Motion Graphics Artist
This position is ideal for someone looking for a senior artist is comfortable leading teams. This is a creative and technical role, with a particular focus on the finishing and versioning of promotional A/V materials for Film and Television (including Trailers, TV Spots, Social Media output, etc.). The ideal candidate will have a strong knowledge of After Effects, a solid understanding of the visual arts, a healthy curiosity for design, and proven problem-solving abilities.
Produce 2D and 3D motion graphics in accordance with Picture Head’s highest standards, as well as to client expectations
Create branded motion graphics with various elements, combining software output such as After Effects, Cinema 4D, Photoshop, Illustrator, and more
Apply graphic design skills to adapt existing graphics into new formats (e.g., 16×9 redesign to 1×1 for Instagram)
Localize existing graphics for international distribution using detailed client guidelines.
Convert elements into various formats for client viewing and editorial use
Build and refine workflows, and problem solve alongside the Lead Motion Graphic Designer as well as global Graphic Teams
Coordinate and communicate with outside agencies, art services and clients as needed with each project
Work collaboratively with our editorial and production teams, locally as well as globally
Collaborative training and execution on local and global workflows across various projects, teams, and software
Professional demeanor and diplomacy are always important.
Fully proficient with Adobe Creative Suite (After Effects, Photoshop, and Illustrator)
Strong After Effects design and animation skills, and experience with third-party plugins, such as Element 3D, Red Giant, Trapcode, Boris FX (Sapphire, Continuum)
Experience with post-production compositing, such as motion tracking, chroma key, and rotoscoping
Experience of working to a high standard against tight deadlines
Knowledge of Cinema 4D, modeling, texturing, and rendering would be a great addition
Experience with scripting in After Effects to drive procedural animation is a huge plus.
Ability to take creative feedback as well as share new ideas
Must have a proven track record of having excellent people skills and can work collaboratively within a team
Must be willing to take on new projects and challenges with a sense of ownership and willingness to help your peers
Highly motivated and organized
Ability to multitask
Able to build partnerships with both local and international teams
Be able to accommodate a flexible shift
Prior company experience
Exceptional communication skills in dealing with both technical and artistic groups
Exceptional organization skills balancing multiple shows and tasks.
Reliable, with good timekeeping and the ability to meet deadlines
Experience troubleshooting pipeline issues
Minimum 5+ years experience in a similar role
Demonstrated ability to work with strict deadlines and under pressure
Ability to take direction and find creative solutions during the iterative process
Strong attention to detail
High School education or equivalent required
BA/BS in applicable field preferred
Ghost VFX is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law.
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