AFX Artist, 2D

Job Locations CA-BC-Vancouver
Posted Date 5 days ago(5/22/2020 2:01 PM)
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WildBrain is looking for an AFX Artist to join our Vancouver studio. The AFX Artist will design effects which are production-friendly and efficient, while maintaining a high artistic standard. The successful candidate must have the ability to work cooperatively with different departments within a fast-paced production environment.


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!


  • Collaborate with Directors, Supervisors and IT to design and create the requested style of AFX
  • Communicate with various departments for required assets and input
  • Find a balance between your creative needs and technical resources available
  • Perform artistic tasks and use creative problem solving to produce desired AFX
  • Organize and manage own work and files efficiently
  • Ensure that all production deadlines are met while producing work at a quality level in keeping with production requirements
  • Review workload and communicate any issues to Director and Producer
  • Utilize Flash and AFX capability to complete other production tasks as requested


  • Work alongside and communicate with a talented and diverse production team
  • Manage additional production tasks and responsibilities when required, while maintaining own production targets
  • Have the drive, determination and creative problem-solving skills
  • Have Effective and professional communication skills


  • 2+ years of experience working within a 2D animation production environment
  • Proficiency in Adobe After Effects and Flash is a must
  • Experience in creating particle effects in After Effects using 2.5D cameras, and working with Boris - Particle World, Boris - Particle System 2, Digieffects Damage, and Mocha, is desired
  • Demonstrated experience, comprehension and knowledge of classical animation, character animation, and lip-syncing
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Animation

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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