3D Creative Director
Snowball VFX
Toronto, ON
Snowball Studios is hiring a 3D Creative Director!

The 3D Creative Director is responsible for maintaining and managing the entire creative CG production, from inception to completion with the utmost standard for quality in line with the production budget and schedule.

Oversee and supervise all animation supervisors & leads during the creative process, providing ideas, making decisions and offering viable solutions to creative and technical issues.
Work with the Producer on setting up the production workflow.
Exercise superior leadership, collaborative and communication skills to ensure that inter and intra departmental tasks are assigned, understood and completed as per instructed.
Ensure that the Production's overall creative vision is understood and followed through by the Creative team.
Review and approve all creative materials (i.e. posing, animated scenes in sequences) prior to submitting it to the Director/ Client
Meet with Producer to discuss artist performance.
Participate in the recruiting process.
Ensure all artwork is reviewed and communicate any retakes to supervisors/ artists
Be available to travel to designated locations, locally and abroad per the needs of the production.
Review, test and comment on all supplied pre-production materials.
Review and approve the re-use assets for each episode to create a re-use library.
Contribute artwork as required - builds, animation cycles or footage for episodes that are at risk of missing their production deadline.
Attend and provide leadership during production meetings.
Cultivate and maintain a creative and successful working relationship with executive producers and stakeholders. Be confident in your creative vision but flexible and open-minded to alternate ideas.
Work with the production team to ensure that deadlines are met per the Weekly Schedule and Overall Production Schedule. Notify Line Producer in advance on episodes at risk of missing their deadlines
Understand the overall schedule and client assumptions to utilize within the production pipeline and establish a working relationship with the client.

8+ years of animation experience on television or film productions, with at least 5 years of Animation Director/Director experience
Previous experience guiding a team in a leadership / mentoring role
Has experience in feature & high-quality television
Degree or Relevant post-secondary education
Ability to be professional and constructive under pressure
Strong communication & organizational skills
Able to provide feedback to team members
Positive attitude and willingness to learn
Experience using Shotgun

What You Need To Know Equal Employment Opportunity

Must be legally eligible to work in Canada as specified and, where applicable, must have a valid work permit that allows the candidate to fulfill the requirements of the role.

Snowball Studios is dedicated to employment equity and encourages applications from people of all genders, persons with disabilities, racial/visible minorities and indigenous peoples. Snowball Studios is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). The Human Resources representative responsible for the recruitment for this position will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.

Snowball Studio thanks all applicants for their interest, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.