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Junior Motion Designer

We are an experience design company that connects people, products, and brands in powerful ways. Our small but growing team of designers, developers, producers, strategists, and content creators is based in Culver City and Mountain View, California. We believe in the power of storytelling, human-centric design, and the intersection of creativity with code to further humanity's relationship with technology. If you're the kind of person who obsesses over details, thrives in a collaborative environment, and jumps at the opportunity to take on new challenges, Left Field Labs may be the place for you.

Position Summary

As an animator, you will support the creative team in the animation of motion graphics and post-production for a variety of projects, continuously finding ways to push moving visuals to the next level. We want you to be a finessed storyteller interested in using the full spectrum of 3d and 2d tools to execute your craft. You will have the ability to think both conceptually and technically on projects. This role will require a strong sense of design and aesthetics combined with the ability to create photo-real and stylized deliverables.  The position will be part of our diverse production pipeline for projects including AR, VR, experience design, web, apps and more.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with design and development teams to define animation pipeline and workflows
  • Work closely with creative teams to establish animation style and ensure unified look and consistent quality
  • Work with a variety of 3d and 2d tools to create previz, prototypes, and production animations that help define the look and feel of our projects
  • Maintain and communicate a strong knowledge of innovative production technologies and the capabilities/limitations of these technologies as they relate to the project goal
  • Create final deliverables for a wide array of projects and visual experiences
     

Qualifications

  • 2+ years of animation experience using both 3D and 2D toolsets
  • Experience collaborating in a diverse fast-paced creative environment
  • Expertise in: Maya or C4D,  After Effects or Nuke
  • Strong understanding of traditional animation principles and fundamentals, able to demonstrate an exceptional visual/technical understanding of animation mechanics

PREFERRED

  • Can light and render realistic visuals using Vray or Redshift renderers
  • Experience taking concepts from idea to completion using both 2D, 3D and post-production tools
  • Can build and script custom tools for 2D and 3D workflows
  • Understand how to create art for both traditional media and real-time game engines and web environments

Education
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience.


Left Field Labs is an equal opportunity employer.  

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Left Field Labs is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all applicants and team members regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, handicap, veteran status, marital status, criminal history, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance relating to an applicant's criminal history (LAMC 189.00). Left Field Labs makes reasonable accommodations for handicapped and disabled team members.

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