Senior Designer 2018-07-17T12:02:03+00:00

SENIOR DESIGNER / ANIMATOR

Video Design Department

DEPARTMENT:
Video Design

REPORTS TO:
Design Director

SALARY:
£40k + p.a. subject to experience

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Friday 4th May, 10am

INTERVIEW:
Thursday 10th or Friday 11th May

Fixed term contract of between 6-12 months, based in our London office. Possibility of a permanent extension thereafter.

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OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB

To play a primary creative role in the work of the Video Design Department, taking a senior or leading role on the design and production of a select number of medium- and long-term animation-based projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES

CREATIVE

  • Working as a project ‘Lead Designer’ in selected instances, including
    • Working directly with Project Directors to analyse and interpret a client brief
    • Conceiving and creating design-led responses to a brief
    • Attending client-facing design meetings alongside a Project Director in order to assimilate and understand a creative brief
    • Convening, facilitating and engaging in internal design discussions, reviews and critical feedback
    • Undertaking and leading primary and secondary design work in response to that brief, including:
      • Conceptual design
      • Sketch design
      • Storyboarding
      • Visualisation
      • Animation (2d and 3d)
    • Briefing and overseeing a small team of designers and animators on the production of design and animation work to fulfil the brief
    • Orchestrating and delivering internal and client-facing design presentations
    • Ensuring quality of output throughout
  • Working as a supporting project designer in selected instances, under the leadership of another Lead Designer/Project Director.

OTHER

  • Playing an active part in senior departmental planning discussions, including developing the design and production process across the Design Studio
  • Contributing to the creative and professional development of the mid-level and junior team members in the Design Studio, including possible line-management responsibilities
  • Other creative and design work as reasonably required by the company

PERSON SPECIFICATION

ESSENTIAL SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

  • Experienced Senior Motion Designer or Animator (preferably with at least 8-10 years’ experience)
  • Advanced technical knowledge and skills within After Effects
  • Advanced knowledge of at least one 3d animation package (e.g. Maya, Cinema 4d or 3DS Max)
  • Experience of working on all aspects of the design and production of animation and video assets, from storyboarding, look frames and visualisations through to modelling, animating, lighting and rendering

DESIRABLE SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

  • Experience of scripting, expressions and parametric modelling
  • Experience of creatively leading a small team (up to 6 other animators of various levels).
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