Slap Happy Cartoons 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 seeking an Art Director to direct and oversee visual development and design for an exciting new production based on a beloved children's book series!
- Oversees the visual development and designs of the project in alignment with client and director requirements
- Working with production, manage the daily and weekly assignments of the design crew
- Works with producers, directors and show runners to design and establish the look, aesthetic quality and design language of the production
- Collaborates with designers and other team members to implement creative direction
- Interprets client notes and finds creative solutions
- Currently legally entitled to work in Canada (bonus if you currently live in BC)
- An excellent communicator, problem-solver, and have diligent time management skills
- A motivational leader who can foster a creative environment, inspire and encourage their team
- An exceptional artist with an abundance of imagination and creative flair
- A multi-tasker, capable of managing various tasks simultaneously with the ability to work under rigorous deadlines
- 5+ years of experience in the animation industry
- Experience supervising a team a definite plus
- A vast, in-depth knowledge of art styles
- An expert understanding of the principles of animation and of the project's pipeline/processes to maximize everyday efficiency
- An expansive knowledge of various trending industry standard illustrative software (Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchbook Pro, etc)
- Great interpersonal skills which allows you to effectively communicate critical and insightful feedback to your team
Slap Happy is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment.