How to Find and Hire a Top Storyboard Artist for Your Next Project

When it comes to finding and hiring a storyboard artist for your project, you want to ensure that you’re getting the best possible talent for the job. Here are a few tips on finding and hiring a storyboard artist that is right for your needs.

Start by doing your research.

The first step in finding a storyboard artist is to do some proper research. There are several different storyboard artists out there, so take the time on Google to find one that would be a good fit for your project. Look at their portfolio and make sure their style aligns with what you’re looking to accomplish in this stage of your project. 

There are also storyboard artist forums you can check out where storyboard artists post their work, portfolios, and resumes for review. Forums are a great place to see storyboards in progress and how a particular storyboard artist works with other departments on a project. 

Get recommendations from friends or colleagues

Get recommendations from people who may have worked with storyboard artists in the past. They can speed up the hiring process by quickly contacting an artist or pointing you in the right direction by recommending artists you could hire for your production or project. 

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Utilize online resources

The best storyboard artists are usually active on social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Following storyboard artists on social media is a great way to see their latest work, connect with them and get a better idea of their personality. You can also learn more about their storyboarding process and what they are looking for in a project.

The best storyboard artists can change their style according to the project, but if they have worked on similar projects before, it will be easier to get what you want.

Many online resources can help you find and hire a storyboard artist, such as Famous Frames or ArtStation. These sites allow you to search for storyboard artists based on location, skills, and style.

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Interview potential candidates 

Once you’ve narrowed down your list of potential storyboard artists, it’s important to interview them to see if they would be a good fit for your project. Going through a short interview process will give you a better idea of their skills and how they might approach your project to see if it’s a good fit for you to work together. 

Some things you may want to ask them include:

  • What is your storyboarding process?
  • How do you collaborate with other departments on a project?
  • Have you worked on similar projects before? If so, I see some samples?
  • What storyboard styles do you specialize in?
  • What storyboard software and storyboarding tools do you use?
  • Do you have any storyboarding experience in my genre of project?

Make sure to have a contract in place

Once you’ve hired a storyboard artist, make sure to have a contract in place that outlines the expectations and responsibilities of both parties. Having a contract in place for all your incoming gigs will help avoid any misunderstandings down the road.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to find and hire a storyboard artist that is perfect for your next project. Happy filming!