jobby: 2D Layout Artist, Portfolio Entertainment, Toronto

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PORTFOLIO ENTERTAINMENT is a creative-driven, fast-paced children’s and family media company committed to embracing change and finding new approaches to storytelling. Our in-house animation studio is innovative and teeming with talent and our international distribution division takes our content worldwide.

We are currently looking for a 2D Layout Artist to join our Studio and our new and exciting series.

MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

  • Be primarily responsible for translating panels from storyboards to layouts that will serve as the production backgrounds 
  • Be responsible for both layout and final camera framing and movement on the production, as well as maintaining continuity across sequences 
  • Collaborate with the production’s Director and/or Art Director, and the Layout Supervisor upon style, processes, schedule and deliveries
  • Clearly understand the creative requirements of a sequence
  • Be responsible for producing rough and clean designs
  • Maintain tracking systems  
  • Work closely with Layout Supervisor to ensure all targets are met and identify any issues that may impact the schedule
  • Be responsible for keeping up with you own quota in order to meet deadlines

Essential Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience in Harmony Builds
  • Experience with drawing in Adobe Photoshop on Cintiq
  • A strong desire to mentor a team of artists,
  • Previous experience in a supervisor position is an asset
  • Technically inclined, solution-oriented with strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong, expressive drawing skills
  • Ability to organize and manage time effectively to meet individual and team deadlines
  • Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner

To apply:Please send your resume to jobs@portfolio-ent.com and reference: Layout Artist in the subject of your submission.  Only selected, qualified applicants will be contacted for personal interview. Must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident to apply.

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