Motion Graphics Designer

Job Title | Motion Graphics Designer
Location | Nottingham
Contract Type | Full-Time
Salary | Depending on experience

We're hiring again!

We're looking for a talented and creative Motion Graphics Designer, with the skills and ability to lead in the development of animation projects, from storyboarding and asset design to the final animation.

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About us

Hi. We’re Skeleton, a video content agency that crafts creative and engaging videos for our clients. We’re a friendly, close-knit team of specialists who believe in continually learning and pushing ourselves.

We help diverse businesses & brands from all over the globe to get the most from video (think Boots, Samsung, and Airbus). Our dream is to become the UK’s most-loved video agency famous for our creativity, technical wizardry, and the amazing results we achieve for our clients.

About the role

We're looking for a talented and creative Motion Graphics Designer, with the skills and ability to lead in the development of animation projects, from storyboarding and asset design to the final animation.

You'll be working in our colourful main office at the University of Nottingham's Innovation Park. You'll join team Skeleton, which is small enough that we all know each other's favorite songs but big enough to allow you to cultivate your own unique skill set.

On a day-to-day basis you'll be working as part of the post-production team alongside a broader team as we work with key clients, from universities to FTSE 100 companies to startups, help turn their ideas into beautifully appealing animation.

In short: we're looking for a talented, imaginative and passionate Motion Graphics Designer that is willing to work hard, learn fast and grow with our business. You must enjoy working autonomously and as part of a team to solve exciting & challenging client problems, creating animations we're all proud of. If your heart's pounding just thinking about the opportunity, we'd love to hear from you! 

Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Comfortable with leading on the development of 2D and 3D animation projects 
  • Interpret creative briefs and contribute to the creative development process
  • The creation of styleframes, mood boards and storyboards to a high standard
  • Comfortable leading creative for 2D character design, asset creation and animation
  • Deliver on multiple projects concurrently
  • Engaging with regular critiques of work with Senior Motion Graphics Designers
  • Supporting Senior Motion Graphics Designers and helping Junior Motion Graphics Designers to develop their craft

What you'll bring to the table

Necessary Skills
  • Knowledge to a high standard of Adobe After Effects including using 3D layers and cameras effectively and motion tracking
  • Excellent illustration capabilities
  • Excellent knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, to aid in the creation of assets
  • Excellent understanding of design and typography and excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently
  • The ability to create storyboards, moodboards and styleframes to a high standard
  • Able to work quickly and to a high standard whilst dealing with deadlines
  • Have a good working knowledge of the 3D software package Cinema 4D
  • Strong knowledge and experience of using After Effects plugins such as the full Trapcode suite
  • Excellent knowledge of manipulating audio clips and sound design.
  • Conceptual capabilities.
  • The ability to critically look at own work and take constructive feedback on board comfortably.

Personal Attributes
Excellent communication and listening skills
Initiative and a tendency to be proactive
Courageous and willing to explore bold ideas and turn them into reality
Being well-organised and systematic, even under pressure
Enjoying working with team-mates and customers to build long-lasting relationships
A hunger to continuously learn and develop your skills
A sense of humour is always a plus
A tolerance for dogs is beneficial as we have an office dog


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