Multimedia Artists and Animators.

In the old days, artists drew everything by hand. Some still do. But many of the animated images and special effects you see today are computer-generated. That means there’s a whole new breed of artist -- and a whole new career path to consider. With creativity and imagination, multimedia artists bring dazzling images and new sophistication to everything from cartoons to commercials. Multimedia artists and animators create images and special effects for movies, TV shows, cartoons, computer games, and more.


Multimedia artists and animators earned an estimated average yearly salary of $68,060 in 2011, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.