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jobby: 2D Character Designer, Portfolio Entertainment, Toronto

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 Character Designer to join our Studio and our new and exciting series.


  • Create characters in ToonBoom Harmony as required for use by various departments within the animation pipeline.
  • Collaborate with Design Supervisor and Asset Coordinator to troubleshoot creative and technical issues as they arise
  • Resolve design problems with creative supervisors.
  • Ensure all deadlines are met.
  • Communicate progress of work to appropriate production staff.
  • Ensure all artwork is properly backed up and stored appropriately.
  • Must demonstrate proficiency in style of show.

Essential Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of previous experience on an animation production
  • Strong character design and construction/mechanical skills.
  • Knowledge of drawing software including Photoshop, and Harmony
  • Strong time-management skills.
  • Ability to work flexible hours if and when necessary
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment and take direction
  • Excellent Communication Skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines

To apply:

Please send your resume to and reference: Character Designer 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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