2D Graphics Designer and Animator

Posted: Oct/20/2017

Guru Studio's dedicated team is passionate about bringing inspired character driven stories to screens around the world. Our award winning and internationally renowned Toronto animated entertainment company is looking for a 2D Graphics Designer and Animator for an exciting 3D animated series. This role reports directly to the Design Supervisor.


  • Work with Director and Design Supervisor to interpret design requirements from scripts, conceptualize 2D on-screen graphic sequences, animate 2D graphic assets and prepare sequences for compositing
  • Produce prop and location designs in various forms from rough concept to finished rotations
  • Collaborate with Design Supervisor and design team to develop a consistent look for the show
  • Contribute substantially and decisively to the evolution of the show design
  • Demonstrate commitment to creative collaboration in a time-sensitive environment
  • Take on various art tasks as needed (prop design, location design, location illustrations, cover art, layout, mock-ups etc.)



  • Excellent drawing and design skills
  • Have an intuitive sense of what makes props and environments appealing and appropriate for the needs of the design
  • A thorough and clear understanding of how your designs will be used through the production pipeline
  • Experience with Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects – knowledge of other art/graphics software an asset
  • Experience with 3D packages (zBrush, Maya) 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)
  • Ability to productively discuss, make decisions, and communicate ideas in a wide variety of aesthetic areas
  • Previous experience is a must


To Apply:

Please email resumes, reels and blogs to with 2D GRAPHICS DESIGNER & ANIMATOR in the subject line.

Guru Studio would like to thank all applicants for your interest, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.

Please advise us if you require accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process.  Kindly notify us in advance of your requirements. Guru Studio is an equal opportunity employer.