2D Character and Prop Designers, Wildbrain Studios, Vancouver

WildBrain  is looking for experienced 2D Character & Prop Designers to join our Vancouver studio. We’re on a mission to find our next design superstars for an undisclosed Peanuts project! We’re building a talented team of Character and Prop Designers with portfolios that demonstrate versatility, passion and a strong understanding of 2D animation for this extremely high quality and epic new production!

Responsibilities:
– Work closely with the Art Director to understand show concepts and style
– Translate character description and attitude from script to visual design
– Create engaging and performable characters and/or props, from initial rough drawings to final designs
– Submit multiple design variations and revisions based on feedback from the Art Director
– Create model sheets of character turnarounds and facial/anatomical expressions
– Collaborate with other designers and departments to ensure smooth deliveries throughout the production pipeline

Qualifications:
– You have the ability to take direction, be flexible, and work collaboratively within a team environment
– You’re able to professionally and productively discuss, make decisions, and communicate ideas in a wide variety of aesthetic areas
– You are accountable, self-motivated and possess strong time management skills required for a fast-paced environment
– You have excellent attention to detail

Bonus:
– 2+ years’ experience designing characters for an animated production
– Exceptional drawing and design skills, and proficiency in the style of show demonstrated in your portfolio
– Intuitive sense of what makes a character appealing and appropriate for the needs of the show
– Strong understanding of proportion, balance, perspective, dimension and dynamism
– Knowledge of 2D design software (Photoshop/Toon Boom Harmony)
– Thorough understanding of 2D animation and how your designs will be used throughout the production pipeline
– Degree/Diploma from a recognized animation school

Why Wildbrain?
At WildBrain Studios our teams dig into a diverse range of projects – from preschool and comedy to action-adventure, and work with international partners such as Apple, Netflix, LEGO, DreamWorks, BBC, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and more. We produce high quality Flash, Harmony, and Maya animated series. Aside from awesome projects and partners, WildBrain puts our people first, here are just a few of the ways:

– Great benefits that make employees feel truly valued including a customizable extended health and dental plan
– Generous RRSP matching

– Bonus time off

To apply: https://wildbraincareers-wildbrain.icims.com/jobs/2740/character-{f2e86ea6af82e2bb048871abf045622abf0ed27fb513932dc1ee8c05a54cbefd}26-prop-designers{f2e86ea6af82e2bb048871abf045622abf0ed27fb513932dc1ee8c05a54cbefd}2c-2d/job
Thank you!!