• Background Designer, 2D

    Job Locations CA-BC-Vancouver
    Posted Date 9 hours ago(9/14/2019 6:43 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 an experienced 2D Background Designer to join our team! 


    The role:


    If you have a background in backgrounds, love dreaming up new environments, and have a solid understanding of perspective and space, then we have just what you’re looking for! As a BG Designer, you will work closely with the Art Director and other designers on the team to help establish a fun and cohesive environment for this awesome 2D property. 


    You will get to: 

    • Work closely with the Art Director to understand show concepts and style
    • Create locations and environments using Photoshop
    • Produce designs that show a strong understanding of perspective, proportion, composition and staging
    • Review storyboards to ensure continuity of background designs and to maintain consistency with the style and quality of the show
    • Ensure key location designs are suitable in function and form to facilitate the staging, pathways and action required by the script
    • Other design-related tasks and responsibilities as required


    You will be a great fit on our team if… 

    • You have excellent attention to detail
    • You have the ability to take direction and work collaboratively within a team
    • You are adaptable, accountable and self-motivated with excellent time management skills 
    • You are able to productively discuss, make decisions, and communicate ideas in a wide variety of aesthetic areas

    Specific skills we’d love to see…  

    • Demonstrated ability and experience designing environments for 2D Animation 
    • Proficiency in 2D Design Software such as Photoshop and Toon Boon Harmony
    • Comprehension and knowledge of the 2D animation design pipeline
    • Strong understanding of perspective and composition demonstrated in your portfolio
    • Degree/Diploma at a recognized animation school and/or equivalent experience

     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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