WildBrain Studios is looking for experienced 2D Character & Prop Designers to join our team!
You may have known us as DHX Media – we’ve recently changed our name to reflect our renewed commitment to pushing the creative and focusing on the artist experience. At WildBrain we create epic entertainment experiences for kids and family through industry leading animation. Join us and see what other great things are happening at WildBrain!
We’re on a mission to find our next design superstars for an undisclosed Peanuts project! We’re building a talented team of Character and Prop Designers with portfolios that demonstrate versatility, passion and a strong understanding of 2D animation for this extremely high quality and epic new production!
You will get to:
Work closely with the Art Director to understand show concepts and style
Translate character description and attitude from script to visual design
Create engaging and performable characters and/or props, from initial rough drawings to final designs
Submit multiple design variations and revisions based on feedback from the Art Director
Create model sheets of character turnarounds and facial/anatomical expressions
Collaborate with other designers and departments to ensure smooth deliveries throughout the production pipeline
You will be a great fit on our team if…
You have the ability to take direction, be flexible, and work collaboratively within a team environment
You’re able to professionally and productively discuss, make decisions, and communicate ideas in a wide variety of aesthetic areas
You are accountable, self-motivated and possess strong time management skills required for a fast-paced environment
You have excellent attention to detail
Specific skills we’d love to see…
2+ years’ experience designing characters for an animated production
Exceptional drawing and design skills, and proficiency in the style of show demonstrated in your portfolio
Intuitive sense of what makes a character appealing and appropriate for the needs of the show
Strong understanding of proportion, balance, perspective, dimension and dynamism
Knowledge of 2D design software (Photoshop/Toon Boom Harmony)
Thorough understanding of 2D animation and how your designs will be used throughout the production pipeline
Degree/Diploma from a recognized animation school
Why work at WildBrain Studios?
At WildBrain Studios, we have awesome benefits/perks and facilities to keep you engaged, committed, and creative. We pride ourselves on our work/life balance, offer events and opportunities for socializing, exercising, and spaces to relax and recharge. Our Vancouver studio is a 75,000-square-foot space where imagination can run wild. Did we mention our studio is also dog-friendly?
For us, quality, creativity and fun go hand in hand! Our teams dig into a diverse range of projects – from preschool and comedy to action-adventure, and work with international partners such as Apple, Netflix, LEGO, DreamWorks, BBC, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and more. We produce high quality Flash, Harmony, and Maya animated series, including Snoopy in Space, Carmen Sandiego, Go, dog. Go!, LEGO Ninjago, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Blaze and the Monster Machines, The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show, Fireman Sam, The Deep and more.
WildBrain is dedicated to creating entertainment content that inspires, entertains and connects kids and families around the world. With some of Canada’s top creative talents, our studio is bursting with energy. If you’re looking for a fun and challenging job and to work alongside some of the industry’s best, a career at WildBrain is right for you!
THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the WildBrain 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. WildBrain 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://wildbraincareers-wildbrain.icims.com/jobs/2740/character-%26-prop-designers%2c-2d/job
At WildBrain Studios, we put creativity first! Built and based in Canada with studios coast to coast, WildBrain Studios is a global leader in the creation of kids and family entertainment.