Are you an experienced 2D designer looking for an opportunity to mentor and lead fellow artists on a new project? Join our Ottawa team on an upcoming 2D series!


Atomic Cartoons Inc. is an award-winning animation studio with locations in Vancouver's Mt. Pleasant Animation District, Ottawa's Hintonburg neighborhood and LA. Since its inception over 20 years ago, Atomic Cartoons has created and produced numerous 2D and CG animation productions including Princess Power and Last Kids on Earth. Atomic is well known for its artist-friendly culture and flexible work environment. We are always looking for artists of all levels to join our team!

Do you have big plans for your career? Are you looking for rewarding work that will challenge you? We are an artist-driven studio, we care about the work we produce and your career path.




  • Take direction from the Art Director.
  • Design diverse characters and/or props for a 2D production.
  • Work efficiently and within the established workflow.
  • Participate in department meetings as required.
  • Share ideas, collaborate and work closely with all members of the design team.
  • Work with the Art Director to lead, teach and guide a team of Designers to create the assigned show style.
  • ​Work closely with Art Director on each episode to achieve deliverables, while creating workflow efficiency.
  • Work closely with the Department Production Coordinator and Art Director to proactively flag and problem-solve any potential issues.



  • A strong portfolio that demonstrates your understanding of art fundamentals such as structure, composition, and design principles.
  • A diverse portfolio that portrays a wide variety of styles; with examples of varied character design.
  • Excellent visual skills and attention to detail.
  • A willingness to work in a team, take direction and have a positive attitude.
  • Prior experience working on a 2D animated feature or series in a character or prop design role is an asset.
  • Previous experience in a lead role is an asset.
  • Ability to Mentor, motivate, and lead design team members.
  • Comfortable working with production on task assignment of the team.
  • Currently legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Ontario residents residing outside of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) are preferred for this role.





Atomic Cartoons Inc. and Thunderbird Entertainment welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Show us what you would like to contribute to Atomic by providing us with relevant examples of your previous work along with your resume and cover letter . 

We thank you for your submission; only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No phone calls, please.


Atomic Cartoons is an equal opportunity employer and employs personnel without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, language, citizenship, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical and/or mental handicap or financial ability.

While remaining sensitive, fair, and providing equitable treatment for all, Atomic Cartoons works to increase participation and advancement to reflect all personnel – including Women, Indigenous People, Visible Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities, who are all qualified members. Thus, it helps identify and remove barriers that prevent the full participation of members of designated groups in the workplace.

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