Motion Graphics Designer

As a motion graphics designer, you will support the supervising producer in the production of high-quality videos and social media initiatives to promote SCAD’s president, SCAD signature and special events, and university initiatives. You will also assist with producing titles, graphics, computer animation, and special effects for all video and web productions produced by the executive media department, as well as performing digital compositing, special effects, and unwanted artifact removal. All work will maintain the graphic identity of SCAD and all executive media productions.

In this role, you will select, edit, and incorporate third-party content as needed; work with visual media and executive media editors to ensure media is received and named; post files for review and delivery using web interfaces, such as; and archive and maintain the graphics database. You will also be responsible for keeping current on web graphic programs and compatibility issues for QuickTime, Real Player, and Windows Media.

The successful candidate is mature, highly organized, and possesses strong interpersonal skills, integrity, and a confidential nature. The candidate thrives in a fast-paced, unpredictable, and high-pressure environment, handling challenges with poise and approaching all assignments with enthusiasm, curiosity, and a meticulous attention to detail. The candidate must also maintain a positive attitude in response to demanding requests and be adept at reacting with a sense of urgency while remaining calm. The ability to work outside office hours, weekends, and holidays, and be able to travel domestically and internationally on short notice is also required.

Minimum Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor’s degree in fine arts, multimedia production, or film with relevant technical training and experience in motion graphics design and production
  • At least five years of experience in video and digital content development with strong capabilities in motion graphics and video production
  • Strong eye for and experience with graphic design, illustration, and visuals
  • Proficiency in illustration and animation, especially 2D animation
  • Proficiency in motion graphics software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Mocha AE, and Cinema 4D

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with, ClickUp, Slack, and the back end of YouTube
  • 3D modeling proficiency
  • Knowledge of art, pop culture, entertainment, social media content creation, and concept pitching

Certificates, licenses, and registrations: Valid driver’s license and one year of driving experience

Travel Required: 10% to 20%

Work Hours: The university work week is Sunday through Saturday. Most offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. To accommodate business needs, employees may be assigned to other work days and/or hours, including weekends and evenings.

ADA Tag: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements and minimum qualifications listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and/or meet the minimum qualifications.