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WildBrain Studios

Vancouver, British Columbia - Canada
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Key Posing/Posing Artist


WildBrain Studios is looking for experienced Key Posing & Posing Artists to join our team! You may have known us as DHX Media – we’ve recently changed our name to reflect our renewed commitment to pushing the creative and focusing on the artist experience. At WildBrain we create epic entertainment experiences for kids and family through industry leading animation. Join us and see what other great things are happening at WildBrain!

The role:

If you have a strong sense of drawing, and a sharp eye for human form and expressive storytelling poses, we want to hear from you!

You will get to:

  • Create character poses under the direction of the Posing Supervisors to produce high quality 2D Flash sequences by finding the storytelling poses from the board (or special posing drawings/roughs), improving upon them and putting them on model
  • Spell out complex actions in a variety of ways for the next stage in the pipeline (animation) using existing character and prop builds
  • Push the builds outside their boundaries, drawing in Flash to create hard-to-achieve poses and expressions
  • Keep within production deadlines to meet assigned weekly quotas and expectations
  • Collaborate, learn and grow in a team environment
  • Partake in training, one-on-one mentorship and workshops as necessary (e.g. for drawing, model, software)
  • Work on other related tasks and responsibilities as needed

What We’re Looking For:

  • Previous experience as an Animator or Posing Artist on a 2D series
  • Previous experience creating poses using Flash character builds desired, but not necessary
  • Strong grasp of animation principles, with an emphasis on: staging, strong storytelling poses and the ability to stay on model
  • Drawing or illustration portfolio preferred (samples can be design rotations, illustrations, life drawings, sketches)
  • Ability to take direction, be flexible and work collaboratively within a team
  • Accountability, self-motivation and strong time management skills required for a fast-paced environment
  • Effective and professional communication skills

Why work at WildBrain Studios?

At WildBrain Studios, we have awesome benefits/perks and facilities to keep you engaged, committed, and creative. We pride ourselves on our work/life balance, offer events and opportunities for socializing, exercising, and spaces to relax and recharge. Our Vancouver studio is a 75,000-square-foot space where imagination can run wild. Did we mention our studio is also dog-friendly?

For us, quality, creativity and fun go hand in hand! 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, including Snoopy in Space, Carmen Sandiego, Go, dog. Go!, LEGO Ninjago, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Blaze and the Monster Machines, The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show, Fireman Sam, The Deep and more.

WildBrain is dedicated to creating entertainment content that inspires, entertains and connects kids and families around the world. With some of Canada’s top creative talents, our studio is bursting with energy. If you’re looking for a fun and challenging job and to work alongside some of the industry’s best, a career at WildBrain is right for you!

THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the WildBrain 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. WildBrain will accommodate people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required.

To apply: https://www.wildbrain.com/

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