Character & Prop Designer

· Vancouver, British Columbia
Employment Type Full-Time

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. Slap Happy prides itself on a fun and casual environment, that values creative input from the entire team and supports growth from within.

We're currently looking for a Character & Prop Designer to join us to work on an exciting new 2D production based on a beloved children's book series!


  • Working with the Director and Production team, analyze and breakdown scripts to then interpret the character and prop descriptions into drawings
  • Creates designs that are consistent with the established look and style of the series
  • Works with Director and Art Director to keep designs on model and on style, and implement Director notes to maintain quality and continuity of designs within the series
  • Creates character and prop designs, turns, expression sheets, special poses, mouth charts, costumes, props and any other art that the production may require
  • Completes all rough, revised and final designs necessary within assigned deadlines


  • Currently legally entitled to work in Canada (bonus if you currently live in BC)
  • An experienced and skilled designer of character and props
  • Skilled at drawing and have a great understanding of anatomy and perspective
  • Collaborative and work well within a team environment
  • Open and adaptable to feedback


  • A working knowledge of Photoshop, Sketchbook Pro or Adobe Animate (A Plus!)
  • An ability to align with style and sensibility of the production
  • A strong work ethic, communication skills, and the ability to work collaboratively within a team environment
  • Strong time management skills to meet assigned deadlines and expectations

Slap Happy is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment. 

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  • Location
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Employment Type