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    Creative Designer (With After Effects Skills) SALARY: DOE

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    REF: Creative Designer (With After Effects Skills)

    We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Creative Designer with After Effects. Working across a hugely varied set of clients (including a number of super-brands), you’ll need a ‘can do’ attitude and an expansive skillset. You will be part of a small, close-knit creative team and you will report directly to the Creative Director. You will work both independently and with other members of the creative team – including copywriters, conceptual creatives and artworkers.

    If you have at least 4-6 years of experience – and a willingness to push yourself to produce work that is of a the very highest standard – then this fast-paced but hugely fulfilling role should be of interest.

    You will be all about the ideas. As a result you’ll get to stretch your conceptual muscle on everything from infographics to branding, motion graphics to multi-touch social, digital and OOH campaigns.
    You’ll need to be able to take a project from the initial brief right through to completion – sometimes working on your own, sometimes as part of a project team.
    You won’t be scared of a layout pad – drawing and scamping ideas will come naturally to you
    The ability to come up with engaging and creative copy headlines would be a distinct advantage, too.
    As well as the ideas, you’ll have an eye for the finer detail – with a passion for crafting beautifully executed finished visuals.
    A lot of what they produce at the agency is video and animation-based. So they need someone who’s confident producing storyboards and narratives, along with the ability to bring them fully to life using After Effects.

    It should go without saying that you need to ‘get’ digital – and understand where and they can add social media value.

    Skills & Competencies

    You will have a great portfolio and proven expertise in:

    Coming up with great ideas that are well executed and followed through
    Drawing and scamping of concepts
    Adode Creative suite – Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
    After Effects to a decent level
    Image retouching – not necessarily to ‘artwork’ standard, but high enough quality to get an idea across
    Great attention to detail
    Being proactive – not afraid to question a brief or suggest where a project can be improved or enhanced, not just taking an order to produce a deliverable
    Presenting your work both internally and to clients in an engaging and professional way
    Mucking in, setting an example and sharing your knowledge with the wider team

    The benefits:

    The chance to collaborate on creative work and promotions that take pride of place at high-profile global sporting, music and cultural events.
    You’ll work with (and learn from) a friendly, professional and experienced team who might push you to deliver your best, but will always have your back.
    Holiday entitlement is 4 weeks and all bank holidays
    50% contribution to PureGym membership
    50% contribution to public car park attached to building
    You will be entitled to Death in Service cover
    Every Friday an in-house open bar policy applies
    There is a unofficial social occasion at least once every other week (including end of month margaritas)
    There is an official agency event every quarter (funded by the agency)

    Additional info

    • LOCATION: Bournemouth, Dorset
    • CONSULTANT: Tracey Wood