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2D Animator/Motion Designer

Sandbox Inc

Sandbox Inc

Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

2D Animator/Motion Designer

Sandbox Inc. in Toronto, ON
Hybrid work

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  • Full-time

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  • Monday to Friday


Sandbox Inc. in Toronto, ON

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  • Casual dress
  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Paid time off
  • Work from home

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About Sandbox

Our amazing team is expanding!

At Sandbox we are a multidisciplinary team at the intersection of media, design and technology and have a passion for learning. We work hard and venture into new territory to deliver beautiful, out-of-the-box digital media and learning products. We strive to make a difference for clients who work to improve lives on a global scale, from UNICEF to the World Health Organization, from TEDx to the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.

At Sandbox you’ll get to:

  • Join a small and mighty team of filmmakers, designers, technologists, educators, researchers, and operational maestros who share knowledge and grow together
  • Work in a dynamic agency environment with a lot of autonomy and plenty of opportunity to exercise your creativity on client-driven and homegrown products
  • Stretch your skills and have opportunities for a range of career pathways, whether you love media, technology, learning or all of them
  • Use your skills to make a difference, whether you’re interested in improving education, health, the economy, our communities or the environment
  • Enjoy a flexible work environment with a hybrid office, four weeks of vacation, attractive salary progression and professional development opportunities

The Role:

We are seeking a 2D Animator/Motion Designer to join our team on a full-time basis. We’re looking for a creative, passionate storyteller, with an array of creative and technical skills to join us as we expand our animation services. You will be working closely with Sandbox Inc.’s leadership, production, and creative teams. You will feel just as comfortable crafting an illustrative, story-driven piece as you do putting together a package of informational motion graphics. You will apply your expertise to a variety of projects, through research/conceptualization, storyboarding, design, execution, quality control, and collaboration with the rest of our team.

You will:

  • Under the guidance of the Design Lead and Sr Producer contribute to the production of animation and mixed media projects, including:
  • Developing smart visual concepts to help our clients tell their stories and communicate their impact;
  • Producing moodboards, storyboards, and style frames that communicate Sandbox’s vision to our clients and get them excited about the final product;
  • Using strong graphic and illustration skills to design and prep final assets;
  • Using strong character rigging and animation skills to bring these assets to life!Deliver a high level of quality control on all stages of projects, from research and concept development through to design and execution. Work with Project Leads to interpret client and partner objectives to support the creative process for animation projects.
  • Collaborate with team members and freelancers including illustrators, graphic designers, and editors.
  • Assess client feedback and propose solutions that meet Sandbox’s and our clients’ objectives and best interests.

What you bring to the table:

  • Degree or diploma in animation, motion design, graphic design, or equivalent professional experience
  • 4+ years experience in animation and design
  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe After Effects and other Adobe Creative Cloud software, including using the programs in conjunction
  • Strong illustration and/or graphic design skills
  • Strong collaboration skills and ability to effectively action creative direction and feedback
  • Understanding of various 2D animation approaches (from character animation to informational motion graphics)
  • Strong character rigging skills
  • A keen sense of timing and pacing
  • An organized approach to project file management
  • The ability to work independently on projects from start to finish

Bonus if you…

  • Experience with 3D animation software and techniques
  • Experience with both video and audio editing
  • Experience overseeing small teams of animators and illustrators
  • Bilingual or some French

The Hiring Process

We thank all candidates for their interest. Only individuals invited to an interview will be contacted. The process will involve the following steps:

Step 1: Submit your CV, cover letter, portfolio, and answer screening questions on Indeed.

Step 2: Interview with Sandbox hiring manager(s)

Step 3: Technical and creative skills assessment

Step 4: Interview with Sandbox hiring manager(s) and CEO/Executive Producer

Step 5: References

Step 6: Offer


The offices of Sandbox Inc. are located in downtown Toronto, just south of Trinity Bellwoods park. Currently, our team operates on a hybrid model: we work mostly remotely and have meetings in the office periodically.

Thanks for your interest and we look forward to meeting you!

Job Type: Full-time


  • Casual dress
  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Paid time off
  • Work from home


  • Monday to Friday

Application question(s):

  • Please include a link to your portfolio, including a minimum of 3 work samples. Briefly describe your contribution to each .
  • Have you submitted your resume and cover letter?
  • What educational credentials relevant to the role do you have?
  • How many years of experience relevant to the role do you have?
  • Please share an animation that inspires you and tell us why you chose it.

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Toronto, ON M6J 2R9

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