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Garmin International

Olathe, Kansas - United States
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Motion Graphics Designer


As a leading worldwide provider of navigation devices and wearable technology, our focus is on developing, designing and supporting superior products. Our advanced technology promotes performance, safety and ease of use in every market we serve. That makes us an engineering and technology company with a keen focus on recruiting talent in those fields. But the same vertical integration business model that keeps all design and manufacturing processes in-house also gives us the incentive to hire top performers from different backgrounds, including operations, finance and accounting, information technology, sales, marketing and communications.

Now seeking: Dreamers. In marketing communications, we dream it and create it. All of the company’s promotional and communication needs are completed in-house by these “creatives” in an advertising agency-based set-up. This includes everything from advertising, promotions and print production to media relations, exhibition coordination and website maintenance. Everyone from artists, writers, designers, media buyers, event coordinators, video producers/editors and public relations specialists work together to bring campaigns and product-centric promotions to life. If you’re a dreamer, gather up your portfolio and show us your vision.

We are seeking a full-time Associate Motion Graphics Designer at our world headquarters in Olathe, Kansas. In this role, you will be responsible for concepting, designing, and producing compelling motion graphics for use online, in-store, in-house, and in television broadcast.  Other essential functions include:

-Work in conjunction with other Motion Graphic Designers to accomplish larger initiatives

-Work with the Creative Team to concept marketing materials that engage and educate customers about Garmin features and benefits

-Storyboard, design, and produce animations which clearly explain the features and benefits of new and emerging technologies and devices

-Work with Communications, Marketing, and Engineering staff to plan, manage, and complete requested projects

-Work with project managers to hit critical project due dates

Qualified candidates must possess an Associate's Degree in Motion Graphic Design/Animation or related degree and 3 years of professional Motion Graphic Design experience.

-Must possess a willingness to adapt to new tasks each day

-Must possess experience presenting concepts/projects to clients in a way they can understand visual concepts

-Must possess demonstrated ability to plan projects breadth – balancing quality, deadline and need

-Must possess a portfolio or reel demonstrating exceptional understanding and use of motion, imagery, layout, color, and typography

-Must possess experience with Adobe After Effects, Illustrator and Photoshop 

-Must possess experience in visual effects such as motion tracking, rotoscoping and compositing

-Demonstrated proficiency with PC and Mac operating systems

-Demonstrated effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

-Must be team-oriented, possess a positive attitude and work well with others

-Must be flexible and able to work accurately in a fast paced environment

-Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to work proactively and independently with minimal supervision  

-Must possess strong organizational skills and have the ability to prioritize multiple tasks

Candidates with the following qualifications are preferred:

-Cinema 4D, 3DS Max or equivalent experience

-Mocha Pro experience

-Adobe Premiere Pro experience

-Previous experience in Visual Communications, Graphic Design, Advertising, or Marketing

Our benefits are designed to lead an evolving marketplace, support innovation and encourage a healthy balance between work and life. They allow our associates to make their own decisions about their well-being and future and consistently rank Garmin as a top tier benefits provider when compared to other high-tech employers. We offer a choice of high value medical, dental and vision plans with low or no premiums, to fit your and your family’s preferences. In addition, Garmin’s financial benefits include a generous 401K retirement plan that provides 5% of pay base contribution plus a match of 75 cents for every dollar you contribute to a maximum of 10% of your compensation. The employee stock purchase plan allows for shares to be bought at a 15% discount. Garmin offers many other benefits and perks ranging from well-being initiatives, educational assistance and career development, community charity support, and employee discounts just to name a few.

Garmin International is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, age or disability.

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