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Rainmaker Recruiting Art Director

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Art Director

Category: Art Director
Company: Rainmaker
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description
Rainmaker keeps crewing up! We are looking for an Art Director to work on our upcoming CG animated direct-to-DVD girls’ project! As an Art Director you will oversees the visual development of a project starting with the conceptualization phase generating the initial designs for character, locations and props, onto building assets, shot creation and composition through final output and color correction. This will be approximately a year contract and working remotely is also an option! If you’re interested and have 5 years of experience working in a professional capacity within the animation industry…then you should apply!


Ability to create a visual style based on the Producer and Director’s vision for the project.
Works closely with (the Production Designer and) designers to create the art direction for the project.
Able to generate a color palate which will guide the project’s lighting, mood and atmosphere.
Collaborates with (Production Designer,) Visual Effects Supervisor and CG Supervisor to establish the quality and complexity standards for the project.
Collaborates with Department Supervisors to ensure all artwork consistently meets the project’s creative parameters and complexity level while adhering to its schedule and budget.
The Art Director is responsible for the project’s stylistic, color, texture and lighting consistency.
He/she plays a key part in maintaining the final look of the project as it undergoes post-production.
Interprets, implements, and facilitates notes and feedback from Production Executives, Director, and Producer in a timely and qualitatively acceptable way.
Partners with production team to prioritize completion of artwork pending production requirements.
Adheres to digital file management protocols.
Support and integrate the values of Rainmaker that being a commitment to innovation, creativity, professionalism and inspiration.
Interact respectfully and professionally with colleagues, staff members and clients.
Additional duties as requested.



Degree and/or diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience is required.

DVD Production

4-6+ years of experience working in a professional environment within their discipline.
Feature Film

6-10 years of experience working in a professional capacity within the animation industry.
Worked on at least 2-3 high-end, feature quality productions.


Highly imaginative, thinks out of the box.
Expertise in design, color and application.
Equally as versatile using a pencil as Photoshop and other similar software.
Ability to envision how 2D artwork can be effectively and efficiently translated into CG models.
Expertise in creating conceptual artwork in a wide spectrum of styles ranging from cartoony to realistic.
Extensive knowledge of modeling and animation.
Extremely knowledgeable about the production process from start to finish.
Proven abilities to guide the visual style of the project from the conceptual stage through production and post production.
Pipeline expertise a plus.
Outstanding problem solving skills and ability to work collaboratively.
Outstanding organizational and time management skills.
Ability to multi task and delegate.
Adaptable to change, he/she can alter course of action quickly per production needs.
Highly motivated, pro-active, solution-minded, solid work ethic and positive attitude.
Excellent leadership skills inspiring the team to work as a cohesive unit and eager to put forth their best.
Ability to collaborate and facilitate feedback requested by executives.
Ability to liaison with production staff and artists and clearly communicate production process, plans and concepts and set clear expectations.
Efficient and detail oriented.
Ability to deliver work on time and meet set performance objectives.

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