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jobby: BG Supervisor, Guru Studio, Toronto

guruOctober 1, 2013



Guru Studio’s dedicated creative team is passionate about bringing inspired character driven stories to screens around the world.

Join our team of over 50 2D digital artists now in production on a ground breaking design and comedy driven, drama series with an epic storyline!


Collaborate with Art Director and design team to develop a consistent background look for the show

Contribute substantially and decisively to the evolution of the show design

Demonstrate commitment to creative collaboration in a time-sensitive environment

Produce various sketches and rough ideas for background art

Produce and paint background art including locations and environments using Photoshop

Be the ‘common voice’ between multiple location designers, layout supervisor and BG painters. Provide consistent look for the show



Candidate needs to be flexible and able to design backgrounds, props, and occasionally character fun packs

Lead teams

Ability to productively discuss, make decisions, and communicate ideas in a wide variety of aesthetic areas

Strong color sense

Strong sense of light and shadow

Strong composition skills

Strong sense of place and environment 

Well-versed in principles of cinematography

Understanding of perspective and composition 

To Apply:


Posting Date: Sept. 30th 2013
Closing Date: Oct. 14th 2013
Location: 110 Spadina Ave / Downtown Toronto

Please email resumes and links to blogs, portfolios or reels (Vimeo preferred) to: with BG SUPERVISOR in the subject line.

Ontario and/or Canadian Citizenship Required. Guru is an equal opportunity employer


Thank you for your interest in Guru Animation Studio. Hope to hear from you soon.



  1. Patrick Belec Patrick Belec October 7, 2013

    Hi Guru Animation,

    I’m a Location designer that needs new challenge.

    My Cartoon Karma is aiming at your Toronto based animation sanctuary.

    I’m a BG supervisor on animated productions since 1996.

    Check out my soul at,

    have a good day,


    • Rebecca David Rebecca David October 7, 2013

      Hi Patrick,

      Please send you cv/website to Guru directly, as they do not check these postings.


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