jobby: Design Supervisor/Character Designer, 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 Design Supervisor / Character Designer to join our Studio.

MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

  • Lead & mentor Design team, helping facilitate the creation & completion of assets in the style of the show.
  • Review the animatics and create design lists with Asset Coordinator/ Director and interpret the reference materials provided
  • Distribute assignments to the team and tracks progress, providing feedback and necessary Revisions
  • Review work done by the team to ensure builds are complete and effective, satisfying rigging needs for animation
  • Work with Director to ensure that the colour style remains consistent throughout the pipeline.
  • Work closely with the Show Runner, Director and the Asset Coordinator on the approval of materials and required revisions
  • Resolves problems or concerns in a productive and positive manner
  • Problem solve and find creative solutions to challenges, knowing when to escalate
  • Produce concept art digitally with required software, in ToonBoom Harmony as required for use by various departments within the animation pipeline.
  • Complete all rough, revised and final designs necessary within assigned deadlines.
  • Communicate progress of work to appropriate production staff.
  • Must demonstrate proficiency in style of show.

Essential Qualifications:

  • 3+ years experience in animation series 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 jobs@portfolio-ent.com and reference: Design Supervisor / 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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