Environments Concept Designer – CG Feature

As part of Hasbro Entertainment, Boulder Media is building a new feature animation division. We are excited to offer a talented  Concept Designer for Environments the opportunity to join our very successful and established animation studio as we expand into a new area. We will be producing the first CG theatrical feature film made entirely in Ireland. The movie is based on a very well-known Hasbro property and we can’t wait to bring it to the big screen for the first time.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with the AD and PD to help establish a consistent visual direction.
  • Develop inspiring concept designs for locations, props and effects.
  • Establish Light-Keys for the Lighting team.
  • Understand and interpret colour scripts.
  • Provide information to storyboards and 3D department.
  • Create technical line drawings and turnarounds when necessary.
  • Assemble influential research & reference material for the 3D team.
  • Work effectively with the AD and PD so that they are aware of production concerns and issues dealing with creating concept art.
  • Produce work in an efficient and timely manner, on schedule.

Person Specification:

  • Must have at least 2 years experience working as a Concept Designer.
  • Extensive knowledge of PHOTOSHOP.
  • Strong knowledge of colour, lighting & overall composition.
  • Knowledge of 3D modelling is a PLUS.
  • An excellent understanding of the whole animation production process.
  • Exceptional drawing skills.
  • Good communication, visual storytelling and written skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills-able to interact with team members of different disciplines.
  • Task driven, self-motivated, and proactive.
  • Must be open to direction and can visually interpret other people’s ideas
  • Ability to work collaboratively with multiple tasks in a fast-paced production.

To Apply:

If you think you fit the description above please apply using the application form or alternatively forward your CV, cover letter and links to your demo reel/portfolio/website to moviejobs@bouldermedia.tv remembering to put “Concept Designer for Environments – 3D Feature” in the subject line.

Dublin Animation Film Festival 2017

The brilliant Dublin Animation Film Festival celebrates its 7th birthday this year.
The festival runs from Friday the 20th to Saturday the 21st October featuring talks from Michael Dudok de Wit among others.
You can check out full details for the festival and purchase tickets here:
Boulder Media will be hosting the after party in The Forty Foot (Weatherspoons)  from 7.30pm on Saturday so come and join us.
Hope to see you there!

Animation Skillnet Bootcamps in conjunction with Boulder Media!

Content posted from the Animation Skillnet: http://animationskillnet.ie/animation-bootcamps-2017/
Animation Skillnet in collaboration with Boulder Media, and with support from the BAI, are running a series of Animation Bootcamps from Monday 22nd May to Friday 23rd June 2017.


Each Bootcamp will involve one week of specialist training in a key area of animation production delivered by an industry professional from Boulder Media or another animation studio.

Each Bootcamp will run for one full week from Monday-Friday, each day from 9am-5pm (except for the Compositing Bootcamp which will run for 4 days).

The Bootcamps will run as follows:

Week of 22nd May – One week of Harmony Animation with Graham Tormey (Harmony Animation Lead at Boulder Media).
Week of 29th May – One week of Harmony Rigging with Stephen O’Keeffe (Harmony Rigging Lead at Boulder Media) and Chris Carter (Harmony Rigger and Scripter at Boulder Media).
Week of 5th June – 4 Days (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) of Compositing using After Effects (Monday 5th June is a bank holiday) with Ed Smith (Post Production Supervisor at Boulder Media).
Week of 12th June – One week of Backgrounds/Layout using Photoshop with Fran Johnston (Backgrounds/Layout Supervisor with Boulder Media).
Week of 19th June – One week of Storyboarding using Storyboard Pro with Patrick O’Callaghan (Freelance Storyboard Artist for Jam Media, Treehouse Republic, Telegael and Geronimo).
Week of 19th June – One week of Production Management with Leon Elliott (Production Manager at Boulder Media), Ronan McCabe (Media Consultant, Producer and Treasurer of Animation Ireland), Daniel Spencer (Freelance Producer) and Jamie K. Bolio (Founder – 62 George Street).
Each Bootcamp will involve classes with industry tutors as well as plenty of hands on practice in class with ongoing feedback from tutors. The aim at the end of each Bootcamp is that participants will be better prepared to attain a job with Boulder Media or another studio. Each participant will also finish each Bootcamp with work for their portfolio as well as portfolio advice from the tutor (except in the case of the Production Management Bootcamp).

