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Senior Interactive Motion Graphic Designer (As-needed basis)

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Premier Fortune 500 pharmaceutical in Central NJ has an opportunity for a dynamic Motion Graphic Designer! This is an on-going, as-needed freelance opportunity with excellent benefits provided by Aquent. Please see the job description for additional information:

Position Description and Responsibilities
Experience working with copywriter to create storyboard concepts for motion graphics videos.
Conceptualizes, plans and creates assets, according to creative brief and/or project specifications on complex projects ranging from Flash banner ads to rich motion graphic videos created in After Effects.
Knowledge of various After Effects plugin suites such as Trapcode and Video Copilot bundles a plus.
Knowledge of expressions in After Effects a plus.
Produces original designs, based on limited direction
Produces all creative material, including procurement of photography and integration of copy into the design
Collaborates with copywriter on projects that require copy, taking direction from the Interactive Studio Manager
Problem solves with Interactive Studio Manager and/or Account Executive on complex marketing/communication challenges
Works with studio manager to ascertain clients needs and develop creative/design for assigned projects
Performs work on multiple projects simultaneously
Strong knowledge of video formats for delivery to multiple platforms internet, TV, smartphones, and iPad
Strong knowledge of video compression formats

Requirements
• 5-7 years of motion graphics and animation in an interactive agency/studio environment
o 3+ years experience with pharmaceutical projects preferred
• Proficient in CS4/CS5 including Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Flash, and After Effects
o Experience with Dreamweaver, Fireworks a plus
• Comfortable in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
• Strong knowledge of user experience, information architecture and interactive best practices
• Ability to translate client and business needs into visually engaging and effective motion graphics animations
• Possess a solid understanding of design best practices with regards to cross-browser and device compatibility
• Highly organized and able to follow pre-defined conventions and processes so others can easily pick up files on projects when necessary
• Operates effectively in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
• Must be proficient on Mac OS and PC platforms

Supplemental Requirements (not required but nice to have)
• UI design experience is a plus
• Proficiency in video editing using Final Cut Pro
• Proficiency in audio editing and sound mixing
• Proficiency with DVD Studio Pro

Communication Skills
• Participates in team and client meetings effectively and efficiently
• Keeps team lead well informed of project changes and challenges as they arise
• Effectively communicates relevant project information to superiors

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