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MSG Sphere Studio

Burbank, California - United States
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Junior Visual Designer/Storyboard Artist


Who are we hiring?
As part of MSG Sphere Studio’s Design and Creative Services team, Visual Designers/Storyboard artists collaborate to design concepts ranging in fidelity from sketches through detailed 2D/3D designs. They work with cross-functional teams to research and design the visual language for various motion design concepts across a variety of platforms and styles. A main focus will be designing the foundational visual language for content on the Exosphere, and storyboarding the concepts going into production. We are looking for a wildly creative teammate with a strong eye and versatility of style. They should be trend aware but also timeless and fully aware of how to design and sketch for a motion design pipeline. The Visual Designer/storyboard artist should feel emboldened by the challenge of being a part of the team designing a world’s first medium & platform.

What will you do?

• Develop visual communication designs, from concept sketching through final storyboards.
• Research, explore and sketch various states of an animation and types of motion for different spatial perspectives.
• Sketch/Storyboard quickly and efficiently for the Exosphere specific template, taking POV, UV wrapping and scale into account.
• Collaborate with project teams in research, ideation and development of original, scalable concepts for various media: motion graphics, live show visuals, brand installations, & user experiences.
• Partake in ideation and design sessions, delivering concept sketches for multiple iterations.
• Source references and identify trends from the worlds of design, art, film and music.
• Ensure that all work meets a high level of creativity, innovation and brand association.

What do you need to succeed?

• 1-2 years or past internships of experience working in a fast-paced professional creative production studio.
• Proficient in a variety of methods to convey ideas and concepts (e.g. storytelling, storyboards, mood boards, concept treatments, etc.)
• Demonstrated visual design software proficiency (Photoshop, InDesign, Keynote, PowerPoint, Illustrator etc.).
• Strong design background; understanding of typography, graphics, layout, form, color and spatialization; well versed in design process and production methods.
• A knack for capturing the spirit and motion of a concept in sketch/storyboard format.
• Able to work in varying degrees of fidelity, from sketching through production (speed vs quality).
• Able to communicate the thinking behind your process.
• Strong collaboration and relationship building skills.
• Comprehensive knowledge of emerging creative technologies, best practices and experimental approaches in design, marketing and brand communications.
• Real-time software experience a plus
• Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and effectively.

Why is MSG for me?
With MSG Sphere, we are creating an entirely new medium that will deliver immersive entertainment experiences at an unparalleled scale. Beyond a venue, Sphere is a multi-sensory platform with experiential technology programming directly to your senses. You will see in ways never imagined, hear with every fiber of your being, and experience like never before. To deliver on this promise, we are building the largest immersive venue in the world, MSG Sphere at The Venetian in Las Vegas, with a second Sphere venue planned for London, pending necessary approvals. To create immersive experiences, and content unique to Sphere, we are growing our full stack creative, experience, design, production and engineering team across our Burbank studio in Los Angeles and Ventures headquarters in New York.

We focus on Career Development and Invest in YOU
Candidates who have completed 60 credits of college-level coursework (representing 2 years), or have shown similar self-development through certifications, trade school coursework, etc. are preferred. Educational requirements may differ from job to job based on the role.

We value diversity and are looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds
At MSG we value diversity and are looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds! MSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sexual and reproductive health choices, national origin, citizenship, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, MSG complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in all locations. #LI-DW1

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