AFX Artist

DHX Media (Vancouver) Ltd. is an award-winning animation studio, which has produced over 300 half hours of original children’s shows such as Kid vs. Kat and Martha Speaks. Employing a team of more than 200 of Canada’s top artists, our studio is full of talented and inspired professionals who are passionate about creating quality animation! We have great events like our annual Art Show and Summer BBQ, extended health benefits, and an in-house gym. Did we mention our studio is also dog-friendly?

We're looking for talented AFX Artists to work on an exciting new animated series DHX Media is working on for DreamWorks! If you're the right fit for this role, you have very high artistic standards and a desire to make every shot sing by creating depth of field, lighting and parallax amongst other effects. You also have a desire to learn and push your personal limits on a daily basis - you'll be working alongside some of the best in the biz! Experience working within a fast-paced production environment is a must.  

Responsibilities Include:

  • Working with Directors, Supervisors and IT to design and produce the requested style of effects;
  • Liaising and communicating with various departments for required assets and input;
  • Performing artistic tasks with a wide range of software plug-ins;
  • Organizing and managing own work and files efficiently and ensuring work is completed on schedule;
  • Reviewing workload and communicating any issues to Director and Producer;
  • Other production tasks which require Flash and AFX capability as requested to help meet the scheduled completion of projects.

Qualifications Include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Animation;
  • 2+ years of experience in Adobe After Effects
  • Knowledge of hand-drawn FX Animation is a strong asset;
  • Experience working with Flash on a 2D animation series is a bonus;
  • Experience creating particle effects, working with 2.5D cameras in After Effects and working with Boris - Particle World, Boris - Particle System 2, Digieffects Damage and Mocha desired;
  • Ability to work alongside and communicate with a talented and diverse production team;
  • Drive, determination and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Effective and professional communication skills.

To apply, send your Resume, Cover Letter and Portfolio to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it