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DHX Media Ltd.

Vancouver, British Columbia - Canada
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Special Posing Artist (SPU) Artist, 2D


Want to make awesome cartoons with amazingly talented teams in a cool new studio?

DHX Media – Vancouver is looking for experienced Special Posing Unit (SPU) Artist to join our team! 

As a Special Posing Unit Artist, you'll be responsible for improving the acting in scenes by creating strong, dynamic character drawings that would be difficult to accomplish by simply manipulating a character build. This unique position is perfect for someone who was born to draw, someone who has a keen eye for acting, and someone who enjoys pushing the boundaries of character animation past the limitations of software! So what are you waiting for? Go apply for this one-of-a-kind opportunity!


  • Improve acting and attitude in scenes where the storyboard drawings don’t fully support or do justice to the recorded dialogue
  • Create strong drawings that push the expression, pose or perspective beyond the comfortable limits of the stock Flash build
  • Establish poses that will be reused, whether throughout a sequence, episode or season
  • Explore new characters – create a range of drawings that show new episodic characters in different expressions and attitudes
  • Draw characters making contact with surfaces or one another
  • Complete work within a rigorous production schedule with shifting daily deadlines
  • Report directly to the Animation Director
  • Work in collaboration with the other departments to ensure quality expectations and deadlines are met


  • Degree/Diploma from a recognized animation school desired
  • Previous experience designing or animating for a 2D television series
  • High level of proficiency in Flash preferred (we are willing to train strong, experienced Harmony animators)
  • Strong sense of acting, staging, timing and posing
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Drive, determination, creative problem-solving skills and a keen eye for detail
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Effective and professional communication skills


  • Love drawing all day, every day!



DHX Media delivers content that inspires, entertains and connects. But we create more than just animation, we build worlds and experiences for kids around the world. At our studios, quality, creativity and fun go hand in hand! Our teams dig into a diverse range of projects – from preschool and comedy to action-adventure – while enjoying awesome benefits, perks, and a whole lot of fun along the way. With some of Canada’s top creative talents, our studios are bursting with energy. So what are you waiting for? Come join us! 


THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the DHX Studios team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted.

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