Art Director

· Vancouver, British Columbia
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

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. 

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  • Location
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience