2D Background Artist

PORTFOLIO ENTERTAINMENT is a creative-driven, fast-paced media company committed to embracing change and finding new approaches to storytelling. Our in-house animation studio is innovative and teeming with talent and our international distribution division takes our content worldwide.

We are currently looking for a 2D BACKGROUND ARIST to join our Studio for an exciting new series.


  • Working closely with the Art director to assist in the creation of environment layouts and digitally painted backgrounds
  • Translating existing Storyboards and reviewing Animatics to produce to clean layouts and final painted backgrounds for Animation.
  • Maintain the style and execution of the backgrounds as per the requirements of the production.
  • Make any changes or revisions as necessary while working efficiently to meet production deadlines.
  • Work collaboratively with team members and ensure open communication.


  • 2+ years of experience in animated series or feature production.
  • An in-depth knowledge of Photoshop is required.
  • Knowledge of Harmony is a plus.
  • Understanding of background design or layout for 2D Animation an asset.
  • A strong understanding of perspective, and dimension.
  • A Solid grasp of composition, colour theory, layout and design.
  • 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.
  • Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner.
  • Previous experience with Shotgrid production management is an asset.

To apply:

Please send your resume to jobs@portfolio-ent.com and reference: Background Artist in the subject of your submission.  Only selected, qualified applicants will be contacted for a personal interview. Must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident to apply.