2D Animation Lead

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 Animation Lead to join our Studio.


  • Oversee the team of animators assigned by the Production Department while maintaining a weekly animation quota.
  • Delegate responsibilities and ensure the successful completion of animation.
  • Demonstrate a broad range of character animation and acting skills. This includes a deep understanding of the principles of animation, and how to best employ those principles to create performance that supports both the characters and story goals of the show.
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of character rigging including technical processes involved, functionality and requirements.
  • Take initiative to resolve art pipeline issues by researching, identifying and implementing solutions designed to streamline the art process and enhance productivity within the studio.
  • Actively promote and communicate sound solutions to technical and design issues related to animation.
  • Mentor and lead by example to less experienced artists, providing them with support, guidance and instruction in areas that provide for their artistic and professional growth.
  • Meet project deadlines/milestones, as set by the production department.
  • Actively participate in team/department meetings.

 Essential Qualifications:

  • 3+ years experience in animation series production.
  • Computer proficient in Microsoft OS, Excel systems and other production related software.
  • Strong knowledge of 2D Digital pipeline – Harmony experience an asset.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and follow through in a fast-paced environment.
  • Be pro-active and solution-orientated.
  • Be forward-thinking and able to troubleshoot, forecast and plan appropriately to avoid production problems and delays.
  • Great communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Maintain a positive, upbeat and professional attitude, and contribute to the collaborative, respectful and constructive culture of our studio.
  • Take and execute direction with minimal oversight.

To apply:

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