Layout Artist

Layout Artist

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Type: Contract

Company description:

L’Atelier Animation is an animation studio created in 2012 that specializes in the creation of 3D feature films and animated TV series.

Job description:

The Layout Artist works under the supervision of the Layout Supervisor and is responsible for the implementation of assets and cameras in a 3D scene. He creates a cinematic vision based on the 2D storyboard or the 3D previz while preserving the original intent of the Director.


  • Interpret and conceptualize the film script according to the Supervisor’s instructions;
  • Create scenes and shots by place characters, props and environments according to the storyboard/previz;
  • Put the characters in key poses to define their actions and movements;
  • Define camera angles and animate them, if applicable;
  • Adapt shot staging according to the composition;
  • Check the conformity and continuity of the sequences;
  • Maintain timing and production quotas given by the Production Coordinator;
  • Execute the corrections requested by the Supervisor and the Director by showing an analytic mind;
  • Organize work and prepare presentation elements for approval;
  • Communicate and seek information if necessary;
  • Maintain a good team dynamics;



  • College diploma in 3D graphic arts;
  • Minimum 2 years Layout / Previz Artist experience in a film production environment / TV productions or visual effects;
  • Have a good eye for image composition (direction) and good knowledge of cameras;
  • Strong ability of narration;
  • Excellent knowledge of MAYA;
  • Be comfortable with a LINUX / UNIX environment;
  • Knowledge of the asset manager SHOTGUN is a plus;
  • Must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident in Canada and be available to work in Montreal, Quebec.


If you are interested in this position or if you want to submit a nomination, please send your resume by email at the following address:

Only selected candidates will be contacted. Please note that you may be asked to provide references.

L’Atelier Animation is an equal opportunity employer.


Title : Layout Artist

Status : Contractual / Full-time

Location : Montreal

Annual salary: To be discussed


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