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Junior Animator

Fixed term for 12 months

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Junior Animator

Fixed Term for 12 months

This is an exciting opportunity to join Design102: a central government design studio working on projects that make a difference to people’s lives.

We are looking for a talented, enthusiastic and experienced Junior Animator to produce engaging and visually striking animations and designs. With strong animation skills, and some studio experience, you will be happy to deliver animations across a broad range of briefs and animation styles. You’re motivated, ambitious, positive, and work as well independently as you do in a team.

If you have a strong passion for animation and design, a desire to learn, and a portfolio with a range of creative projects, this is the job for you.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • assisting the project lead and senior animator at all stages of the design and animation process
  • delivering engaging animation and design solutions for a range of client needs including: animations, storyboards, motion graphics, social media content, dynamic infographics and digital designs
  • working with the video team producing graphics within film projects
  • working with communication colleagues, clients and stakeholders to discuss the business objectives and requirements of every job
  • working to agreed deadlines and budgets, adhering to brand guidelines and relevant industry design standards and accessibility guidelines
  • delivering excellent customer service, seeking to understand clients’ priorities and constraints and providing clear and timely communications
  • managing multiple projects at once, allocating time effectively and keeping the client team updated on progress
  • keeping the project management system up to date, logging time spent on each project
  • presenting ideas and concepts, explaining clearly and confidently why the creative work is effective
  • incorporating client feedback amending designs accordingly
  • working effectively as part of a team with designers, copywriters, videographers, artworkers, the strategy team and the client team

Essential experience and personal skills:

  • an eye for detail and a passion for motion graphics
  • excellent knowledge of industry standard design applications – Adobe Creative Cloud with an emphasis on After Effects, Premiere Pro and Illustrator
  • qualification in a design or motion graphics-related subject or equivalent experience
  • excellent typographic and animation skills
  • creative flair, a strong visual sense and strong desire to learn
  • an understanding of accessibility principles and guidelines
  • awareness of emerging design trends and technologies
  • liasing with clients and implementing feedback
  • excellent communication and written skills, with the confidence to present and explain
  • the ability to multi-task and work to tight deadlines with accuracy and speed
  • enthusiasm and good teamwork skills

It’s an advantage if you have:

  • skills in Cinema 4D, Adobe Character Animator and Adobe Audition
  • experience with rigging and character animation
  • digital skills such as HTML and Javascript

Your application should include your CV and covering letter.

Please also include, or provide a link to a short showreel and/or portfolio including examples of your work.

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