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.


Storyboard and Background Layout Artist




We are looking for an experienced Storyboard and Background Layout Artist. They will work on storyboards before moving onto background layouts.

For storyboarding we need someone who can tell a clear story through interesting and dynamic shot compositions. They will need to understand the schedule constraints and board a film which is achievable within the available time, creating shots which are not overly animation heavy but then knowing where to put in dynamic animation for key action scenes. We will be creating the storyboard in Toon Boom Storyboard Pro so experience of this package would be useful but is not essential.

The Background Layout Artist will take the storyboard and work up detailed drawings of background artwork to be passed on to the Background Painters.

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: Storyboard and Background Layout Artist