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The M Factor

Burbank, California - United States
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Motion Designer

Description

MOTION DESIGNER

Support nimble team in the creation, production and delivery of premium social content for high profile theatrical campaigns. Ideal candidate is team oriented, collaborative, possesses a blend of technical and creative skill sets, has a keen eye for creative problem-solving and is passionate about visual storytelling.

DUTIES
• Design and animate dynamic caption styles that are on brand and on trend
• Carry visual themes through various treatments, transitions and animations that meet agency/client creative objectives
• Resourceful - able to visually communicate ideas using stock sources if needed
• Storyboard out intended motion, present a clear flow from start to finish with minimal written support
• Able to generate original looks for support materials such as: lower thirds, digital content, dynamic captions, GFX cards etc.
• Solve and format typography as needed for various materials
• Design and animate GFX cards for various social content
• Photoshop clean-up, imaging, scene extensions as needed
• Able to efficiently export out assets from approved storyboards for motion team to import into After Effects

EXPERIENCE

• Minimum 2-3 years professional agency experience in similar role - entertainment marketing agency experience required
• EXPERT level typography skills are mandatory - must be able to demonstrate this
• Previous experience designing and animating type-driven GFX for high volume social campaigns
• Previous experience with presenting concepts and ideas via storyboards
• Able to translate approved creative into various sizes/content types, customizing appropriately
• Experience with marrying design, GFX and print elements to live action footage to create compelling campaign narratives


REQUIREMENTS

CREATIVE

  • Must be well-versed in social creative trends on all major platforms, primarily TikTok and Instagram

  • Able to see motion design assignments through from concept through execution

  • Able to visually communicate an abstract concept and support with eloquent written descriptions for internal and external presentations

  • Able to identify visual themes that align with campaign objectives with minimal direction

  • A thorough understanding of execution levels and when each is appropriate - loose/rough vs. refined/polished


TECHNICAL

  • Minimum 3 years experience in Photoshop and After Effects

  • Minimum 1-2 years experience in Illustrator and In Design

  • Must be able to pick up new workflows and software quickly

  • Exceptional organizational skills

  • Ability to trouble shoot and solve problems with the discernment to know when to ask for help

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

  • Microsoft Office, Excel and Outlook a must

 

TEAM PLAYER

  • Must be team oriented

  • Ability to work independently, possessing good communication skills and the ability to prioritize, multitask, managing upward and downward

  • Experience working in a deadline driven environment

  • Able to quickly switch gears and pivot to different projects as needed

  • Meticulous, collaborative, patient, level headed, able to work well under pressure and maintain a positive attitude.

  • Available to work a flexible schedule including potential overtime with little or no notice