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DHX Media Recruiting Character Designer, Key Animation/Posing Artists, Feature FX Animator, Storyboard Artists & Design Generalist

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Character Designer – 2D

About Us

DHX Media is recognized worldwide for our diverse original properties and our work on some of the top brands in children’s entertainment. But we create more than just animation. We build worlds and experiences across all platforms from TV and games to online and mobile. Our staff dig into a wide variety of projects, from action to comedy and preschool to tween, and they get to enjoy awesome benefits and company events while they’re at it. With some of Canada’s top artists, writers and producers on our team, our studios are bursting with creative energy. So what are you waiting for? Come join us!

About the Position

DHX Studios – Vancouver is looking for talented Character Designers with previous production experience to work with our My Little Pony, Equestria Girls production team! We’re looking for portfolios that show a strong understanding of human/creature form, a variety of styles, mouthcharts, handcharts, and turnarounds, and a keen eye for fashion!

Responsibilities

Working with our Art Director and other Designers to create engaging, performable characters 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

Qualifications

Experience designing characters on a series preferred
Experience in Flash is required
Strong drawing ability and a solid sense of design for 2D animation
Degree/Diploma from a recognized animation school desired
Experience in 3D Design is an asset
A strong understanding of proportion, balance, perspective, dimension and dynamism
Ability to take direction and work collaboratively within a team environment
Ability to communicate professionally and positively
Well organized with good time management skills

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.

Apply here:- https://jobs.jobvite.com/dhx-media/job/o8GD3fwe
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Key Animation/Posing Artists (Flash) – 2D

About Us

DHX Studios is recognized worldwide for our diverse original properties and our work on some of the top brands in children’s entertainment. But we create more than just animation. We build worlds and experiences across all platforms from TV and games to online and mobile. Our staff dig into a wide variety of projects, from action to comedy and preschool to tween, and they get to enjoy awesome benefits and company events while they’re at it. With some of Canada’s top artists, writers and producers on our team, our studios are bursting with creative energy. So what are you waiting for? Come join us!

About the Position

We are currently reviewing applications from artists interested in joining our team as Layout Artists to join our 2D team! You should be well-rounded, a skilled illustrator, have a strong sense of timing for animation, an eye for appealing, funny, poppy and snappy posing, and (ideally) previous experience on at least one animated television series.

Responsibilities

Working under the direction of the Layout Supervisors to create high quality 2D Flash animation sequence by finding the storytelling poses from the board, improving upon them, and putting them on model
Spelling out complex actions in a variety of ways for the next stage in the pipeline (animation) using existing character and prop builds
Drawing in Flash to create designs/poses for animation sequences and layouts
Working within production deadlines to meet assigned weekly quotas and expectations
Working collaboratively in a team environment

Qualifications

Previous experience as an Animator or Layout Artist on a 2D series (Flash or Harmony) preferred
Skilled at creating poses using Flash character builds
Strong sense of acting, staging, posing, timing, and the ability to stay on model
Degree/Diploma from a recognized animation school
Self-motivated with demonstrated initiative
Ability to multi-task and prioritize
Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner

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.

Apply here:https://jobs.jobvite.com/dhx-media/job/oo0p2fwz
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Feature FX Animator – 2D

About Us

DHX Media is recognized worldwide for our diverse original properties and our work on some of the top brands in children’s entertainment. But we create more than just animation. We build worlds and experiences across all platforms from TV and games to online and mobile. Our staff dig into a wide variety of projects, from action to comedy and preschool to tween, and they get to enjoy awesome benefits and company events while they’re at it. With some of Canada’s top artists, writers and producers on our team, our studios are bursting with creative energy. So what are you waiting for? Come join us!

About the Position

DHX Studios Vancouver is seeking an experienced Special Effects (FX) Animator for a 2D Feature Film! Using Toon Boom Harmony, the FX Artist will create and animate new effects which are production-friendly and efficient, and use existing effects while maintaining a high artistic standard. The successful candidate must have solid drawing skills and the ability to work cooperatively with different departments within a fast-paced production environment.

Responsibilities

Work with Directors, Supervisors, and Animation Team to design and create realistic effects
Liaise and communicate with various departments for required assets and input
Perform artistic tasks and use creative problem solving to create desired effects
Organize and manage your own work and files efficiently
Ensure work is completed on schedule and to production standards
Review workload and communicate any issues to Director and Producer
Assist with other production tasks which require Harmony Compositing capability, to help meet production deadlines

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Animation or equivalent field AND/OR equivalent years of working experience
2+ years’ experience working in a production environment in Traditional Animation, Harmony, or Flash, preferred
Demonstrated experience, comprehension and knowledge of classical animation, character animation, and effects animation
Solid drawing skills
Ability to work alongside and communicate with a talented and diverse production team
Drive, determination and creative problem-solving skills
Experience in managing additional production tasks and responsibilities when requested, while maintaining own workload
Effective and professional communication skills

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.

Apply here:- https://jobs.jobvite.com/dhx-media/job/ogzc3fwO
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Storyboard Artists – 2D

About Us

DHX Media is recognized worldwide for our diverse original properties and our work on some of the top brands in children’s entertainment. But we create more than just animation. We build worlds and experiences across all platforms from TV and games to online and mobile. Our staff dig into a wide variety of projects, from action to comedy and preschool to tween, and they get to enjoy awesome benefits and company events while they’re at it. With some of Canada’s top artists, writers and producers on our team, our studios are bursting with creative energy. So what are you waiting for? Come join us!

About the Position

DHX Studios – Vancouver is currently looking for extremely talented, fun, inspired Storyboard Artists to join the team on one of our exciting 2D productions! 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 is required.

Qualifications

Previous experience as a Storyboard Artist on an animated series
Ability to work digitally (Cintiq with Sketchbook, Photoshop or Flash, etc.)
Strong drawing skills and sense of design, character and composition
Strong sense of acting and timing
Ability to organize and manage time effectively to meet deadlines
Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner
Creative problem solving skills
Degree/Diploma from a recognized animation school preferred

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.

Apply here:- https://jobs.jobvite.com/dhx-media/job/ovY41fwi
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Design Generalist – 2D

About Us

DHX Media is recognized worldwide for our diverse original properties and our work on some of the top brands in children’s entertainment. But we create more than just animation. We build worlds and experiences across all platforms from TV and games to online and mobile. Our staff dig into a wide variety of projects, from action to comedy and preschool to tween, and they get to enjoy awesome benefits and company events while they’re at it. With some of Canada’s top artists, writers and producers on our team, our studios are bursting with creative energy. So what are you waiting for? Come join us!

About the Position

DHX Studios Vancouver is hiring an experienced Design Generalist for a 2D animated series! This position will involve Character/Prop Design and Colour. We’re looking for portfolios demonstrating a strong understanding of human/creature form in a variety of styles.

Responsibilities

Work with the Art Director and other Designers to create engaging, performable characters and props according to the style of the production
Translate character description and attitude from script to visual design
Submit multiple design variations and revisions based on feedback from Directors
Create model sheets of character turnarounds and facial/anatomical expressions

Qualifications

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

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.

Apply here:- https://jobs.jobvite.com/dhx-media/job/oY7c1fw2
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