There's huge demand for 2D animators in Ottawa. Studios like Atomic Cartoons, Mercury Filmworks, and Big Jump Entertainment are constantly looking for new talent in the city.
In fact, some studios are having to send work overseas because they can't find enough qualified local animators.
"We're starving for talent" says Cory Morrison, co-founder of Big Jump. "And we're not the only ones. Several leading companies are having trouble filling positions."
The upside? Breaking into the animation industry has never been easier, particularly for newcomers with no experience.
The only catch is you need a specific set of skills to really capitalize on these job opportunities. Studios want new hires who don't need much training and can hit the ground running.
In this post, we'll walk you through the core skills and traits every Ottawa animation studio is looking for right now.
With these skills, you can get hired straight out of training, even if you don't have industry experience.