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What this job is about

Some of your favorite cartoon characters probably started with a sketch on a piece of paper. However, it was the computer animator who took a flat image and was able to create lifelike movement on a screen. Thanks to new technology and software, computer animators are able to input sketches and characters to add movement, dimension and hilarious squeaky voices, all standard for your favorite Saturday morning cartoon marathon – complete with giant bowl of cereal. Ideal for someone who is both creative and technologically savvy, you'll love seeing the flow of animation and characters popping off the page while working with other talented artists and animators.

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What it Takes

Active Listening

Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Complex Problem Solving

Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Judgement and Decision Making

Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.


Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Time Management

Managing one's own time and the time of others.

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