• Character Designer, 2D

    Job Locations CA-BC-Vancouver
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(4/9/2019 6:42 PM)
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  • Overview

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


    DHX Media – Vancouver is looking for an experienced Character Designer to join our team! 


    The role:


    If you’ve always wanted to see your designs come to life in an awesome cartoon, being a Character Designer is what it’s all about! For this position, we’re looking for a portfolio that shows a variety of styles with a strong understanding of human form and examples of mouthcharts, handcharts and turnarounds.


    You will get to:

    • Collaborate with our Art Director and other Designers to create engaging, performable characters according to the style of the production
    • Translate character description and attitude from script to visual design
    • Submit multiple design variations and revisions based on feedback from Directors
    • Create model sheets of character turnarounds and facial/anatomical expressions


    You will be a great fit on our team if…

    • You have the ability to take direction and work collaboratively within a team environment
    • You communicate professionally and positively
    • You are well organized with good time management skills

    Specific skills we’d love to see… 

    • 2+ years’ experience designing characters in a production environment
    • Strong drawing ability and a solid sense of design for 2D animation
    • Strong understanding of proportion, balance, perspective, dimension and dynamism
    • Knowledge and experience in Harmony and/or Flash is a definite asset
    • Experience in 3D Design is an asset
    • Degree/Diploma from a recognized animation school desired

    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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