The Junior Designer role is perfect for a design generalist with broad knowledge and experience across motion design and concept/style frames for use in a diverse range of projects within our Integrated Advertising division.
The Junior Designer will create compelling and unique motion graphics and style/pitch frames for clients under the supervision of Art Directors, Creative Directors, and/or the Head of Design. The Junior Designer must be able to thrive 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.
Taking briefs and direction from Creative Directors, Art Directors, or Senior Designers to execute motion graphics animations for a diverse array of projects
Create style frame, storyboards, motion tests, and assemble treatments for pitch presentations based on both internal and client creative direction
Work collaboratively as part of a larger team on the design focused areas of projects
Meeting schedules and project deadlines
Ongoing communication with production and leads regarding schedules and deadlines
Taking responsibility for own workload, time management and notes/feedback actions required by Supervisors
Excellent working knowledge of Adobe CS including: After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere
Cinema4D / Maya is a plus
Must have a viewable portfolio of both static and moving imagery for consideration
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.
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
Eagerness to learn and self-motivated in pursuit of own professional development
Working independently and in collaboration with other artists
Must be self-motivated and a collaborative team player
Ability to work under tight deadlines in an artist driven collaborative workplace
Dependable and flexible, dedicated to creating the highest quality images possible
CG knowledge and/or familiarity a plus
Illustration and traditional cel animation
CG skills (C4D or Maya) during storyboarding process, a big plus