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StoryBoard Artist Job Description

We have crafted a series of job description examples for a variety of digital roles.

Very often, in-house recruiters and HR departments ask us to help them write their job descriptions, and since this aspect of our recruitment service is very useful to them, we’ve realised that this could be useful to others too, so we have provided a list of job descriptions here.

With more than 20 years of experience in digital and technology recruitment and having placed thousands of candidates in Ireland and across Europe, we understand the value of a compelling job description, so we hope that these examples will help you in your search for a digital or technology professional; please feel free to use and edit to as per your specific needs and preferences.

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An example of a Storyboard Job Description


  • Company overview: Founding vision, current state of affairs, size, relevant stats.
  • Role mission: Goals, team and resources to make it happen.


  • Interpret scripts, screenplays, or briefs to create storyboard sequences that effectively communicate the visual narrative.
  • Work closely with directors, producers, and other team members to understand project goals, tone, and visual style.
  •  Create rough sketches and storyboards that outline key scenes, camera angles, and character actions.
  •  Incorporate feedback from stakeholders to refine and revise storyboards, ensuring they align with project requirements and vision.
  • Establish composition, pacing, and mood through visual storytelling techniques such as framing, shot choice, and transitions.
  •  Maintain consistency in character designs, props, and environments throughout the storyboard.
  •  Collaborate with animators and layout artists to ensure smooth transitions between storyboard panels and final animation or filming.
  •  Keep abreast of industry trends and techniques in visual storytelling and incorporate innovative approaches into storyboard designs.
  •  Manage time effectively to meet project deadlines and deliver high-quality storyboards on schedule.
  •  Communicate effectively with team members, providing clear explanations and visual references to support the storytelling process.


  • Minimum 3 to 5 years of experience as a storyboard artist or a related role in visual storytelling.
  • Bachelor's degree in Animation, Film, Illustration, or a relevant field.
  • Proficiency in storyboarding software such as Toon Boom Storyboard Pro, Adobe Photoshop, or Sketchbook Pro.
  • Strong drawing and sketching skills, with the ability to convey emotion, action, and composition effectively.
  • Understanding of cinematography principles, including camera angles, shot composition, and visual storytelling techniques.
  • Knowledge of character anatomy, perspective, and environment design to create dynamic and believable storyboards.
  • Experience with digital art tools and techniques, including digital painting and color theory.
  •  Excellent communication and collaboration skills to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure and adapt to evolving project requirements.
  •  Portfolio showcasing a range of storyboard sequences and storytelling abilities.


  • Proficiency in additional software tools such as Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, or Blender for animatics or motion graphics.
  •  Experience with 3D modeling or animation software, enhancing storyboard visuals with depth and dimension.
  •  Background in film studies or screenwriting, understanding narrative structure and pacing.
  •  Knowledge of industry-standard file formats and delivery specifications for storyboards.
  •  Familiarity with storyboarding techniques for different media formats, including film, television, and advertising.


  •  Competitive salary based on experience and expertise.
  •  Flexible working arrangement (Hybrid, Remote, Office) 
  •  Perks such as health benefits, professional development opportunities, and creative resources.


We are accepting applications until the end of *MONTH*. We’ll be delighted to meet you for a first interview with *NAME*, our hiring manager.

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