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Motion Graphics Designer

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Our client is a large financial institution located in Boston, MA and they are looking for an experienced Motion Graphics Designer to join their User Experience Team for a 4 month contract with the potential to extend. Health benefits and 401K options offered through Aquent.

The User Experience Team is seeking an experienced Motion Graphics Designer to work on web/video interfaces. The User Experience Motion Graphics designer is responsible for the end-to-end creation and execution of videos that demonstrate our digital experiences and reflect brand standards as well as established industry best practices. The Motion Graphics Designer must be able to balance working on multiple projects, with a demonstrated ability to think strategically about the overall experience the various sites need to convey. The Motion Graphics Designer will collaborate with the other UX designers to define the visual design and assets that are needed, and then refine to incorporate stakeholder feedback. Motion Graphics Designers should have experience creating video content for web, mobile, presentations, broadcast and executive presentations. Attention to design detail and overall brand awareness are requirements as well as a strong understanding of managing business and client needs. Motion Graphics Designer candidates must have working knowledge of financial services and products and be able to present their work to a broad audience.

Required Skills for Motion Graphics Designers:
• Adobe CC suite especially After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator
• Must be self-motivated and work quickly
• Develop storyboards and video mock-ups for product concepts
• Design high quality motion graphics
• Work on short-form content pieces (:30 sec to 3 min)
• Effectively multi-task between multiple projects/tasks of varying complexities
• Ability to break down a project’s requirements into a functional set of scene and asset requirements
• Strong organizational and time management skills
• Able to work on several projects at once, effectively meeting all schedules and deadlines
• Work independently as well as with internal teams to manage complex projects
• Participate in brainstorming sessions to share video and design perspectives and ideas
• Clearly communicate creative concepts and rationale for design and animation choices
• Research and continuously evaluate industry trends and our production needs to be able to contribute to conversations surrounding technology and creative technique

Experience Required for Motion Graphics Designers:
• Preferably BFA in either graphic design, motion graphics or other associated field of study
• 3-5+ years of professional experience in motion graphics
• Excellent communication skills
• Successful experience within a high-volume creative workflow. Agency or production house experience preferable.
• Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
• Positive mindset, entrepreneurial spirit and proven history as a self-starter
• Power user in Adobe CS, including Illustrator, AfterEffects, Premiere. Skills with 3D software a plus
• Acute awareness of Banking, Advertising, Startup Media & Tech industry trends

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