Finally, at the end of each Bootcamp, each participant will be given the opportunity to complete and submit a test to Boulder Media. Those who complete a successful test will be offered an interview for a job with Boulder Media. Please note that no test will be offered to those doing the Production Management Bootcamp.

Those who complete the Animation Bootcamp will be given the opportunity to complete and submit a test to Boulder Media. Those who complete a successful test will be offered a place on Boulder Media’s internal 3 week internship which will lead to an interview for a role with Boulder Media who are currently seeking to recruit 20 animators.


The cost for each Bootcamp is as follows: 100 Euro per weekly Bootcamp.


Graduates from animation, games, VFX and other related courses who are interested in being considered for a place on one or more of the Animation Bootcamps should apply at the link below by Friday 12th May.

Applicants must include a link to an online CV or LinkedIn profile and a link to an online showreel or digital portfolio in their application.

Animation Skillnet and Boulder Media will select participants for each Bootcamp from those who apply. Successful applicants will be notified asap before each Bootcamp starts.

Please note that applicants can apply to more than one Bootcamp, but should only apply for Bootcamps that they are generally interested in and have the right skills for. There are 16 places available on each Bootcamp.

If you’re interested in being considered for a place on one or more of the Animation Bootcamps, please apply here now:

Boulder Media Significantly Expands Dublin Studio

Boulder Media Significantly Expands Dublin Animation Studio with Additional Crew and New Space

Press Release via the IDA re. Boulder’s expansion →

DUBLIN and PAWTUCKET, R.I. – Boulder Media, which was acquired in 2016 by Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), is adding several new animation positions to its operations in Dublin. To house the expanded team, Boulder Media will be relocating to a larger studio space in the summer.

The Studio, which currently employs a crew of 160, is ramping up its hiring significantly to support its growing production pipeline. Boulder Media is currently recruiting for positions in conceptual design, 2D and 3D animation, as well as animated CG feature film.

We couldn’t be more thrilled about the opportunities we can offer our crew,” said Robert Cullen, creative director, Boulder Media. “We’re bringing to life some of the world’s most famous and popular brands here in Dublin. It’s unique and very special both for our studio and the local industry.”

The Studio’s expansion will support a growing slate of entertainment around Hasbro brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP and MICRONAUTS, as well as animated series on behalf of third-party clients.

At Hasbro, we are very fortunate to have an extraordinarily robust brand portfolio, and we’re excited to be working with the team at Boulder to bring our brands to life through storytelling for more audiences through more platforms than ever before,” said Stephen Davis, executive vice president and chief content officer, Hasbro, Inc. “As we build our storytelling capabilities across TV, film, digital and social media, we’re looking to add talented, passionate, perpetually curious crew to our award-winning team of animators.”

Speaking about the announcement, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D said,

“This is a great announcement for Boulder Media and is an important next step for the Dublin operation in terms of the scope, scale and intensity of activity at the studio. This expansion will allow for future job growth and increase the numbers of films produced by this Company. I wish all the team the very best at this exciting time for the company.”
Hasbro is a client of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.

Commenting on the expansion, Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland said,

“The expansion adds critical mass to a thriving Irish animation sector, further highlighting Ireland’s place as one of the most dynamic and creative hubs in the world.”
Interested parties can view available positions at www.bouldermedia.tv; or email jobs@bouldermedia.tv.

About Hasbro

Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and MAGIC: THE GATHERING. The Company’s Hasbro Studios and its film label, Allspark Pictures, are building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Through its commitment to corporate social responsibility and philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to make the world a better place for children and their families. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).

About Boulder

Boulder Media is a multi-award winning Irish animation company based in Dublin. One of Ireland’s largest animation studios, it has produced many great shows for Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, BBC and Disney, including Wander Over Yonder for Disney, and Go Jetters and Danger Mouse for BBC.