Coyle Digital is looking for a 2D Character Designer & Rigger who has a working knowledge of Harmony rigging to join the team for a feature film. Full-Time Contract 6 months (with potential for extension)  under the DS4Y program.

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


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
  • 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

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. This is a 6 month full time contract. 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.

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