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DHX Studios - Key Animation/Posing Artists (Flash), 2D

Kristina Slivarichby on Sep 26, 2016
Vancouver , Canada
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About Us

DHX Studios 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

We are currently reviewing applications from artists interested in joining our team as Layout Artists to join our 2D team! You should be well-rounded, a skilled illustrator, have a strong sense of timing for animation, an eye for appealing, funny, poppy and snappy posing, and (ideally) previous experience on at least one animated television series.


Working under the direction of the Layout Supervisors to create high quality 2D Flash animation sequence by finding the storytelling poses from the board, improving upon them, and putting them on model
Spelling out complex actions in a variety of ways for the next stage in the pipeline (animation) using existing character and prop builds
Drawing in Flash to create designs/poses for animation sequences and layouts
Working within production deadlines to meet assigned weekly quotas and expectations
Working collaboratively in a team environment


Previous experience as an Animator or Layout Artist on a 2D series (Flash or Harmony) preferred
Skilled at creating poses using Flash character builds
Strong sense of acting, staging, posing, timing, and the ability to stay on model
Degree/Diploma from a recognized animation school
Self-motivated with demonstrated initiative
Ability to multi-task and prioritize
Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner

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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