Lead Designer, 3D

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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    12 hours ago
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    Art / Media / Design

WildBrainis looking for aLead Designerfor multiple 3D productions!This role is set to begin in early 2021.We are currently working virtually because of the Covid-19 pandemic. During this time our hiring teams are ready to support interviews via video conferencing, and we are enabling artists to work from home until the studio can reopen. We’d love to hear from you! #stayhomestaysafe!Create original, production-oriented designs through a procedurally iterative process (including turnarounds and other detailed notes)Meet with the Art Director and supervising director to discuss asset requirementsWork in line, grayscale, and colourAssist with paint overs and feedback for design and modelling teamsComplete work assigned within the scheduled timeframeKeep designs manageable and in line with the modelling days allotted for each assetWork directly with modelling to build characters, sets, and props, offering advice and design support throughout the processAccept feedback on designs and execute on changes quicklyParticipate in production-related meetings by offering thoughts and ideasStay up to date with shows by reading scripts and watching animaticsMaintain the production’s show style and optimize designs for storytelling needsCommunicate effective and production-friendly solutions when production requests are not possible within production timelinesKeep your work orders current and accurate in the design approval systemKeep design coordinator in the loop on all activities and any issues that may ariseIdentify gaps that may exist on assigned episodes and implement solutions to rectifyAnticipate, communicate, and troubleshoot any creative or technical issues with assistance from key stakeholdersWork collaboratively as part of the senior production teamDetermine and understand the needs, interests, strengths and weaknesses of the design team and use this information to contribute to the growth and development of the design team through constructive criticism, mentoring, guidance, and feedbackTrain design team on an ongoing basis both technically and creativelyCommunicate expectations to design team while balancing creative desires with the requirements of productionOversee the daily activities of the design teamFoster and enable communication and collaboration across departments4+ years in CG animation designMust have strong design experience for 3D animation and be able to design a wide variety of human characters, facial expressions, creatures, machinery, vehicles, and propsExperience interfacing with other designers, modellers, animators and directorsStrong leadership, management, and organizational skillsExcellent team player with strong interpersonal skillsAbility to effectively give direction and communicate storytellingAbility to identify strengths and weakness of design teamAbility to remain flexible and adaptable to meet the changing needs of productionAbility to set priorities for yourself and others, as well as manage the progress of workCreative and proactive problem solving skillsAbility to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficientlyStrong management and problem solving skillsAbility to think creatively to resolve technical challengesAbility to communicate in a professional and positive mannerAbility to adapt to multiple show stylesOpenness to direction andability to embrace changeBonus:BA/BFA in fine arts or commercial arts field an assetWhy WildBrain?At WildBrain Studios our teams dig into a diverse range of projects – from preschool and comedy to action-adventure, and work with international partners such as Apple, Netflix, LEGO, DreamWorks, BBC, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and more. We produce high quality Flash, Harmony, and Maya animated series. Aside from awesome projects and partners, WildBrain puts our people first, here are just a few of the ways: Great benefits that make employees feel truly valued including a customizable extended health and dental planGenerous RRSP matchingBonus time off