Pearson Sr. MoGraph & Video Designer in Iowa City, Iowa

Sr. MoGraph & Video Designer

Description

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

We are looking to add a creative, talented and resourceful designer to our Video & Motion Graphics team. A Sr. MoGraph & Video Designer has the ability to solve problems creatively, an interdisciplinary sensibility toward shooting and editing video, creating motion graphics, and an exceptional eye for detail. They will conceive, shoot, design and develop videos from storyboard to completion, and will be involved in individual and group critiques of their work. Top candidates will have proficiency in camera operation, lighting, illustration, and a sensitivity to typography and color and be available for occasional travel. Knowledge of Premiere, After Effects, Audition, Illustrator, Photoshop, and a willingness to learn on the job is a requirement. Experience in 3D computer software is a plus.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Creating out-of-this-world videos and motion graphics animations

  • Working collaboratively with creative directors, team members, and other designers

  • Developing stories that best communicate project messaging and aligns to project goals and objectives

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree in graphic design or similar field

  • Ideal candidate must have 5 years’ experience, top-notch conceptual and design skills and excellence in visual communication and creative problem solving

  • Be able to creatively conceptualize and concisely storyboard projects and communicate this vision to team members and clients

  • Know your way around a pro video camera, and have a good handle on lighting, sound — keying green screen is a big plus

  • Be a maestro with AfterEffects, PremierePro, and Illustrator and pretty handy at the rest of the Adobe Suite as well

  • Experience with a variety of 3rd party motion graphic plugins (i.e Trapcode, RedGiant)

  • Ability to create high quality content from a loose or constrained brief with short deadlines

  • Experience working with 3D applications is a double big, double plus

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Possess the ability to communicate clearly

  • Be driven to learn, experiment, and dive head-first into things you've never tried before, yet pull it all out and make it work in the end

  • Be capable of blowing the socks off clients with your creative solutions

  • Be able to quickly cite and quote lines from The Big Lebowski and use them correctly and in context during client meetings, video shoots and brainstorming sessions

  • Candidate must have excellent time management and organizational skills, be detail-oriented, self-motivated, able to learn evolving techniques and be able to work under tight deadlines both individually and within a team environment.

  • Experience baking delicious goodies to bring into the office regularly is a HUGE plus (we like chocolate).

  • This position will require some travel for on-site video shoots.

  • We work very hard, but insist on always keeping it fun, loose and entertaining. If tight deadlines scare you, probably best not to apply.

  • Must have a great portfolio/reel to be considered.

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-Remote

Other Locations US-IA-Iowa City

Work Locations: US-IA-Iowa City-2510 North Dodge 2510 North Dodge Street Iowa City 52245

Job: Marketing

Organization: North America

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jul 14, 2017

Req ID: 1711978