• Art Director

    Job Locations CA-BC-Vancouver
    Posted Date 1 month ago(7/17/2018 6:53 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1365
    # of Openings
    1
  • Overview

    Want to make awesome cartoons with amazingly talented teams in a cool new studio?

     

    DHX Media – Vancouver is looking for an experienced Art Director to join our team! 

     

    The role:

     

    Are you a born leader with a keen eye for design? Were you destined to be a creative superstar and guide a team of talented artists to victory? As the Art Director, you’ll manage the overall visual direction of the production, and be the go-to advisor for all things design on this exciting new project!

     

    Responsibilities

    You will get to:

    • Review all designs (character, prop, location & colour) and ensuring they support the overall creative vision and style of the production
    • Confirm all designs are suitable for the production in aesthetic, functionality and form
    • Lead and mentor a team of 8-10 Designers; providing guidance, feedback, information and ideas
    • Maintain open communication and collaboration throughout all departments of the Production team
    • Maintain the production schedule and ensuring the Design team meets all required deadlines and milestones
    • Communicate proactively with the Producer, Directors and other departments to resolve potential issues as a team
    • Oversee Design Rounds twice a week as well as regular one-on-one meetings to maintain open dialogue and feedback with each Designer
    • Accept support from management; Directors and Producer, when needed
    • Work on other tasks and responsibilities as required

    Qualifications

    You will be a great fit on our team if…

    • You have strong leadership and mentorship skills
    • You can provide constructive criticism and valuable feedback
    • You are able to adapt to multiple styles, and quickly grasp the design style of the production
    • You have exceptional communication skills and time management skills
    • You can receive constructive feedback objectively

    Specific skills we’d love to see…  

    • 2-3 years of experience as a 2D or 3D Art Director
    • Solid understanding and proficiency in 2D or 3D art and animation including character, prop, location and colour
    • Strong proficiency in Toon Boom Harmony required
    • Experience in Adobe Photoshop
    • Experience and understanding of brand/product marketing is an asset
    • Experience with other 2D or 3D software (Adobe Animate, TV Paint, etc.) an asset 

    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.

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