Skeleton has a great opportunity for a passionate and talented Midweight Motion Designer with a stellar and diverse skill-set, to join our cracking in-house design team.
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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 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
Working as part of our in-house motion design team, you’ll use your exceptional motion graphics skills to create video content that Skeleton can be proud of. Creative execution is key to this role, as is confidence and clarity when presenting your ideas. You’ll work with the creative lead and senior designers to develop creative concepts in line with the client’s objectives. You’ll be involved in each project from ideation, through asset design to animation and final delivery.
You’re talented, imaginative and passionate about Motion Graphics, with a range of experience across different techniques, both 3D to 2D. You use your creative inspiration to deliver against the individual needs of each project. You enjoy working autonomously as well as part of a team and actively seek feedback and guidance from your peers. You’re efficient and nimble, with some great creative problem solving skills. You love to deliver outstanding work that meets and even exceeds client expectations.
If your heart's pounding just thinking about the opportunity, we'd love to hear from you!
Key Duties And Responsibilities
In collaboration with the creative lead, deliver both 2D and 3D motion graphics projects to a high standard
Contribute to the creative development process with ideas, R&D tests and research
Create elements for all key production stages from design: style-frames, mood boards and storyboards; to asset creation: characters, environments, graphic devices and type; to animation
Maintain excellent, professional relationships with Skeleton’s clients, our internal team and freelancers
Present work in progress in a timely manner, for peer review
Work to project schedules and deliver exceptional work.
What you'll bring to the table
4 years + agency experience in motion graphics
The ability to design, create assets and animate in 2D and 3D such as characters and vector graphics/ illustrations
The ability to create styleframes, concept mood boards and storyboards
Strong illustration capabilities
Capability in design layout and typography
Strong knowledge of Cinema 4D and external renderer Redshift; along with compositing in After Effects
Proficiency in After Effects. Comfortable in using and manipulating third party plugins such as the Trapcode Suite
Strong knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to create animation assets and artwork
Capability in 2D character design and animation, a plus
Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently
The ability to manipulate audio, edit music tracks and add sound design using Premiere Pro or Adobe Audition
Be passionate about motion graphics and have a real drive to create great work
Be up to date on the latest design trends and be curious and inspired to explore new creative possibilities
Be confident and self-assured and comfortable presenting your ideas to both Skeleton’s internal team as well as to clients
Be personable and enjoy working in a team
Be adaptable and receptive to mentorship and guidance from peers
Be proactive, agile and organised - even under pressure
A sense of humour is always a plus ;-)
What we're offering
TBC dependent on experience A personal training budget of £500 per year that will complement your personal development plan Joint-funded workplace pension
25 days annual leave (plus 8 days bank holidays)
Other Cool Stuff
Hybrid working model (we're still figuring this out post-Covid) Access to over 300 offers and discounts via Perkbox including: A Free monthly cinema ticket A Free weekly coffee Free mobile phone insurance Regular social events Christmas & Summer parties (Covid dependant) Company book-club Early 5 pm finish on Fridays Professional development pathways Mental wellbeing encouraged and supported