• Motion Designer

    Location UK-London, Finchley (Global Headquarters)
    Job ID
    2018-3165
    Position Type
    Permanent Full-Time
    Category/Function
    Design & Creative
    Brand
    Pentland Brands
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    Building a family of brands, for the world to love, generation after generation

     

    Pentland is the name behind some of the world’s best sports, outdoor and fashion brands.

     

    We own Berghaus, Canterbury of New Zealand, Speedo, Boxfresh, Ellesse, KangaROOS, Mitre, Prostar and Red or Dead. We are also the global licensee for Lacoste Chaussures and Ted Baker footwear, the UK licensee for Kickers, and are shareholders in other companies such as Hunter, Butterfly Twists, Heidi Klein and Tracksmith.

     

    We’re a third-generation, family-owned business – and we retain strong family values. We care about people, and that’s what drives our day-to-day work. Last year the Great Place to Work® Institute recognised Pentland Brands the 11th Best Workplace in the UK and the 16th Best Workplace in Europe. Our global headquarters is in the UK and we employ 2,000 people across 20 countries around the world.

     

    We believe that doing business the right way, with respect for people and the environment, is essential for ensuring our long-term sustainability - generation after generation. The Pentland values are at the heart of what we do and how we interact with the world around us.

     

    For further information, please visit www.pentland.com.

     

    Key Purpose of Job:

     

    We are looking for a highly creative ‘Motion Designer’. You must have a passion for all areas of moving image and be driven to create outstanding category defining work for our portfolio of active, fashion and lifestyle brands.

     

    You will have an excellent knowledge of the digital world with a strong understanding of the latest developments in media and digital platforms. Bringing new and innovative moving image ideas to the team is a pre-requisite of this role. You’ll bring references of the best talent and the best case studies in the industry.

     

    You enjoy collaborating and have a strong instinct for what works across art direction, typography as well as core moving image capabilities. With your instinctive eye for design detail you will be confident taking ideas from concept to reality. You will be an influential part of the design process and able to steer the production of all assets and deliverables required for motion projects — from initial storyboards and animatics through to show-stopping final films.

     

    You will create everything from mood and brand films, animations, video prototypes and social and in-store content for our brands.

     

    Your work, compelling stories and ideas, beautifully crafted, will live on every type of screen out there - from mobile devices to instore displays and OOH video walls.

     

    You will collaborate closely with other Motion Designers, Art Directors, Designers and Creative Managers to develop creative ideas that capture and engage with our consumers.

     

    With a strong interest in all things moving you are aware of and champion the use of up to date technology and systems which means you are able to ensure fast and effective video delivery.

     

     

    This is an exciting opportunity to join a creative team with an open and friendly spirit, to collaborate and create outstanding moving image for an exciting family of brands.

     

     

                             What you need to have

     

    • An outstanding showreel demonstrating creativity and effectiveness.
    • Relevant industry experience (preferably in the world of active, fashion and lifestyle)
    • A passion for all associated aspects of moving image i.e. music, art direction and cinematography.
    • Strong creative skills, from ideation to communication and presentation of your concepts.
    • Strong typography and graphic design skills.
    • Ability to unpack written narratives or storyboards and bring them to life using motion.
    • Experience of taking projects from idea to final delivery.
    • Excellent grasp of Premiere, After Effects and Cinema 4D.
    • Be able to work with assets in Photoshop / Illustrator
    • Solid knowledge of the technical and production aspects of motion design: delivery mediums (web, mobile UI animation, broadcast, large-scale video wall), codecs, Framerate, Bitrates, aspect ratios (16:9, 5:4 etc) and common resolutions (HD, 4k etc), Adobe Media Encoder for essential outputs
    • Strong relationships and experience working with external suppliers (videographers, DOP’s, VO & Audio artists, 3D specialists, grading specialists, animators etc.
    • Strong organisational skills, specifically in file management and methodical workflow
    • Good time management skills with accountability for own workload
    • Strong written and spoken English skills (other languages are a bonus too)

                        What we need to see in you

     

    • Team player with a can-do attitude, with good listening skills, that can take direction.
    • Aware of latest technology and how that affects the creative output.
    • Ability to engage and work with a multidisciplinary team of internal or external specialists.
    • Positive, proactive and engaging.
    • Calm, organised and detail driven.
    • Motivated by working in a changing, flexible environment.
    • Approachable and friendly; easy to build strong personal relationships .

     

     

     This overview gives you a feel for what you’ll be doing day to day but it’s not an A to Z.

     

     www.pentland.com                                     https://careers-pentland.icims.com/                                    

     

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