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Motion Designer

Pegula Sports and Entertainment
Buffalo, NY
Web/Creative Services: Graphic Design/Creative Services
We’re on the lookout for strong visual artists with experience in motion design to join our Creative team at our offices in Buffalo, N.Y.  We know that design and animation are different specialties, and we are hoping to find someone with that sweet spot of having a strong artistic point-of-view along with the technical chops to keyframe killer motion.  

PSE is looking for a mid-level motion designer to work on many exciting projects within the Creative Department.  You will execute and help conceive our various animation, visual effects and motion design projects.  You will be given projects with specific needs for execution, as well as given the opportunity to design and form ideas from scratch, depending on the project.  A proven understanding of the design vocabulary including space, color and typography is a must.  This is a high-profile job in which your “moving images” will move our audience. We are looking for someone who will take ownership for the projects they work on, and have a productive and positive attitude with clients and design team. You should be comfortable working under tight deadlines, and ideally are extremely organized with project files, and adept in sharing projects with fellow designers/animators. Problem solving, communication and interpersonal skills are very important. 

  • Conceptualize and direct the development and execution of a wide variety of broadcast design vehicles including title opens, logo designs, transitions, in-game features, bumps, teases, LED fascia animations, miscellaneous digital content, etc.
  • Collaborate with directors and clients to push design and animation boundaries
  • Develop strong, sophisticated multi-layered design and animation concepts
  • The position will require the ability to work cross-functionally with Marketing, Ticketing, Merchandising and Business Development departments to develop and execute designs based on the property’s brand
  • Must be able to make deadlines in a fast-paced environment and respond quickly and calmly to client and producer requests
  • Must be able to come up with creative solutions to stay within tight deadlines
  • Keep abreast of new technology and motion design trends / advances
  • Excellent work ethic and a passion for design
  • Perform other related duties as deemed necessary or requested
  • B.A. Degree in Media Study, Arts or Animation with at least 3 years of experience.
  • Solid portfolio of professional caliber work that exhibits a strong understanding of functionality along with creativity
  • Extensive knowledge of Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator; Maya or C4D knowledge preferred
  • Proven ability to create unique concepts, expand and develop creative direction to fit various brands
  • Technically knowledgeable and savvy in a broadcast environment
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be available to work some unusual hours; including nights, weekends, and whenever needed
  Please apply for this full–time position with a resume and link to your reel.  We look forward to speaking with you.  

Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this job?

  2. Do you have at least 3 years of Animation Experience? Yes or No

  3. Do you have a Bachelor's Degree in Media Study, Arts, or Animation? Yes or No

  4. Do you have extensive experience with Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, or Illustrator? Yes or No

  5. Do you have experience with Maya or C4D? Yes or No

  6. Are you able to provide us with a demo reel featuring your professional caliber work? Yes or No

  7. Please tell me what your salary requirements are.

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