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Senior film and motion graphics creative.

We’re currently looking for a passionate senior film and motion graphics innovator to join our team. This is a full time, permanent role. York or home based with regular travel to York HQ.

Salary: £competitive, plus excellent benefits

We're a thriving and employee engagement consultancy, powering conversations for leading brands across the globe. We’re looking for someone to grow and lead our existing film and motion graphics department. Working across motion graphics, animation and film editing, we’re looking for a heavy hitter who can lead from the front. We have a team of 2-3 talented creatives who would benefit from your mentoring skills – you’ll need to have a desire to grow the department into the best there is.

Is this you?

A Senior Film & Motion Graphic Designer with a passion for telling compelling, visually interesting stories. This role will bring client stories and messages to life by combining motion graphics, animation, design and video into standout visual and media experiences that engage, excite and educate audiences.

The ideal candidate is an intelligent storyteller and dynamic creative who is excellent to work with, has the skills to think laterally and conceptually to bring briefs to life through amazing visual executions. You are someone with exceptional skills in Adobe Creative Suite, with outstanding expertise in Premiere Pro and After Effects.

You will have worked in film and motion graphics for seven plus years, preferably in an agency setting, and will have proven experience in concepting, storyboarding and mentoring a team. You should be comfortable working independently but the ability to lead others and help them reach great outcomes will be key.

This is an exciting time to join Europe’s leading employee engagement consultancy, working alongside a talented team and cultivating an existing portfolio of amazing brands.

Although we would prefer candidates to be York-based, we’re open to WFH solutions with regular travel to the York office, so don’t let geography dissuade you.

You are:

  • Creative. You’re always searching for new ways to do things, and think laterally and conceptually to find smart, creative solutions to problems.
  • Visually Contemporary. You’re on the pulse of design and motion trends, and forever unearthing new, progressive movements in the world of graphics and design.
  • Self-driven. You’re proactive, energetic and motivated with a can-do attitude.
  • Team Player. You’re ready to jump in and make it all happen for your clients and colleagues.
  • A leader. You’ll steer a small team of talented motion graphics designers to success and help grow the team as we move forwards.

What you‘ll do:

  • Deconstruct creative briefs into visual concepts
  • Determine which media and design elements to use to support concepts and tell the most compelling stories
  • Storyboard, design, animate and create standout design and animations, as well as amazing video edits
  • Generate and pitch great ideas / concepts that are on strategy and adhere to client’s visual guidelines
  • Independently execute approved concepts on time, on budget and to a high standard
  • Work in a multi-disciplinary team with writers, editors, graphic designers and a client services team
  • Lead and mentor a team of creative motion graphic designers
  • Educate and upskill the team and other members of the business
  • Manage workflow efficiently and take responsibility for timing and delivery, including that of the motion team
  • Collaborate, document and communicate proactively throughout the work cycle
  • Review content, incorporate feedback and ensure work meets agency standards
  • Constantly strive for new, better and more innovative solutions

    Your skills and experience:

    We’d like you to tick as many of the below off as possible but remember that you don’t have to match 100% of these bullets – we’re looking for an individual that fits our business well as much as we are the most skilled and experienced

    • 7+ years of professional experience
    • Expertise in motion graphics, video and animation is mandatory
    • A strong base in graphic design principles
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Illustration skills (especially digital, vector-based) a must
    • Strong portfolio and showreel showcasing a clean design aesthetic
    • Expert fluency on a Mac platform Adobe Creative Suite, Premiere Pro and After Effects
    • Knowledge of 3D tools and software a plus (e.g. Cinema4D, Blender, Maya)
    • Experience using collaborative team communication and project management applications such as Trello & MS

    What we offer

    Probably ...

    ... the most challenging job you’ll ever do.​

    ... the most fun you’ll ever have (at work!)​

    ... the most growth you’ll ever experience.​

    Definitely ...

    ... the best teammates you’ll ever meet.​

    … an unbelievable portfolio of brands to work with.

    You’ll be part of Team SA. A vibrant, energetic, award-winning team of people who love what they do, support each other, and get a buzz from working together to delight clients and colleagues. You’ll learn every day, working with some of the best in the business, amazing brands and clients across every industry sector. You’ll have the opportunity to develop and shape your career in a dynamic and growing business, having plenty of fun along the way.

    You’ll get a healthy remuneration package including yearly salary reviews and discretionary bonus scheme, coaching and development, regular away days, private healthcare, pension scheme, and death in service benefits.

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