Senior Motion Graphics Designer/Animator
We are seeking a full-time experienced Senior Motion Graphics Designer/Animator. You must have at least 5 years of solid experience working in a professional, client driven environment, designing and creating broadcast quality motion graphics for both standard and unusual screen sizes and shapes. With a sophisticated, contemporary design sense, you are well versed at presenting ideas and interacting successfully with clients. Understanding the art of telling a story and conveying a message, by combining motion graphics, video, and music within budgetary and time sensitive parameters, is your forte. In addition to your capabilities in design and animation you have leadership qualities that enable you to successfully collaborate with and lead a team of junior and freelance animators. You must be proficient in AfterEffects, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and have a working knowledge of Cinema 4D. A degree in a related field is strongly preferred.Key responsibilities:•Involvement in pre-production planning, including creating budget estimates and schedules•Interpreting scripts•Designing and animating sophisticated multi-layered motion graphics•Understanding and applying current design trends•Participating in input sessions, presenting your ideas to the production team, and leading creative conversations with clients•Collaborating with the Creative Director, Art Director and Producers to exceed client expectations•Leading teams of animators on larger projects•File management, maintaining system efficiencies, and following established technical specificationsAs a division within the largest independent content marketing agency in the U.S., Spark offers competitive compensation, full benefits, 401k, and opportunities for developing interesting, high profile work. If you are a strong designer and skilled animator with proven leadership skills, and are interested in a place to grow a promising career, we'd love to hear from you.Please submit a brief cover letter, resume, and salary requirements, along with a digital link to your current reel via this posting. Whenever possible, please elaborate on what your role was on projects on your reel (design, animation, art direction, etc.). Applicants must also have professional references available. New York City area residents only. Snail mail, phone calls or drop-ins will not be considered. Submissions without a cover letter will not be considered. Please apply via our website link provided in this posting. Please no phone calls or snail mail.