Nickelodeon Animation

2D Designer/Illustrator (Play Noggin - Preschool)

Job Locations
US-NY-New York
Job Type
Full-Time Staff

About The Brand

For over 30 years, the Nickelodeon Animation Studio continues to be one of the largest producers of television animation in the world, reflecting all kids today. Based in Burbank, Calif., with offices in New York, the Studio, designed by our artists and for our artists, is home to the world's greatest creative talents. Our campus of creativity houses top-notch talent, storytellers, artists, production teams, voice actors, cartoon experts and more. At Nickelodeon, we are always looking to recruit dedicated craftspeople to help bring groundbreaking new ideas to life and that starts with you! We are leading the way in animated content for TV series, TV movies, shorts and theatrical features. Some of our new upcoming original animated series include, Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years, Rugrats, Middlemost Post, Star Trek: Prodigy, Big Nate and Santiago of the Seas, among others. Our content development teams are creator-driven, our work culture is collaborative, our mentorship of new talent is second to none, and we are committed to hiring inclusively to reflect authenticity in the diverse stories we want to tell. Join us!

Overview and Responsibilities

Job Type: Project Based Employment


Nickelodeon's Nick Jr., the #1 preschool brand, seeks an Animator for Nickelodeon Digital, Preschool Division. The Designer will report to the Director of Animation, and be responsible for helping to develop new styles, as well as replicate existing ones.

Responsibilities include:

  • Designer work from concept through final delivery.
  • Helping to establish new styles for emerging content.
  • Building new assets for existing styles and properties.
  • Designing a wide array of concepts including characters/environments/logo’s.
  • Working alongside UI expert to ensure visual clarity.
  • Working quickly.
  • Partner with Creative Producers to maintain creative excellence and feasibility that uphold and enhance the brand.
  • Be extremely detail-oriented, organized and thorough, able and willing to refine work to a high degree of polish.

Basic Qualifications

  • Experience designing for kid’s entertainment.
  • Able to generate work that appeals to a wide range of children.
  • Working in Photoshop/Illustrator/similar software’s.
  • Excellent understanding of color theory and form.
  • Team player capable of working with a large scale team.
  • Working from concept to final delivery of assets.
  • Game experience a plus.
  • Motion Graphics a plus.
  • Experience in Pre-K entertainment a plus.

Additional Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills and a professional collaborative attitude
  • Be flexible and have enthusiasm for innovation and change
  • Must be able to complete tasks on tight deadlines
  • Must have enthusiasm for innovation and change, and interest in keeping abreast of new developments
  • Ability to articulate and influence creative concepts


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