BG Layout & Colour Artist

Tom & Jerry NY · Vancouver, British Columbia
Department Tom & Jerry NY
Employment Type Full-Time

Slap Happy is one of Vancouver's fastest growing animation studios and bolsters an exceptional portfolio, having worked with, and currently working with some of the world's leading development partners; Netflix, Warner Bros, Corus Entertainment, Cartoon Network, Comedy Central, and more. 

We’re currently looking for a BG Layout and Colour Artist to create episodic BG Layouts on “Tom & Jerry in New York”. 


  • Creating multiple new background layouts each week starting from rough lines and then taking them to full color using the location keys as your reference guide
  • Following the direction of BG Layout Supervisor to ensure all layouts are on style and meet the established quality of the series



  • Experienced in creating BG Layouts in Adobe Photoshop
  • An eager BG Layout Artist looking to assist in creating world class animation for a Classic IP
  • Someone who enjoys both the creative and technical side of 2D Animation
  • An effective and professional communicator, who can work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Able to work within a fast paced series production schedule and adapt to changes easily within a highly dynamic environment
  • Detail-oriented, technically inclined and solution-oriented with strong problem solving skills


  • A good understanding of perspective, volume and lighting.
  • A strong eye for design details and composition, and understand the technical structure of this role to ease the pipeline pressure at Key Posing/Animation stage
  • A strong work ethic, communication skills, and are a good team player
  • Strong time-management skills to meet assigned deadlines and expectations
  • Previous experience as a BG Layout & Colour Artist on a 2D series or feature
  • Proficiency in both Adobe Photoshop and Animate

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  • Location
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Department
    Tom & Jerry NY
  • Employment Type