Layout Supervisor - 2D Animation Series for Warner Bros.

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

Lighthouse Studios is currently seeking a talented and experienced Layout Supervisor to work on an exciting new show  "Little Ellen" for Warner Bros.! The 2D-animated series Little Ellen finds the talk-show host exploring imaginary lands, making new friends, making mistakes and will include musical numbers as well.


As a Layout Supervisor you will join our international crew working in a fast paced and vibrant environment while based in the beautiful medieval city of Kilkenny.  You will join the existing Layout team and contribute to the animation process. We look forward to working with you!


Working closely with the Line Producer, other Department Managers and your team of Layout Artists, this is a high intensity role. You must be experienced, good with deadlines and enjoy the pressure of working on a demanding high-end production.


Why you should work here

Working at Lighthouse means that you are dedicated to our shared cause of producing animated content of the highest possible quality for a global audience. This means that you can rest assured that the projects you work on at Lighthouse will be ones that you can be truly proud of.

Working at Lighthouse will give you the opportunity to not only learn from some of the most talented individuals in the industry, but also discover new cultures and new ways of working. In addition to learning from your colleagues, you also have the opportunity to partake in our in-house learning and development programme, so you can be sure that your time at Lighthouse will be beneficial for you not only now but for years to come.

Of course, we also have many other benefits such as a pension plan, employee assistance programme, health and wellness benefits, regular crew parties and much more!


Key responsibilities:


  • Responsible for reviewing location design and development artwork and the breakdown of locked animatics
  • Delivery and assignment of layouts for the entire layout team
  • Communicate clearly the Director’s vision to the Layout team. This includes communicating the necessary retakes 
  • Supervise the team to ensure the project delivers on the creative objective
  • Suggest and implement solutions to the team to assist them with their quota
  • Work closely with the Line Producer, Art Director and Production Manager to ensure the project is delivered on time
  • Deliver technically clearly named and well layered files to the scene prep and background departments following established protocols
  • Attend departmental kick-off meetings, reviews and director approvals as needed


This list is not exhaustive and might be complemented by reasonable and related tasks that are requested of you.


Key requirements:


  • At least 3+ years of experience as a 2D Layout Supervisor
  • Expert knowledge in Photoshop is essential
  • Knowledge of Shotgun tracking a plus
  • Eye for detail and a strong sense of composition, perspective and continuity essential
  • Thorough understanding of planning  the layouts based on the provided references
  • Communicate clearly with Line Producer and  other department supervisors
  • Troubleshoot and fore planning essential in order to spot delays
  • Ability to work independently  in a fast-paced and creative environment
  • Must possess excellent time management skills with the utmost respect for deadlines
  • English (reasonably high standard required)


About Lighthouse Studios

Lighthouse Studios first burst on to the animation scene in 2017 with one promise – to always deliver the highest possible quality in visual storytelling. Since then, we have been making good on that promise, working with the likes of content giants Amazon, Netflix and Cinesite to produce world-class 2D animations for audiences across the globe.

Based in the neo-gothic Kieran’s College in medieval Kilkenny, our studio is a real melting pot of different talents, cultures and personalities. With over 150 crew members from around the world all driven towards the same goal, our creative projects are always hugely ambitious and yet fun to work on.

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