Layout Artist

Glendale, CA | Freelance | Job ID #52028 |
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Our client, a Consumer Products Company, is seeking a freelance comic book layout artist to join the Publishing team.

You will report to the Art Director and be responsible for:

  • Oversee, review and create comic book layouts, inks and paints for various film and TV tie-in programs as well as franchise extensions
  • Collaborate with staff artists and editors to ensure all aspects of title development are in sync
  • Manage and art direct outside freelance artists and revise commissioned work as needed to meet asset delivery requirements
  • Manage art asset delivery schedules and ensure that contract requests and invoicing are managed properly
  • Attend review meetings with internal staff and or film makers as necessary
  • Review and provide clear feedback on materials submitted by multiple licensee comic book partners, to ensure content is high quality and on brand
  • Role combines the artistic side with the project management side
  • Will receive much mentoring and guidance from the manager


  • BA in Art or related
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience in comics with significant expertise in digital illustration for comic books
  • Must have the ability to create illustrations in various styles
  • Expert in Photoshop, with strong knowledge in other creative applications such as Illustrator, InDesign, Keynote, Word, and Excel
  • Basic Knowledge of Manga comics is a plus
  • Must have the ability to manage outside freelance artists on various projects simultaneously
  • Basic graphic design skills with an understanding of comic lettering and typography
  • Self-starter, reliable, and passionate about their work
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, set priorities, and meet deadlines and expectations
  • Ability to take feedback and direction
  • Proficient with Mac

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.
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