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DHX Media - Art Director, 2D

Kristina Slivarichby on Aug 17, 2018
Vancouver, Canada
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Job Category
Animation : 2D Animation
Job Type
Full Time
Career Level
Pay / Salary
Monthly Salary
Job Description
Want to make awesome cartoons with amazingly talented teams in a cool new studio?

DHX Media – Vancouver is looking for an experienced Art Director to join our team!  

The role:

This is one small step for man, one giant leap for this little beagle!

DHX is looking for an Art Director to pilot the design team for this iconic series, and help this exciting new show take off into the stratosphere! With a big personality and even bigger imagination, no adventure is too extraordinary for this classic cartoon dog, and for the captain of this fearless design team.

Ready for some good ol’ fun? Apply now!

You will get to work on…

  • Reviewing all designs (character, prop, location & colour) and ensuring they support the overall creative vision and style of the production
  • Confirming all designs are suitable for the production in aesthetic, functionality and form
  • Leading and mentoring a team of 8-10 Designers; providing guidance, feedback, information and ideas
  • Maintaining open communication and collaboration throughout all departments of the Production team
  • Maintaining the production schedule and ensuring the Design team meets all required deadlines and milestones
  • Communicating proactively with the Producer, Directors and other departments to resolve potential issues as a team
  • Overseeing Design Rounds twice a week as well as regular one-on-one meetings to maintain open dialogue and feedback with each Designer
  • Accepting support from management; Directors and Producer, when needed
  • Other tasks and responsibilities as required

You will be a great fit on our team if…

  • You have strong leadership and mentorship skills
  • You can provide constructive criticism and valuable feedback
  • You are able to adapt to multiple styles, and quickly grasp the design style of the production
  • You have exceptional communication skills and time management skills
  • You can receive constructive feedback objectively
  • Specific skills we’d love to see…
  • 2-3 years of experience as a 2D Art Director
  • Solid understanding and proficiency in 2D art and animation including character, prop and environment
  • Strong proficiency in Toon Boom Harmony
  • Experience in Adobe Photoshop
  • Experience and understanding of brand/product marketing is an asset
  • Experience with other 2D software (Adobe Animate, TV Paint, etc.) 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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