We’re excited to launch a new video series on Cartoon Brew — This is My Job — in which top figures from across the animation industry talk about their career paths, explain the specific duties of their work in the industry, and offer advice for those who aspire to similar careers.

In our first episode, Ron Kurniawan, the production designer of Warner Animation Group’s Smallfoot, explains the role of a production designer on an animated feature, the difference between a production designer and an art director, and gives tips for aspiring production designers.

This episode is sponsored by Adobe, whose software Character Animator allows users to apply their own expressions and movements to animate characters in real-time. Starting using Adobe Character Animator today.

This is My Job is produced by Cartoon Brew’s Amid Amidi. DP and editor on the series is Damné Jesús Pérez Irigoyen. The first season of This is My Job was filmed last fall at the VIEW Conference in Turin, Italy.