Motion Graphics Artist Job Description

Motion Graphics Artist Job Description

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Motion graphics artist provides direction to game night control room crew, Video Production Manager, LED Systems Technician, IPTV Engineer, part-time production coordinators, and others on the practical execution of broadcast graphics packages and video, LED, and IPTV content for arena events.

Motion Graphics Artist Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Proficiency with Illustrator, Photoshop and the entire Adobe Creative Suite
Create videos from scratch or with digital source materials through editing and animating with Adobe Premier, After Effects, Cinema 4D, and various other desktop post-production solutions
Occasionally help out with some Photoshop work (resizing and localizing App Store screens, or other static marketing material)
Advanced knowledge of Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro
Strike a balance between interfaces are that pleasing to the eye efficient and purpose-built
Creating graphics and animations including 3D
Compositing/editing elements into a finished product
Providing art direction for producer/directors/clients
Creative design and storyboards
Evaluating new graphics technologies, styles and implementing

Motion Graphics Artist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for Motion Graphics Artist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the motion graphics artist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Graphic Design, Design, Animation, Communication, Marketing, Communications, Fine Arts, Video, Film/Video, Film

Skills for Motion Graphics Artist

Desired skills for motion graphics artist include:

Cinema 4D
After Effects
Illustrator
Photoshop
Video formats/codecs
Current industry-standard post-production workflows and organization
Mac
Passion for Blizzard’s game worlds and the stories told within them
Adobe Creative Suite
3Ds Max

Desired experience for motion graphics artist includes:

A minimum of 5 years’ professional motion graphics experience in a film, animation, television, or video game cinematics environment
Excellent sense of timing and camera composition
Critical eye for color, art, and animation
Able to iterate quickly and openly
Able to learn quickly and adapt to new technologies and different work methodologies
Able to work well under tight deadlines and quick project turnover

