5 August 2020 The Irish Film & Television Network
Brown Bag Films
2D Design Team Lead
1st Floor, Block F, Smithfield Market, Dublin 7, Ireland
Date Posted:
July 17th

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Department:Production/CG/Post production

Type of Position:Full-time Contract

Job Description

The position of 2D Design Team Lead requires someone with a very strong artistic eye for design, composition and architecture. They should have the ability to adapt to a variety of different styles. 

This profile will also serve as mentor for the 2D designers on their team within the Art Department. Successful applicants will have excellent communication skills, a positive attitude and excellent attention to detail. They should have the ability to work collaboratively with multiple tasks in a fast paced production environment.

Key Responsibilities   

  • Works closely with the Art Director/CG Supervisor to set the required look for show. 
  • Responsible for pushing designs to help define the look and feel of the show or concept. 
  • Create colour artwork for 2D Asset Designs if required.
  • Communicates design style across departments, 2D through 3D phases, working closely with Directors & Art directors on main or complex designs 
  • Do draw overs on 3d Models ensuring clear direction of design changes. 
  • Involved in script breakdowns to inform design approach and story requirements of sets, props, layouts, location designs. 
  • Maintaining quality and style under tight deadlines 
  • Works closely with the Production team, 3D & 2D Artists and Directors, Art Director and Client.


Key Requirements      

Team Lead management responsibilities 

  • Act as line Manager for team of 4 to 8 team members. responsibilities include: 
  • team member performance issues related to workflow and pipeline 
  • appraisals 
  • Weekly one to one’s with DRs 
  • Mentor and train other 2D designer how to properly setup and organize Texturing tasks for their shows. 
  • Collaborate closely with department coordinator, Head of art department, Art Directors on assigning the correct artist to project tasks when required. 
  • Help reinforce that all technical guidelines and rules are followed correctly 
  • Ensure appropriate workflow for the department is being used, both technically and visually. 
  • Provide leadership and support to 2D Artists, both creatively and technically, and ensure they partner effectively with Production and they deliver their goals. 
  • Assists in the casting decisions for projects. 
  • Collaborate with the head of department on recruiting to help identify top talent for the team. 

Person Specification:

  • Must have at least 4-6 years’ experience working as a Lead/Senior Designer (or similar position) in either broadcast or feature film work 
  • The ability to adapt and work in a variety of different visual styles. 
  • A keen eye for design and composition. 
  • Strong working knowledge of colour, preferable but not required 
  • Clear communication and follow through on tasks.
  • Task Driven, self-motivated, and proactive 
  • Good understanding of an 3D animation production pipeline and how 2D designs translate into 3D models for animation (a big advantage, but not required) 
  • Must be able to communicate in an articulate and positive manner. 
  • Must take direction well. 
  • Must be comfortable with leading and mentoring a team of 2D designers 


Contract type:Fixed Term 

Portfolio should show examples of a variety of different styles, environments, layout, props and turnarounds.

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Deadline: August 15th


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