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Visual Motion Designer

ektello Mountain View, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Visual Display NX team (Next Experience) is a new product team that designs and implements user experience for high-profile, consumer electronics product lines
As contract motion production designer, you will work with the motion lead in an experienced cross-disciplinary team to conceive and support design work for innovative consumer products.
Day to day tasks will include:
 design, apply and maintain motion language across different projects
 create motion flows for presentation and design reviews, creating mood boards
 work with interaction and visual designers to define the right system model and workflows
 collaborate with the engineering team in prototype development
You must be responsive, flexible, and able to succeed within an open collaborative peer environment

Qualifications:
 Bachelors or Masters in Motion Design, Graphic Design, Visual Design, User Interface Design, Architecture Design, or an equivalent design degree
 4+ years of work experience in motion (broadcast/VFX/UI) and visual design, or related field
 Portfolio must demonstrate a variety of animation skills (visual FX, 3D, vector animation, character animation & compositing) revealing thought process and an ability to rapidly generate creative ideas, with samples of original graphic or visual design work
Has mastery of
 Adobe Creative Suite: After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, Audition & Media Encoder (AE plugins: Bodymovin/Lottie, Trapcode suite)
 Sketch
 Principle
 Passionate about motion, graphic design, typography, and illustration
 Strong understanding and passion for technology and how it’s applied in consumers lives
 Ability to facilitate collaboration, to manage conflicts, and to be able to context switch fast
 A keen ability to package and present solutions to the wider creative / management team—quickly and beautifully
 Delivers highly-resolved work at the intersection of technology, culture and design
 Excellent creative and innovative skills
 Strong understanding of story-telling techniques and pacing, video & music editing
 Strong oral and written communication skills
 Knowledge of interactive design including best practices for TV, mobile, voice, etc.
 Ability to use strong analytical and artistic approach to solve complex design problems.
 Ability to handle multiple projects and prioritize different tasks.
 Ability to shoot video and record audio
Desired Characteristics
 The candidate should be a cultural fit within the organization. The following characteristics define a candidate that will succeed in our culture and for this position.
 Curiosity: Has a naturally curious mind, loves to explore and nurture intellect; knows how to observe and identify patterns that identify trends and key insights early; knows how to ask the right questions (relevant) and quantity of questions necessary to uncover key information that can be made actionable. Probably, an avid observer and follower of popular culture and societal trends.
 Creativity: An innovative and resourceful person who thinks and acts “outside-of-the-box.” This individual possesses a left brain/right brain mindset. Recreationally they are likely to most enjoy nurturing their creative passions and hobbies across multiple categories, such as film, games, music, art, design, fashion, comics, literature, and news. Endeavours that push / challenge their perceptions and physical limitations.
 Technology Forward: Has a passion for technology, tinkering under the hood, and enjoys being a sought-after authority and the resource that others turn to for emerging media and technology.
 Communication: Excellent oral and written communication skills; a great presenter, an active listener with consultative capabilities; skillful communicator in tough situations where striking a balance between being direct/forceful and diplomacy is necessary.
 Open Minded: Approach to listening and problem solving is inclusive and open minded.
 Action Oriented: Self-motivated and self-starting individual who can take limited direction and produce tangible results. Capacity for learning on one’s own, whether it’s software tools or languages.
 Decision Making: Makes good decisions in a timely manner based on analysis, sound judgment and wisdom.
 Team Oriented: Works well in collaborative team environments and matrix reporting Structures.

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