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Copernicus Studios

Halifax, Nova Scotia - Canada
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2D Backgrounds layout artist


Backgrounds Layout Artist

(Full-time, Fixed term Contract)

Copernicus Studios, Halifax Nova Scotia! Small town feel with big city amenities. Only minutes from the surfing beaches or the hiking trails. East coast living at its best! Industry veterans and new grads working in a collaborative environment focusing on learning and career growth! 

We’re looking for super talented artists to help take our productions to the next level by defining both perspective and detail in our acting areas to make our stories come to life!

Start Date:        April 16, 2018

Location:           Halifax, NS




·         Use key Background designs as reference to draw all rough layouts for assigned sequences

·         Extrapolate from storyboards to determine the angle, fielding and perspective of assigned shots

·         Reference model sheets in order to produce drawings that are consistent and on style

·         Plot camera moves and provide clear technical instructions

·        Incorporate notes from the Backgrounds Supervisor, while working collaboratively with other animators under a strict schedule


  • Degree or Diploma in Graphic Design, Fine Arts or technical training coupled with experience
  • Experience in Background Art for television, film and/or a demo reel displaying the required skills
  • Impeccable understanding of composition, perspective, and scenic design
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work
  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Applicants must be willing to relocate to Halifax, Nova Scotia

When you apply, please submit your Resume and link to your portfolio demonstrating your skill/experience. 

For more information about our company, visit 

We thank all applicants for their interest.  However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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