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Senior Motion Artist

Company: Journey
Location: New York
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Are you ready for the Journey? We're a global team of pioneers on a mission to create the next generation of customer experiences. We leverage our diverse range of thought leadership, deep subject matter expertise, and innovative capabilities to lead the Journey into the future of human experiences. Our people share a seeking, building, joyful ethos, attracting the best in reimagining the physical and creating new worlds and realities of the future.
We are looking for a highly creative and versatile Senior Motion Artist to join the team. You will work across a wide variety of projects as the motion lead crafting and creating a diverse range of motion graphics. An expert in motion and animation in its many forms, you will lead the team to take our work to the next level, using your creative vision and craft to tell our stories.
Main responsibilities

  • Creating a diverse range of motion graphics across projects to convey the creative vision
  • Collaborate with and lead production teams and freelancers to produce high quality motion content
  • Maintaining production standards within the motion department and continuously improving process and workflow
  • Work on projects from conception to delivery to steer the motion language and deliverables visual language and motion deliverables
  • Supporting from the initial brief and storyboarding process through to execution and delivery across a variety of motion projects.
  • Oversee the work of freelancers and more junior artists
  • Inspire teams and clients with innovation and new approaches to projects and problem solving About You
    • Passionate about creativity and design and able to translate ideas into motion
    • You are looking to innovate, inspire and lead teams of freelancers and external studios on projects
    • Versatile and adaptable with excellent animation skills across 2D & 3D
    • Able to design and offer art direction for motion
    • Comfortable managing and mentoring junior artists
    • Curious and collaborative with the ability to work with a wide range of teams
      • A visual storyteller with a deep understanding and expertise in After Effects and Cinema 4D
      • Strong attention to detail and an eye for creativity
      • A strong communicator and visual storyteller with a love for your craft
      • Confident and comfortable presenting work to clients
      • Knowledgeable and up to date with the latest trends and softwares Experience
        • 5+ years experience within a creative studio/agency environment
        • Skilled across both After Effects, Cinema 4D and the Adobe Creative Cloud
        • Strong design skills with the ability to art direct motion
        • Expert knowledge of MG software packages and technical workflow [Desirable]
          • Passion and understanding of the architectural, arts & cultural space
          • Illustration and graphic design skills
          • A knowledge and interest in 3D/interactive softwares Unreal and Houdini
          • A good working knowledge of Premiere Pro, Photoshop and Illustrator
          • A understanding of UI Hours
            This is a full-time position.
            Our working hours are 9:30am - 6:00pm [Monday through Friday, with one hour for lunch]
            We currently have a hybrid approach to working with a mixture of in-house and remote days.
            • Unlimited holiday
            • Medicash health scheme
            • Company pension scheme
            • Weekly masterclasses
            • Cyclescheme
            • Secondments between our London and New York studios
            • Life and AD&D insurance
            • Access to FSA, HSA, and pre-tax commuter benefits
            • Training and development opportunities About Squint/Opera
              Squint/Opera is a leading creative studio which bridges the worlds of architecture, design, media, and technology to create compelling, narrative-driven experiences. As experts in blending digital media with physical reality, we help our clients craft digital content to immerse their audiences and communicate big ideas.
              Squint was founded in London in 2001, by four young friends who wanted to help visionary thinkers and institutions make the radical a reality. For more than 20 years, we have delivered projects in every corner of the globe and for a wide range of clients across architecture, government, real estate, museums, and attractions.
              Squint/Opera is part of a larger team at Journey, which was formed to help companies envision the next chapter of their customer's journey, and craft a compelling experience across all touchpoints, both reimagined and newly created.
              Squint/Opera is now part of Journey, a leading innovation and design agency who specialise in crafting compelling experiences across the physical and digital realms. Together, Squint/Opera and Journey create the first agency with proven expertise blending the physical and virtual worlds at a global scale.
              Our Values
              • Embrace change
              • Seek invention
              • Increase our knowledge
              • Say it simply
              • Ego-free Salary Pay Range
                $70,000 - $100,000 USD
                About Journey:
                Founded in 2022, Journey has quickly grown to over 200 employees through key acquisitions of leading companies across diverse industries and specialties. A world-renown architectural design firm, experts in conversational AI, an award-winning immersive studio, and a couple of metaverse strategy and gaming design pioneers have combined capabilities and expertise to form one Journey. With our diverse set of offerings, talents, experiences, and backgrounds across our globally distributed team, we're now able to offer our brand partners an offering unlike any other. And we're just getting started. We're on a mission to lead the Journey toward shaping and creating the future of the human experience.
                Our Mission:
                Our focus is on a creating a culture of support that is transparent, open, and flexible; an employee experience that attracts and grows the best and brightest talent. We are passionate about helping Journey's success through growth, empowerment, and retention of our best asset - YOU.
                Our Values:
                The six core Journey values embody our spirit and mindset. These values are embedded in our DNA and we always strive to demonstrate these values in the way we show up to work.
                • We are explorers: We value curiosity, bravery, seeking knowledge, trying something new, failing, and trying again. We remain on an endless journey of discovery with always more to explore.
                • We show up: We don't wait for answers. We seek out solutions, we figure it out, we engage, we continue to learn, we ask questions, we are self starters.
                • We are authentic: We don't use jargon, we speak simply, we are reliable, we are honest, we are ego-less, we assume good, we respect others and their voice.
                • We are fearless: We solve tough challenges, we move the needle, we have fun, we speak up, we draw strength from our team members. We embrace the change that is constant in our world.
                • We are experts: We strive to deliver the highest quality of work to ourselves and our clients. We value our thinking and want to partner with clients in opportunities to move the needle.
                • We are collaborators: We strive to improve our collective by sharing new ideas, skills, and perspectives. We work to partner across boundaries and keep minds and opens and we co-create our future.
                  Candidates must be eligible to work in the US without work authorization.
                  Journey is an Equal Opportunity Employer and recognizes that a diverse workforce is crucial to our success as a business. Our practices are rooted in the idea that everyone should be treated with dignity, decency and fairness. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We would love you to apply for one of our open roles - irrespective of socio-economic status or background, age, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, color, pregnancy, care/family responsibilities, national and social origin, political opinion, marital, veteran, or disability status.
                  All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
                  If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know at

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