Lead FX Artist, 2D
Vancouver , BC, CA
1d ago


WildBrain Studios is looking for an experienced Lead FX Artist to join our team!

As a Lead FX Artist , you will be the creative and technical eye of the show, reviewing and supporting lighting, FX and compositing stages of the production.

You will work closely with the Director and Art Director to achieve the look of the show. The ideal candidate is an experienced artist with a creative eye and the ability to guide and support their team.

This role is set to begin in July 2021.

We are currently working virtually because of the Covid-19 pandemic. During this time our hiring teams are ready to support interviews via video conferencing, and we are enabling artists to work from home until the studio can reopen.

We’d love to hear from you! #stayhomestaysafe!


  • Liaising with Directors, Supervisors and IT to design and produce the requested style of effects
  • Coordinating and communicating with various departments for required assets and input
  • Reviewing workload and communicating any issues to Director and Producer
  • Organizing and managing own work and files efficiently and ensuring all FX work is completed on schedule
  • Consulting with series directors and suggesting creative solutions that will maintain the vision of the series
  • Reviewing and approving the final FX scenes while keeping show continuity in mind
  • Training, mentoring, and motivating a team of FX Artists
  • Anticipating, communicating, and troubleshooting any creative or technical issues
  • Providing constructive feedback and guidance to the team
  • Qualifications

  • Previous experience as a FX Supervisor or Lead for a 2D animated series
  • 3 or more years’ experience as a FX Artist on an animated series
  • You have experience in Harmony FX (preferred)
  • You have strong communication, leadership, and critical thinking skills
  • You have the ability to communicate and provide feedback in a professional and positive manner
  • You are driven, determined, and have creative problem solving skills
  • You have effective and professional communication skills
  • Why WildBrain?

    At WildBrain Studios 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. Aside from awesome projects and partners, WildBrain puts our people first, here are just a few of the ways :

  • Great benefits that make employees feel truly valued including a customizable extended health and dental plan
  • Generous RRSP matching
  • Bonus time off
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