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Digital Animator

Remuneration:Market related 
Location:Johannesburg, Bryanston
Education level:Diploma
Job level:Mid
Job policy:Employment Equity position
Company:Ogilvy South Africa

Job description

You will be responsible for working hand in hand with a CD, designers, writers and junior motion artists, aiding with the creation of assets, then bringing them to life and delivering high quality and innovative motion graphic content. This is a role for a creative individual with excellent aesthetic judgment and willingness to collaborate within a team environment. You will be an integral part of every stage in the creative process.

  • Create highly engaging complex animations for a diverse array of media, including TV, smartphones, tablets and the web. 
  • Work with illustrators, designers and instructional designers to understand the project scope and objectives. 
  • Looking to push the boundaries of storytelling using 360 video 
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions to share new design perspectives and ideas. 
  • Provide accurate time estimates for each part of the process. 
  • Assist in selecting appropriate audio, graphic and animation styles for the project. 
  • Encoding, converting and editing videos and adding effects/elements to enhance motion graphics. 
  • Support the team with photo editing, bespoke illustration and various forms of digital design. 
  • Responsible for training and developing others in the use of animation software. 
  • Keeping abreast of advancements in animation as well as new technologies and techniques, contemporary trends in production design and popular music to deliver cutting edge work.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Ability to comprehend and uphold brand style guidelines, producing work of a suitable style 
  • Ability to solve an array of challenges through visual design 
  • Must be able to mediate creative problems to arrive at the best solution 
  • Manage time effectively, ability to multi-task and meet deadlines 
  • Detail-oriented individual who reviews his/her work carefully, quality control is key 
  • Self starter with the ability to work independently and collaborate with a team 
  • Professional demeanour with high degree of comfort speaking with internal clients
  • Loves this thing we call “digital”


Essential Skills:
  • Eats, sleeps and repeats Adobe After Effects on a daily as if it 
  • An Adobe Illustrator GAWD
  • Has reached “sensei" levels in Adobe Photoshop
Highly Desirable Skills:
  • Would put Michael Bay films to shame with their 3D skills
  • An editor of note in Adobe Premiere
  • Can write visual poetry using expressions in Adobe After Effects 
  • You have dabbled in machine learning and AI because – why not?
  • At least two to three years' graphic design experience including using video and animation. 
  • A strong portfolio which must be part of your application. 

Posted on 07 May 10:48

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