• New York  
  • Company
    Start date
  • Closing date
    12 March 2022  
    Posted on
    10 January 2022  

About R/GA:

We are on a mission to help companies grow by enabling them to change, across their business, the experience they offer and the campaigns that take them to market. Our work tends to be a fusion of what we call Stories and Systems: the narrative and the design, technology and the interface working together. R/GA is a brand but it's also a collective of atypical outsiders and misfits who drive everything we do through bold creativity and bright, strategic thinking.

About the Department:

The Studio is the global content production department at R/GA with a mission to advance storytelling through new media and technology. The Studio is responsible for all content execution at R/GA, focusing on integrated production, high volume content creation, technology and platform innovation, and internal agency content needs. The team consists of a global network of producers, creatives, editors, animators, motion-graphics specialists, and creative technologists with backgrounds ranging from traditional agency experience to production company style line-production.

About the Role:

Here’s what you should know if you want to be an Animator at R/GA:

On any given day you might:

  • Execute top quality design work in line with agency and brand standards.
  • Collaborate with R/GA Studios creative directors to concept and storyboard multiple ideas or versions against a client brief.
  • Manage the quality of design from idea to delivery.
  • Manage and delegate tasks to other designers (mid to junior level).
  • Experience that comes with collaborating with producers, video editors, art directors and copywriters to ensure proper post production workflow and that final product exceeds expectations.
  • Be able to estimate how long a task may take and work with producers to track toward deadlines.

The ideal person:

  • Is a self-starter, detail-oriented and highly developed organizational skills for proper server workflow and asset management including the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines. This role needs to take real ownership of your role on each project and see to it that all details are thought-out.
  • Is a master of Adobe Creative Suite (After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc) and Cinema 4D, as well as emerging interactive design trends.
  • Can lead a team of diverse artists.
  • Has a proven ability to ideate and execute cutting edge creative work, and a master-level understanding of design including an expert understanding of typography, color, and layout.
  • Work executed at R/GA Studios often spans a variety of mediums including, 2D title and super animation, 2D/3D character and motion design/animation that may be output for TV Broadcast, HD Video, social channels (Facebook, Instagram, Vimeo, Youtube, Twitter, etc), AR/VR.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Willing to sometimes work overtime/ weekends when under tight deadlines.

Bonus points:

  • Exhibits exceptional communication skills within the agency team and with clients.
  • Agency experience is helpful but not necessary for this role.
  • Has an understanding of new emerging technology and systematic user journeys.
  • Cel animation and illustration is a bonus.