Motion Graphics Designer

Remote in: Atlanta, Phila, Char, Chic, Clev, Dal, Det, Hou, Minn
Job Terms:
$42/HR - $45/HR W2
Start date:
January 10, 2022
Posted By:
Gerald Garrison

Job Description:

Can sit remotely in any of the following geographies: Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Minneapolis, Philadelphia

About the role: 

As a Motion Graphic Designer for Aquent's large Professional Services client, you will be responsible for creating complex animated graphics and infographics, kinetic typography and video pre/post production. You will also be responsible for design, creation of assets, bringing them to life, modeling, animation, outputting and delivering high quality and innovative motion graphic content.

You will prepare design plans and storyboards, concepts and layouts for motion graphic projects and directly consult with internal clients in the conceptualization of a project.

You will produce project deliverables, specializing in the media of: audio, database strategy, electronic dialogue, presentation graphics, podcasting, video, and webcasting (corporate videos, eLearning, websites, marketing demos, etc.). and advise clients and others on the best use, combination, and repurposing of each medium to meet strategic objectives.

Experience and Education

  • 3+ years of related interactive design experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Multimedia/Digital Design, Web Design, Graphic Design or related field
  • Portfolio of work

• Research and analyze best design techniques and solutions to create motion graphics
• Designing and creating storyboards
• Concept, layout and design enticing motion graphics videos for various media
• Collaborate with editors, producers and other designers to resolve technical or design issues
• Edit raw video footage and add effects/elements (audio, video, colors, animation) to enhance motion graphics
• Maintain and follow best practices for version control, naming conventions and organization of graphic files
• Consult and recommend media to enhance the message through audio, database strategy, electronic dialogue, presentation graphics, podcasting, video, and webcasting
• Manage the client relationship, acting as project manager and single point of contact for the deliverable
• Prepare budget and timeline estimates for project deliverables keeping customer up-to-date on status

Knowledge and skills requirements
• Creative thinker exhibiting a range of varied styles and techniques
• In-depth knowledge/experience in 3D modeling/animation and video production techniques
• Working knowledge of sound mixing and color correction
• Strong understanding of post-production workflow and the latest production technology
• Solid understanding of video formats and compression techniques
• Knowledge of typography and appropriate use of brand colors, images and fonts, allowing for effective legibility and functionality
• Proficient in Mac and Windows platforms
• Creative expertise with After Effects, Premiere Pro, Audition, Dreamweaver, Cinema 4D and other associated tools
• Experience with a variety of 3rd party motion graphic plugins (Trapcode Suite)
• Proficient in Adobe CC and basic understanding of Microsoft Office software
• Excellent communication, interpersonal and teaming skills

Client Description:

Freelancing long-term with Aquent gets you access to some pretty cool things:

- You're paid weekly

- Subsidized health and dental benefits after your first four weeks of work (averaging at least 20 hrs/wk)

- Paid Sick Leave for all US and Canada talent

- Access to Fidelity 401(k)

- Access to FSA Program (pre-tax payment toward bus or train passes, etc.)

- Direct deposit for your paycheck

- Access to our Talent Rewards Program (we reward for referrals!)

- Access to free online courses via Aquent