jobby: Location Designer, Guru Studio, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette

guru-job board-animationGuru Studio’s dedicated team is passionate about bringing inspired character driven stories to screens around the world.

Our award winning and internationally renowned Toronto animated entertainment company is looking for a LOCATION DESIGNER for an exciting new 3D animated series. This role reports directly to the Art Director.


  • Work with Director and Art Director to design locations in the style of the show
  • Provide multiple views, maps and exploratory designs of your locations
  • Create both linear and tonal/painted location designs
  • Collaborate with Art Director and design team to develop a consistent 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


  • Excellent drawing and painting skills (perspective, interiors, architecture, landscapes)
  • A solid understanding of light, shadow and color
  • A thorough understanding of location design and a clear understanding of how your designs will be used through the production pipeline
  • Experience working with Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Photoshop is a must
  • Experience on a 3D production and knowledge of modeling locations and 3d layout an asset
  • Excellent creativity and demonstrated ability to generate innovative concepts and ideas
  • Able to design within certain specifications (maintaining pre-determined proportions and keeping within an overall look)
  • Ability to productively discuss, make decisions, and communicate ideas in a wide variety of aesthetic areas
  • Previous show experience a must

To apply:
Please email resumes and links to blogs, portfolios or reels (Vimeo preferred) to: with LOCATION DESIGNER 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!



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