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Motion Designer

Motion Designer – Job Summary

Brazen Animation is looking for a talented and versatile Motion Designer and Motion Graphics Artist! This role requires someone who is passionate and motivated to produce world-class work. She or he is naturally inclined to design and animate bold and unique styles and must be responsive, flexible and able to succeed within an open and collaborative environment.  If you are right for this role, then above all else, you are an artist who wants to evoke emotion and create visual stories through your animation.

Responsibilities

  • Produce style boards, storyboards, layouts, design briefs, sketches, visual language guidelines and motion studies
  • Produce awe-inspiring motion design and graphics for commercial, film and mobile
  • Work professionally and collaboratively with clients, producers, creative directors and other artists

Required Skills and Experience

  • A minimum of a BA/BS degree in Graphic Design, Communication Design, Computer Animation, Interface Design, Interaction Design, Motion Design, Film and Television or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years of motion design experience or the equivalent skill level, preferably in Interactive, Broadcast Design, Film Titling, Animation and/or Visual Effects
  • Proficiency in Maya, Cinema 4D, After Effects (expert level), Photoshop, Illustrator and all related business and design tools; minimally, familiar with an editorial program such as Final Cut or Premiere
  • Experience and knowledge in UX and UI design for web and mobile
  • Typography-in-motion skills
  • Extremely strong motion and visual sensibilities
  • Ability to use motion and visual thinking, storyboards, sketching and communication design to create breakthrough motion graphics pieces
  • Extreme breadth and depth in understanding of fundamental visual design disciplines (typography, iconography, composition, color, layout, etc.)
  • Expertise in creating a variety of motion design documents including, but not limited to, style boards, storyboards, creative briefs, motion studies and motion style guidelines
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), presentation and organizational skills

Required Qualifications

  • Exhibits an infectious passion for the work
  • Has the combination of outstanding collaboration, conceptual, artistic and technical skills
  • Has a meticulous sense of detail and ability to seek out simple solutions to complex design challenges
  • Ability to approach a project from multiple angles and deliver a variety of solutions
  • Fluency in current design, entertainment, and social media trends
  • Demeanor to work well with other artists, creative directors and production management, both giving and receiving creative and technical critiques in a professional manner
  • Understands and appreciates deadlines and milestones, and exhibits excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and multi-task in an agile environment
  • Has an innate sense of accountability for the quality and quantity of work produced in the given time
  • Exhibits integrity in all professional interactions

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience successfully conceptualizing and producing exceptional motion pieces, as well as motion art directing and executing massively challenging motion projects; ability to quickly produce stunning, bold and elegant motion studies
  • Experience working in a highly collaborative environment
  • Fine Arts and Illustration background a huge plus

At Brazen Animation we value talent over proven experience.  If you feel that you have all the required skills and qualifications but perhaps do not have the stated level of motion graphics specific education or professional experience, please do not hesitate to apply.  We look forward to meeting you!