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2Advanced Studios - Career Profile

Written by Michelle BurtonOctober 5, 2011
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What does it take to get a job with 2Advanced Studios? What is it like working at 2Advanced Studios? ACR takes a look:

About 2Advanced Studios

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2Advanced Studios is a Southern California-based digital interactive agency specializing in motion graphics, advertising, web design, Flash animation, video, mobile applications, branding, and social media. Since opening its doors in 1999, 2Advanced Studios has delivered more than 900 digital solutions for clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. The company has worked with top clients such as Nintendo, Google, Motorola, Tropicana, Microsoft, Fox, Land Rover, Mattel, EA Games, Lexus, Disney Interactive, Oakley, Wells Fargo, Adobe, and Ripley’s Believe it or Not.

2Advanced Studios has a number of awards to its credit for website design. The company received the “The Most Influential Flash Site of the Decade” award for V3 Expansions, the “Outstanding Website” award for Pentagon Studios, and the “Best Movie Website” award for Exorcists The Beginning.

2Advanced Studios has around 35 employees working in the U.S. and Japan. The company’s main campus is located in Aliso Viejo, CA.

2Advanced Studios Jobs

Like other companies, 2Advanced Studios is always looking for fresh talent. As of September 2011, the company had two job openings including art director and business development manager. To apply for these and other positions, visit the 2Advanced Studios website and click “contact.” Here, you can upload your resume and link to your portfolio. You can also email your resume and link directly to the company at jobs@2advanced.com.

2Advanced Studios Salaries

Salaries for 2Advanced Studios employees vary depending on job responsibilities, skills, and education. 2Advanced Studios does not list salaries on its website. However, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports average salaries for graphic designers by city and state. California graphic designers average around $57,240 per year. In the area surrounding Aliso Viejo, graphic designers average around $54,640 per year.

Across the nation, graphic designers average around $42,400 per year (2008). The middle 50 percent averaged between $32,600 and $56,620 per year. The lowest 10 percent averaged less than $26,110 per year, and the highest 10 percent averaged more than $74,660 per year. Designers in upper level positions averaged $95,000 per year and independent contractors averaged $57,000 per year. To compare salaries by city and state, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics at www.bls.gov