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Animator

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As an Illustration/AE (After Effects) Animator for 9+ months, you’ll be responsible for the illustrations and animations for a home automation product, working across both mobile app and web. Team members combine great visual sense with a deep understanding of the subtle nuance that makes a complex product feel simple and intuitive. You should have an inspiring portfolio, great design sense, a love for visual storytelling, and the ability to clearly articulate how a product should work. This company strives to create products that people love to use and welcome into their home. 
 

Overall Responsibilities: 

  • Translate abstract ideas and requirements into tangible and beautiful design deliverables 
  • Create production-ready assets that use all the capabilities of the latest industry technology 
  • Utilize a modern and elegant visual language that spans devices 
  • Integrate user feedback and business requirements 

Top 3 Daily Responsibilities: 

  • Create illustrations, animations, and icons, communicating complex concepts simply and clearly 
  • Author, iterate, and maintain documentation including storyboards, flows, prototypes, animations, etc 
  • Collaborate closely with cross-disciplinary teams of designers, engineers and product managers 


Required Skills: 

  • BFA, BA, or BS degree in design or a related discipline 
  • 3+ years experience with Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch and similar tools 
  • 3+ years experience with Adobe After Effects animation 
  • Advanced digital illustration and AE animation skills 
  • Excellent visual standards and obsessive attention to detail 
  • Relevant experience in creating production assets for iOS, Android and/or Web applications. 
  • Strong sense of visual composition and balance 
  • Understand concepts of perspective drawing, modeling and shadowing of forms to look multidimensional. 
  • Ability to illustrate in different styles 


Nice to Have Skills: 

  • Ability to distill complex processes into simple, clear, user interactions 
  • Excellent written communication & documentation skills 
  • High organization and efficiency working with multiple projects to meet tight deadlines 
  • Experience with creating animations with Lottie. 
  • Knowledge of past and present illustration styles and trends

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