jobby: Character Designer, DHX Media, Vancouver

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Want to make awesome cartoons with amazingly talented teams in a cool new studio?

DHX Media – Vancouver is looking for an experienced Character Designer to join our team!

If you’ve always wanted to see your designs come to life in an awesome cartoon, being a Character Designer is what it’s all about! For this position, we’re looking for a portfolio that shows a variety of styles with a strong understanding of human/creature form and examples of mouthcharts, handcharts and turnarounds.



  • Working with our Art Director and other Designers to create engaging, performable characters according to the style of the production
  • Translating character description and attitude from script to visual design
  • Submitting multiple design variations and revisions based on feedback from Directors
  • Creating model sheets of character turnarounds and facial/anatomical expressions



  • 2+ years’ experience designing characters in a production environment
  • Degree/Diploma from a recognized animation school desired
  • Strong drawing ability and a solid sense of design for 2D animation
  • A strong understanding of proportion, balance, perspective, dimension and dynamism
  • Ability to take direction and work collaboratively within a team environment
  • Ability to communicate professionally and positively
  • Well organized with good time management skills
  • Knowledge and experience in Flash is a definite asset
  • Experience in 3D Design is an asset



  • Love animals, especially dogs! (We are a dog-friendly studio, after all!)



DHX Media delivers content that inspires, entertains and connects. But we create more than just animation, we build worlds and experiences for kids around the world. At our studios, quality, creativity and fun go hand in hand! Our teams dig into a diverse range of projects – from preschool and comedy to action-adventure – while enjoying awesome benefits, perks, and a whole lot of fun along the way. With some of Canada’s top creative talents, our studios are bursting with energy. So what are you waiting for? Come join us!




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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