2D Layout Artist

PORTFOLIO ENTERTAINMENT is a creative-driven, fast-paced children’s and family 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 Layout Artist to join our Studio and our new and exciting series.


  • Be primarily responsible for translating panels from storyboards to layouts that will serve as the production backgrounds.
  • Be responsible for both layout and final camera framing and movement on the production, as well as maintaining continuity across sequences.
  • Collaborate with the production’s Director and/or Art Director, and the Layout Supervisor upon style, processes, schedule and deliveries.
  • Clearly understand the creative requirements of a sequence.
  • Be responsible for producing rough and clean designs.
  • Maintain tracking systems.
  • Work closely with Layout Supervisor to ensure all targets are met and identify any issues that may impact the schedule.
  • Be responsible for keeping up with you own quota in order to meet deadlines.


  • 2+ years of Layout experience in animated series or feature production.
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop.
  • A strong desire to be part of a winning team of artists.
  • Previous experience on a 2D Harmony production is an asset.
  • Technically inclined, solution-oriented with strong problem-solving skills.
  • Strong, expressive drawing skills.
  • Ability to organize and manage time effectively to meet individual and team deadlines.
  • 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: Layout 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.