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DHX animation job logoDHX Studios – BG Layout & Colour Artist, 2D

About Us

DHX Media 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 this Position

DHX Studios – Vancouver is currently seeking BG Layout and BG Colour Artists to work on one of our exciting upcoming television series, as well as our animated Feature! Most artists will specialize, but some will have the opportunity to both design and colour their own layouts. This is an excellent opportunity for passionate artists that enjoy drawing and painting background artwork.



  • Utilize the Key BG designs as reference to draw rough and clean layouts for all assigned sequences
  • Complete all layouts/colour ensuring style and quality of show is met
  • Complete all layouts/colour within assigned deadlines
  • Follow the direction of the Layout Supervisor
  • Ensure all artwork is properly backed up and stored appropriately
  • If applicable, help out in other departments as needed


  • Degree/Diploma from a recognized animation program
  • Strong drawing skills and an understanding of perspective
  • Comprehension and knowledge of painting in Photoshop
  • Knowledge of Flash, Harmony, or Maya an asset
  • Previous work experience on an animated television series (2D) preferred
  • Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner
  • Ability to take direction and apply notes from Supervisors
  • Desire to learn and work as part of a team
  • A sharp wit and a great sense of humor!


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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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