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WildBrain Studios

Vancouver, British Columbia - Canada
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BG Clean Up Artist


WildBrain Studios is looking for an experienced Background Cleanup Artist 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:

We’re searching for talented artists who have a passion for translating initial rough sketches into digital, final line drawings. We’re looking for portfolios that demonstrate variety, passion and a strong understanding of different animation styles.

You will get to:

  • Use the initial location designer’s rough sketch, creating clean line work for 2D animation
  • Create and submit multiple cleanup variations and revisions based on feedback from the Art Director, ensuring the quality and st yle of the show is upheld throughout
  • Group and layer files in such a way to facilitate work for the colourists and BG Layout department

You will be a great fit on our team if…

  • You can take direction and work collaboratively within a team
  • You are well organized with strong time management skills
  • You have excellent attention to detail
  • You can communicate professionally and positively

Specific skills we’d love to see…

  • Previous experience in cleanup or design for a 2D animation production is a definite asset
  • Proficiency in Photoshop and/or Toon Boom
  • Strong drawing ability and a solid sense of background design for 2D animation
  • Strong understanding of proportion, balance, perspective, dimension and dynamism
  • Degree/Diploma from a recognized animation school is desired

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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