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20 Sep 2020

Full-Time Lighting & Shadows Artists – Harmony, 2D

WildBrain Studios – Posted by Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Job Description


WildBrain is looking for 2D Lighting and Shadows Artists (LAS) to join our Vancouver studio for our brand-new platinum project!

You’ll have the opportunity to jump on the new Lights and Shadows wagon that is changing the face of 2D animation and work on a brand new and exciting team that will blow people’s minds.

2D Lights and Shadows is new to WildBrain, so you will be part of establishing a new department not only for this project but for the studio at large! This is a cutting-edge role where your previous technical and artistic experience can truly shine.

These roles are set to begin in Fall 2020.

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 organic and hard surface volumes through lights and shadow passes in shots, including character and props LAS, ground shadows, FXs lights etc.
Meet the aesthetic and productivity goals of the project as set forth by Creative Leadership and the Producer
Participate in the creation of the new workflow for a Harmony Lights and Shadows department at Wildbrain Studios


Understanding of the principles of color, texturing, and lighting (Training will be provided)
Ability to follow look targets and Colour Keys direction
Experience in ToonBoom Harmony
General animation background
Illustration and/or photography knowledge/experience
Strong communication and partnering skills between the Creative, Technical and Production leadership of the project


Basic understanding of the Harmony node view system and how to build with nodes
Compositing knowledge is a plus
Basic understanding of Harmony character & FX rigs is a plus
Basic understanding of Harmony FX animation is a plus

Why 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 plan
Generous RRSP matching
Bonus time off

How to Apply

Job Categories: 2D Animator. Job Types: Full-Time.

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