BG Layout & Colour Lead Artist, 2D

Job Locations CA-BC-Vancouver
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(9/25/2020 8:03 PM)
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WildBrain is looking for a BG Layout & Colour Lead Artist to join our Vancouver studio!  In this role, you will work closely with our BG Layout Supervisor to help ensure the creative and technical success of production backgrounds. We're looking for someone with an in-depth understanding of Photoshop combined with previous experience guiding a team.


This role is set to begin in Fall 2020.


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!


  • Assisting the BG Layout Supervisor and team of in-house artists to create the requested style of production layouts and colour for 2D animation, creating efficiencies and trouble-shooting potential issues
  • Utilizing the Key BG designs as reference to draw rough and clean layouts for all assigned sequences
  • Upholding the quality and style of the show
  • Keeping within production deadlines to meet assigned weekly quotas and expectations
  • Ensuring all artwork is backed up and stored appropriately
  • Collaborating in a team environment, ensuring production layouts work well for the rest of the animation pipeline
  • Provide initial pass of review for submitted rough/colour BG layouts from the team


  • 2+ years of experience in production layout/colour with a strong understanding of the production workflow and how animation departments inter-relate with each other
  • Demonstrate comprehension and knowledge of designing/painting in Photoshop at a high level
  • Strong drawing skills and understanding of perspective and composition
  • Comfortable working with colour theory
  • Able to work collaboratively
  • Enjoy mentoring and coaching others, facilitating growth within a team
  • Accountable and self-motivated with strong time management skills required for a fast-paced environment
  • Effective and professional communicator

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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