WildBrain

Art Director, 2D

Job Locations CA-BC-Vancouver
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/9/2021 4:32 PM)
Job ID
2021-4281

Overview

WildBrain is looking for an Art Director to join our Vancouver studio! 

 

Are you a born leader with a keen eye for design? Were you destined to be a creative superstar and guide a team of talented artists to victory? As the Art Director, you’ll manage the overall visual direction of the production, and be the go-to advisor for all things design!

 

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!

 

Responsibilities

  • Reviewing all designs (Character, prop, location & colour) and ensuring they support the overall creative vision and style of the production
  • Confirming all designs are suitable for the production in aesthetic, functionality and form
  • Leading and mentoring a team of designers, conducting regular one-on-one meetings to maintain open dialogue and feedback 
  • Maintaining open communication and collaboration throughout all departments of the Production team
  • Maintaining the production schedule and ensuring the Design team meets all required deadlines and milestones
  • Communicating proactively with the Producer, Directors and other departments to resolve potential issues as a team
  • Anticipating and identifying when support from Producer and/or Directors is needed
  • Other tasks and responsibilities as required

 

Qualifications

  • 2-3 years of experience as a 2D Art Director
  • You have strong leadership and mentorship skills
  • You can provide constructive criticism and valuable feedback
  • You are able to adapt to multiple styles, and quickly grasp the design style of the production
  • You have exceptional communication skills and time management skills
  • You can receive constructive feedback objectively
  • Solid understanding and proficiency in 2D art and animation including character, prop and environment
  • Experience in Adobe Photoshop
  • Experience and understanding of brand/product marketing is an asset
  • Experience with other 2D software an asset

 

 

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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