- Senior Designer & 2D Animator (Hybrid)

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Senior Designer & 2D Animator (Hybrid)


Senior Designer & 2D Animator (Hybrid)

• Intermediate Level


The Senior Designer & 2D Animator adds fun to everything we make by crafting delightful interactions, charming visuals, lively characters, and innovative short-form content.

Category Animation  Art Department  Graphic Design  Special Effects 
Location Washington D.C. Metro Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Aug 22, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

They work closely with the creative team to keep our visuals high quality and on-brand. 

Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: 
  • Animate PBS KIDS brand and characters for use across products and platforms 
  • Illustrate PBS KIDS brand and characters for use across products and platforms 
  • Assist on setting and maintaining visual design standards and guidelines for PBS KIDS 
  • Present designs to key internal and external stakeholders in an impactful and strategic way 
  • Participate in and lead design reviews and brainstorm sessions 
  • Collaborate on animations and video content with Creative & Design team and Video Production team 
  • Create user interface animations in coordination with Creative & Design team 
  • Ideate and create animations and illustrations for social media with Marketing and Social teams Review and provide feedback on producer game, app and website designs 
  • Review and provide feedback on show pitches and properties in development 
  • Ensure and advocate for usability and accessibility best practices across platforms. 
Requirements for success: 
  • 3+ years of industry experience in a related field
  • Bachelor’s Degree in design, art, animation or equivalent technical education 
  • *Online portfolio with animation and illustrations examples must be submitted for consideration* 
  • High-level ability to think creatively and generate ideas
  • High-level ability to work with current industry tools, including Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Animate, Toon Boom Harmony, Figma
  • Ability to concept, storyboard, create, revise and complete 2D animations for kids in collaboration with both creative and non-creatives. 
  • Ability to animate, design and illustrate within existing styles and brands. 
  • Ability to deliver 2D animations that are optimized for a diverse device landscape of varying hardware capabilities and device restrictions. 
  • Understanding of UX and interactive design for web and mobile user interfaces. 
  • Understanding of the creative process in a collaborative environment; ability to accept and incorporate critical feedback. 
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work under tight deadlines; ability to multitask and self-manage the deadlines of competing projects. 
  • Must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination by date of hire to be considered. Proof of vaccination required. 

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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