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Job Opening: Motion Designer, McKinney Silver July 19, 2006

Posted by Lee Cherry in Uncategorized.

Exciting, fun, energetic company with ‘work hard’, ‘play hard’
attitude is seeking a graphics and animation designer with experience
in: AfterEffects, Motion, Photoshop, & Illustrator. Flash and 3D
animation skills a plus.

As a team member of our Interactive Production department at McKinney Silver, you’ll be responsible for creating and implementing a wide range of designs for
motion graphics used in online advertising, interactive graphics, user
interface design, microsites and everywhere in between. We’ll rely on
you to provide on-going asset/element creation, maintenance and
quality control. You must possess and exhibit strong aesthetic and
technical knowledge with creative flair and be ready to juggle many
projects and deadlines at once. We are looking for a candidate with a
creative video reel/interactive portfolio and several years of
high-level experience as a motion graphics designer.

Duties: Create, design, and execute graphics & animations in support of visual branding per the following: Illustrates concepts by designing rough layouts of images and copy; resolving issues of arrangement, size, type size and style, and related aesthetic concepts.

– 5 to 7 years of professional design, motion graphics,
interactive, and production experience.
– A degree in motion graphics, design, multimedia, or
equivalent education or experience.
Must have proven design and aesthetic sensibility to manage projects
from inception to implementation.
– Strong creative and organizational skills.
– Knowledge of broadcast motion graphics, video and
interactive graphics.
– Must have communication skills to articulate design
responses from clients and internal constituencies.
– Should be familiar with both MAC and PC.
Television broadcast experience or agency experience a must.
– Knowledge of sports a plus.
– Demonstrated expertise with interactive media production
tools including PhotoShop, Illustrator, Flash, Motion and After
– Demonstrated expertise with Actionscript programming
– Demonstrated proficiency with XHTML, CSS and JavaScript
– Demonstrated proficiency with video post production software
– Bachelor’s or equivalent degree or certification in visual
design, new media, graphic design or visual communications
– 2-5 years experience in interactive media design, web
design or broadcasting
– Superb written and verbal communication skills
– Experience working in a fast-paced, collaborative and
focused team environment
– Enthusiasm, ambition, detail-oriented and a passion for
doing things right

Software Experience:
– After Effects
– Photoshop
– Illustrator
– Flash (actionscipt a plus)
– 3D animation software
– Video editing software experience a plus

The successful candidate will be a self-motivated individual who is
skilled in motion design and development for web and broadcast using
Flash, Motion, After Effects and related technologies. This
multi-talented person must possess a strong portfolio and/or reel that
conveys flawless execution, command of the technology and the capacity
to create experiences that communicate and resonate.

Special consideration will be given to individuals who display an
appreciation of and aptitude for award-winning graphic design,
environmental graphics, typography and complex problem solving.


Lea Daughtridge-Wharton


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