Pre-Production Artist

Austin, Texas /
Character Design – Boutique CHAR /
Powerhouse has been trusted with some of the world’s most important brands: Castlevania, Masters of the Universe, Mickey Mouse, Marvel Comics, and DC Comics characters (to name a few). We are also well known for our work in video games and advertising. Having worked with brands like Old Spice, Devolver Digital, New Balance, Airship Syndicate, Coca Cola, Activision, Riot Games, and AMC, Powerhouse Animation offers a wide variety of creative services.

From pre-production tasks like character design and concept design to storyboards and animatics to final turn-key production of traditional animation, motion comics, and commercial animation, we are trusted to turn an idea into animated reality. As a service animation studio, we have worked in almost every style of traditional animation from gritty anime to feature animation to web-based cartoon animation.

We are at a fever pitch for animation and we are looking for the best talent to come and join our team. 

Powerhouse Animation is looking for a talented pre-production artist to work in Powerhouse’s Boutique Department. This department is responsible for a variety of projects in a variety western cartoon and anime-adjacent styles. This role will require artists to be flexible with not only style but with their overall approach. It also requires skillful draftsmanship, a strong sense of anatomy, and the ability to thrive in a deadline-driven work environment.

In this role, you will work closely with directors and supervisors to design new characters and establish styles, as well occasionally transform scripts into animatic sequences that convey drama, action, and occasionally comedy.


    • Must showcase an understanding of anatomy
    • Looking for artists who have demonstrated experience with anime/anime-adjacent styles
    • Must have demonstrated experience with a variety of design styles
    • Must demonstrate organizational skills and file management


    • Professional experience working in Photoshop and Clip Studio Paint
    • Professional storyboarding experience