Concept Artist/Storyboard Intern

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As a HouseSpecial Intern, you will gain valuable hands-on experience and training as you work alongside our staff artists on broadcast and digital productions. You will be supported and challenged everyday while learning to thrive in a fast-paced studio environment. Our teams move fast; we never compromise on creativity.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conceive, execute and clearly communicate design ideas via digital and/or traditional techniques.

  • Assist in contributing to the development of story and visual ideas.

  • Work with Directors to visually analyze and translate scripts, creating thumbnail sketches through to finished detailed storyboard panels.

  • Collaborate with storyboard artists, character designers and others to develop designs and look.

  • Take designs from thumbnail sketch to finished detailed artwork, incorporating Director’s notes.

  • Work to develop visual ideas for multiple types and styles of projects.

  • Help to perform background research to inform the story process.

  • Communicate effectively with production management, creative leads and technical support teams.

  • Meet deadlines as established by production management.

  • Actively safeguards HouseSpecial’s Proprietary and Confidential Information.


Application Deadline: March 29, 2019

Have you completed your Junior year or maybe graduated college within the last two years? You're eligible. 

Paid Internship

Eligibility for International Students
You must be legally eligible to work inside the United States.  If you are on your OPT or STEM (or extension) your employment authorization expiration cannot be any sooner than 90 days from the internship end-date.

Internship Length: June 17 - Aug. 16

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completed Junior year or has graduated within the last two years with a bachelor’s degree in Animation, Film, Fine Art, Computer Science or other relevant area of study.

  • Excellent illustration skills, including perspective and technical drawing and storyboarding.

  • Good sense of color, with an eye for perspective, composition and lighting.

  • Working knowledge of Photoshop.

  • Ability to prioritize and maintain consistent productivity in a fast-paced environment. 

  • Good problem solving skills.

  • Able to work both collaboratively and independently.

  • Open to taking direction and able to embrace change.

  • Strong attention to detail, communication skills, a great attitude and common sense.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by in an internship role and do not comprise the definitive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.