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DHX Media Recruiting Design Coordinator

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Design Coordinator

Category: Other
Company: DHX Media
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

We are seeking a Design Coordinator to join our team ASAP for an animated feature film! This is a great opportunity for someone looking to join a close-knit team of individuals making some of the best quality kids’ content in the business. The Design Coordinator manages the design department and is “command central” between the Director, Producer, Art Director, and Designers. Our ideal candidate will have an art, design and/or animation background as well as experience coordinating for production.

Responsibilities include:

Working directly with the Director and Art Director to establish design elements

Breaking down scripts:

Break down the script for props, characters, locations and FX. This could be 2 to 4 scripts per week
Search for opportunities for reuse
Create design lists and confirm with the Art Director/Director
Managing design creation and approvals:
Distribute and assign the work to the design team
Manage a team of artists (Designers, Rotation Artists, Cleanup Artists, Colour Artists) to ensure deadlines and milestones are met, tracking designs through each stage of the design process
Deliver designs to the Storyboard, Builds and Layout departments for the next stage of production
Obtain approvals from the Art Director/Director, Executive Producer, Network, etc. and ensure all revisions are completed

Creating Fun Packs/Design Packs:

Create PDFs of approved designs for each script (these packs are given to the Storyboard Coordinator for the next stage of production)

Managing Board Pulls:

Break down completed storyboards for new designs, and assign and track designs through the process (Design, Cleanup, Colour) to completion
Coordinating with overseas studio (if applicable):
Complete formal design packs for shipping to overseas studio
Coordinate the delivery of BG Keys to the Production BG Layout Coordinator

General Duties:

Liaise between the Producer, Director, Art Director, effectively communicating priorities, issues, schedules, and pertinent production information as needed
Ensuring feedback/notes/revisions are provided in a timely manner
Manage and update design lists daily for accurate tracking
Provide weekly design updates to the Production Manager and Producer
Keep designs organized so assets are easy to find and readily available
Ensure all designs are prepared for other departments as needed
Schedule design review meetings

Qualifications Include:

Previous experience coordinating in production/animation;
Ability to excel in a high pressure, deadline-oriented environment;
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, with a strong ability to create and interpret reports;
Software skills are an asset (Photoshop, Flash, Illustrator, etc.);
Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills;
Proactive approach to problem-solving;
Ability to organize and motivate a talented and diverse crew.

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