Art Director, 2D

Job Locations CA-BC-Vancouver
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3/11/2020 7:29 PM)
Job ID
2020-2803

Overview

WildBrain is looking for an Art Director to join our Vancouver studio.  In this role you will play a key role in maintaining the overall visual direction for our 2D Animation TV show. You will partner with the Series Directors and client(s) on establishing design standards and overseeing specialized shots. You are the quality control of the highest level of designs within the Production team. 

 

WildBrain VANCOUVER is HIRING! The Covid-19 has changed the way we work and slowed us a bit but we are hiring and posting current and future opportunities daily. Please continue to check our job board, apply online and follow us on our social media for ongoing updates.

Responsibilities

  • Provide detailed direction to design team per ongoing feedback/updates of the show style guide; refining as needed
  • Mentor and lead design team
  • Participate in client meetings to understand/review asset requirements
  • Maintain concepts, designs and desired outputs on time and on budget 
  • Provide quality assurance of all creative deliverables 
  • Oversee and review: characters, sets, and props; design support and recommendations throughout the pipeline
  • Collaborate across all production departments for continuity and art direction
  • Provide Art Direction feedback and recommendations in breakdown meetings 
  • Read show scripts and watch animatics to stay current and up to date with show plans 
  • Identify gaps and implement solutions on assigned episodes 
  • Assist production on team staffing levels for current and future planning

Qualifications

  • 1+ years of Art Direction experience in animation or television OR equivalent experience 
  • Required: Adobe Animate (Flash) 
  • You have strong leadership and mentorship skills 
  • You can provide constructive criticism and valuable feedback 
  • You have exceptional communication skills and time management skills 
  • Able to identify strengths and weakness of design team 

Bonus:

  • Knowledge of Shotgun + MS Excel 

 

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 

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