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DHX Media Recruiting Lead Designer, Senior Designer, Show TD & Lead Modeler

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Lead Designer – 3D

Overview

Want to make awesome cartoons with amazingly talented teams in a cool new studio?

DHX Media – Vancouver is looking for an experienced Lead Designer to join our team!

The role:

As a Lead Designer you will work with the Art Director to lead the design team to ensure the delivery of expected high-quality designs as required by the production.

Responsibilities

You will get to:

Create original, production-oriented designs through a procedurally iterative process (including turnarounds and other detailed notes)
Meet with the design supervisor and supervising director to discuss asset requirements
Work in line, grayscale, and colour
Assist with paintovers and feedback for design and modelling teams
Complete work assigned within the scheduled timeframe
Keep designs manageable and in line with the modelling days allotted for each asset
Work directly with modelling to build characters, sets, and props,, offering advice and design support throughout the process
Accept feedback on designs and execute on changes quickly
Participate in production-related meetings by offering thoughts and ideas
Stay up to date with shows by reading scripts and watching animatics
Maintain the production’s show style and optimize designs for storytelling needs
Communicate effective and production-friendly solutions when production requests are not possible within production timelines
Keep your work orders current and accurate in the design approval system
Keep design coordinator in the loop on all activities and any issues that may arise
Identify gaps that may exist on assigned episodes and implement solutions to rectify
Anticipate, communicate, and troubleshoot any creative or technical issues with assistance from key stakeholders
Work collaboratively as part of the senior production team
Determine and understand the needs, interests, strengths and weaknesses of the design team and use this information to contribute to the growth and development of the design team
Be part of the recruiting process by assisting the HR department with the development of job descriptions, sourcing of candidates as well as the candidate selection process
Train design team on an ongoing basis both technically and creatively
Communicate expectations to design team while balancing creative desires with the requirements of production
Oversee the daily activities of the design team
Partner with management to guide artists’ overall professional development by providing performance feedback, mentoring, assisting with resolving performance issues, and maintaining positive morale among the team
Foster and enable communication and collaboration across departments
Determine and understand the needs, interests, strengths and weaknesses of the design team and use this information to contribute to the growth and development of the design team
Provide constructive criticism, wisdom, guidance, and feedback that will help others further their career development

Qualifications

You will be a great fit on our team if you have…

4+ years in CG animation design
Strong design experience for 3D animation and be able to design a wide variety of human characters, facial expressions, creatures, machinery, vehicles, and props
Experience interfacing with other designers, modellers, animators and directors
Strong leadership, management, and organizational skills
Excellent team player with strong interpersonal skills
Ability to effectively give direction and communicate storytelling
Ability to identify strengths and weakness of design team
Ability to remain flexible and adaptable to meet the changing needs of production
Ability to set priorities for yourself and others, as well as manage the progress of work
Proactive work ethic, capable problem solver with the ability to implement solutions
Able to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
Strong management and problem solving skills
Ability to think creatively to resolve technical challenges
Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner
Ability to adapt to multiple show styles
Openess to direction and able to embrace change
Specific skills we’d love to see…

BA/BFA in fine arts or commercial arts field an asset

Why work at DHX Media?

DHX Media delivers content that inspires, entertains and connects. But we create more than just animation, we build worlds and experiences for kids around the world. At our studios, quality, creativity and fun go hand in hand! Our teams dig into a diverse range of projects – from preschool and comedy to action-adventure – while enjoying awesome benefits, perks, and a whole lot of fun along the way. With some of Canada’s top creative talents, our studios are bursting with energy. So what are you waiting for? Come join us!

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. DHX will accommodate people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required.

Apply here:- http://bit.ly/2Gxlhfk
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Senior Designer – 3D

Overview

Want to make awesome cartoons with amazingly talented teams in a cool new studio?

DHX Media – Vancouver is looking for an experienced Senior Designer to join our team!

The role:

As the Senior Designer you are an essential creative member of the design team. Working under the supervision of the art director, you will execute key designs and create original concepts for the production (including turnarounds/rotations). You will strive to maintain the show style with your designs and keep them working within the story specifications. You train, mentor and motivate new designers on the crew and communicate effective and production-friendly solutions when requested.

Responsibilities

You will get to:

Execute key designs and higher level of rendering
Collaborate creatively with the design and modelling departments
Train, mentor and motivate new designers who are places on the crew
Keep current with scripts and animatics to inform design choices
Learn and adhere to established production methodology
Create original designs on show style according to production schedule
Endure design viability is appropriate to the modelling and animation budget
Identify and communicate any issues, concerns of efficiencies to production or art director as appropriate
Execute changes on designs based on feedback from art director
Keep work orders current and accurate in the design and modelling approval system
Keep files efficiently organized
Carry out all duties in a professional and positive manner

Qualifications

You will be a great fit on our team if you have…

3+ years of experience in production design for animation
Strong drawing and colour fundamentals
Ablity to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
Ability to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
Ability to take direction, collaborate, and be a team player
Ability to work alone and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure
An openess to direction and ability to embrace change
Encouraging feedback and new initiatives
Strong problem solving skills
Enjoyment working in a team atmosphere and has a proactive approach to work
Specific skills we’d love to see…

3D Design and Modelling experience a definite asset
Design education is an asset, but not required

Why work at DHX Media?

