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WildBrain Studios

Vancouver, British Columbia - Canada
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Character/Prop Colour & Cleanup Artist


WildBrain Studios is looking for an experienced Character/Prop Colour & 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:

If you have a solid understanding of colour theory and a talent for translating initial rough sketches into digital, fine line drawings, we want to hear from you! The Colour & Cleanup Artist is responsible for choosing the colour palette for the character and/or prop designs to compement the overall ambience of the production.

You will get to:

  • Create clean line work for 2D animation using the initial rough character and prop designs
  • Implement colour schemes for the Character and/or Prop designs, utilizing a strong sense of how colours complement one another for the requested costumes, mood, setting, time of day, etc.
  • Submit multiple design variations and revisions based on feedback from the Art Director
  • Ensure consistency and quality throughout your work
  • Complete other design-related tasks and responsibilities as required for completion of the project

You will be a great fit on our team if…

  • You have the ability to productively discuss, make decision, and communicate ideas in a wide variety of aesthetic areas
  • You are able to take direction and work collaboratively within a team
  • You have the ability to communicate professionally and positively
  • You have excellent attention to detail
  • You are well-organized with good time management skills

Specific skills we’d love to see…

  • Previous experience in design/color/cleanup for a 2D series is preferred
  • Proficiency in Photoshop
  • Toon Boom knowledge is an asset
  • Demonstrated understanding of colour theory, human and creature proportions, shape, silhouette, angles and spacing in your portfolio
  • Strong drawing ability and a solid sense of design for 2D animation
  • Excellent attention to detail with the ability to adapt to multiple production styles
  • Degree/Diploma from a recognized animation school 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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