2D Animation Art Director

Austin, TX
Entertainment – Animation
Rooster Teeth Animation is looking for an Art Director to work with the Producer, Director and creative team to inspire and lead the visual direction of 2D productions. From the humble beginnings of “Red vs Blue” (the internet’s longest running online show), the animation department has evolved into an essential part of RT culture - delving into 2D animation with the original series “Camp Camp,” our newly announced show “Nomad of Nowhere” and our podcast-inspired series “RTAA”.

We genuinely believe in attracting the best and brightest for our team, creating the most engaging and impressive animated productions online or elsewhere (while also having more than a little fun in the process). A strong candidate will have a proven track record of creative leadership, interpersonal skills, and animation production experience to help the company fulfill its objectives.


    • Responsible for the quality, look, and mood of art and design across 2D shows, partnering with the show's Producers and Director to create the overall aesthetic as well as directing other contributors and leading by example
    • Work closely with the internal creative production teams to help guide the logistics of the Pre-Production department
    • Establish guidelines with the Director to maintain art style and quality throughout projects, creating style guides for productions and updating them as needed
    • Generate, as well as guide members of your team, in the generation of initial concepts for characters, environments, and other production assets
    • Oversee the delivery of tasks and approvals for multiple art disciplines (Concept/Turnaround/Background/Modeling), providing detailed feedback to the multiple parties (including contract artists) as contextualized within the frame of each production’s “big picture”
    • Be current on industry trends and technologies to provide insight into current workflows
    • Review, provide artistic direction, mentor, and give constructive feedback to other artists in order to improve both their aesthetic and technical performance
    • Engage with producers and other teams in the production pipeline to ensure a collaborative, efficient logistical approach to creating artwork
    • Provide direct education as well as help plan additional external educational resources, to ensure long term growth and improvement on the team
    • Lead the art team to ensure that all art supports and enhances the fiction and narrative of productions
    • Help guide in the creation of promotional art and marketing materials as neededPerform other duties as assigned.


    • 5+ years of production experience in a creative leadership role in animation
    • 2+ years of production experience as an Art Director in animationExperience managing and providing art/production support to creative teams
    • Highly proficient in fine art, 2D illustration, and animation fundamentals; able to guide, if not produce, art for characters, vehicles, and environments
    • Expert level skills in Harmony and Adobe CS, specifically Photoshop and Illustrator
    • Experience working in an animation pipeline
    • Strong interpersonal skills, a positive attitude, and the ability to thrive in a collaborative environment with multidisciplinary teams
    • Excellent written, verbal, and visual communication skills
    • Bachelor's degree from a four year college or university in Art, Illustration
    • Must be willing to relocate to Austin, TX

Benefits + Perks:

    • 100% Company paid health & dental benefits
    • Use What You Need paid time off
    • 401(k) with a company match
    • Catered meal on Mondays
    • Opportunity for career growth
    • Flexible dress code
    • Kitchen stocked with snacks
    • Pet Friendly
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 RoosterTeeth.com hub and 3 million registered community members. The company was founded in 2003, and is a subsidiary of Otter Media, an AT&T company. Discover more at RoosterTeeth.com.