We are looking for crew for a new production (beginning early 2020, dates TBC). The project will be in a realistic anime-inspired Sci-Fi style, similar to anime series such as Netflix’s Castlevania. The story and visual tone will be serious and dark and therefore we are looking for candidates with strong drawing skills able to quickly draw people in a detailed, realistic yet dynamic style. The story and visuals will be violent, bordering on horror, so please do not apply if this is not your thing.

We will be running a tight schedule and it is essential for all who work on this project to not only have great artistic skills but also be able to keep to a schedule, take artistic direction and above all, be co-operative team players.

All roles must be based in-house in our Bristol-based studio. This is a pilot project, which if green-lit has the potential to be extended further.


Colour Key Artist, Background Painter and Character Colourist




We are looking for an experienced Colour Key Artist, Background Painter and Character Colourist. They will work on colour keys before moving onto background painting, then onto work as a Character Colourist.

The Colour Key Artist will take the storyboard and create colour key sheets for the Background Painter and Animation Colourists’ reference. Excellent knowledge of colour and light is essential for this role along with experience in using Adobe Photoshop.

The Background Artist will work over the background layout art to create finished background paintings. Candidates will need to be experienced digital painters in Photoshop who understand colour and lighting and need to work quickly and efficiently.

The Character Colourist will take the cleaned up artwork, colour it in Toon Boom Harmony based on colours from the colour key. They will also render out the frames. Experience in Toon Boom Harmony would be useful but not essential.

nice things

Here at Sun & Moon we like to keep things pretty relaxed (it works most of the time).  The current tools in our constant strive for chill include:

friday beer o’clock // the friday playlist // plenty of tea, coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits // one hour lunch break // mario kart and table football competitions // flexitime // 35 hour working week // local shops and eateries // studio dogs

the lowdown


Dependent on experience

contract type

Fixed Term, Freelance




Sun & Moon Studios,
Unit 2.5 Paintworks,
Bath Road,

come work with us!!

how to apply

Please send your CV & reel to: 

Email Title: Colour Key Artist, Background Painter and Character Colourist