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Nerd Corps Entertainment Recruiting Lead Designer, XSI Modellers & Layout Artist

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Lead Designer

About us

Nerd Corps Entertainment, established in 2002, is one of North America’s largest privately owned animation studios, boasting a diverse portfolio of award-winning original properties such as Slugterra, League of Super Evil, Storm Hawks and Rated A for Awesome. With six shows in production, there is always a genre or character to keep you interested and challenged. But we’re more than just an animation studio. Our 400 creatives build stories, worlds, and experiences for kids that cut across platforms from television to online, games, toys, mobile—wherever kids are spending time. We handle all stages of our process in-house, from the IP creation and development to post-production, finance, sales and distribution, licensing and consumer products, and interactive development, making us a rarity in the industry. Our studio near Vancouver’s trendy Commercial Drive is a vibrant mixture of rookies and veterans, where those fresh out of college can continue learning from mid-career and senior artists, and where every level of experience can make the most of their talent on some of the best kids shows and games in the world.
Leo, Gemini, Emmy…been there, won that.
Come work for an award-winning studio and make cartoons, not war.

Department: Design
Location: Vancouver

About the position

We’re looking for a wildly imaginative character designer for Nerd Corps Entertainment’s latest original comedy series. It’s set in a crazy insane world with dimensions and boundaries that no artist has ever dared to explore! Driven by super bold and hilarious characters, the stories go to ridiculous places that you only wish you could be a part of. Well, you can! You could be the one designing this whole hot, delicious mess.
If you can draw awesome, hilarious characters, embrace your wildest, wackiest dreams and tell us why your crazy talents and experience are the best for our crazy show. Pitch us already!

Responsibilities

Create original thumbnails, concepts, maps and designs for human characters, facial expressions, creatures, vehicles and all the machines that appear in the show (including turnarounds and other detailed notes)
Meet with the design supervisor and supervising director to discuss the character requirements for the show
Finalize the line art with tone indication to assist with the coloring
Complete work assigned within the scheduled timeframe
Keep designs manageable and in line with the modeling days allotted for each
Work directly with the modellers to develop the environments and sets, offering advice throughout the process and revising designs on the fly when necessary
Accept feedback on designs and execute on changes quickly
Participate in production-related meetings offering thoughts and ideas
Stay up to date with shows by watching animatics
Maintain the show style and keep designs working within the story specifications
Communicate effective and production-friendly solutions when the requests of the client or other department heads 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
File management – keep files efficiently organized
Carry out all duties in a professional and positive manner

Qualifications

5+ years in CG animation design
BA/BFA degree in fine arts or commercial arts field an asset
Must have strong design experience for 3D animation and be able to design a wide variety of human characters, facial expressions, creatures, robots, machines and vehicles
Must possess excellent communication, interpersonal, and multi-tasking skills
Must possess strong self-management and scheduling skills
Experience interfacing with other designers, modellers, animators and directors
Ability to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
Strong problem solving skills

THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the Nerd Corps 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:-  http://hire.jobvite.com/CompanyJobs/Careers.aspx?nl=1&k=Job&j=oH22Yfwt&s=Creative_Planet_Network
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XSI Modellers (Vancouver)

About us

Nerd Corps Entertainment, established in 2002, is one of North America’s largest privately owned animation studios, boasting a diverse portfolio of award-winning original properties such as Slugterra, League of Super Evil, Storm Hawks and Rated A for Awesome. With six shows in production, there is always a genre or character to keep you interested and challenged. But we’re more than just an animation studio. Our 400 creatives build stories, worlds, and experiences for kids that cut across platforms from television to online, games, toys, mobile—wherever kids are spending time. We handle all stages of our process in-house, from the IP creation and development to post-production, finance, sales and distribution, licensing and consumer products, and interactive development, making us a rarity in the industry. Our studio near Vancouver’s trendy Commercial Drive is a vibrant mixture of rookies and veterans, where those fresh out of college can continue learning from mid-career and senior artists, and where every level of experience can make the most of their talent on some of the best kids shows and games in the world.
Leo, Gemini, Emmy…been there, won that.
Come work for an award-winning studio and make cartoons, not war.

Department: Modelling
Location: Vancouver

About the position

As a modeller you have exceptional skills and experience in modeling, UV mapping, texturing and weighting in XSI. You create characters, props and set models that accurately represent the artistic goals and story concepts of the production. You excel at creating complex and organic models while at the same time meeting production deadlines. You take direction well, require minimum supervision and are a good communicator.

