Universal City, California | Freelance | Job ID #54178 |
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Our client, an entertainment company, is seeking a Designer/Animator to join the International Animation Design team.

You will report to the Creative Director and be responsible for:

  • Delivering innovative design and motion graphics ideas and executions.
  • Visualize, creates and produces original and truly engaging design solutions across all media—mostly broadcast—according to a brief, timeline and budget as agreed.
  • Develop and deliver on-air and off-air brand assets and design projects.
  • Integral in raising the creative standard, ambition, and effectiveness of our creative output in our on-air and off-air work.
  • Contributes towards building and evolving the brand identity.
  • Is flexible in the role within the team and within the company, including working on marketing reels, Ad Sales spots, and other Off-Air work.
  • Communicates throughout the stages of production to other departments within the company.
  • Able to confidently pitch and present ideas to the team and stakeholders.
  • Discusses and listens to feedback from multiple department heads constructively and provides solutions.
  • Offers a range of creative routes, where appropriate, as part of the creative development process.
  • Effectively and quickly produce production assets for multiple feeds following brand guidelines.
  • Is an engaged and enthusiastic team member, proactively sharing ideas and best practice.
  • Be creatively ambitious


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • 5-8 years of relevant designer/animator on-air and off-air experience.
  • Exceptional design skills, notably typography, color, and composition.
  • Experience conceiving and storyboarding motion and static designs for on-air and off-air.
  • Proficient in After Effects 2D motion graphics, Cinema 4D a plus
  • Proficient in Illustrator, Photoshop & InDesign.
  • Thorough understanding of on-air, print, digital and social media platform delivery requirements.
  • Must be a team player who is responsible, accurate, creative, organized, self-motivated and able to work under pressure.
  • Must be able to multitask and develop multiple projects within a tight timeframe and quick turnover.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Eagle eye for detail and thoroughness.
  • Proven experience in a similar role within a television broadcast, advertising or creative agency environment.
  • A passion for television and popular culture in general.
  • A clear understanding of current trends in the industry, on the channel, social media, OTT, etc.
  • A real and genuine desire to go that extra mile. To break down the barriers of creativity across mediums, and win some awards in the process.
  • Creative thinker with the skills and imagination to produce eye-catching promotions, shorts, and interstitials.
  • The ability to work under pressure, to tight deadlines, and within a prescribed budget
  • Good interpersonal skills, both in contributing to the creative team, the overall On-Air team and in representing the department throughout the company.
  • The ideal candidate will strive to continuously raise the creative bar, adapt to the changing media landscape, media consumption habits and creative trends in order to promote our shows in unique and innovative ways across all international markets.

​Does this sound like you, apply now to learn more today!

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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