RecruitGibraltar are currently helping our client who is a long established and reputable gaming company who offer long term career growth, excellent salary, relocation assistance, and a rewarding working environment where you can make a real impact. They require a Motion Graphics Design Manager who will be responsible for managing a tactical in-house team of animators & motion designers in the production of first class marketing materials for all online marketing channels for the companys brands.
What is the plan for the role of Motion Graphics Design Manager?
The Motion Graphics Design Manager The Motion Graphics Design Managers role is an integral part of the Creative Studio team who alongside Digital Design, Editorial & Web Content managers must ensure their teams are skilled and resourced accordingly to support the demand and level of quality expected by the business. Predominately managing TV, video and animation work the Motion Graphics Design Manager must foster strong working relationships with Brand stakeholders in order to deliver market leading campaign ideation and effective design production.
What will you do as a Motion Graphics Design Manager?
Responsible for the effective management and delivery of all animation & motion design activity on all online channels for all brands.
Provide leadership and direction to the team cultivating a culture where continuous improvement is embraced.
Provide development, coaching, objectives and goal setting, performance management and other people policies as required from time to time; ensure team is motivated, productive and fully compliant with all regulations, legislation.
Schedule and delegate all Motion Graphics related requests to the team ensuring briefing forms are adequately completed as per the agreed criteria, and ensuring high standards of work throughout all the team's deliverables, with all due dates are met and tasks prioritised in line with business requirements
Maintain strong working relationships with stakeholders especially the Press / Media teams and establish good, effective communication levels required to provide effective design advice and guidance to clients.
Review and proof (Inc. sign off) all Motion Graphics design deliverables to ensure all content is complying with Brand guidelines and regulatory frameworks including CAP
Track all Motion Graphics design tasks through the workflow management system to ensure the smooth flow of work through design studio and client, ensuring a successful feedback & iteration process through to sign off and delivery (to stations / client).
Effectively collaborate with the Creative Studio Manager & Production Team to plan and schedule resources based on availability & suitability for optimum production.
Consulting and advising on all projects across the business where motion graphics design input is required, and liaising with third parties when necessary to ensure all materials are executed to high quality and on brand.
Work with Brand team to create and regularly update Brand Guidelines; ensure that all activity delivered is consistent with the Brand guidelines ensure stakeholders are up to date.
Providing feedback and recommendations to assist the Head of Studio & Production Manager to obtain sign off from/for business.
Working with research partners to plan approach, test and validate design solutions with customers to ensure the designs are fit for purpose.
Implementing best practice Motion Graphics Design methodology and process throughout the team to ensure the delivery of design consistency and customer centricity
What do you know that makes you a great Motion Graphics Design Manager?
Senior level of experience in managing Motion or animation design teams in a highly productionised environment
Senior Design level experience of working in a Post Production studio.
Expert level of knowledge of animation, video, motion graphic production & editing techniques including post production, sound, lighting, rigging and rendering.
Strong stakeholder management experience.
University-level education in design, media, art, or similar
Strong understanding of Brand guidelines & design principles for offline and online media
Ability to create simple, engaging web graphics
Strong communications skills (written, verbal and presentational)
Strong organizational and project management skills
Ability to develop strong working relationships with internal and third party service providers
Previous track record of creating innovative digital experiences that yield an impressive ROI
Management and mentoring skills
Salary £40k - £55k based on experience with bonus, an excellent relocation package and private healthcare.