Freelance Pixel Art Designer
Want to make awesome cartoons with amazingly talented teams in a cool new studio?
Do you love the Mega Man games? Do you have a passion for the classic 8-bit pixel style? Have you always wanted to combine your 8-bit passion with a Mega Man show?
Vancouver is currently seeking a Pixel-Art Character and Background Designer to join our team on the new Mega Man series! If you’ve always loved pixel-art video games and want the chance to work on a major property that’s rebooting as a 3D show with 2D pixel-art interstitials, this is the job for you! For this position, we’re looking for a portfolio that shows the ability to design strong characters and backgrounds and take designs from sketch to pixel-art with a quick turnaround.
WHAT YOU’LL GET TO DO:
Create and submit pixel-art designs for feedback from the Director and Art Director, working with Production to take iconic characters from script to the pixel-art world.
Work closely with the Pixel-Art Animator, dividing work as required.
Create multiple poses of characters based on script requirements.
Determine staging, emotion and colour while matching existing design and storytelling style.
Create backgrounds and props using existing assets as well as sketching/designing from scratch and finalizing into pixel-art.
Continue to develop a unique pipeline that integrates 2d sequences into a 3d show.
Submit multiple design variations and revisions based on feedback from Director.
Organize and manage files efficiently within a complex folder structure.
Research from existing pixel-art sources for inspiration and workflow.
WHAT YOU BRING:
Understanding of Graphics Gale and its workflow.
Portfolio of pixel-art, in animation or single frames.
Strong drawing skills.
Strong time-management abilities.
High level of adaptability and problem-solving skills.
Ability to take direction and ask questions when unclear.
Understanding of interpreting episodic scripts.
SPEED, Balanced with quality.
Experience with sprite animation, specifically between 32-64 pixel sizes.
Working knowledge of Flash animation requirements.
Ability to create pixel-art backgrounds and characters from existing designs.
WHY WORK AT DHX MEDIA:
DHX Media delivers content that inspires, entertains and connects. But we create more than just animation, we build worlds and experiences for kids around the world. At our studios, quality, creativity and fun go hand in hand! Our teams dig into a diverse range of projects – from preschool and comedy to action-adventure – while enjoying awesome benefits, perks, and a whole lot of fun along the way. With some of Canada’s top creative talents, our studios are bursting with energy. So what are you waiting for? Come join us!
THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the DHX Studios team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted.
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