Background Artist - (Contract)

Austin, TX
Entertainment – Animation - Contract
Rooster Teeth’s 2D Animation Department is looking for skilled Background Artists to join our ever growing team. Working on properties such as Camp Camp, RTAA, the newly announced Nomad of Nowhere, and several other projects, we are a team of hardworking individuals who take pride in every step of our pipelines. If you’re the type of person who gets excited about collaboration, communication, and community, then you’re the type of person we want to hear from!


    • Communicate with the Director and production staff to clearly understand tasks and deadlines, asking probing questions or for clarification if anything is unclear
    • Self-assess progress and utilize time management techniques to meet deadlines and milestones
    • Generate backgrounds that are of production quality (ie no rogue brushstrokes, pixel errors, etc)
    • Bringing imagination and other creative skills to adapt to tasks and notes


    • Proficient in Adobe CS, specifically Photoshop and Illustrator
    • Knowledge of Toon Boom Harmony a plus
    • Desire and ability to further improve your skills and technique
    • Strong understanding of design principles
    • Strong illustration skills and the ability to modify your style to suit the production
    • Work well within a small team
    • Strong will and self-motivation to complete tasks on time
    • Experience as a project supervisor/team lead welcome
    • 2+ years experience designing across a wide variety of mediums and formats
Rooster Teeth is a pioneering media and entertainment company responsible for some of the biggest online series in history, such as the award-winning and longest-running web series, Red vs. Blue. They also produce the globally acclaimed animated series RWBY, the first western anime series to be distributed in Japan; the award-winning Rooster Teeth Podcast; and Immersion, a reality format that brings video game theory to the real world. Rooster Teeth has a massive global footprint of more than 45 million subscribers to its YouTube Network, 5 million unique monthly visitors to its hub and 3 million registered community members. The company was founded in 2003, and is now a subsidiary of Otter Media, a joint venture between AT&T and The Chernin Group. Discover more at