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Senior Motion Designer

ABOUT HOOK

Hook is a Digital Production Agency. We are a creative company that exists to make technology more accessible to brands and their audiences. We have offices in Ann Arbor, MI and Los Angeles, CA. We are a team of dedicated developers, motion artists, designers, producers, and quality assurance people. We are passionate about our work and believe you will be too, which you can see at byhook.com.

JOB SUMMARY

We’re looking for a Senior Motion Designer to provide creative collaboration and high-level animation talent to the motion department and larger creative organization within Hook. This person will quickly develop into an invaluable resource who is able to contribute ideas and visuals that are creative, surprising, and on-brand with minimal internal course-correction. A great Sr. Motion Designer nimbly supports projects from concepting and pitching through to development and delivery.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop insightful, aesthetically compelling, and functional motion concepts that support creative ideas toward the goal of solving client challenges.
  • Lead motion efforts with a strong hands-on approach to content development and exploration with a strong aptitude for team-oriented workflows.
  • Maintain a positive relationship with both Creative and Design staff, ensuring that final results meet the requirements of both departments.
  • Support client-facing conversations focused where motion expertise is required.
  • Maintain and promote an internal awareness of industry design trends and standards with a strong focus on processes and tools.
  • Mentor and support junior motion staff toward the goal of accelerating skill progression through a culture of collaboration and knowledge sharing.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Mastery of AfterEffects, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
  • Strong proficiency in basic 3D workflows in at least one software package (C4D, Maya, Modo, etc).
  • Strong proficiency in compositing and special effects.
  • An insatiable aptitude for new tools and techniques.
  • 3 years of comparable experience working in a production or agency environment on brand-driven campaigns.
  • Experience with Greensock animation library is a huge plus!

HOW TO APPLY

This is a full-time position in Los Angeles, CA, Ann Arbor, MI, or our embedded team in San Francisco, CA. We're a close-knit group of people who love the internet and want to create phenomenal work. Company benefits include health, dental, matching 401k, paid vacation and holidays, and more.

Qualified applicants should include a résumé.  No agencies, please.

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest in this position; however only those who are considered for an interview will be contacted.

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