Set Designer

Laika, Inc. Hillsboro , OR 97123

Posted 2 months ago

General Summary

The Set Designer works with the Art Direction team and Technical Fabrication Manager to translate approved production design into a stylized 3D environment. All drawings must clearly identify proportion, spatial relationships and design detailing among the set's design components and in relation to other film locations.

Essential Job Functions

  • Design interior and exterior sets based on approved visual development.

  • Develop 3D CAD models of the design with consideration of animation and camera access, and delivers scale, working drawings for fabrication in the shops.

  • Create detailed working drawings at appropriate scale including details for scale sets and occasional scale props.

  • Create 3D presentation model maquettes for review and convert designs for Previsualization.

  • Convey artistic style of a given production through drawings and model work.

  • Collaborate/communicate with supervisors and various fabrication departments.

  • Work within a given schedule set forth by the Art Department PM and communicate if issues arise.


  • 3 years' experience as a set designer in live action, live stage or stop motion production environments.

  • 3 years' experience in creating or drafting construction blue prints for 3D environments.

  • Strong aesthetic sense and ability to interpret the unique 'style' of the film into 3D designs.

  • Proficient in a variety of related software i.e. Vector Works, AutoCAD, Photoshop and Illustrator.

  • Working knowledge of waterjet, laser cut systems, printers and scanners.

  • Clear understanding of miniature scale and forced perspective.

  • Strong knowledge of drafting standards, views and conventions

Physical Demands and Work environment

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to walk; stand; sit; use hands to operate standard office equipment; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear both in person and by telephone. The employee must lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

  • Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee works under typical office conditions and is exposed to variable indoor temperatures. The noise level is usually quiet or moderate. In certain assignments, an employee may occasionally work near moving equipment and be exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, airborne fumes and loud, prolonged noise (hearing protection required when using power tools).


Salary is commensurate with skills and experience.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Please review our Employment Disclaimer and Materials Submission Agreement.

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