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2D Character Artist

Dicesol Full-Time  Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates 28 Mar 2022

Job Description

2D Character Artist / Art Director 

Are you an experienced character artist looking for adventure and a chance to further develop your skills? Does living working and living in Dubai sound appealing to you? Dicesol Animation is a brand-new animation studio located in Dubai, and we are looking for a passionate artist who can serve as both a 2D character artist and art director for animation who has a high amount of experience in character design, and style development. They must demonstrate a strong understanding of color theory, perspective, character design, light, and human anatomy.  Some experience with 2D animation is also required to ensure a smooth collaborative workflow between illustrator and animator. A main role will be aiding the creative director in choosing an art style, designing style frames and developing style guides for the rest of the team. You will have plenty of room to develop your skills and take ownership for the final product as our team will be around five members to begin with. Here you will be given the freedom to use your talents and passion to add your own personal touch to each film. We need someone who won’t quit until they are proud of their product. Someone willing to take ownership to ensure that the final product is exceptional. Someone who has a desire to be along in creating some compelling and inspiring animation films.  

Our Projects

Our first projects come from a large Norwegian client looking to produce several narrative series. Topics include historical figures in Asia Minor in 75-400 AD as well as European figures in recent centuries. Some will be cinematic and full of beautiful scenes and compositions, with highly stylised but realistic animation. Others will have a more simplistic informational feel. If you’d like to take a look at the style we are aiming for, feel free to check out our mood board: https://www.behance.net/gallery/144091731/2D-Narrative-Character-Background-Moodboard
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Who is Dicesol Animation? 

We are a brand-new animation studio based in Dubai looking to make our mark in the world of animation. We don’t just want to make good animations; we want to make the best animations. The kind that make you want to just go out and create something yourself when you watch them. We are strong believers that “no challenges, means no growth” and that’s why we are on the lookout for passionate artists who are open for an opportunity to grow both as a person and as an artist. You will have plenty of room to develop your skills and take ownership for the final product as our team will be around five members. Here you will be given the freedom to use your talents and passion to add your own personal touch to each film. If you are ready for adventure and filmmaking, then we would love for you to join us on our journey!    

​Responsibilities 

  • Design unique and interesting characters  
  • Develop style guides 
  • Direct coworkers in following style guides 
  • Create style frames 
  • Illustrate characters from various perspectives/angles and lighting situations 
  • Read storyboards and understand what is required  
  • Contribute positively to the overall quality of the animation with constructive criticism and innovative ideas  
  • Complete tasks in a timely manner 

Requirements 

  • Proven experience as an illustrator 3+ years (recommendation from previous employers and/or freelancing profile) 
  • Showreel/portfolio demonstrating your style and abilities. Please attach your showreel/portfolio to your application 
  • Ability to make conscious style choices  
  • Ability to read a storyboard 
  • Ability to advise and direct others  
  • Strong digital illustration skills and visual knowledge of human anatomy 
  • Strong understanding of light, texturing and color theory 
  • Strong understanding of perspective 
  • Proficient in Ps, Ai or other illustrating programs  
  • Ability to read a storyboard  
  • Ability to illustrate characters in a realistic yet stylized way  
  • Comfortable working with deadlines and budget restrictions 
  • Teamwork and excellent communication skills 
  • Good understanding of cameras, cinematography, and composition 
  • Ability to take ownership of a project and work independently 

A perfect candidate could also have: 

  • Previous experience in an animation studio as an art director 
  • High amount of experience in animation 

 

Work location:  

  • Dubai, onsite 

What we offer: 

  • Visa 
  • Health Insurance 
  • Relocation Assistance  

Send your application to denzel@dicesol.com with a showreel/portfolio demonstrating your style and abilities.    

We are also looking for a 2D Background Artist, 2D Character Animator, and Motion Designer. 

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