Art Director

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Department: Creative

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Experienced in leading and motivating a talented group of creative artists and looking for a new role to lend your skill set to? At Bardel, our greatest asset is our people. With multiple series currently in production, we are always looking for exceptional talent to join our winning team!

We are searching for an Art Director to join our Vancouver studio team on one of our exciting new 3D productions. As the Art Director you will be responsible for developing the overall visual style of the show, and will supervise the design team on the creation of all visual elements for the production. 

What you will be doing:

  • Develop overall visual style & supervise the creation of all visual elements
  • Generate artwork in areas of specialization which may include character, environment, props, textures, mood, lighting, and story concepts.
  • Ensure high level quality for all backgrounds & designs, maintaining the Director’s overall vision for the production
  • Supervise design team & assign tasks, ensuring deadlines are met and production schedule is adhered to
  • Maintain show style & ensure there is a coherent and unified design approach to the production
  • Mentor & coach team of designers, clearly communicating the Director’s vision
  • Integrate colour style & textures into character designs & 3d models
  • Consult with 3D digital modelers & TD’s to ensure that 3D models accurately reflect the film’s design philosophy & that lighting, rendering, and special effects have a unified and consistent design approach
  • Participate & advise in all creative look of picture meetings
  • Partner with Line Producer and recruiting department to staff design team as needed
  • Ensure all artwork is delivered on time according to production schedule

What you bring with you:

  • 3+ years of Art Director experience in animation industry
  • Proven success in managing creative teams
  • Strong working knowledge of animation process from script to screen
  • Knowledge of relevant software including photoshop
  • Well organized and able to juggle multiple priorities
  • Collaborative team-focused approach


Why work at Bardel?

We've got great people here, and for good reasons. Bardel offers a generous benefit package, regular social events and ongoing development opportunities for employees to advance their careers through work on prominent and exciting industry projects. You will collaborate with other influential, career-minded creative professionals from around the world, and have the opportunity to grow in your career.

What we want to see in your application:   

Tell us why YOU are the person for the position and how you meet the position’s criteria. Forward us your current resume and samples of your work (eg. a link to your website or reel – don’t hesitate to show off a little!). 

How to apply:

Please visit our website at  to apply.   

Thank YOU!

We thank all applicants who express an interest in being part of the Bardel team. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of submissions received, we will only be in touch with those that are a compelling match for one of our current openings.


Apply for this Position
* Required fields
First name*
Last name*
Email address*
Location *
Phone number*

Attach resume as .pdf, .doc, .docx, .odt, .txt, or .rtf (limit 5MB) or paste resume

Paste your resume here or attach resume file

Cover Letter*
Who referred you to this position? Enter their first and last name here.
What’s your citizenship / employment eligibility?*
LinkedInLinkedIn profile URL:
Website, blog or portfolio:*
Desired salary*
Earliest start date?*
In 150 characters or fewer, tell us what makes you unique. Try to be creative and say something that will catch our eye!*
References: Please enter names and contact information:
When are you available to start?*
What are your salary expectations?*
What is your work status in Canada?*
Where did you hear about this job opening?*
Did one of our current employees refer you to this job opening? If so, who?*