The Designer role is perfect for a design generalist with broad experience across motion design, concept/style frames for use in a diverse range of projects within our Integrated Advertising division.
Candidates must have excellent communication skills and technical knowledge while having relevant experience in a commercials or similar design environment. You will create compelling and unique motion graphics and style/pitch frames for clients in a fast paced artist driven environment, creating both static and moving imagery as part of the pitching and execution process.
This is a full-time staff role with benefits, and although we are currently working remotely, this position will eventually require working onsite in our Chicago studio.
Create highly engaging and complex motion graphics animations for a diverse array of projects
Conceptualize and produce design projects with internal Creative Directors / Art Directors as well as directly with clients at times
Create style frame, storyboards, motion tests, and assemble treatments for pitch presentations
Work independently on design projects, or part of a larger team on the design focused areas of some projects
Keeping up to date with advancements in motion graphics animation as well as new technologies and techniques as well as being on the pulse of contemporary trends in motion design
Able to manage time effectively and give accurate assessments of the workload and the time required to complete tasks
3+ years experience as a designer working in motion graphics or VFX for commercials, films, or television broadcast
Expert in Adobe CS including: Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, InDesign, Premiere.
Excellent graphic design and typography skills, in addition to a great eye
A basic understanding of CG - must be able to work together with CG artists to help drive creative
Working knowledge of Cinema4D / Maya
Ability to turn around multiple concepts in a variety of styles and to take creative direction/revisions as needed
Good communication and problem-solving skills
Ability to articulate design concepts in a clear and conversational manner is crucial
Used to pulling reference imagery in addition to creating it as part of concepting process
Working independently and in collaboration with other artists
Must be self-motivated and a collaborative team player
Excellent problem solving skills
Ability to work under tight deadlines in an artist driven collaborative workplace
Dependable and flexible, dedicated to creating the highest quality images possible
Must have valid US work authorization
Digital Matte Painting skills
Illustration and traditional cel animation
CG skills (C4D or Maya) during storyboarding process, a big plus