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jobby: Art Director, Nelvana Ltd, Toronto

Nelvana Limited, A CORUS Entertainment Company

Art Director

Contract Position



Nelvana Studio has an exciting opportunity for an Art Director in our Toronto office. Reporting to the Director and Producer, the successful candidate will be responsible for collaborates with the Director to establish the look of the series and ensure episodic consistency. Duties include but not limited to:


  • Working with Director and Creators to translate desired moods, messages, concepts, and ideas into workable original production ready designs
  • Development of overall “Look” of production
  • Providing episodic art direction ensuring colour design and palette continuity for series
  • Reviewing and providing art direction on animated rendered frames
  • Managing and overseeing hardware and software resources required by Design department
  • Supervising paint team and color Stylists


Required skills include:


  • Excellent knowledge of Photoshop and 2D animation software such as Harmony or Solo a plus. Other applications include Flash, Toonboom Studio.
  • Must have solid traditional painting skills and experience
  • Good understanding of lighting concepts
  • Compositing experience considered an asset but not required
  • Good time management skills – ability to work within established schedule and set deadlines
  • Great sense of animation and timing with attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively articulate, present and pitch ideas for new projects
  • High level of interpersonal and communication skills via verbal and/or written techniques
  • Strong leadership abilities


A positive, friendly manner and customer service approach that will enable the successful candidate to deal with challenging situations with honesty and integrity.


Interested applicants are invited to send a Portfolio, Demo Reel and Resume to:


Email address:


*Please include ART DIRECTOR in the subject line on your email.

*No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Corus is committed to providing a fair and equitable work environment and encourages applications from qualified women, men, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities


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