• Design Generalist, 2D

    Job Locations CA-BC-Vancouver
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(8/1/2019 2:11 PM)
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  • Overview


    Do you dream of crafting fantastic worlds and lovable characters? Do you want to make awesome cartoons with incredibly talented teams in a state-of-the-art studio?


    DHX Media – Vancouver is looking for a Design Generalist to join our team! 

    The role:


    The Design Generalist role is perfect for a person who loves to mix it up and try new challenges! We’re searching for talented artists who are experienced in multiple aspects of design, including Props, Characters and BGs, Rotations, Colour and/or Cleanup. We're looking for portfolios that demonstrate variety, passion and a strong understanding of the different areas of design for one of our 2D animated series! 


    You will get to:

    • Work with the Art Director and other Designers to create engaging, performable characters and props according to the style of the production
    • Translate character descriptions and attitudes 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 and create clean line work
    • Implement colour schemes for the Character/Prop and/or BG Designs, utilizing a strong sense of how colours complement one another for the requested costumes, mood, setting, time of day, etc.
    • Complete other design-related tasks and responsibilities as required for completion of the project


    You will be a great fit on our team if… 

    • You produce designs that show a strong understanding of proportion, balance, perspective, staging and dynamism
    • You are able to take direction and work collaboratively within a team
    • You have the ability to communicate professionally and positively
    • You have excellent attention to detail
    • You are well-organized with good time management skills

     Specific skills we’d love to see… 

    • Strong drawing ability and a solid sense of design for 2D animation
    • Excellent attention to detail with the ability to adapt to multiple production styles
    • Experience in character rotations or character/prop colour on a series preferred
    • Previous experience in character and/or prop design on a series is a definite asset
    • Proficiency in Flash and Photoshop
    • Degree/Diploma from a recognized animation school desired
    • Experience in 3D Design is 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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