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DHX Media Recruiting Feature Character and Prop Designer, Key Animation Supervisor, Feature Location Designer & Feature Art Director

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Feature Character & Prop Designer – 2D

Description

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 Feature Character & Prop Designers with previous production experience for several different shows starting between March/April 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);
Experience in 3D Design is an asset;
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 apply, send your Resume and Cover Letter to: recruiting@dhxmedia.com
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Key Animation Supervisor (Flash)

Description

DHX Media (Vancouver) Ltd. 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. Employing a team of more than 200 of Canada’s top artists, our studio is full of talented and inspired professionals who are passionate about creating quality animation! We have great events like our annual Art Show and Summer BBQ, extended health benefits, and an in-house gym. Did we mention our studio is also dog-friendly?
We’re searching for a Key Animation Supervisor to work with our team on an exciting new animated series DHX Media is working on for DreamWorks!
You’ll need to be able to spot and create super strong, expressive storytelling poses and have a solid understanding of character design, staging, perspective and model. You’ll also require the ability to clearly and concisely communicate with and mentor artists on your team, so previous leadership experience is desired. An in-depth knowledge of Flash and building poses using symbols will be required. Above all, you must be passionate about the projects you work on, love to draw, and have a desire to make this show amazing!

Responsibilities Include:

Reviewing animatics with Directors and breaking down the board to distribute to crew;
Working with crew to ensure that all elements of scenes (e.g. BG, Posing, FX etc.) are present and maintaining show continuity before the show moves on to animation;
Communicating revisions required to key animators/posing artists;
Meeting set production milestones and deadlines and motivating your team to do so as well;
Other tasks as required (which may include producing walk/run or other cycles, mouthloops/expressions, and creating/maintaining pose libraries).

Qualifications Include:

3+ years of experience as a 2D Animator or Posing Artist;
An in-depth working knowledge of Flash;
Experience as an animation supervisor/lead preferred;
Degree/Diploma from a recognized animation school preferred;
Ability to motivate and coach a talented and diverse crew;
Drive, determination and creative problem-solving skills;
Effective and professional communication skills;
Ability to organize, multi-task and prioritize.

To apply, send your Resume, Cover Letter and Portfolio.

To apply, send your Resume and Cover Letter to: recruiting@dhxmedia.com
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Feature Location Designer – 2D

Description

DHX Media (Vancouver) Ltd. is an award-winning animation studio, which has produced over 300 half hours of original children’s shows. With more than 250 employees and multiple projects on the go – including Looped, My Little Pony, and Littlest Pet Shop – we’re bustling! We have great events like our annual Art Show and Summer BBQ, extended health benefits, and an in-house gym. Did we mention our studio is also dog-friendly?
We are currently seeking a Feature Location Designer – 2D. The Feature Location Designer will provide Key and Background scene designs and colour styling in consultation with, and approval by, the Director according to the style of the production. In such a fast-paced environment with a large volume of production work on the go, the ideal candidates must be an organized team player who are capable of keeping track of all tasks and have a good sense of humor.

Responsibilities Include:

Ensuring key and layout location designs are suitable in function and form for the style required by the Director;
Producing designs that must show strong understanding of perspective, proportion, balance, dimension and dynamism;
Organizing and managing work and files efficiently;
Other tasks and responsibilities as requested and for the completion of the project.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

Degree/Diploma at a recognized Animation school &/or equivalent experience;
Comprehension and knowledge of general and/or classical animation, character animation and Flash;
Experience in 3D Design is an asset;
Ability to multi-task and prioritize;
Effective and professional communication skills both verbal and written;
Self motivated with demonstrated initiative;
Thrive in a team based environment.

To apply, send your Resume and Cover Letter.

To apply, send your Resume and Cover Letter to: recruiting@dhxmedia.com
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Feature Art Director – 2D

Description

DHX Media (Vancouver) Ltd. is an award-winning animation studio, which has produced over 300 half hours of original children’s shows. With more than 250 employees and multiple projects on the go – including Looped, My Little Pony, and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – we’re bustling! Our studio is full of talented and inspired professionals who are passionate about creating quality animation! We have great events like our annual Art Show and Summer BBQ, extended health benefits, and an in-house gym. Did we mention our studio is also dog-friendly?
We’re looking for a Feature Art Director with feature experience to lead design on an upcoming 2D project which will be animated in Toon Boom. This project is high-profile, and has a great track record! We’re seeking someone with a keen eye for the aesthetic needs of the project, who is a pro at juggling priorities and consistently meets design objectives, enjoys managing and mentoring a team, and can maintain excellent relationships with clients and colleagues!

Responsibilities Include:

Under the leadership of the Director, ensuring all designs (Character, Location, Prop) and the colour palette support the overall creative vision for the story and style of the project. Ensuring suitability in aesthetic, function and form;
Interpreting and incorporating feedback from the Director in a timely and qualitatively acceptable way;
Adhering to the production schedule, ensuring the design team meets key milestones and deadlines;
Sharing information, methodologies and ideas with others, providing guidance/mentorship to the design team;
Proactively communicating with the Director, Producer and/or other departments to anticipate and tackle potential problems as a team.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

3+ years of experience working as an Art Director/Lead, with prior experience on an animated feature;
Comprehension and knowledge of animation and its various platforms (Degree/Diploma in Animation desired but not a requirement);
Strong drawing, illustration and painting skills with working knowledge of anatomy, proportion, perspective and composition;
Experience in 3D Design is an asset;
High degree of proficiency in Photoshop;
Experience on a Toon Boom production an asset;
Able to communicate ideas clearly and concisely, to anticipate hurdles and problem-solve;
Well organized and efficient, able to juggle shifting priorities and meet performance objectives within a fast-paced production environment;
Able to receive direction, and work collaboratively with a positive attitude;
An aspiration to keep on the cutting edge of art, animation and culture.

Please send your Resume and Online Portfolio.

To apply, send your Resume and Cover Letter to: recruiting@dhxmedia.com
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