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Motion Designer

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We have an incredible opportunity for an experienced User Experience Visual Designer who can help us bring the next big idea to life. This candidate is expected to help develop and implement the interaction and look and feel of the various aesthetic and UI-related graphic elements in our products brought to life using motion and depth. You must be able to think at both the “big picture” and the pixel level to help articulate and define the design aesthetic through rapid, ‘lo-fi to hi-fi’ iteration. You should have a fresh, current, design aesthetic with an impeccable eye for graphic design, color and motion expressed through a confident mixing of 2D, 2.5D and 3D approaches. A mature and practiced understanding of graphic styles, typography, visual hierarchy, motion graphics, and branding as well as icons, logos and user interface design is required. Candidates should be well versed in current creation tools like After Effects and Photoshop and have production-proven 3D skills in a modern 3D application such as Cinema4D, Maya or Modo. The right candidate will be equally proficient as a UX designer, graphic designer and asset creator, and comfortable switching between the two modes frequently.

This individual is expected to bring creativity, efficient communication and high impact to the product visuals and collaborate effectively while working closely with the Creative Director, Art Director and software developers. You are both knowledgeable of design history and up-to-date on current trends in entertainment mediums and technology, user interface/experience and able to adapt a design for several target audiences across multiple devices and platforms including the mobile space.
The ideal candidate should be highly organized, self-motivating and able to adapt and learn in a fast paced environment while working with the latest technologies.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Design and Create real time user interfaces with graphic designs and motion graphics that are both functional and beautiful.
• Provide creative and innovative solutions to complex visual and interaction problems that are easy to comprehend and implement
• Execute interaction design and visual design as a part of a multi-disciplinary team
• Collaborating on user experience planning with Creative Director
• Work closely with the Art Director, Art team and Design Director to define and drive the visual language and style for the overall products and user experience
• Create fresh, performant, and compelling graphic elements and animations balancing strong aesthetics with clear functionality

• Create 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
• Visual development: create sketches, storyboards, wireframes, pre-viz, walk-throughs and paper prototypes to communicate your design to the CD, 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
• Actively contribute to and help drive the visual communication and brand identity needs of both the product/experience and the team, including logos, posters, presentations, etc.

Primary Qualifications:
• 7+ years of experience in entertainment media and design with an emphasis on graphic design, motion-graphics, and some user interface visualization
• 4+ years of experience and proven commercial proficiency in mainstream, high-end 2D/3D package (Cinema4D/Maya/Softimage/ Modo /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
• 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 Graphic Design, Illustration, UI/UX , Digital Media Design & Production, or related field/discipline
Additional Qualifications:
• Video editing and VFX/compositing experience (After Effects, Premiere, FinalCut) are a plus
• AE/Expressions, Flash/ActionScript, Scaleform or other scripting skills are a plus
• Experience with real-time engines like Unity and Unreal is 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.

Portfolio/reel review and presentation is required.

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