BG Builds Supervisor, 2D

Job Locations CA-BC-Vancouver
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/15/2020 1:42 PM)
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WildBrain is looking for a BG Builds Supervisor to join our Vancouver studio.  Working with the team on one of our popular animated series, the BG Builds Supervisor will be responsible for ensuring the technical and creative success of production backgrounds for the show. An in-depth understanding of Flash or Photoshop combined with several years of BG builds experience is required. 


We are currently working virtually because of the Covid-19 pandemic. During this time our hiring teams are ready to support interviews via video conferencing, and we are enabling artists to work from home until the studio can reopen. We’d love to hear from you! #stayhomestaysafe!


  • Guiding and developing a team of artists to create the requested style of production layouts for 2D animation
  • Formulating a plan for each episode to achieve deliverables, creating efficiencies, and working closely with the Production Coordinator to proactively flag and problem-solve any potential issues
  • Assigning and reviewing production layouts, ensuring revisions are completed as needed to uphold a high level of quality throughout the show
  • Managing a team to ensure they are meeting assigned weekly quotas and expectations
  • Ensuring production layouts work well for the rest of the animation pipeline
  • Collaborating with other departments in a team environment


  • You organize and manage time effectively to meet individual and team deadlines
  • You can communicate in a professional and positive manner
  • You have previous experience in a supervisory position 



  • 3+ years of experience in production layouts
  • Strong drawing skills and an understanding of perspective
  • Comfortable working with colour theory
  • Comprehension and knowledge of Photoshop or Flash
  • 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


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