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25 Sep 2020

Full-Time Character Designer

Dog Ears – Posted by Dog Ears United Kingdom

Job Description

Dog Ears is an award-winning creative studio based in Derry in the North of Ireland. We create content for kids and bring our stories and characters to life across media and platforms worldwide.We are looking for Character Designers to work on our new 2D Animated TV series.

Key Requirements:
• Ability to work under the Art Director’s guidance and supervision to develop character designs in line with the existing visual film language
• Ability to work to a brief and create a variety of designs for each character
• Troubleshoot and adapt existing models and help the team
find ways to adjust designs for ease of animation.
• Assist the Art Director in integrating the characters, their shapes and visual motifs to the overall style of
the film.
• Working as part of a design team to maximize the
contributions of each designer for the film.
• Create model sheets that cover the following areas:
o Character Turnarounds (front, back, side/profile, and three-quarter views)
o Character Poses
o Face shapes and expressions
o Character line-up showing the scale of all
characters in relation to each other
• High proficiency in Photoshop is required
• Knowledge of Toon Boom Harmony software, a plus
• Experience as an animator, a plus
• The ideal candidate should have at least 3-5 years’ experience as Character Designer on theatrically distributed 2D features and/or aired television series.
• Ability to manage time successfully in prioritizing tasks
• Strong communication skills addressing any issues
concerning production
• Meet deadlines as established by production management
• Must be UK based with potential for relocation to Derry/Londonderry (UK)

How to Apply

To apply please send your CV with personal statement (no more than 300 words) to by Friday 9th October, @ 12 noon

Job Categories: Character Design. Job Types: Full-Time.

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