Motion Graphics Art Director

Culver City, California | Freelance | Job ID #62607 |
Posted Earlier this month

Our client, a digital agency, is looking for an Art Director to join their team.


  • Report to the Executive Creative Director
  • Lead teams and projects through developing creative concepts, storyboards, style frames, presentations, and final deliverables & toolkits
  • Designing within an existing brand identity, sometimes you will be creating one from scratch, exploring new design or animation concepts, and ensuring the quality of final deliverables
  • Leading teams through from initial mood boards through final deliverables, whether that be for small show packages or global, multi-platform brand campaigns
  • Work directly with the Executive Creative Director and collaborate with Producers, Writers, Designers and Animators to deliver world-class creative solutions for clients in the entertainment space and beyond
  • Spearhead development of all creative
  • Create design frames and animation proof of concepts
  • Work with designers and animators to develop looks and techniques for pitches as well as final deliverables
  • Supervise creative teams and production teams to ensure projects meet deadlines
  • Participate in meetings with clients, with the ability to effectively present creative
  • Provide quality control over concepts and projects, throughout production
  • Establish—and work toward—clear goals for the creative team
  • Collaborate with marketing team to develop case studies for completed projects


  • 8-10 years professional design experience for entertainment brands at top branding agency or motion graphics studio
  • Strong sense of typography, color theory, and the fundamentals of graphic design
  • Strong conceptual design and ability to create killer look dev frames
  • Mastery of Adobe CS: Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, InDesign
  • Proficiency in Cinema 4D and technical understanding of 3D workflows
  • Octane and Redshift are a plus
  • Network Packaging Experience is a plus
  • Mastery of Keynote and experience presenting creative solutions both internally and to clients.
  • Ability to execute multiple creative solutions within the same brief
  • Ability to time manage and work on multiple assignments simultaneously
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Technical understanding of file structures, delivery, and network toolkits
  • Comfortable interfacing with clients
  • Ability to lead teams through concept development, production, finishing and delivery
  • Interest in new technologies within the entertainment/film making/gaming sectors

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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