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Motion Designer

At Saatchi we believe in creating ideas that can live anywhere. We believe that everyone matters. And we believe that when we work as a team, nothing is impossible.

We strive to bring out the best in each other and in ourselves, and expect applicants to understand the value of close collaboration.

We also believe that creating transformational work requires initiative, an entrepreneurial spirit and a bold commitment to achieving measurable results and business success for the clients we service.

As a Motion Designer, you work closely with the senior front-end developer, production and creative departments in developing content that brings the creative vision to life while managing costs and adhering to deadlines. Success for this position is measured by the ability to execute national campaigns across digital display advertising. An ideal candidate will be required to have an solid understanding of design, animation principles and best practices. You will work with the digital studio team to ensure the highest quality design, animation, and overall quality of projects.

An ideal candidate will have 2+ years of motion graphics experience.

Candidate experience should include:

  • Proficiency creating cinemagraphs and variety of other static and motion art
  • Creating assets/ incorporating effects into static images
  • Strong Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator
  • Strong knowledge of design, composition & animation principles
  • Ability to compose scenes & generate assets for animation from static imagery in Photohop
  • Experience with 2D motion graphics and animation, masking, tracking, and rotoscoping
  • Knowledge of optimizing images for web
  • Ability to apply feedback efficiently
  • Ability to communicate ideas clearly and professionally
  • Knowledge of optimizing images for web
  • Knowledge of JavaScript, HTML & CSS
  • Some experience retouching
  • Some experience in HTML5 banner ad animation development

Roles and Responsibilities include:

  • Work with 2d and 3d designers to animate assets
  • Create performance video content for social media platforms
  • Design Special Effect concepts
  • Develop designs from concept to production ready assets
  • Based in the Saatchi & Saacthi Los Angeles office
  • Based on a 40+ hour work week
  • Take design brief and requirements and translate it smooth animations
  • Work both autonomously and collaboratively across disciplines with Producers, Art Directors, and external partners.
  • Provide accurate estimates and help manage and coordinate projects
  • Participate in regular development meetings to discuss project progression and plan new implementations
  • Diagnose and debug issues in staging and production environment
  • Other duties as assigned
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