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Position Summary:

A Lighter takes animated shots through the lighting, rendering, and compositing workflow and produces beautiful images, ready for audiences. At a mid-level position, the artist has already been working professionally in production for at least one year. They have the responsibility of managing their time to complete full sequences within the deadline given, and communicating with the supervisor if there are problems or concerns. The artist must have enough experience in Maya to know the best way to go about a problem, and be open to changing their tactics to align with any requests given to them by the Lighting Supervisor.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the following satisfactorily; other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Lighting, Rendering, and Compositing animated characters and live-action plates for TV
  • Provide accurate time estimates and create progress renders in time for weekly reviews
  • Complete shots within production deadlines
  • Troubleshoot common rendering and lighting technical issues
  • Other duties as assigned

Team Responsibilities:  Mentor Junior Lighting Artists and Lighting Interns


  • 1+ years experience in lighting and comping
  • Expert-level knowledge of color theory and a strong sense of light and shadow
  • Passion and excitement for project at hand
  • Exceptional time management skills and ability to work independently, under pressure, with tight deadlines
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Strong understanding of industry trends and creative tools
  • Humility and a willingness to continue learning

Personal Characteristics:

  • A pioneering spirit and positive, "can do" attitude
  • Obsessive attention to detail and getting the job done right
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
  • A roll-up-your-sleeves kind of person who leads by example
  • A great sense of humor
  • No ego — we follow the "no jerks rule" here at StoryBots

Salary and Benefits:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Friendly, fun work environment with GREAT people (this is StoryBots, for cryin' out loud!)
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