Generalist CG
& CG real time


The CG industry is plentiful of artists and technical experts. Among them, the CG generalist and the CG Real-Time generalist offer the advantage of being able to work in different positions on various and for very different types of projects.

Parole de pro

Les films de l’ESMA ont un gros niveau technique. Toujours de belles surprises, avec des lignes éditiorales différentes : on va du simple cartoon millimétre jusqu’à de l’hyper réalisme.

Florian Landouzy
Co-fondateur et Responsable de l’Animation, Supamonks


On avait senti les années précédentes le niveau monter, mais cette année 2015, il y a beaucoup de films très beaux, surtout dans tout ce qui est réaliste

Fédérico Costa
Directeur Artistique, Delapost

Florian Landouzy Co-fondateur et Responsable de l'Animation, Supamonks
Fédérico Costa Directeur Artistique, Delapost


Let it be reminded that CG includes all the techniques used to record visual information in “three dimensions”.

The use of CG offers many benefits: realism, emotions, capturing attention, transmitting information… And the generalist can “play” with each of these possibilities through his versatility.

The CG generalist and CG real-time generalist are a bit of a chameleons. One day artists, technician the other day, they are able to work in very different positions, while showing perfect mastery on each task : drawing, animation, rendering, FX…

Thus, he exercises his talents in different occupations to which he can be associated: multimedia graphic designer, CG graphic designer, model maker, CG designer, webdesigner, graphic designer…

He is a truly multi-talented professional !


Endowed with an excellent ability to adapt, the CG generalist brilliantly juggles between his different fields of expertise.

Above all, he must be an expert in computer graphics and specialized software.
He is a creative with a strong artistic sensibility. Mindful, he needs to keep abreast of the technical evolution of computers and software, in order to adapt quickly to the new tools on the market.

Nevertheless, he often has a field of predilection, which gives him the opportunity to specialize later in his professional career. His skills may be called upon for the creation of a video game or an audiovisual production, but also for communication projects (CG logo, modeling…), or CG presentations (models…).


This versatile profile often appeals to small and medium-sized companies, which can then rely on him for a wide range of tasks.

The CG generalist can also choose to work as a freelancer, which would allow him to build on his versatility, a real asset especially when it comes to winning new contracts.

In a digital agency (web) the generalist can expect a salary between 2750 and 3300€.

In a design agency, he can earn between 2200 and 3000€. In a creative studio, his salary can reach 3600€ for a senior (1900€ for a junior graphic designer). In an advertising agency his salary is between 2350 and 3000 euros.