Responsibilities

Create and texture geometry consistent with production designs of characters, sets, props and vehicles
Apply basic rigs and weight models
Can models for production use
Render images of the models you create for approval and circulation
Complete all work assigned within the scheduled timeframe and in an efficient manner
Collaborate with animation team to ensure models are structured to achieve intended performance requirements
Interpret and implement notes and feedback from directors and supervisors in a timely and qualitatively acceptable way
Remain current in modelling and production techniques
Stay up-to-date on production related software
Carry out duties in a professional and positive manner

Qualifications

3+ years of experience in television, or relevant industry experience
Degree/diploma in fine arts or 3D modelling
Proficiency in modelling, texturing and weighting in XSI
Understanding and experience in the creation and use of geometry assets in a production setting
Understanding of facial shape animation
Working knowledge of Photoshop or other high-end 2D painting programs
Working knowledge of the Windows operating system
Good understanding of the animation process
Work well in a team environment
Thries in a high-pressure, deadline-oriented environment
Able to follow direction
Able to take criticism professionally
Has a good sense of aesthetics

THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the Nerd Corps 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:- http://hire.jobvite.com/CompanyJobs/Careers.aspx?nl=1&k=Job&j=o0JYYfwp&s=Creative_Planet_Network
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Layout Artist (Vancouver)

About us

Nerd Corps Entertainment, established in 2002, is one of North America’s largest privately owned animation studios, boasting a diverse portfolio of award-winning original properties such as Slugterra, League of Super Evil, Storm Hawks and Rated A for Awesome. With six shows in production, there is always a genre or character to keep you interested and challenged. But we’re more than just an animation studio. Our 400 creatives build stories, worlds, and experiences for kids that cut across platforms from television to online, games, toys, mobile—wherever kids are spending time. We handle all stages of our process in-house, from the IP creation and development to post-production, finance, sales and distribution, licensing and consumer products, and interactive development, making us a rarity in the industry. Our studio near Vancouver’s trendy Commercial Drive is a vibrant mixture of rookies and veterans, where those fresh out of college can continue learning from mid-career and senior artists, and where every level of experience can make the most of their talent on some of the best kids shows and games in the world.
Leo, Gemini, Emmy…been there, won that.
Come work for an award-winning studio and make cartoons, not war.

Department: Design
Location: Vancouver

About the position

As the layout artist you create original camera set-up and stage every scene through 2D drawing while meeting production deadlines. You are integral to the design team and enthusiastic about developing your skills.

Responsibilities

Create original camera set-up and stage every scene through drawing
Study the script to determine appropriate staging for each show
Meet with the environment designer and supervising director to discuss staging requirements
Meet with the storyboard directors to finalize drawings
Finalize and clean up certain drawings for matte painting use
Complete work assigned within the scheduled timeframe
Work directly with environment designer and storyboard directors to develop the layout and revise layouts on the fly as required
Demonstrate strong visual interpretation skills and generate innovative and creative ideas that are production-friendly
Accept feedback on designs and execute changes quickly
Participate in production-related meetings, offering thoughts and ideas
Stay up to date with shows by watching animatics
Maintain the show style with environments and keep designs working within the story specifications
Communicate effective and production-friendly solutions when the requests of the client or other department heads are not possible within production timelines
Keep work orders current and accurate in the Design and Modeling Approval System (DMAS) and notify production of any tasks that may be missing or improperly specified
Keep the design coordinator in the loop on all activities and any issues that may arise
Keep files efficiently organized
Carry out all duties in a professional and positive manner

Qualifications

2+ years in design
BA/BFA Degree in Fine Arts or Commercial Arts field an asset, but not required
Must have strong live action or animation visual storytelling ability
Must have strong skill in composition and editing
Must have strong skill in camera operation, field size and camera movement
Must have strong ability to break down a script into scene staging through drawing
Must have strong 2D design experience and be able to design a wide variety of landscapes, including architectural, organic/vegetation, and geological formations
Must have strong illustration, design and/or layout samples
Experience in multimedia content, film and television work
3D design and modeling experience an asset
Must possess excellent communication, interpersonal, and multi-tasking skills, and be able to communicate creative and technical ideas
Must be able to manage own schedule
Have experience interfacing with other designers and directors
Strong problem solving skills
Thrive in a high-pressure, deadline-oriented environment
Enjoy working with a team and have a proactive approach to work

THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the Nerd Corps 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:- http://hire.jobvite.com/CompanyJobs/Careers.aspx?nl=1&k=Job&j=oYJYYfwn&s=Creative_Planet_Network
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