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9 Jun 2021

Fixed-Term 2D Character Designer

Coyle Digital – Posted by BarbT Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Job Description


Coyle Digital is looking for a 2D Character Designer to join the team for a feature film. Canadians only. Full-Time Contract 6 months (with potential for extension).


Daily Activities:

Over the course of the 6 months the intern will:

– work on digital designs for an animated feature film

– work in the platforms Photoshop and Harmony

– collaborate with the team on design and approach

– become experienced in these digital platforms


In detail the position includes:

– Work with Director to design characters in the style of the show in digital platform

– Sketch character designs in various forms from rough concepts to finished rotations in Photoshop

– Produce character expression and pose sheets

– Additional design as needed such as prop design, character illustrations, cover art, mock-ups etc.

– Demonstrate commitment to creative collaboration in a time-sensitive environment

– Break and Rig characters in Harmony


Skill Development:

Excellent drawing and design skills (strong knowledge of humans and animals, anatomy and posing) Have an intuitive sense of what makes a character appealing and appropriate for the needs of the design

A thorough understanding of character design and a clear understanding of how the designs will be used through the production pipeline

Skills Required

  • Experience with Photoshop and Illustrator – knowledge of other art/graphics software an asset
  • Knowledge of designing characters is an asset
  • Excellent creativity and demonstrated ability to generate innovative concepts and ideas
  • Able to design within certain specifications (maintaining pre-determined proportions and keeping within an overall look)
  • Character rigging experience is a plus
  • Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner
  • Time management
  • Understanding of animation principles and able to apply them
  • Understanding character design for animation
  • Ability to organize and manage time effectively to meet deadlines
  • A positive attitude and dedication to the success of the project
  • Capable of taking direction and working collaboratively within a team

How to Apply

Education required Animation degree required. This internship is funded by the Government of Canada and work terms are under the Digital Skills for Youth (DS4Y) Program. DS4Y, an initiative from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), provides an opportunity for youth to gain valuable training and work experience needed for today’s digital economy.  Applicants must be under 30 for this training position and legally entitled to work in Canada. Coyle Digital has a  workplace with a strong commitment to diversity. Immediately the work will be occurring remotely until such time the studio is determined as safe.   To apply send portfolio to

Job Categories: Character Design. Job Types: Fixed-Term. Job Tags: animation and Design. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

Job expires in 54 days.

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