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Motion Designer

London, England, United Kingdom

WHO IS WEBER SHANDWICK?

We create cultural value and help brands navigate the ever-changing age of earned: an age where consumers actively say no to advertising; an age where everyone is an influencer that can make or break your brand; an age where content can be turned into commercial opportunity. Our talented team build brands by finding connection points in the real works. We energise the right mix of talent, using the right platforms and latest technology to choreography stories that make a real and meaningful impact for some of the world’s leading brands and businesses eg HSBCIcelandAmazon Prime Unilever  , Ebay, Tinder and Pintrest to name a few.

We earn affection, attention, affinity and purchase by delivering value to people around the works, with deep specialisms across food & drink, travel & tourism, consumer tech, consumer health, automotive, sports sponsorship, entertainment & lifestyle and energy. We are known for:

  • Developing data driven insights and strategy to drive measurable impact
  • Creating impact creative that taps into culture
  • Creating channel and platform agnostic campaigns that grow organically
  • Delivering integrated campaigns that are earned-first but deliver for paid and owned

WHAT'S HAPPENING? 

The video team at Weber Shandwick creates award-winning video and animation content for a global roster of clients including Microsoft, Mars Inc., Novartis, Lilly, Unilever, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Roche, Nespresso and many more. Working closely with the client and in-house creative and strategy teams, we develop cross-platform content from initial inception to delivery. 

We’re a close-knit team of creative producers, editors, animators and shooters. We are passionate about filmmaking, inside and outside of the office, and we’re always looking at ways to learn and evolve our work. 

We are looking for a Motion Designer to join our growing team, reporting to the Post-Production Lead.  Our designers are flexible and creative, often leading projects, so you should have experience in producing treatments, storyboards and scripting. A strong knowledge of animation production workflows is also a must. 

You should always be thinking about story and shareability, earned/owned approaches, how videos will gain impactful results and how they will contribute to the overall campaign strategy.  

We’re a busy team so you must be able to remain calm and professional in pressured situations while maintaining a positive and proactive attitude. 

DAY TO DAY:  

  • Use of Premiere, Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Implementing a keen eye for design aesthetics, typography and identify the latest trends in Motion Graphics.
  • Storyboarding
  • Use of editorial judgment and awareness of current motion and post-production trends.
  • Receive briefs and assets and deliver a final product – work without guidance and suggest creative solutions.
  • Organise Media into relevant groups, back up and log work chronologically and clearly.
  • Present creative solutions to achieve communication goals – flair for story-telling.
  • Use of After Effects Expressions, Parent-Child Layering, Dynamic Link between Premiere and After Effects. And Mocha within Cinema 4D
  • Use of Trapcode Suite and RedShift
  • Provide assistance and support to other editors and animators (inc. Freelancers)
  • Collaborate closely with colleagues in the Production Team, as well as those in Account Management, Creative, Design and Strategy. 

SKILLS: 

  • An outstanding showreel demonstrating a variety of motion styles, as well as an in depth understanding of various software packages and their respective workflows. 
  • Passionate about visual story-telling with an eye to match. 
  • Design sensibility and flair for on-screen graphics and typography. 
  • Ability to work in a busy and fast paced environment whilst managing multiple projects in parallel. 
  • Highly organised and aware of edit/animation workflow/pipeline and best practice. 
  • A creative thinker who can bring their own ideas to the table on how best to execute the campaign. 
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, including developing treatments to sell in creative to clients. 
  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues, listen to and share ideas. 
  • Working knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator. 
  • Inquisitive and hungry to develop personal skillset as well as grow the level of work for the agency.
  • Friendly and open with colleagues. As mentioned, we’re a close-knit bunch and do our best work when we collaborate. 

NICE TO HAVE: 

  • Particle systems 
  • Blackmagic Fusion 
  • An interest/knowledge in Unreal or Unity 
  • Camera operator 

WHO ARE WE:  

Weber Shandwick are a leading global communications network that delivers next-generation solutions to brands, businesses and organizations in major markets around the world. Led by world-class strategic and creative thinkers and activators, we have won some of the most prestigious awards in the industry.

The firm has earned more than 135 Lions at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Weber Shandwick was named to Ad Age’s Agency A-List in 2020 and Best Places to Work in 2019. Weber Shandwick was also honored as PRovoke’s Global Agency of the Decade in 2020 and PRWeek’s Global Agency of the Year in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Data-led, with earned ideas at the core, the agency deploys leading and emerging technologies to inform strategy, develop critical insights and heighten impact across sectors and specialty areas, including brand and B2B marketing, healthcare marketing, change management, employee engagement, corporate reputation, crisis management, data and analytics, technology, public affairs, social impact and financial communications.

Weber Shandwick is part of the IPG DXTRA family and wider Interpublic Group. Check out more about team, the work, and what it’s like to work at Weber Shandwick here

At IPG DXTRA we are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU:

  • JUICE – Our flexible working model
  • 25 days annual leave + Birthday & x-mas period off
  • Personal pension plan
  • Early finish Fridays
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Private dental insurance
  • Gym discounts
  • Heath cash plan
  • Group life assurance
  • Group income protection
  • Flexible life insurance
  • Critical illness insurance
  • Buy & Sell Holiday
  • Private pension plan
  • Travel Insurance
  • Private medical

Useful links:

UK Website

LinkedIn Life Page

Office Video

LinkedIn Company Page

We  appreciate the time take to apply for the role and your recent interest in Weber Shandwick. We will review all applications within five working days and be in touch with those who have been shortlisted to the next stage. Unfortunately, due to volume we are not able to get back to everyone individually so if you have not heard back from us unfortunately you have not been successful on this occasion and wish you all the best in your search.

At IPG DXTRA we are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

 

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