Studio / Production Jobs
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Our client, a Broadcast Network, is seeking a Designer/Production Artist to join the Creative Services team.Responsibilities:Working on a small design team along with collaborating with multiple departments ranging from Special Events, Publicity, Affiliate Marketing, Sales, Sports, Content Partnerships, etc. and at times high level executives. Developing and executing all production-ready graphics, signage, and marketing materials for print and digital delivery, with a focus on print. Work closely with the members of the design and special events team in a fast-paced atmosphere bringing both creative and technical skills. Take conceptual direction from the Art Director and create original graphics for client projects. Take ownership of projects from concept through production ensuring files are print ready - package and preflight files for release to vendors and printers. Support the execution of new creative ideas for marketing campaigns, event collateral, etc.Musts:5-10 years of experience in an agency setting or in a high-volume organization working in graphic design and production. Expertise in Creative Suite (especially InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat), Microsoft Office, Keynote and high level of technological literacy on Mac platform. Knowledge of both digital and print production is a must. Experience with After effects and Dreamweaver is a plus. Portfolio showcasing strong print projects. Works well within a team and likes to collaborate excelling in a fast-paced environment and is proactive and self-managing. Ability to switch gears from project to projects, as deadlines shift. Extremely detail and solution oriented with strong listening and communication skills. Professional and comfortable working with high level executives when needed.
Our client, a luxury consignment retailer, is looking for a Visual Designer with 2-3 years of experience for a 4-6 month contact.This person will be reporting into the Sr. Creative Manager. This person will be joining the merchandising team, and should be an energetic, Visual Designer with a passion for UX. You will help craft and shape the narrative of our brand in the digital space.ResponsibilitiesCreate and edit visual assets for the website & app. Collaborate with the creative team to help move projects from vision to execution. Developing banners/assets with challenging sizes and formats for desktop and mobile Partner with the product & UX team to translate user problems, ideas and requirements into mocks. Ideate with the merchandising team, developing original design concepts that reflect our core values as a brand. Manage & give feedback to assistant visual designer. Solicit feedback from the creative team in order to continually raise our bar for quality. Create icons & graphics for use on the site. Learn the end-to-end process of various creative deliverables and the associated tools involved.Experience2-3 years experience in Visual Communication Design, Graphic Design, Interaction Design. Experience working with a UX team – understanding of how they operate Experience working in fashion/Luxury goods with an “elevated aesthetic” Ability to turn ideas into engaging visuals. Proficient in Photoshop. Proficiency with Illustrator, InDesign & Sketch a bonus. Attention to detail. Highly organized. Self-motivated team player with a positive attitude who can work under pressure. A willingness to give and receive critique, develop skills and grow as a designer. Excellent verbal & written communication skills. Ability to iterate multiple concepts based on user data and research. Proficiency with motion design & GIF’s a bonus. Ability to work within brand guidelines.Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Print Packaging Designer / Production Artist
Our client, a Consumer Products Company, is seeking a freelance Print Packaging Designer/Production Artist to join the team. Responsibilities:Create final mechanical artwork for the printing of packaging. Working on the design, layout, artwork manipulation, and color correction. Sourcing artwork, working on approvals, proofing color and for package integrity.Experience:BA/BS preferred. 3-5 years of experience working in packaging design and production. Entertainment or CPG background with a portfolio featuring final print packaging projects is required. Strong in Photoshop and Illustrator. High attention to detail to QA all packaging before going to print. Comfortable collaborating with a team and working independently when needed.Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Video Producer & Editor
Onward Search is looking for a Video Producer, Editor, and Videographer to join our prominent corporate client in Charlotte!Please Note:This is a long-term W2 contract role that is expected to convert to a permanent role after 6-12 months. 40 hours/week of onsite work is expected and benefits are available throughout the life of the engagement.Job Summary:We are looking for a video producer, editor, and videographer with animation, motion, and post-production skills. You will collaborate with cross-functional creative and marketing teams to produce multimedia projects to support B2B and B2C projects for marketing, sales, operations, and other business initiatives. You will plan and facilitate studio and field-based video production work, including the storyboarding, filming, editing, sound mixing, graphic design, animation, compression output and final digital distribution of video assets that meet the objectives for any given marketing initiative. You MUST have an engaging personality and be comfortable working with many different departments and personality types. The skills are certainly important but the personality is even more important.Primary Responsibilities:Identify, storyboard and capture of needed video according to workflow established Conducts field-based video production and operation of all portable video and audio equipment Assembling raw material and providing the final product Plans and performs video post-production tasks which includes reviewing footage, making editorial decisions, video transcoding, rough cuts, audio adjustment, color correction, and final editing Transports and sets up lighting and audio equipment Utilizes computer graphics and special effects for video post-production in accordance with the overall project Compresses video projects for output Takes direction from the Creative Director to storyboard campaigns.Minimum Qualifications:BA/BS/BFA degree in design, marketing, video production, or a related field. 4-7 years of professional experience in a video studio, preferably within in a large corporate or agency environment. Expert-level proficiency in Adobe Premiere and After Effects as well as Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. Strong proficiency with Avid Media Composer, Cinema4D, and Final Cut Pro strongly preferred. Prior experience animating logos and similar design elements. Experience creating 3D and 2D graphics, creating visual effects, editing, video clipping, animating logos, compositing and frame removal. Ability to do post-production work, editing, and voiceover work. Must be experienced with Cannon, Nikon, Sony, and Blackmagic DSLRs and professional video cameras. Must be experienced with online/social video outlets such as YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, and Twitch. Must operate and maintain a variety of digital video cameras and video editing equipment. Creatively plan and translate abstract concepts into effective visual form. Advise clients on effective media communication practices and adapt video products for specified media outlets. Research and remain current on the developments and applications of state of the art video production technology. Strong attention to detail is required. Core design skills; ability to establish visual hierarchy, layout, typography, and color effectively. Strong communication and presentation skills to present ideas and goals effectively. Possess professional business acumen and a high level of emotional intelligence. Must be a strong team player who is able to translate concepts into intuitive visual representations. A pro-active work attitude and ability to organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines is also a requirement You must have a dynamic, engaging personality and be able to successfully and effectively interface with cross-functional teams, clients, and all levels of leadership. This is probably the most important qualification. A reel of sample work is REQUIRED and should be submitted at the time of application.
