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Character Designer for The Cuphead Show

Character Design · Kilkenny , n/a
Department Character Design
Employment Type Contract 40 hours per week
Minimum Experience Experienced

Lighthouse is currently seeking an Experienced 2D Character Designer to work on one of the most exciting shows to be made this year 'The Cuphead Show.' 

 

Summary:

The character designer will work alongside the rigging department to provide additional view angles and poses for characters and props. Their work will address specific needs for cut-out animation, maintaining consistency in designs and follow the art direction and style of the show. The ideal candidate will have at least 3-5 years experience as Character Designer on theatrically distributed 2D features and/or aired television series. This role is based in Kilkenny working for our Production Partner Netflix. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work into the Technical and Animation Directors alongside the rigging department to develop additional views and poses for characters and props
  • Assist the rigging department providing turnarounds and libraries for rigging
  • Work as part of a design team to maximise the contributions of each designer for the show
  • Create model sheets that cover the following areas:
  1. Character and prop turnarounds (front, back, side/profile, and three-quarter views)
  2. Character poses
  3. Face shapes and expressions
  4. Lip sync, hands and feet libraries
  5. Character and prop lineup showing the size relation of all characters

Requirements: 

  • High proficiency in Photoshop is required
  • Knowledge of Toon Boom Harmony software, a plus
  • Experience as an animator, a plus
  • 3-5 years experience as Character Designer on theatrically distributed 2D features and/or aired television series
  • Ability to manage time successfully in prioritising tasks
  • Strong communication skills addressing any issues concerning production
  • Meet deadlines as established by production management

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  • Location
    Kilkenny , n/a
  • Department
    Character Design
  • Employment Type
    Contract 40 hours per week
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced