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Motion Designer

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Join our bleeding edge team that is working to make 3d accessible for anyone! We are the community branch of the team, focused on creating a place for the people to come together and share ideas. Our product includes mobile, web and windows applications with some social network aspects as well. Our team has been growing, defining motion language for an area that really doesn’t exist. There is a lot of exciting problem solving that is happening, lots of room to develop and grow. This is a great opportunity to work within a team of other strong motion designers as well as have a lot of creative control to really run with ideas!

Primary Responsibilities:
• work closely with a team of UI/UX designers, user researchers, art directors, creative directors, and software engineers in a highly collaborative environment.
• Create fresh, performant, and compelling motion graphics and visual elements in a variety of styles and forms, mixing 2D, 2.5D and 3D techniques
• Use motion design to bring informational graphics, data and narrative concepts to life with clarity, impact and fun
• Provide creative and innovative solutions to complex visual and interaction problems that are easy to comprehend and implement
• Able to provide motion redlines along with renders to effectively communicate your ideas with engineers
• Visual development: create sketches, storyboards, wireframes, pre-viz, walk-throughs or paper prototypes to communicate your design to the AD and the rest of the team
• Iterate in low fidelity to arrive at the best possible design then execute at increasingly high fidelity to create and deliver shipping quality visuals and content
• Always approach a challenge from multiple angles, and deliver a variety of solutions
• Actively participate in creative discussions and reviews, as part of effective communication with team members across disciplines
• Contribute in all phases of product development including hands-on crafting of experiences, designing and creating assets and visual elements
• Seek out and advocate best practices across the studio for creating premium high quality visuals and user experience design for the product
• Must actively think about who Jon Snow’s real father is, and be able to quickly respond to emails with witty memes and gifs.

Primary Qualifications:
• 3+ years of experience in entertainment media and design with an emphasis on graphic design, motion-graphics, and some user interface visualization
• 2+ years of experience and proven commercial proficiency in mainstream, high-end 2D/3D package (Cinema4D/Maya/3DS Max) and Adobe Photoshop and After Effects
• Excellent 2D, 2.5D and 3D motion-graphics animation skills
• Strong editorial sense and command of timing, motion and visual narrative
• Expertise creating a variety of visual design documents including mood boards, storyboards, creative briefs, motion studies, and visual style guidelines
• Proactive problem solver
• Video editing and VFX/compositing experience (After Effects, Premiere, FinalCut)
• Meticulous sense of detail and ability to seek out simple solutions to complex design challenges
• Excellent professional communication, collaboration, time-management and organizational skills
• BA/BS in Motion Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, UI/UX , Digital Media Design & Production, or related field/discipline

Additional Qualifications:
• AE/Expressions or other scripting skills are a plus
• Experience designing/creating UI/UX for mobile and tablets is a plus
All candidates must deliver a current resume with a portfolio including motion reel to be considered for this position.

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