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Motion Design Leader



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Salary (USD):

$60 - 75 / hr

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Our client is looking for an experienced motion design leader to be a part of the team that delivers outstanding experiences at our clients events. This role comprises a mix of design management and creative implementation skills, along with a passion for technology and events.

Your primary focus will be on motion design and branding for multiple events, spanning various audiences and touchpoints. This includes bringing motion to the event experience in ways that align with the event aesthetic, create engagement, and enhance the attendee experience. You will be part of a thriving multi-disciplinary team of experienced designers and strategists working together to imagine, create, and oversee branded content across a variety of mediums.

The ideal candidate will be able to an expert level understanding of both 2D and 3D motion design theory, animation, and visual storytelling and possess a talent for conceptual thinking and inclusive design. Creative problem solving through deep understanding of visual design tools is critical and you also should have a strong aesthetic senses with the ability to simplify complex ideas. You should be motivated, self-directed and enthusiastic with a desire to participate and grow in a highly collaborative environment, with a close-knit team of people who share a vision for developing, crafting and activating meaningful consumer experiences.

Roles & Responsibilities:
* Develop and support the priorities of the brand
* Define the visual and motion toolkit for cross event implementation, with an eye for efficiency
* Creation of mood boards, storyboards, creative briefs, and motion studies
* Develop motion style guidelines where they do not yet exist
* Ideation, design, and customization of motion video assets
* Deliver final video assets in formats appropriate for the audience and delivery
* Clearly communicate creative concepts to multiple audiences, ensuring the idea is understood and aligned across key partners and leadership
* Display a meticulous sense of detail and ability to seek out simple solutions to complex design challenges.
* Work collaboratively with other creative and production teams
* Work closely with designers and artists to ensure creative direction and feedback is clearly understood
* Provide design choices and creative rationale
* Research and share trends in pop culture, digital technology, and design
* Demonstrate a deep understanding of fundamental visual design disciplines (typography, iconography, composition, color, composition, layout, etc.).
* Become familiar with the technical constraints, user goals, and business requirements that shape current and future events

* 5+ years of experience in video and motion design with a concentration on 3D design and animation
* Experience with ultra large video formats, live events, broadcast design, and virtual sets
* Extensive experience leading and directing a team of designers and artists; including consolidating and interpreting feedback from multiple stakeholders
* Portfolio demonstrating range of experience
* Expert level proficiency in 3D and 2D visual design suites such as Adobe CC, Cinema 4D, Houdini, etc. along with a deep understanding of best practices and workflows
* Experience creating After Effects projects and expressions; allowing for rapid iterations and revisions
* Extremely strong motion and visual sensibilities, ability to use motion and visual thinking, storyboards, sketching, and communication design to create breakthrough motion design
* Experience working with audio and sound in sync with motion and video
* Experience in delivering multiple, iterative production assets to development and production counterparts on time and with quality
* Positive attitude and growth mindset
* Strong attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications
* Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate to wide range of audiences and levels within the organization
* Strong organizational skills with the ability to work independently or as a contributor
* An active listener with a proven ability to work cross-team and synthesize feedback and input from reviewers and stakeholders
* Knowledge of marketing fundamentals
* Experience creating motion design for social media
* Experience working in a creative agency setting

The target hiring compensation range for this role is the equivalent of $60 to $75 an hour. Compensation is based on several factors including, but not limited to education, relevant work experience, relevant certifications, and location.
Additional benefits offered may include; medical health insurance and dental insurance, life insurance, and eligibility to participate in 401k plan with company match.

WORKING WITH AQUENT: long-term assignments with Aquent gets you access to some pretty cool things:
– You’re paid weekly
– Subsidized health (including term life and LTD) and dental benefits after your first four weeks of work (averaging at least 20 hrs/wk)
– Access to Fidelity 401(k)
– Access to FSA Program
– Direct deposit for your pay check
– Access to our Talent Rewards Program (we reward for referrals!)
– Access to free online courses via Aquent’s Gymnasium, to help you develop your skills:
– Access to free online courses via
– Aquent support: your Aquent Agent checks in with you during the course of your contract to make sure you’re happy and progressing according to your expectations (we’re also there to be looking for new opportunities for you when you’re close to wrapping up)

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