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Nerd Corps Entertainment Seeking Layout Artist

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Layout Artist

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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.


  • 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


  • 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.

Please email your resume, portfolio/demo reel link and cover letter explaining why you feel you would be a great fit:
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