MediaMonks is hiring an experienced Animator / Senior Motion Designer Monk to be the mentor and guardian of the animation realm within our monastery. You will not only be the Gandalf within the animation monks, but you’re also ready to work some out-of-this-world magic. Guiding moving pixels across space with grace is your personal love language.
You will be leading the overall creation of animation assets of many kinds, and working with a talent team of producers, editors, creatives and strategists. You’ll be part of a core team working on projects ranging from small one-offs to large-scale projects including pitches. There will be opportunities to coach a Jr. Motion Designer as well as quickly onboard and guide potential freelance animators on occasions where we need to expand the team rapidly to accommodate larger projects.
You build a close relationship with makers of all disciplines, art / animation directors, team leads, and producers. You ensure that the advice and tips shared are the best, most efficient way to go, and for all animators to learn from. You help identify opportunities where things could be more efficient, even if it means learning a new software in the process, and ensure that brand guidelines are being met. You will be available as a resource to other animators that may need support on a daily base.
As part of our mighty Narrative Video team, you’ll create motion graphics for a wide variety of projects, producing work for incredible, super secret brands. The job’s a mix of original work and creating equally awesome adaptations from existing styles and assets.
This means you can team up with world-class developers to work on interactive projects, or collaborate with top-notch artists and illustrators to achieve a specific style. The job is open to remote work from anywhere in the continental US and will work closely with our MediaMonks San Francisco office.
For this position, we are looking for a versatile animation artist with 5-8+ years of experience in the motion graphics field.
Setting creative and technical standards to determine the best tools and techniques to use is essential.
Have impeccable interpersonal skills. This role will be meeting and presenting in front of our internal and external clients across the realms.
Take matters into your own hands when needed, but always look at your project’s bigger picture – keeping the north star in mind.
You know the ins and outs of animation – from concept to creation and beyond.
You can produce drop-dead gorgeous animations, illustrations and designs, even under skinny jeans-tight deadlines.
Your first-rate skills with After Effects, Premiere, Illustrator, and Photoshop are second to none. Cinema 4D, Maya, and Harmony are nice-to-haves in your creative toolkit.
In addition to producing awesome motion graphics, you can also create style frames in a wide variety of styles from concept to execution.
You know how to get the principal details right, or break ’em for artistic effect.
Next to language of motion, you can make yourself clear in English too. Other languages are a plus!
You’re adept in brief creation, creating templates, style guides, tutorials, animation ops, giving and receiving feedback, and overall creative management.
However, the job’s not only about technical artistry. To excel in this role, you have to be a team player skilled in communicating problems and progress, as well as being practiced in working together with juniors and seniors alike. Staying open minded and solution oriented is key!
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