AnchorFree Inc Redwood City, CA

Senior Motion Graphics Artist/Designer

At AnchorFree, our mission is to provide secure access to the world’s information for every person on the planet. Founded in 2005 by David Gorodyansky and Eugene Malobrodsky, AnchorFree has grown into a service with millions of users in nearly 200 countries. Our flagship product, Hotspot Shield, is Top 100 in the App Store and enables freedom to access all of the Internet’s information from anywhere in the world (without restrictions). AnchorFree has recently closed a $295 million investment led by WndrCo and Accel Partners, with further development plans for Hotspot Shield and other products in our suite.

The Senior Motion Graphics Artist/Designer will be a part of the design team. You will report to VP Design and will be embedded part of the UA team. You will be working on defining the brand video guidelines, creating a consistent look and feel for branded videos, serving as “brand police”, together with a creative UA manager; this designer will be testing multiple concepts and iterating based on the test results. You will be responsible for creating video content to be leveraged in advertising campaigns across major ad publishing networks around the world. You should be proficient with Adobe Creative Cloud – specifically After Effects – and have experience creating short form videos that appeal to a mass-market audience. You’re able to work in a fast-moving, performance driven environment and can effortlessly handle multiple projects simultaneously. You are comfortable handling a variety of tasks, be it new and exciting or tedious and detailed. Most importantly, you understand how to balance quality and quantity in a creative marketing environment and how to effectively deal with criticism of your work.

What You’ll Do:
Create high quality, engaging video content to promote AnchorFree’s mobile apps
Create images, GIFs, App Store screenshots, and other non-video content as needed
Edit, resize, and localize video and image creatives on a large scale
Collaborate with Creative Manager, designers, and external partners to brainstorm and produce new marketing creatives
Capture video and images of in-app experience
Efficiently organize creative assets and render files with adherence to internal file and folder naming and structure conventions

Must provide an online portfolio of previous work demonstrating creative skill set
5+ years experience producing video marketing content, preferably for mobile apps.
Strong animation/motion design skills (After Effects, bonus points for knowing Cinema 4D but not compulsory)
Video editing skills and native ad creation experience.
Expertise in Adobe Creative Cloud, specifically After Effects and Photoshop
Effectively balance multiple projects in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines
Strict personal standards for highly organized project files, assets, and final render files
Ability to quickly shift between various types of projects and tasks
Creative thinker who relies on a myriad of resources and experience to solve problems
Solid understanding of basic design principles like color, typography, and composition
Comfortable taking direction and criticism on your work
Willingness to tackle unfamiliar tasks and learn new tools/skills as necessary
Practical understanding of video formats, codecs, and encoding settings
Bonus Qualifications:
Basic understanding of mobile marketing and common KPIs
Experience with Sketch
Experience with VPNs

AnchorFree Compensation and Benefits:
Competitive salary
Excellent employee stock option plan
Relocation assistance available
$175 per month electric car incentives
Free food and drinks
Foosball, Gym and showers, Pool table, Table Tennis
FREE Medical, Dental and Vision
Commuter Benefits
Free Shuttle from San Francisco,CA
Dog friendly office

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