GFX Designer - NY

Gravity Media is seeking a disciplined and artistic person with a firm grasp of animation techniques, fundamentals, and software.


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Overview

Gravity Media is seeking a disciplined and artistic person with a firm grasp of animation techniques, fundamentals, and software. Responsible for the quality of the animation, keeping it on track, and delivering consistent performances.

Essential Duties
  • Brainstorm and conceptualize ideas, with the ability to produce concept sketches and quick concept edits
  • Collaborate with the client and production team members to understand needs, design storyboards, and create and edit animations
  • Expert in motion graphics
  • Experience creating broadcast graphics packages
  • Experience with character animation
  • Work creatively to produce original and aesthetically pleasing designs and solutions
  • Present complex designs and style guide to customers for evaluation
  • Ability to follow branding guidelines, or create branding guidelines, should none exist for the project at hand
  • Create a project timeline that is feasible but ambitious and meet all deadlines
  • Juggle multiple projects in a fast-paced production environment
  • Come up with creative solutions to problems as they arise
  • Liaise and work effectively with other design and production staff, and be the main point of communication with the client/partner during the process
  • Direct Voiceover if necessary, and ability to mix VO and sound effects
  • Listen to feedback and altering animations to better suit client needs
REQUIREMENTS
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a production environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree or certificate in computer animation, graphic design, or related field.
  • Expert knowledge of After Effects, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, and a frame-by-frame software (such as Toon Boom or Adobe Animate). Cinema 4D and Spark AR is a plus.
  • Knowledge of 2D/3D, stop motion and traditional animation concepts
  • Experience making videos for social media
  • Expert in After Effects, Animate, Premiere Pro, Audition, Photoshop, Illustrator. Cinema 4D and Spark AR a plus
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, presentation, and computer skills.
  • Understanding of animation, storytelling, and character development techniques.
  • Attention to detail, adaptability, and receptiveness to feedback and direction.
  • Ability to work independently or with a team to develop animations and solve problems.
  • Ability to respond and work during nights, holidays or weekends (if required)
KNOWLEDGE BASE
  • Creativity
  • Artistic talent
  • A knack for storytelling
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Outstanding work ethic, character, integrity, and professionalism
Physical Requirements
  • Ability to sit, reach outward or above the shoulder, stand, walk, handle with fingers, stand, bend, and stoop.
  • Ability to operate a keyboard, view a video display terminal screen, ability to use telephone equipment.
  • Must be able to climb ladders up to 24’ tall and lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds and push or pull up to 30 pounds.