The character layout jobs were the first two jobs in animation where I really grew up. I thought I could have the sweet life of a character designer forever! However, my mentors on Space Jam suggested that I learn layout to round out my skill set at they were right. Background and character layout are the tough jobs for they are essential to a well executed production. The “math” (perspective in art speak) that is completed at this stage assures the quality of subsequent stages in the pipeline.