jobby: Lead Character Designer, Industrial Brothers, Toronto

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Lead Character Designer

Start Date: March 2018

Overview

Industrial Brothers is currently looking for an enthusiastic Lead Designer to join the team for Season Two of our 2D Animated Series, DOT.

As a Lead Designer, you would be working closely with the Art Director to create final Character and Prop designs based on Animatics and Storyboards.

Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the Art Director and Design Team to create engaging, performable characters and props according to the style of the show
  • Review the Jr Flash Designer’s work to make sure their set up and style are correct
  • Break down the leicas to create character and prop lists for each episode
  • Create character turnarounds, unique posing, and facial/anatomical expressions
  • Complete on-demand requests from the Animation department to create unique designs based on the action required, i.e Hand gestures, VFX requests
  • Make any changes or revisions as necessary while maintaining deadlines assigned, communicating with the Art Director regarding status of work and any problems that may arise
  • Understand the terminology so that you understand what our Art Director is talking about
  • Communicate with the riggers when they need some tweaks

 

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience as a Designer in animation a must
  • Strong understanding of Flash and Photoshop
  • A required knowledge of Builds for 2D animation
  • A strong understanding of proportion, balance, perspective, and dimension
  • A solid grasp of composition, colour theory, layout and design.
  • Capable of working and adapting within an established style
  • Ability to organize and manage time effectively to meet deadlines
  • A positive attitude and dedication to the success of the project
  • Capable of taking direction and working collaboratively within a team
  • Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner

 

All crew must have at least 2-5 years’ experience working in the animation or film industry. Working in pre-school or children’s TV is a plus. Ontario residency and Canadian Citizenship required.

 

Please send detailed resume & samples of work with the position in the subject line to jobs@industrialbrothers.com

 

No phone calls please. Due to the high volume of applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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