DHX Media delivers content that inspires, entertains and connects. But we create more than just animation, we build worlds and experiences for kids around the world. At our studios, quality, creativity and fun go hand in hand! Our teams dig into a diverse range of projects – from preschool and comedy to action-adventure – while enjoying awesome benefits, perks, and a whole lot of fun along the way. With some of Canada’s top creative talents, our studios are bursting with energy. So what are you waiting for? Come join us!

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. DHX will accommodate people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required.

Apply here:- http://bit.ly/2IuzFpp
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Show TD

Overview

Want to make awesome cartoons with amazingly talented teams in a cool new studio?

DHX Media – Vancouver is looking for an experienced Show TD to join our team!

The role:

As a Show TD, you will help research, develop and support the technical aspects of the production.

Responsibilities

You will get to:

Assist in the overall process and improvement of the production pipeline
Serve as the show’s first line of support, firefighting day-to-day pipeline issues
Proactively find and communicate any challenges faced in production to the CG and Pipeline Supervisor
Liaise with artists and CG Supervisor to ensure production support and workflow needs are met
Provide assistance troubleshooting pipeline issues, and communicate any technical issues to Pipeline or IT, if necessary
Educate, mentor and support artists in regards to pipeline workflow and best practices
Communicate regularly with the Pipeline team to ensure global pipeline workflows are used
Identify any critical path issues and assist in developing new process and innovative solutions to optimize the flow of the global production pipeline
Create and update documentation explaining our pipeline process and tools
Use time management skills to schedule tasks effectively
Carry out duties in a professional and positive manner
Be a positive and creative force on the team

Qualifications

You will be a great fit on our team if you have…

2+ years of experience in an animation, visual effects or television production environment
Excellent communication, troubleshooting and debugging skills
1+ years of experience developing in Maya or Nuke is required
Experience in Python
Ability to identify and monitor potential issues in a production pipeline
Specific skills we’d love to see…

Experience with Qube or other farm solution is a big plus
Experience in MySQL or other databases is a benefit
Experience in Django, Flask or web development is a benefit
Working knowledge of C/C++ a benefit

Why work at DHX Media?

DHX Media delivers content that inspires, entertains and connects. But we create more than just animation, we build worlds and experiences for kids around the world. At our studios, quality, creativity and fun go hand in hand! Our teams dig into a diverse range of projects – from preschool and comedy to action-adventure – while enjoying awesome benefits, perks, and a whole lot of fun along the way. With some of Canada’s top creative talents, our studios are bursting with energy. So what are you waiting for? Come join us!

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. DHX will accommodate people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required.

Apply here:- http://bit.ly/2FCrn0R
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Lead Modeler – 3D

Want to make awesome cartoons with amazingly talented teams in a cool new studio?
DHX Media – Vancouver is looking for an experienced Lead Modelerto join our team!

The role:

As a Lead Modeler, you have exceptional skills and experience in modeling and texturing in Maya. You create characters, props and set models that accurately represent the artistic goals and story concepts of the production. You test tools created by the pipeline team for modeling and provide feedback.

You will get to:

Balance atheistic standards and technical requirements to create quality models
Excellent visual skills and attention to detail
Uphold the art direction defined by the Art Director
Interpret and implement notes and feedback from directors and supervisors in a timely and qualitative manner
Work and communicate with rigging team to ensure assets are built to achieve the intended animation performance requirements
Communicate with Supervisor and CG Supervisor on concerns ahead of time
Assist with mentoring modelers as needed
Update modeling wiki as needed
Meet production deadlines and maintain regular communication with the production team
Carry out duties in a professional and positive manner
You will be a great fit on our team if you have…

4+ years of experience in animation or film industry
Excellent knowledge in Maya, Zbrush and Photoshop
Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, Computer Animation, or other relevant area of study and/or equivalent job experience
Highly motivated, pro-active, with a solid work ethic and positive attitude
Good knowledge of the production process and pipeline
Ability to predict potential problems and troubleshoot as necessary
Able to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
Ability to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner
Practice in attentive and active listening
Encouraging feedback and new initiatives
Ability to make decisions in a timely manner
Ability to accept accountability for own actions
Ability to share information, methodologies and ideas with others
Ability to deliver work on time and meet set performance objectives
Excellent communication and collaborative skills
Specific skills we’d love to see…
Experience in Mudbox is a benefit
Knowledge of various renderers like Vray or Renderman is an asset

Why work at DHX Media?

DHX Media delivers content that inspires, entertains and connects. But we create more than just animation, we build worlds and experiences for kids around the world. At our studios, quality, creativity and fun go hand in hand! Our teams dig into a diverse range of projects – from preschool and comedy to action-adventure – while enjoying awesome benefits, perks, and a whole lot of fun along the way. With some of Canada’s top creative talents, our studios are bursting with energy. So what are you waiting for? Come join us!

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. DHX will accommodate people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required.

Apply here:- http://bit.ly/2FNbvET
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