There are several characteristics that we look for in a potential team member. For our creative team, an extremely high level of natural artistic talent is super high on the priorities list, but there are dozens of tangible and intangible character qualities that we’re hoping to find as well. Our team really is like a family. We genuinely enjoy working together, learning from one another, having each other’s backs, and constantly pushing ourselves as team, both creatively and technically. In order to preserve that dynamic, we want to welcome in like-minded artists who are humble, ambitious, easy-going, dependable, passionate, and in turn can really thrive in a team environment.
Another aspect that makes working at Capacity unique is the true multi-disciplinary atmosphere. Everyone on the creative team can handle just about every phase of the process – from concept to design and through all phases of animation / production. Of course, we try to play to the strengths of each artist and let them gravitate to the things they love most, or help them expand their skillset into new areas of interest. The common denominators are a pride in one’s work, a personal ownership of the success of each project, and a desire to always be inspired and engaged in a significant way.
Because of our approach, we honestly have a hard time putting formal titles on our roles. We have a handful of directors and all the other artists have a “designer + animator” title, but it doesn’t mean we all don’t also do illustration, 3d modeling, texturing, lighting, sculpting, editing, writing, photography, or whatever else we’re passionate about and really good at. What it means is that we’re also very open to hiring talented artists who don’t exactly fit the typical “designer + animator” description, as long as they have a strong desire to learn and grow and be challenged. We also love having super diverse skillsets and interests, and we often try to go after projects that will scratch specific creative itches of our team.
For all the visual people out there, we put together a checklist of what we’re looking for in potential candidates. There are three categories – character qualities, knowledge + abilities, and tools (which is by far the least important). We don’t expect anyone to possess all of these qualities / abilities and certainly don’t expect one person to be expertly skilled or even proficient with all of these tools, but the more of each that apply, the better. ; )