Motion Graphics Designer

North Chicago, IL
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Erica Schmidt

Job Description:

Our Pharmaceutical client in North Chicago is looking for new talent to join their Creative Team. This team oversees the creative services for Corporate (HR/Finance/Public Affairs), R&D, and Commerical (Meeting & Events). The ideal candidate has a sense of humor, is passionate about their job, and is an active learner. 

The Motion Graphics Designer designs and develops high-caliber motion graphics, animation and video content for internal and external communications, promotional programs and meetings/events that support business objectives for our client's teams, across the entire enterprise. Works collaboratively with fellow design staff, including Creative Directors, fellow Designers, Production staff and external vendor partners. 

Project Execution: 
• Makes quality design decisions, based on project parameters, platform/software requirements, audience, messaging needs and delivering within a wide variety of media types, leveraging various digital formats and specifications. 

• Strong technical knowledge in motion graphics, animation and video software, including but not limited to Adobe Creative Cloud (AfterEffects, Premier, Animate, etc.) Cinema 4D, FinalCut, Keynote and QuickTime/Windows Media Player. Working knowledge of PhotoShop, Illustrator and InDesign, as well as Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Outlook a plus. 
• Specific areas of focus or expertise may include 2D or 3D animation/rendering, video production and editing, audio recording/editing, interactive design (UI/UX), web/mobile/wearable and/or eLearning. 
• Must have strong design and problem-solving abilities, for a variety of platforms, media and audiences. Consistently demonstrating efficiencies in execution from script to screen, including storyboarding, identifying plug-ins and software recommendations that deliver a high-quality experience while clearly communicating key messages within the limitations of both timeline and budget. 
• Must ensure the optimal experience and accuracy of final deliverables through requirements/specifications gathering, regardless of end-use, whether web/mobile, streaming/on-demand, large-format/projection, etc. 
• Must have enough design expertise to leverage a variety of technologies while maintaining the quality, consistency and integrity of the creative concepts that strongly support project objectives, tone and positioning. 
• Must work well under pressure, exercising good judgment as well as good interpersonal skills. Must be able to interpret and articulate ideas to colleagues in creative meetings and presentations. 
• Must have a good grasp of project time requirements to be able to meet deadlines, client expectations and avoid over-commitment. 
• Must be able to work collaboratively within a team and seek clarity amid ambiguity. 

Education: BA/BS Preferred or equivalent work experience. 
Minimum Experience: 5+ years of work experience.