Art Director - design/motion graphics

Hollywood, California | Freelance | Job ID #59823 |
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Our client, an entertainment based agency, is seeking an Art Director to join the motion graphics team.


  • Create animated graphics, visual effects, and immersive visual stories for theatrical, tv/streaming, and video game trailers and short form spots
  • Ability to pitch ideas to producers and clients that will inspire
  • Enthusiasm toward leading a talented and diverse team
  • Comfortable adapting schedules and expectations in fast-paced, unpredictable environment
  • Advanced knowledge of animation, compositing, and production within After Effects
  • 3D lighting, texturing, look development, camera, animation, and modeling within Cinema 4D workflow
  • Lead and art direct various projects on a daily basis
  • Design and pitch creative ideas for any genre/format
  • Oversee team from concept through finish
  • Work closely with 3D team to execute assignments
  • Setup efficient flexible pipeline for projects as needed
  • Communicate directly with producers and manage deadlines/expectations accordingly
  • Mentorship of less experienced talent to grow into better designers, animators, art directors


  • 5-12 years of experience in a creative/design agency or in-house brand
  • In-depth knowledge of offline/online finishing process, including non-traditional formats and stereoscopic 3D production
  • Familiarity with motion graphics, entertainment advertising industry and conventions
  • Both conceptualization for impactful visual experiences across large and small screens, as well as the ability to work comfortably in a highly collaborative creative environment
  • Elevated design sensibility with ability to execute as well as guide team member contributions
  • Storytelling/conceptual skills with an understanding of film archetypes and history

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.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search 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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