Senior Designer, CG

Job Locations CA-BC-Vancouver
Posted Date 1 month ago(9/29/2021 4:38 PM)
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WildBrain Studios  is looking for a Senior Designer to join our Vancouver studio!


Find a job that let’s your imagination run wild!


In this role, you are an essential creative member of the design team. Working under the supervision of the art director, you will execute key designs and create original concepts for the production (including turnarounds/rotations). You will strive to maintain the show style with your designs and keep them working within the story specifications. You train, mentor and motivate new designers on the crew and communicate effective and production-friendly solutions when requested.


WildBrain Studios produces fan-favorite animation and award-winning content that kids and families love in every corner of the globe. We love what we do and it shows in the quality content we produce! Our custom-built Vancouver studio in beautiful British Columbia is a wonderful backdrop for our artists, but it doesn’t end there, we have employees working remotely across BC, Canada, and the world!  Our artist-centric culture means we invest in our people, we provide training and growth opportunities, a healthy work-life balance, and fun activities throughout the year to meet, mingle and get creative with your team. If you like what you are reading so far, well buckle up, we’re just getting started!



What You’ll Do:

  • Execute key designs and higher level of rendering
  • Collaborate creatively with the design and modelling departments
  • Train, mentor and motivate new designers who are places on the crew
  • Keep current with scripts and animatics to inform design choices
  • Learn and adhere to established production methodology
  • Create original designs on show style according to production schedule
  • Endure design viability is appropriate to the modelling and animation budget
  • Identify and communicate any issues, concerns of efficiencies to production or art director as appropriate
  • Execute changes on designs based on feedback from art director
  • Keep work orders current and accurate in the design and modelling approval system
  • Keep files efficiently organized
  • Carry out all duties in a professional and positive manner



What You’ll Bring:

  • 3+ years of experience in production design for animation
  • Strong drawing and colour fundamentals
  • Able to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
  • Able to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
  • Able to take direction, collaborate, and be a team player
  • Able to work alone and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure
  • Must be open to direction and able to embrace change
  • Encourages feedback and new initiatives
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Enjoys working in a team atmosphere and has a proactive approach to work
  • 3D Design and Modelling experience a definite asset
  • Design education is an asset, but not required


Why WildBrain?

We make sure to take care of all our hard-working Wild Brains by offering a comprehensive benefits package and a workplace culture that values our employees’ wellbeing.  Our staff enjoy RRSP matching, multi-tiered benefits so you can pick the coverage that’s best for you, free mental health resources, and additional perks like half-days in the summer, extra holidays in the winter and regular events to connect our teams virtually, and in-person.


In short – life is good on the Wild side!


Visit wildbrain.com/studios to learn more!


COVID-19 Update:

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!



" WildBrain Studio provides an atmosphere free from barriers to promote inclusion, equity and diversity. We demonstrate our commitment to this by providing a supportive work environment and a culture that welcomes and encourages equal opportunities for all employees. WildBrain Studio also accommodates people with disabilities throughout the selection process. Should you require accommodation, please let us know your requirements when contacted.”



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