Designer

  • Advertising
  • Chicago, United States

Designer

Job description

Framestore's Design Studio is a multi-talented team of directors, designers and artists creating beautiful images for all platforms. They are highly adaptable and can work across all stages of a project from conception and storyboarding to production, art direction, direction, motion graphics and visual effects.


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.

 

Responsibilities:
  • 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


Job requirements

  • 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


Desired Skills:

  • Digital Matte Painting skills

  • Illustration and traditional cel animation

  • CG skills (C4D or Maya) during storyboarding process, a big plus

 
Framestore is proud to employ extraordinary talent across all genders, races, nationalities, religions, ages, abilities and sexual preferences. We aim to encourage and support all of our current and future employees to achieve their potential. No job applicant will receive less favourable treatment on any basis when applying for a career with us.