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DHX Studios - BG Layout Assistant Supervisor, 2D

Kristina Slivarichby on Aug 18, 2016
DHX Studios
Vancouver, Canada
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Job Category
Animation : 2D Animation
Job Type
Full Time
Career Level
Pay / Salary
Monthly Salary
Job Description
About Us

DHX Media’s animation studios are recognized worldwide for our diverse original properties and for our work on some of the top brands in children’s entertainment. Our staff can dig into a wide variety of projects, from action to comedy and preschool to tween, and they get to enjoy awesome benefits and company events while they’re at it. With some of Canada’s top artists, writers and producers on our team of 800+, our studios are bursting with creative energy. So what are you waiting for? Come join us!

About the Position

DHX Studios Vancouver is currently looking for a BG Layout Assistant Supervisor to join us on one of our exciting animated series! You’ll be responsible for assisting with the technical and creative success of the production backgrounds on a series. An in-depth understanding of Flash or Photoshop combined with several years of Production Layout experience is required.


  • Help guide and develop a team of artists to create the requested style of production layouts for 2D animation

  • Work with the BG Layout Supervisor to formulate a plan for each episode to achieve deliverables and create efficiencies

  • Work closely with the Production Coordinator to proactively flag and problem-solve any potential issues

  • Assist with the assignment and review of production layouts

  • Ensure revisions are completed as needed to uphold a high level of quality throughout the show

  • Work collaboratively with the team to ensure assigned weekly quotas and expectations are met

  • Work collaboratively with other departments to ensure the production layouts work well for the rest of the animation pipeline

  • Qualifications

  • 2+ years of experience in production layouts

  • Degree/Diploma from a recognized animation school

  • Previous experience in a supervisory position a definite asset

  • Strong drawing skills and an understanding of perspective

  • Comprehension and knowledge of Photoshop and/or Flash

  • Ability to organize and manage time effectively to meet individual and team deadlines

  • Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner

  • Proficiency in working with colour theory

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    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.
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