POSITION SUMMARY:

Summer Friday, a creative content and marketing agency, is looking for a motion designer/animator with deep experience in 2d animation, titling and motion graphics, brand/explainer and demo videos, and social content. 

 

ABOUT YOU:

You’re a creative powerhouse who pays fierce attention to detail and has an eye for tasteful, motivated motion graphics. You are not intimidated by complex subject matters, in fact you excel at disseminating information into engaging animations. Collaboration invigorates you, and voicing concepts is fun and thoughtful. You’re a storyteller with an aesthetic that’s clean, fresh and simple. Your ideas go beyond motion graphics and animation, and considers the full experience for the end users. Not only do you love a challenge but you get a thrill out of hunting down the right solution, especially if it means learning new skills. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate with Senior Animator, Editor, Creative Director and/or other team members on ideation through to execution

  • Support Senior Animator with concepting, style frames, storyboards and animation

  • Comfortable with client presentations 

  • Time manage assigned tasks so they are completed on or before their deadlines

  • Confidently present, explain and justify creative choices and direction during internal review

  • Be a great team member

  • Embody Summer Friday core values of teamwork, equality, open & honest collaboration, unwavering trust, commitment to quality & innovation, and a passion for social responsibility.

 

 

REQUIREMENTS:   

  • Experienced in Adobe Creative Suite, with emphasis on After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator

  • Proven ability to animate for a variety of audiences, brands and industries. Animating for financial services brands a plus.

  • 3-5 years experience; agency experience preferred - or just amazing work

  • Design focus with background in explainer content

  • Proficient in motion graphics and 2d animation, 3d animation a plus

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills, including strong presentation skills

  • Top-notch organizational skills, with the ability to multitask in order to meet deadlines

  • Strong initiative and personal drive

  • Calm demeanor, positive outlook, ability to collaborate with and inspire team members and clients

  • Willingness to over deliver and take feedback 

  • An entrepreneurial attitude to take on tasks that support our clients’ success and the vision of Summer Friday. No job is too big or too small for you.

  • Amazing work samples, spec work is acceptable. Let’s have fun! 

 

 

At Summer Friday, we live at the intersection of Big Ideas and Nimble Execution. We develop enduring creative experiences that are rooted in strategy. It’s that ability to pair big-picture, award-winning thinking with a roll-up-our-sleeves mentality that allows Summer Friday to thrive as a content studio, digital conversion driver, omnichannel optimizer, and execution powerhouse for major fortune 500 brands.

 

OUR CULTURE:

 

Two words define the Summer Friday state of mind: Fun and Fearless. We trust our people and processes, and that trust empowers us to be bold—to seek out projects that challenge us to grow and to constantly examine how our work impacts society. We balance that fearless spirit with a playfulness that shapes everything we do, from the way we share ideas to the way we collaborate and create. For us, it’s not about “work hard, play hard”, it’s about loving what you do and bringing that authentic passion to the team every day.

 

OUR STANCE:

 

Managing a creative marketing firm has always required an unwavering commitment to talent acquisition and advancement. We stand by the word of Martin Luther King Jr. when it comes to judging people by the content of their character and not the color of their skin. We take this further in recognizing all walks of life beyond skin, religion, and sex. Through this collective understanding and appreciation, we have learned that diversity is exactly what allows us to be successful, fun, smart, efficient, creative, innovative, and every day inspired. By continuing to place this emphasis, we believe that we are fighting racism and inequality from within. Charging ahead, we are committed to adapting policies as we learn and progress as a company and a country.