Storyboard Artist (Animation)

Storyboard artists illustrate narratives, plan shots, and draw panels to show action and maintain continuity between scenes.  They often work with directors and sometimes scriptwriters, producers, clients, or storyboard supervisors to visualize and tell the story.

Although not required, animation or film degrees are helpful, as they provide you with a basic understanding of film theory and experience of storyboarding, and will allow you to progress in the field.

Are you a good storyteller?  Do you have excellent drawing skills and can you adapt a wide range of styles?  Are you highly film literate?  Do you?  Do you like working on your own and as part of a team?

Storyboard Artists should:

  • Be able to take direction and respond to constructive feedback
  • Have good communication and presentation skills
  • Be computer literate
  • Be familiar with storyboard, graphics, and editing software
  • Have a good understanding of layout, composition, sequential drawing, and editing
  • Be able to work under tight deadlines

Not sure where to start looking for a program that will lead you to a career as an animated storyboard artist?  Start here.

  • Bachelor’s, Digital Art and Design at Tribeca Flashpoint College in Chicago, IL.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Digital Design at New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, NJ.
  • Bachelor’s, Digital Arts at the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL.