Job Purpose: Are you a talented and experienced motion graphic designer that appreciates a good design challenge and visualizing complex concepts? Are you a self-starter with a knack for picking up new skills and challenging assumptions? Is your love for motion design paired with a desire to maximize efficiency and effectiveness? Do you want to make an impact on the future of teaching and learning? Stanford Graduate School of Business' Learning Design and Technology team is looking for someone like you to fill our open Motion Graphics Designer position!
As a Motion Graphics Designer on the Learning Design and Technology team, you will play a vital role in developing innovative instructional video content and web-based instructional assets at the GSB. You will bring deep expertise in design, animation, illustration, and video editing. You must be someone who is energized by working with a highly collaborative team where everyone's input is valued. The production and development timelines can be tight, but you will have flexibility to determine the best course of action for a given project while being challenged to execute on designs that will elevate the teaching and learning experience. As the ideal candidate, you should have interests beyond motion graphics and will seek to enhance the team, our processes, and our output through identifying opportunities where your skills and experience align with our objectives.
Who are we? We're a cross-functional team of pedagogy experts, educational technologists, software developers, and media producers supporting the design and delivery of innovative course content for a variety of programs across the GSB. We're helping to shape the future of teaching and learning and we're looking for someone that will multiply the dynamism and effectiveness of our team!
Core Duties*: * Develop and manage complex, highly creative projects involving abstract or technical content requiring extensive subject matter/client knowledge. * Play an active role in planning and advising faculty and program staff to produce highly creative work within time and cost constraints. * Collaborate with video producers, editors, learning experience designers, project managers, platform administrators, and web/software developers. * Provide creative vision, direction and design for complex projects. Determine overall themes for multifaceted projects as well as individual design concepts. * Coordinate and execute on production process - develop and select appropriate production media and materials. * Perform complex design across a variety of platforms using job-required software applications and in-depth knowledge of principles and practices of visual communications. * Partner with and influence clients and key contacts outside own area of expertise. * Serve as project leader and/or provide guidance to other internal and contracted designers. * Maintain knowledge of industry standards, trends and state-of-the-art technology to provide and enhance services.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree in related field and five years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: * Demonstrated ability to manage complex, highly creative projects or content requiring extensive subject matter/client knowledge. * Ability to present portfolio and reel that reflects extensive creative work and project leadership. * Advanced knowledge of job-required 2D and 3D software applications such as After Effects and Cinema 4D. * Expertise with Adobe suite of products, including Premiere, Photoshop, and Illustrator. * Excellent organizational skills and ability to effectively resolve complex problems. * Ability to manage changing priorities, deadlines, and customer needs. * Able to work on multiple projects simultaneously. * Ability to perform detailed work with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. * In-depth understanding and knowledge of industry standards, trends, and technical knowledge. * Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with others as part of a team.
Certifications and Licenses: None
Physical Requirements*: * Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks. * Frequently stand/walk, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, and reach/work above shoulders. * Occasionally sit, twist/bend/stoop/squat. * Visual acuity including color vision. * - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
Working Conditions: * N/A
Work Standards: * Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations. * Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned. * Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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