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DHX Studios - Design Generalist, 2D

Kristina Slivarichby on Sep 2, 2016
DHX Media
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 is recognized worldwide for our diverse original properties and our work on some of the top brands in children’s entertainment. But we create more than just animation. We build worlds and experiences across all platforms from TV and games to online and mobile. Our staff 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, our studios are bursting with creative energy. So what are you waiting for? Come join us!

About the Position

DHX Studios Vancouver is hiring an experienced Design Generalist for a 2D animated series! This position will involve Character/Prop Design and Colour. We're looking for portfolios demonstrating a strong understanding of human/creature form in a variety of styles.


  • Work with the Art Director and other Designers to create engaging, performable characters and props 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

  • Qualifications

  • Experience designing characters and/or props on a series

  • Strong drawing ability and a solid sense of design for 2D animation

  • Degree/Diploma from a recognized animation school desired

  • Ability to work digitally (Photoshop, Flash, Toon Boom, etc.)

  • A strong understanding of proportion, balance, perspective, dimension and dynamism

  • Ability to take direction and work collaboratively within a team

  • Ability to communicate professionally and positively

  • Well organized with good time management skills

  • Please APPLY at:

    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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