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 on this show, 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.

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

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

  • 3+ years of experience in production design for 2D or 3D animation
  • Strong drawing and colour fundamentals
  • The ability to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
  • Multitasking, prioritizing and time management skills
  • The ability to take direction, collaborate, and be a team player
  • The ability to work alone and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure
  • A keen eye and understanding of perspective and other key design elements
  • Must be open to direction and able to embrace change
  • Encourages feedback and new initiatives
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • You enjoy working in a team atmosphere and have a proactive approach to work

Specific skills we’d love to see…

  • Experience in designing backgrounds and environments on a 2D or 3D series
  • 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.

To apply: https://dhxcareers-dhxmedia.icims.com/jobs/1852/senior-designer/job

About DHX Media

At DHX Studios, we put creativity first! Built and based in Canada with studios coast to coast, DHX Studios is a global leader in the creation of kids and family entertainment.