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jobby: Layout and Location Designer, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

mercury logoAugust 1, 2013

Job Description: We are currently seeking a highly creative Layout & Location Designer to join our team working on a challenging, fast-paced production. This individual must be extremely motivated, possess exceptional artistic skills, have an impeccable eye for layout, and great attention to detail. The Layout & Location Designer will work under the guidance of the Art Director. The ideal candidate will always take great pride in displaying a consistent level of quality and deliver top-tier designs for one of Canada’s premier studios.


Type:                    Temporary full time with the potential for permanent full time
Salary:                  Commensurate with experience. Medical/dental benefits and RRSP plan available.
Start Date:           August 2013


  • Draft, design, and lay out realistically styled sequences
  • Finalize and clean up designs using Photoshop
  • Execute changes on designs based on feedback of Art Director
  • Demonstrate strong visual interpretation skills
  • Keep team informed of potential creative problems
  • Ensure that production deadlines are met while maintaining the highest standard of quality


  • Excellent understanding of perspective and composition
  • Ability to communicate well in a fast-paced and creative environment
  • Ability to take direction and constructive criticism from supervisors then work effectively on an independent basis
  • Must possess excellent time management skills with the utmost respect for deadlines
  • Highly proficient in Photoshop
  • Previous work experience and exposure to animated productions is a definite asset

Please email with a link to your online portfolio as well as your resume for review and consideration. Please use reference code LLD-0713 in the subject line of your email.

All applicants must be willing to relocate to Ottawa.


  1. Birgitta (Erja) Pollanen Birgitta (Erja) Pollanen August 6, 2013

    I am an experienced layout artist, BG designer and digital BG painter in Feature and TV animation. A resume, production glossary and full portfolio are available.

    Thank you and Best Wishes,
    Birgitta Pollanen

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