Thanks for your question––we share your biblical curiosity! However, because we are a small animation studio, unequipped with a pastoral staff to help answer emails, we are unable to answer specific questions outside of what is covered by our resource library.
We encourage you to reach out to the pastoral staff of your local church to receive help with your question!
Unfortunately, we’re unable to take on any outside jobs. However, we do have a few other studios that we can recommend that might be a good fit for your needs.
We hope this is helpful!
From one of the artists in our studio:
If you are looking to become an artist for any studio, there are a few pieces of advice I would give:
You have to be a team player. If you can show that you are willing to collaborate with other artists, take critique well, and adjust your work to meet the needs of the project, you are already halfway there. Being a lone ranger artist in a team setting will make your portfolio almost a moot point, even if you're the best at what you do.
There are many online resources to help get you started as an artist. You don't absolutely need to have a degree in art to get a job in art. A few of our own artists are self-taught. YouTube is a great resource for animators and illustrators. There are also many online classes you can take.
Get acquainted with relevant software. The Adobe Suite (After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator), ToonBoom Harmony, TVPaint, Clip Studio Paint, and Maya are a few of the programs we use at BibleProject.
Make sure to have a professional online presence. Make a portfolio website and create a visually consistent brand that spans across all your online platforms.
Lastly, learn to do what you will want to do for a long time. Many artists can get excited about learning a new art form, and then they get bored or stressed with it after a while. Learn something that will sustain and fulfill you. In other words, do what you love!
This is a hard question to answer without really knowing the personal direction that each individual is headed, but Tim has shared a few different options in the past that might be helpful:
If what you're looking for is skills in biblical languages and/or history, check out your regional or state university, or a local college that has a religion department. Often these schools have departments of Greek classics (where the particular kind of New Testament Greek might be taught), or in Ancient Near Eastern studies (where the Hebrew Bible might be taught).
If you're interested in studying biblical languages in the context of theological education or training for ministry, your best bet would be to check out some seminaries. I would start by looking into local seminaries in your state or region and then checking out their statement of faith to see if it aligns with your convictions.
Unfortunately, our production team is unavailable for portfolio reviews.
Unfortunately, Tim and Jon have limited availability in their schedules and do not have the capacity to respond to the many people who reach out with this request. But you can follow along with our BibleProject podcast, as we regularly host question and response episodes, where Tim and Jon respond to questions from our audience!
We are honored and humbled that you would trust us with this information. However, because we are an animation studio without a pastoral staff, we are not equipped to provide counsel to individuals.
But we want you to know you are not alone. We receive many requests from those who are struggling to make sense of the world and God, and though we wish we could serve you in this way, it’s not something we have the resources or expertise to do well. We encourage you to reach out to the pastoral staff of your local church or talk to a licensed counselor, doctor, or trusted friend.
We also encourage you to spend time in the book of Psalms. This beautiful book recounts the poetic prayers and laments of God’s people, and we find that it can provide comfort and guidance in many different circumstances.
Thank you so much for the encouragement! We’re happy to be a resource for you.
Thank you so much for the encouragement! You can send your gift to our studio address:
1302 SE Ankeny Street