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DHX Media Recruiting Character and Prop Designer & Storyboard Artist

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Character and Prop Designer

DHX Media (Vancouver) Ltd. is an award-winning animation studio, which has produced over 300 half hours of original children’s shows. Employing a team of more than 250 of Canada’s top artists, our studio is full of talented and inspired professionals who are passionate about creating quality animation!
We’re hiring Character & Prop Designers with previous production experience for several different shows starting in January 2015! We’re looking for portfolios that show a strong understanding of human/creature form; a variety of styles; mouthcharts, handcharts and turnarounds.

Responsibilities:

Working with our Art Director and other Designers to create engaging, performable characters and props according to the style of the production;
Translating character description and attitude from script to visual design;
Submitting multiple design variations and revisions based on feedback from Directors;
Creating model sheets of character turnarounds and facial/anatomical expressions.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

Experience designing characters and/or props on a series preferred;
Strong drawing ability and a solid sense of design for 2D animation;
Degree/Diploma from a recognized animation school desired;
Able to work digitally (Photoshop, Flash, Sketchbook, etc. – Flash is required for some shows);
A strong understanding of proportion, balance, perspective, dimension and dynamism;
Able to take direction and work collaboratively within a team;
Able to communicate professionally and positively;
Well organized with good time management skills.

Please send your Resume and Online Portfolio to: recruiting@dhxmedia.com stating the position you’re applying for in the subject line.
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Storyboard Artist

DHX Media – Vancouver is an award-winning animation studio, which has produced over 300 half hours of original children’s shows such as Kid vs. Kat and Martha Speaks. We are also proud to employ a team of more than 200 of Canada’s top artists, writers and producers.
We are looking for an extremely talented, fun, inspired Storyboard Artist to join our team on a new comedy called Supernoobs! As a Storyboard Artist, you’ll be working collaboratively with the Director, Storyboard Supervisor, and other board artists on the team to conceptualize the story and create the blueprint for all artistic departments to follow. Previous experience in boards or revisions is required.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

Previous experience as a Storyboard Artist in television animation;
Ability to work digitally (Cintiq with Sketchbook, Storyboard Pro or Flash, etc.);
Strong drawing skills and sense of design, character and composition;
Strong sense of acting and timing;
Ability to organize, multi-task and prioritize;
Effective and professional communication skills both verbal and written;
Self motivated with demonstrated initiative;
Degree/Diploma from a recognized animation school preferred;
Canadian citizenship or permanent residency required; B.C. Residency preferred.

To apply, send your Resume & Online Portfolio to: recruiting@dhxmedia.com stating the position you’re applying for in the Subject line. Please note that you must be a Canadian citizen or legally eligible to work in Canada.
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