Garmin International: Motion Graphic Designer

Posted by | January 13, 2012 | Web Professional Jobs Blog

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Location: Kansas City

URL: http://www.garmin.com/careers

POSITION SUMMARY:
 
Concept, design, and produce compelling video graphics, animations and interactive experiences for use online, in-store, in-house and television broadcast.
 
 
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
 
  • Lead Garmin’s use of motion graphics for marketing initiatives
  • Work with the Interactive and Animation Team to concept marketing materials (mini-sites, DVDs & broadcast materials, applications, games, presentations and other interactive projects) that engage and educate customers about Garmin features and benefits
  • Create motion graphics and animations which clearly explain the features and benefits of new and emerging technologies and devices
  • Storyboard, design, and produce new product and executive presentations
  • Work with Communications, Marketing, and Engineering staff to plan, manage, and complete requested projects
  • Work with project managers to hit critical project due dates
  
 
OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
  • Remain current on new media and traditional design disciplines
  • Stay abreast of new tools and techniques used in the interactive and animation field
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned
  • Act as subject matter expert/mentor on Motion Graphics
 
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
 
  • Associates Degree in Motion Graphic Design/Animation or related degree
  • Must possess a minimum of 3 years of Motion Graphic Design experience
  • Must possess experience leading/directing motion graphics with other designers
  • Must possess experience presenting concepts/projects to clients in a way they can understand visual concepts
  • Must possess demonstrated ability to plan projects breadth – balancing quality, deadline and need
  • Must possess a portfolio or reel demonstrating exceptional understanding and use of motion, imagery, layout, color, and typography
  • Must possess experience with After Effects and Photoshop
  • Must possess experience in visual effects such as motion tracking and compositing
  • Must demonstrate strong proficiency working with  PC and Mac
  • Demonstrated effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Must be team-oriented, possess a positive attitude and work well with others
  • Must be flexible and able to work accurately in a fast paced environment
  • Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to work proactively and independently with minimal supervision  
  • Must  possess strong organizational skills and have the ability to prioritize multiple tasks
 
 
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Mocha Pro (Imagineer Systems)
  • Motion (Apple)
  • 3ds Max or Maya experience
  • Illustrator, and Flash experience
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Avid experience
  • Video production experience; including: color correction, finishing, and audio sweetening
  • Previous experience in Visual Communications, Graphic Design, Advertising, or Marketing
 
EEO/AA

To apply: Please apply online at http://www.garmin.com/careers

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