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Designer I - Animation, Graphics Innovation & Production Design

Designer I - Animation, Graphics Innovation & Production Design

• Emerging Level


The Designer I – Animation, Graphics Innovation & Production Design is responsible for the creation, development and deployment of designs, animations, and real-time graphics directories at an intermediate level.

Category Animation  Art Department  Graphic Design 
Location Charlotte, North Carolina Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date May 06, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

This position provides creative support for daily production and long-range assignments contributes to group projects and works independently on assignments when needed. This is a hands-on position requiring individuals who possess a strong ability to learn quickly, push their creativity and software skills to higher levels, and actively communicate on all phases of a project to maintain the quality of ESPN’s on-air product. #ESPNMedia

  • Utilizes Adobe Suite and Cinema4D to create designs/animations for daily shows and long-range assignments.
  • Creates and develops graphics for studio shows and remote events including daily show production design.
  • Creates and evolves graphics looks for studio and remote productions.
  • Translates project details and creative direction into custom design, animation, and layout solutions.
  • Participates on special assignments such as in-house/off-site training and technical support for packagers, remote freelancers, and vendors.
  • Displays ability to research and answer technical questions with respect to design/animation techniques or systems in use.
  • Demonstrates eagerness to regularly contribute creative ideas, desire to push designs/animations to the next level, and aptitude to learn new software to enhance individual versatility in the department, including AE Script, Java, VB or equivalent scripting functions and logic
  • Adheres to proper file management techniques to ensure efficient archiving and subsequent retrieval of projects.
  • Recognizes, reports, and helps troubleshoot equipment/software/work environment issues.
  • Adheres to all administrative responsibilities, including time entry and daily reporting requirements.
  • Participates in at least 32 hours of supplemental training/shadowing each year to promote personal growth and understanding of other ESPN departments and workflows.
  • Maintains high standards of efficiency, consistency, accuracy, creativity and timely delivery of all requests.
  • Must be highly motivated, work well under pressure, and regularly effectively prioritize multiple assignments.
  • Possesses strong individual and team communication skills with the ability to take direction well.
  • Displays keen attention to detail, spelling and grammar.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated hands-on knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe AfterEffects.
  • Online portfolio/demo reel showcasing your creativity, design and type layout skills.
  • Reliable work-from-home setup (personal laptop or desktop with reliable internet connection).
  • Reliable means of transportation for when on-site work is required.
  • Required to work flexible hours and days as assignments dictate including weekends, nights and holidays.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 2 years hands-on design/graphics/animation/motion experience in a major TV market.
  • Hands-on experience with Adobe AfterEffects, Photoshop & Illustrator.
  • Passion for sports and familiarity with ESPN programming.
Required Education
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
Preferred Education
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day, Evening
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