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DHX Media Recruiting Art Director & Senior Designer

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Art Director – 3D

Job Locations: CA-BC-Vancouver
Job ID: 2018-1170 # of Openings 1

Overview

Want to make awesome cartoons with amazingly talented teams in a cool new studio?

DHX Media – Vancouver is looking for an experienced Art Director to join our team!

The role:

As the Art Director, you will play a key role in controlling the overall visual direction. Working closely with clients, you will create cutting-edge, appealing and fresh new looks for each show by infusing them with the latest trends in design. This is an exciting opportunity for an Art Director to be the driving force on some of the top brands in children’s entertainment.

Responsibilities

You will get to:

Establish and refine show style
Develop and oversee show-specific style guides and communicate them to the design team
Ensure viability while maximizing artistic objectives
Collaborate with clients on designs that need special direction
Directly contribute to project design
Collaborate with VFX and modelling departments to ensure render style matches show art direction
Attend breakdown meetings and provide input from the art department’s point of view
Provide quality assurance of all creative deliverables
Provide detailed direction to design team
Proactively ensure that concepts, designs and desired outputs are obtained within the project timeline and budget
Identify actions necessary to achieve task completion and to obtain results while meeting schedules, deadlines and performance goals
Adapt traditional methods, concepts, models, designs, technologies or systems to new applications and devise new approaches to improve current processes and work flow
Foster and enable communication and collaboration across departments
Work with production team to identify appropriate staffing levels and needs
Determine and understand the needs, interests, strengths and weaknesses of the design team and use this information to contribute to the growth and development of the design team
Provide constructive criticism, wisdom, guidance, and feedback that will help others further their career development
Carry out duties in a professional and positive manner
Be a positive and creative force on the team

Qualifications

You will be a great fit on our team if you have…

3+ years of art direction experience in animation or television OR equivalent experience
Understanding of the translation from 2D artwork to 3D models
Must have strong 3D design experience for animation
Must possess excellent communication, interpersonal, and multi-tasking skills
Experience in supervising and training, as well as leadership qualities
Able to identify strengths and weakness of design team
Able to remain flexible and adaptable to meet the changing needs of production
Specific skills we’d love to see…

BA/BFA degree in fine arts or commercial arts field an asset

Why work at DHX Media?

DHX Media delivers content that inspires, entertains and connects. But we create more than just animation, we build worlds and experiences for kids around the world. At our studios, quality, creativity and fun go hand in hand! Our teams dig into a diverse range of projects – from preschool and comedy to action-adventure – while enjoying awesome benefits, perks, and a whole lot of fun along the way. With some of Canada’s top creative talents, our studios are bursting with energy. So what are you waiting for? Come join us!

THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the DHX Studios team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted. DHX will accommodate people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required.

Apply here:- http://bit.ly/2FWaUEU
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Senior Designer – 3D

Job Locations: CA-BC-Vancouver
Job ID: 2018-1173 # of Openings 1

Overview

Want to make awesome cartoons with amazingly talented teams in a cool new studio?

DHX Media – Vancouver is looking for an experienced Senior Designer to join our team!

The role:

As the Senior Designer you are an essential creative member of the design team. Working under the supervision of the art director, you will execute key designs and create original concepts for the production (including turnarounds/rotations). You will strive to maintain the show style with your designs and keep them working within the story specifications. You train, mentor and motivate new designers on the crew and communicate effective and production-friendly solutions when requested.

Responsibilities

You will get to:

Execute key designs and higher level of rendering
Collaborate creatively with the design and modelling departments
Train, mentor and motivate new designers who are places on the crew
Keep current with scripts and animatics to inform design choices
Learn and adhere to established production methodology
Create original designs on show style according to production schedule
Endure design viability is appropriate to the modelling and animation budget
Identify and communicate any issues, concerns of efficiencies to production or art director as appropriate
Execute changes on designs based on feedback from art director
Keep work orders current and accurate in the design and modelling approval system
Keep files efficiently organized
Carry out all duties in a professional and positive manner

Qualifications

You will be a great fit on our team if you have…

3+ years of experience in production design for animation
Strong drawing and colour fundamentals
Ability to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
Ability to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
Ability to take direction, collaborate, and be a team player
Ability to work alone and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure
An openess to direction and ability to embrace change
Encouraging feedback and new initiatives
Strong problem solving skills
Enjoyment working in a team atmosphere and has a proactive approach to work
Specific skills we’d love to see…

3D Design and Modelling experience a definite asset
Design education is an asset, but not required

Why work at DHX Media?

DHX Media delivers content that inspires, entertains and connects. But we create more than just animation, we build worlds and experiences for kids around the world. At our studios, quality, creativity and fun go hand in hand! Our teams dig into a diverse range of projects – from preschool and comedy to action-adventure – while enjoying awesome benefits, perks, and a whole lot of fun along the way. With some of Canada’s top creative talents, our studios are bursting with energy. So what are you waiting for? Come join us!

THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the DHX Studios team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted. DHX will accommodate people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required.

Apply here:- http://bit.ly/2IuzFpp
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