Luiz Rosa Nanini
4 September 2016
"Concept Artist Career." MyMajors. N.p., 13 Dec. 2015. Web. 04 Sept. 2016.
______Subject: Concept Art
Research Assignment #1- Concept/Storyboard Artist
Since I am looking into a variety of topics relating to art: traditional artist, graphic designer, storyboard artist, and even animation, I cannot research all of my topic. That is why I am hoping to find a medium between my choices, something that is not too hard to look into. Traditional art and graphic design are the two extremes of my spectrum of choices, so I am decided to look into storyboarding and concept design.
I began by looking at the basics, storyboard and concept artists seem to work in relatively the same field, Multimedia Artists, because they work with both technology and traditional art. They both work to create the basic outline of the project, characters, story, and scenery, as well as, and this is mainly storyboard artists, helping establish the animation and personality for each character in the project. This information looks great, I love working with traditional art, but I know being a traditional artist is not a very stable job. These two jobs will allow me to use traditional art in tandem with programs like photoshop and flash. Also the fact that these jobs are very project based and involve working directly with a team seems great. I have worked in team-based-projects with my church group and I have always enjoyed working with other people. I was surprised, though, that the average salary that was around $65,000. From what I had gathered in the past, I had expected the salary would be around $50,000. Overall, I feel as though this information only makes me feel more comfortable about exploring the field, but, discouragingly, it seems difficult to find new information about the subject.
After looking into the main idea of the job I looked at education, and it seems a Bachelor's Degree is the expected education. From painting, and animation, there is a wide variety of majors people have gotten the job with. This affirms my choice of getting a Fine Arts Degree. It is a flexible degree that I know can get me just about any of the options I am open to, so this information, again, only makes me more eager to look into these jobs.
As much as this information encourages me to look into these job, mainly because they seem to fit perfectly into what I want, a stable career that will enable me to follow my passion and work with a team, I am discouraged in that I haven’t really found too much new information. I look forward to further explore the fine details of these two similar fields, especially concept art, and will definitely use the information I gathered to help me in researching my mentors.