jobby: Background Production Artist, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

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Job Description

Ottawa, Canada – We are currently seeking two (2) freelance/contract Background Production Artists for an exciting high profile production with worldwide exposure. This exceptionally talented individual will deliver stunning background art from initial layout to full colour designs for immersive children’s entertainment properties – maintaining the style and quality of the show throughout the production process.

  • Type: Freelance/Contract
  • Salary: Per piece
  • Start Date: Immediately
  • Positions: 2
  • All applicants must be a Canadian citizen (candidates residing outside of Canada will not be considered at this time)

Job Requirements:

  • Strong artistic background with solid understanding of colour theory, lighting and perspective.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and collaborate effectively with supervisors.
  • Works efficiently under tight project deadlines.
  • Has an uncompromising attention to detail.
  • Experience working with Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Photoshop is preferred.
  • BA in fine arts or equivalent work experience is ideal.

If you are highly creative and motivated, this is a great opportunity for you to work with a group of elite artists that work on the highest profile productions with global visibility. If you are an exceptional artist and share a passion for creating beautiful design, we invite you to introduce yourself. Pay is based on experience level and skill-set. Please showcase your excellence by submitting your best portfolio along with your resume for full consideration.

Company Info: – Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada with European production facilities in Ireland, Mercury Filmworks® is recognized internationally as a leader in the animation industry for its benchmarks in quality, reliability, and innovation. Its production teams have helped bring to life many of the most memorable, modern animated television and film properties including Mickey Mouse, Wander Over Yonder, Team Hot Wheels, Jake & the Never Land Pirates, Fish Hooks, Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil, Jimmy Two Shoes, Toot & Puddle and Gerald McBoing Boing; along with several feature films such as Curious George, The PowerPuff Girls Movie, and Looney Tunes: Back In Action. The company is proudly associated with global entertainment partners such as American Greetings, Cartoon Network, Disney, DreamWorks, Entertainment One, Mattel, Nickelodeon, Spin Master, Silvergate Media, Technicolor, and Warner Bros. The Mercury Filmworks® group of companies includes Mercury Active; a boutique digital entertainment studio focused on mobile gaming and digital products, and Mercury Inpress; a publishing and licensing company offering innovative and engaging multi-platform products to families through mass retail partners such as Walmart, Costco, Toys”R”Us, and Target.

How to Apply: Please send your resume and link to your portfolio to: jobs@mercuryfilmworks.com and reference: PROD-1121 in the subject line of your submission.

Please note that due to the volume of resumes received only the most qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews.