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At Illumination our stories are known for their unique humor and global reach.   In order to create these unique and broadly appealing stories, we look for multi-cultural storytellers who have universal and diverse perspectives, and a sweet and subversive sense of story.  
 We invite artists of all levels, with diverse backgrounds and experiences, to come work with us.

As a Storyboard Artist, you will be responsible for translating story ideas into visual sequences that simply and briefly illustrate the essence of storyline and scene structure in order to drive the characters’ emotions, actions and humor.

As a Visual Story Teller/Concept Artist, you will be responsible for creating the narrative of the film through the worlds, moods, stories, color and character development you design. 

Must haves

    • Unique point of view
    • Dynamic drawings
    • Strong comedic sensibilities… with an edge
    • Strong draftsmanship
    • Versatility
    • Amazing story telling abilities 
Illumination Entertainment, through its affiliate UAS, currently has exciting opportunities for Artists to join the animation team and we want to hear from you 

About Illumination

Illumination, founded by Academy Award® nominee Chris Meledandri in 2007, is one of the entertainment industry’s leading producers of event-animated films.  The company’s releases include three of the top-eight animated films of all time, and its iconic, beloved franchises—infused with memorable and distinct characters, global appeal and cultural relevance—have grossed more than $6.25 billion worldwide.
Illumination, which has an exclusive financing and distribution partnership with Universal Pictures, is the creator of the hugely successful world of Despicable Me, which includes Minions, the third-highest-grossing animated film of all time and the most profitable film in Universal’s history, as well as the Academy Award®- nominated Despicable Me 2 and Despicable Me 3, which made more than $1 billion at the global box office.
Illumination recently launched two original properties that captivated audiences worldwide: The Secret Life of Pets, which achieved the best opening for an original movie, animated or otherwise, in U.S. history, and the global smash, Sing. And in 2018, Illumination’s Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch had the biggest opening weekend of any Christmas-themed movie in history.  The studio recently released The Secret Life of Pets 2 in June 2019. Illumination’s upcoming films include Minions: The Rise of Gru in July 2021 and Sing 2 in December 2021.

Illumination's policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. Illumination will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.