jobby: Lead FX Artist (3D), DHX Studios, Vancouver

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DHX animation job logoDHX Studios – Lead FX Artist, 3D

About Us

DHX Studios is recognized worldwide for our diverse original properties and our work on some of the top brands in children’s entertainment. But we create more than just animation. We build worlds and experiences across all platforms from TV and games to online and mobile. Our staff dig into a wide variety of projects, from action to comedy and preschool to tween, and they get to enjoy awesome benefits and company events while they’re at it. With some of Canada’s top artists, writers and producers on our team, our studios are bursting with creative energy. So what are you waiting for? Come join us!

About the Position

As a Lead FX Artist you oversee the daily activities of the FX team to create high-caliber dynamic and riveting FX for our 3D episodic animated series.



  • Create and deliver FX for the series and each episode within scheduled timelines
  • Ensure that all production deadlines are met while producing work at a quality level in keeping with production requirements
  • Identify obstacles that could potentially affect the timelines and delivery schedules
  • Research and develop efficient techniques to create unique FX, animator FX rigs, and proxy FX rigs for previs
  • Work with FX team to ensure work gets communicated and executed in a timely manner
  • Collaborate with Compositing and Lighting Supervisors to ensure efficiency between departments
  • Construct creative solutions for recurring FX in the production to be implemented in animation
  • Participate in FX meetings and adjust/refine FX as required
  • Anticipate, communicate, and troubleshoot any creative or technical issues with assistance from key stakeholders
  • Oversee the daily activities and capabilities of the FX team
  • Partner with Production Management to guide artists’ overall professional development, providing performance feedback, mentoring, assist with resolving performance issues and maintaining positive morale amongst the crew
  • Foster a healthy and creative work environment
  • Create documentation for animator FX rigs
  • Accurately estimate time and resource needs to ensure project deadlines are met



  • 4+ years of experience in animation or film industry
  • Proficiency in Maya’s particle and fluid systems is a must
  • Proficiency in Nuke is a must.
  • Ability to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
  • Ability to work alone and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure
  • Encouraging of feedback and new initiatives
  • Knowledge in Python  is an asset


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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.


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