Motion Graphics Artist Examples

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Motion Graphics Artist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a motion graphics artist. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for motion graphics artist
  • A deep understanding of storytelling through motion graphics, video, and music/audio
  • A vision of how craft compelling user testimonials and highlight our suite of software products
  • A strong desire to create a polished final product and convey a great love for your craft
  • Create visually-engaging motion graphic video assets and visual effects to support marketing, sales and overall brand video initiatives
  • Ability to conceptualize, design and transform scripts and treatments into fluid, highly effective motion graphic animations
  • Comfortable working and communicating with producers in and out of the studio
  • Proven track record of collaborating with other teams to ensure a full understanding of the creative objectives, needs of assigned projects, and required deadlines
  • Possess the skills to ingest and edit raw video footage and add enhance with elements of motion graphics
  • An eye for detail and desire to deliver a polished final product devoid of inconsistencies or minor visual mistakes
  • Ability to work under pressure to manage tight deadlines while juggling multiple projects and changing priorities (long hours may occasionally be required, but rare)
Qualifications for motion graphics artist
  • Able to work closely with multiple directors, producers, editors and other team members
  • Able to troubleshoot and solve problems independently
  • Knowledge of Cinema 4D a plus
  • A minimum of 2 years’ production experience working in graphic arts, interactive design, or the advertising field
  • A demonstration reel reflecting a strong sense for composition, light and colour
  • Critical eye for color, composition, lighting, art, and animation
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Motion Graphics Artist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of motion graphics artist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for motion graphics artist
  • Attend client meetings to brainstorm ideas or discuss logistics
  • Produce great videos to support product launches, marketing campaigns and events from concept to delivery
  • Deliver a wide range of video types from product commercials, marketing, interviews, testimonials and training to short format videos, animations and stop-motion for social media outlets
  • Work effectively with cross functional teams during all stages of production process
  • Create all necessary assets required to finalize projects
  • Knowledge of working live events, and executing pre through post production off site and on deadline
  • Collaborate with agency teams throughout the production process and provide careful follow-through on all assignments to help ensure Integer delivers an excellent production value to our clients
  • Contribute to agency team efforts by attending meetings, brainstorm sessions, offering suggestions/solutions
  • Editing sound and video to effectively tell a story in the most creative manner – on time and within budget
  • Continuing education to stay current with industry-standard software and techniques for creating and delivering media
Qualifications for motion graphics artist
  • Able to iterate quickly and openly, and collaborate in real-time problem solving
  • High self-motivation with excellent communication skills and a positive “can do” attitude
  • Able to work closely with multiple directors, creative leads, producers, editors and other team members
  • A minimum of 5 years experience as a professional motion graphics artist
  • Capable to motivate yourself and stay organized in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of and ability to follow established brand guidelines for type, logos, color, end frame treatments
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Motion Graphics Artist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a motion graphics artist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for motion graphics artist
  • Be willing/able to travel from time to time, not extensively
  • Lighting experience a plus
  • Experience in casting and booking talent is useful
  • Fundamental understanding of script writing/editing
  • Work with Production and design teams to ensure brand consistency of all media created
  • Must have a desire to create and tell stories
  • Work to push the envelope regarding execution of media created for each brand
  • Constantly be working to grow your skills in your craft to remain competitive and bring relevant motion and editing execution to the team
  • Create excellent rapport with the design team the editorial team for ease of workflow
  • Keep extraordinarily clean project files so they can be handed off as needed
Qualifications for motion graphics artist
  • Must be familiar with the principals of graphic design production - motion graphics, print, web, merch
  • Comprehensive understanding of graphic design fundamentals with a proficiency in typography
  • Ability to iterate quickly and openly, and collaborate in real-time problem solving
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to new technologies and different work methodologies
  • Ability to work well under tight deadlines and quick project turnover
  • Ability to work closely with multiple directors, creative leads, producers, editors and other team members
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Motion Graphics Artist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a motion graphics artist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for motion graphics artist
  • Collaborate with the producers and the post-production team on the execution and implementation of daily show graphics
  • Manage and deliver on design requests from multiple stakeholders on strict deadlines
  • Help design new elements and create templates for use in daily production, special and future projects
  • Create motion graphics packages, infographics, animations, titles and other digital video elements for an array of audiences and platforms
  • Design storyboards, pilots, and demos to help bring new franchise concepts to life
  • Help create pitches and presentations for internal and external stakeholders
  • Remain immersed in video industry design and presentation trends to ensure our slate of franchises stays ahead of the curve
  • Collaborate with Senior Director of Video and Photography to execute professional designs that reflect the Brand, sub-brands and LOBs
  • Collaborate with the marketing, social, photography and production teams to create compelling and engaging content
  • Ability to conceptualize and execute designs from a blank canvas
Qualifications for motion graphics artist
  • Strong Motion Design experience with an emphasis on VFX
  • A history of prototyping new experiences built on new or emerging technology is a big plus
  • 2D is a must, 3D animation skills highly valued, 3D modeling, Cinema 4D ability a plus
  • Excellent collaboration skills, you will participate in a hands-on manner through all phases of motion, from concept, design, storyboarding, and animation
  • Applications without an online portfolio will not be considered
  • Minimum 3-5+ years of motion graphics experience
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Motion Graphics Artist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a motion graphics artist. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for motion graphics artist
  • Support teams by creating motion graphics, still, and animated designs
  • Create reusable assets and templates to facilitate and reduce production times
  • Maintain SiriusXM brand standards
  • Partner closely with social and analytics team to learn performance insights and iterate new concepts that are on brand
  • Work with business partners to gather information and understand requirements of their projects
  • Work efficiently to meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Have working knowledge of photo and video productions
  • Stay current on design and technology trends
  • Work with the creative team to brainstorm ad concepts, design style frames,build storyboards, composite and edit videos, animate titles·Handle all technical aspects of video underproduction in providing multiple fresh layout/design iterations that are informed by, and complement, existing art, and design styles inherent to our individual products·
  • Exercise creative judgement and utilize contemporary graphic editing techniques
Qualifications for motion graphics artist
  • Must submit a Motion Graphics reel to be considered
  • 3 years compositing and motion graphics
  • Experience with Adobe creative cloud suite including Premier Pro and Audition
  • Must be willing and able to work nights/weekends when needed
  • Must provide animation demo reel
  • Strong project management background, great communication skills, attention to detail, and strong sense of professionalism

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