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DHX Media Recruiting Art Director, Builders/Riggers, Design Generalist, Feature FX Animator, Feature Harmony Compositor, Harmony Animators, Harmony Technical Artist, Key Animation/Posing Artists & Storyboard Artists

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Art Director – 2D

About Us

DHX Media’s animation studios are recognized worldwide for our diverse original properties and for our work on some of the top brands in children’s entertainment. Our staff can 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 of 800+, our studios are bursting with creative energy. So what are you waiting for? Come join us!

About the Position

DHX needs your help!

We’re about to re-boot a venerable and existing brand in epic fashion and need an Art Director to helm the look of this flagship production.
As part of DHX’s co-production deal with Mattel, there’s no dream too big, no adventure too small for our heroine, and the leader of this intrepid design team.
This girls’ property will feature a clean and sassy modern aesthetic, a little sci-fi, a whole lotta adventure, non-stop gut busting comedy, and a chance to explore the world on from two different perspectives.
Intrigued? Well then fill out the application to find out more!

Responsibilities

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 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 Producer and/or other departments to anticipate and tackle potential problems as a team.

Qualifications

3+ years of experience working as an Art Director, with prior experience on an 2D episodic animation
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
High degree of proficiency in Photoshop
Experience on a Flash 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

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/oiNi2fw9
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Builders/Riggers – 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’re currently looking for Builders to join our team! Reporting to the Builds/Rigging Supervisor, you will be building characters and props for a new, high-profile animated series or our feature. Experience in Harmony is strongly desired.

Responsibilities

Work under the direction of the Builds/Rigging Supervisor to create and revise the requested style of characters and prop builds for 2D animation in Harmony
Keep characters and props in proportion and on model
Innovate solutions and troubleshoot to create efficient builds
Organize and manage own work and files efficiently
Work within tight deadlines, meeting assigned weekly quotas and expectations
Work collaboratively with other Builders and departments in a team environment

Qualifications

Degree/Diploma from a recognized animation school
Previous work experience on a 2D animated production, with prior experience in Harmony Builds preferred
Strong, expressive drawing skills
Technically inclined, solution-oriented with strong problem solving skills
Ability to take direction and follow established naming, layering and network conventions
Ability to organize and manage time effectively to meet deadlines
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/ognv2fwU
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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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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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Feature Harmony Compositor – 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 Feature Compositing Artists for our upcoming 2D Feature Film! As a Comp artist, you will be responsible for constructing the final image by combining layers of FX, animation and background elements into a final composite shot as per each shot’s requirements.

Responsibilities

Create and composite digital FX, highlights and tones within the current compositing pipeline
Collaborate with AFX artists and supervisors to achieve consistent and high quality results
Manage renders and set up shots technically
Integrate all layers including animation, environment, lighting and AFX-related materials to create the final shots
Work with 3D renders and combine seamlessly into 2D scenes
Ensure and maintain the expected quality, style and schedule across the production
Meet production deadlines and maintain regular communication with leads and supervisors
Collaborate with other team members to improve methods, workflows and techniques
Analyze and troubleshoot common technical issues
Identify and report any issues that arise that may affect timelines or delivery schedules

Qualifications

1-3 years of experience in the animation or film industry
Previous experience in lighting and/or compositing in episodic TV or feature film animation
Proficiency in Harmony is preferred
Experience in Adobe After Effects and Photoshop is an asset
Solid understanding of compositing, lighting, shading, colour and rendering
Strong sense of design and shot composition
Must be efficient, proactive and detail oriented
Ability to take direction, be flexible and embrace change
Ability to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas in a professional and positive manner
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure

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/o75e3fwd
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Harmony Animators – 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 this Position

DHX Studios – Vancouver is currently seeking talented 2D Harmony Character Animators to work on a new and exciting television series, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, as well as our upcoming Cinematic-release Feature Film! This is a unique opportunity for experienced, passionate and motivated animators who want to work at a high level of television animation. If you are an experienced animator who loves to push boundaries, we’d love to hear from you!

Responsibilities

Work under the direction of the Animation Supervisors and Animation Director to create high quality 2D Harmony animation
Be accountable for incorporating a high level of quality in each scene
Work with other animators and supervisors to identify and solve problems, both technically and artistically
Work collaboratively in a team environment

Qualifications

Minimum 2 years animation experience required
High level of experience with Toon Boom Harmony is a powerful asset
Must have a strong sense of animation basics, acting, staging, posing, weight, timing and storytelling as well as staying on model
Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast paced, collaborative environment
Effective and professional communication skills as well as self-motivation
Desire to learn and be flexible and willing to work as part of a team
Will consider candidates who possess a strong animation background in 3D
A sharp wit and a great sense of humor!

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/oZUb2fwQ
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Harmony Technical Artist – 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 this Position

DHX Studios Vancouver is looking for a Harmony Technical Artist to support the development of our Harmony Pipeline! As a Harmony Technical Artist, you will work closely with the production, artists, and pipeline teams, to ensure the smooth and efficient running of our Harmony productions. The ideal candidate will also have a solid understanding of 2D animation techniques and production, ideally from direct experience in the industry.

Responsibilities

Help design, build, and maintain an efficient 2D animation production pipeline
Identify and fix any holes in the pipeline
Develop a number of tools, scripts, and/or plugins to help automate or improve workflow
Work on integration and naming conventions with our in-house tracking system
Check in with a team of artists to help identify tools that are needed, including possible “wish list” items
Quickly and accurately import, convert, and create new production assets for the 2D animation team, including rigging characters and objects
Problem solve and work with artists, production, and pipeline teams to discover the best solutions
Deliver polished and functional assets to the 2D animation team within production deadlines
Develop content creation guidelines and help enforce them through tools and reminders as necessary
Collaborate with animators to design new rigs that best fit their needs, and assist with fixing existing rigs as necessary
Understand and assist in speeding up slow rigs, or simplifying complex rigs

Qualifications

2-5+ years’ experience as an animation Technical Artist and/or Technical Director
Strong scripting and technical artist abilities
Effective and professional communication skills
In-depth experience with character rigging in ToonBoom Harmony 12.1, including full character turnaround deformation rigs
Competency (preferably fluency) in Adobe Photoshop, Toon Boom Harmony, Adobe Flash CS5+, Perforce, and Shotgun
Hard coding skills are a benefit
Submission Materials: A URL to your art blog or online portfolio/reel Resume, with cover letter (.pdf, .doc, or .docx)

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/oBe22fwD
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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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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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