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Nerd Corps Seeking a Lead Environment Designer

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About Us

Nerd Corps Entertainment, established in 2002, is a DHX Media company, 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

Nerd Corps is looking for a talented lead environment designer to join our team! This is a fun and creative opportunity to design beautiful sets and environments for many different universes while mentoring other designers around you.


Execute key designs and higher level of rendering
Collaborate creatively with the design and modelling departments
Train, mentor and motivate new designers who are placed 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
Bring loose conceptual designs to a highly rendered finished product
Endure design viability is appropriate to the modelling and animation budget
Identify and communicate any issues, concerns or inefficiencies 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
Actively participate in production-related meetings by offering thoughts and ideas
Assist with and complete production-related assignments
Keep current on design techniques and technology
Ensure the lead art director’s instructions are carried through
Recommend any team training needs to art director
Carry out duties in a professional and positive manner
Be a positive and creative force on the 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
Crew Management
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
Set goals for others that can be achieved using available resources and use previous measurable performance to establish goals within projected timeframe
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


5 + years of experience in production design for animation
Design education is an asset, but not required
Strong drawing and colour fundamentals
Strong artistic background and a sharp eye for detail with emphasis on composition, perspective, lighting and color.
An interest in and understanding of architectural design is a definite asset
3D design and modelling experience is a definite asset
Able to take direction, collaborate, and be a team player
Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner
Able to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
Able to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
Able to work alone and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure
Encourage feedback and new initiatives
Able to adapt to multiple show styles
Must be open to direction and able to embrace change

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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.
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