Two people in two days asked me to help them find animators, so if your speciality is Flash animation, feel free to leave a quick shout-out about yourself in the comments section. Just your name and where either one of these companies can find your work.
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A couple of hirers (or is it hirees?) emailed me over the weekend about jobs that they need illustrators for. And since my pimp hand for artists isn’t that strong these days, I’ll just let them know who you are via this article. So if you want to have your work looked at, leave a comment below with your portfolio site. I think both are probably looking for Justin Cook’s style of art (which can be seen in most of our Animate tutorials).
Also I’d love to browse through some portfolios just out of curiousity, so even if you aren’t exactly a cartoon illustrator, feel free to comment with your work anyway.
I have an upcoming tutorial planned that REALLY requires some excellent fantasy-style artwork, think Dungeons and Dragon’s or World of Warcraft. I’ll post some reference below, but I’m looking for…
- Realistic, so not cartoonish, or manga-y
- Already in color, no pencil sketches
- Doesn’t have copywritten characters (unless they are your own and you don’t mind lending them out)
- Stuff you’ve already done. I’m not asking for new artwork, just stuff you have lying around.
The payment is: My eternal gratitude PLUS tons of exposure for your work since it’ll be seen A LOT onscreen during the tutorial. I’d be teaching how to add subtle atmospheric effects to a drawing. Much like the frontpage scrolling pics on Blizzard’s site
Please email jpgs or links to your portifolio to…. cartoonsmart at good ol’ mac.com
Some fan art I found on Blizzard's site. By Jeremy Sun
Click here for details on what sounds like a really cool freelance Flash project. Here’s some details…
- A visually pleasing, interactive application allowing users to completely customize an exotic supercar with various body styles, accessories, and colors.
- A base model supercar with several customizable parts. (rims, wheels, doors, decals, front-ends, rear-ends, windows, brake calipers, mirrors, interior parts, exhaust, engines, etc .)
- These parts change as the user hovers over the desired part choices.
- Different exhaust choices will determine different sounds. This must be heard when exhaust choices are made.
- Each part/accessory will have a price which will need to be added to the base price displayed somewhere within the application layout.
- The supercar will pivot slightly as the user makes adjustments.
- The view and angle of the customized car will be manipulated by the user to be analyzed.
- A user will have the option to save his/her supercar in their “factory”. At this point the user will be asked to sign-up or login. Their customizations to their car must be saved through their registration process.
- A user will submit their final choices to their “garage” to purchase their car online.
More details are at the CartoonSmart forum.
I should note, this isn’t a job I’m posting, but this does sound like a good opportunity.
This is a choice job company to work for too, GoMedia, they create all those awesome vector packs and are definitely a growing company. One of the owners tells me they need a Flash guy. Sounds like the position could be for anything Flash related too. Web design, gaming, who knows. You can ask. The position is a salaried job, w/ full Health, Vision, and Dental and an IRA plan.
My guess is that they are looking for the right person and not in a huge rush, so they are willing to snoop on portfolios, tweets, blogs, for a while to find out who fits the bill. Get in touch with Jeff at gomedia.us to show off some stuff.