • Active in the Animation community.


  • Bachelor’s Degree is a must.

  • Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator.

Responsibilities of a Background Design artist in video production.


  • Read scripts and storylines to understand animation requirements

  • Prepare presentations with raw designs to customers

  • Develop storyboards for the initial stages of production

  • Create models, drawings and illustrations by hand or electronically

  • Join images with background graphics and special effects

  • Ensure synchronisation of frames and audio

  • Participate in the editing process

  • Direct the work of animation assistants

  • Collaborate with production crew (designers, directors etc.)


  • Proven experience as an animator (1 to 2 years of experience)

  • knowledge of 2D Background Design. stop motion and computer-generated animation

  • experience in project management

  • Proficient in CGI software (Photoshop, Illustration, etc.)

  • A creative storyteller with presentation abilities

  • Comfortable working with deadlines and budget restrictions

  • Teamwork and excellent communication skills

  • Degree in computer animation, graphic design, fine arts or relevant field

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