Location: Montreal

We are seeking a Story Artist to join our growing Feature Animation team. Come work with a passionate team who push and inspire each other to solve creative problems and support each other’s craft. The funnier and more inventive you are, the better! We are looking for creators with a passion for character, ready to jump into action and infuse their boards with energy and an abundance of entertainment. We want you to express yourself artistically and personally help shape our projects.

Key Responsibilities

Translate story ideas into visual sequences based on notes and meetings with the Director and other members of our Story team
Work closely with the Director, Head of Story, Animation Director and other members of the production team
Strive to convey the essence of the story, scene structure, character emotion and create action and humour in alignment with the direction of the film
Tasks will include staging and initial camera placement, to defining character action and camera movement

Qualifications & Experience

College or university diploma in 2D/3D art, or equivalent education
3+ years professional experience in Feature Animation or Animated Television required
Proven ability to produce strong boards that clearly convey the character’s intent, timing and action
A sensibility and knowledge of how to best serve the structure of a movie, from the overall theme to a single scene and an awareness of where to add emotion or humor as necessary to the story
Tackle story and structure problems and maximize entertainment value where needed

Profile & Skills

Strong drawing skills with a keen sense of design, appeal, character acting, and composition
Ability to work digitally, i.e. with Photoshop/Storyboard Pro or similar application
Ability to create action and humour expressed through drawing
Excellent communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively
Strong organisational skills
Strong motivation and the desire to work within a fast-paced team of highly skilled and experienced artists

It could be you