Layout Artist – Tom and Jerry Time

Join us for Tom and Jerry Time!

This is the kind of classic cartoon stuff that only comes along every so often and we are thrilled about starting production! The hand drawn, non-dialogue format for Warner Bros Animation calls for an expansion to our team – cartoon lovers, come join us! Tom and Jerry Time is the first preschool outing for the iconic cat and mouse duo.

The role is primarily based in Gigglebug’s studio in Helsinki, Finland.  Applicants who are ready to relocate to Helsinki, will be prioritized.

Purpose of the role:

Layout Artist works in the Layout & BG team, and designs B&W layouts for the episodes, based on the direction from the Layout Supervisor, Art Director and Series Director. In addition, the Layout Artist might work in location designs, getting these ready for layout.

Key responsibilities:

  • Working on episodic B&W layouts, based on the locked animatic and any other guidelines from the supervisor
  • Addressing both internal and external notes on the layouts
  • Making sure the deadlines are met and files are also technically correct for the following departments to work on
  • Helping with location designs, with the purpose of making sure these are already easily adaptable to layouts.

The ideal candidate would have:

  • Previous experience in working on a animated series is preferred
  • Good understanding of composition, continuity, staging and perspective.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • An understanding of the 2D production pipeline, knowledge of file formats and asset management
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a part of a team, and ability to take direction
  • Ability to work under schedules and deadlines
  • Needed programs: Adobe Photoshop, Shotgrid / Shotgun

Application period:
Open now

Contract time period:
2+ years, starting in March 2023

Helsinki, Finland

Does this adventure call to you?
You can apply by sending your cover letter and portfolio to us as soon as possible.

Please note that we will start interviews for these positions as soon as possible. So please act quickly to start your new adventure with us in the Nordics!

Why Gigglebug?
We are a fast-growing, 100+ deep band of animation people, enthusiasts, and visionaries from around the world, brought together to inject positivity and creativity to the world of kid’s content. Our agile animation studio in the Heart of Helsinki, Finland. This is our atelier. Home of the Gigglebug. Hotbed of fun. And a safe space for stand out creativity.

Our mindset, values and work ethic translate to creativity, honesty, equality and high quality. In short: Nordic playfulness. As humans, we look for purpose in our work. Our purpose is to contribute to making the world a better place – by spreading laughter and joy.

Why Nordics?
We want to make the best stuff in the world. But we also want to live the best life we can. This means world-class projects; a warm, supportive culture; and all the benefits of the Finnish society. Read: trustworthy people, stable governance, inclusive values, tons of nature, healthy work-life balance, free and high-quality schools and daycares, social and healthcare benefits… The list of nice things is abundant.

Future Workplaces certificate is granted to workplaces that are characterised by boldness, passion and human values. It is awarded to companies that have succeeded in creating an exceptionally positive employee experience. 

The employee experience in Gigglebug was evaluated in April 2022 based on a Siqni survey sent to all the employees. On the basis of the survey, Siqni has granted Gigglebug a Future Workplaces certificate.