Our client, an agency in SF, is in need of a Production Designer with 3+ years of experience.This is an ongoing freelance and/or contract-to-hire role, 40 hrs/wk, onsite in San Francisco, CA.This person will be responsible for resizing images, versioning of banner ads, and Powerpoint layouts. This person should have an extreme sense of attention to detail. This person should be comfortable working closely with designers and art directors to successfully add value to concepts across a wide range of digital and print media channels. This person will report to the agencies Creative Director.Experience3-5 years’ experience working agency-side ideally or client side Outstanding skills in CS6 (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, with Animate a plus) with an in depth understanding of both print and digital production with an emphasis on digital. Solid sense of typography, layout and image manipulation/retouching. A proven ability to work independently, to tight deadlines, while maintaining high standards of quality. Proven ability to hit deadlines, while taking an idea from brief to final delivery Passionate about producing work that stands out for its impeccable attention to detail and that stays true to brand guidelines requirements Extensive web design experience and/or formal design training Good understanding of UX design, wireframing/storyboardingDoes this sound like your skillset and experience? Apply today!
Senior Manager / Videography & Photography
Onward Search has an exciting opportunity for a Sr. Manager of Videography & Photography at a leading B2B SaaS company in the South Bay Area!This is a temp-to-perm, 40 hrs/wk opportunity based in North San Jose, CA.The ideal candidate must have an excellent aesthetic and motion sensibility and the ability to complete the post-production process at a world-class level. You must have a passion for editing, motion graphics, VFX, and color grading to create compelling brand stories. You must also possess excellent communication, problem-solving and organizational skills. This ideal candidate is a self-starter who can work both independently and in a team environment.Responsibilities:Collaborate with Product Marketing and Branding on the creation of compelling content. Manage the planning and execution of video and photo shoots. Help ideate and create storyboards to demonstrate video concepts to senior management. Actively edit, color grade, create motion graphics and VFX for content. Help create video content strategies to reach our target demographics. Manage photo shooting and editing of people, events and artistic imagery. Ensure the editing/exporting of videos is completed on time. Follow the brand guidance and editing style to ensure a consistent brand. Execute 2D title and super animation, 2D/3D character and motion design and animation, AR/VR. Work with film crews and post-production houses on larger productions to insure brand alignment and quality.Experience:10+ years production and photography experience. Previous project management experience at a design firm, ad agency, or production house preferred. Fluency in Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premier, Adobe After Effects, Cinema 4D, DaVinci Resolve (or equivalent). Compositing software experience a plus. Ability to use different types of photographic equipment and photography software. Deep understanding of editing, motion graphics, color grading, and VFX's for content. Strong communication skills and experience presenting to senior leadership. Understanding the entire video and photography production process. Understanding the software and tech space. A reel demonstrating fluency in editing, motions graphics, VFX, and color grading. Portfolio or samples of work required.Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Media Buyer / Planner
Onward Search is looking for a Media Buyer/Planner to join our client in Charlotte for an onsite contract-to-hire opportunity!Job Summary:Prepare and implement client media plans of all media types for existing clients and new business. Conduct research, development, and presentation of media plans and media buying. Execute and monitor media buys and make media optimization recommendations as appropriate.Primary Responsibilities:Research, develop, and plan media for specified clients. Present media plans to internal and client audiences. Gather, organize and present competitive research and spending data. Take ownership of and retain accountability for client media plans and budgets. Work closely with cross-functional team members to frame and participate in strategy development, set goals and participate in the measurement process. Negotiate the best possible rates, individual parameters, value-added sponsorships, and promotions and justify all media recommendations. Take a lead position in the campaign review process. Maintain effective relationships with external clients and internal teams.Minimum Qualifications:3-5 years of demonstrated excellence and proficiency in the development of media plans and executing media buys. Previous experience in an advertising agency STRONGLY preferred. Demonstrated proficiency in media negotiations. High degree of skill in media planning and buying across mediums – including television (national and spot), radio, print, digital, programmatic, mobile and social media. Skilled at understanding trends and best practices within the omnichannel media world and across the full media landscape including print, digital, outdoor, broadcast, etc. Excellent communication skills, highly collaborative, and a positive attitude.Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Onward Search has an exciting opportunity for a Graphic Designer with a leading health club brand!This is a contract-to-hire role, onsite, 40 hrs/wk in San Francisco, CA that kicks off as early as next week!This person is responsible for the development, creative design and execution of company marketing materials and communications. This includes but is not limited to internal and external campaigns, printed collateral and e-mail and digital marketing. The Company’s marketing services are critical to the operation of our business; the nature of this work has a significant impact on the business's ability to recruit and retain members, which are key drivers in producing revenues and operating profit.Responsibilities:Provide creative direction to marketing team within brand guidelines. Provide vision, creativity, and knowledge to develop marketing materials, both print and digital media, to support increased revenues, lead generation, and effective communication. Create design templates for marketing materials. Manage and maintain graphic files, including logos, photos, and completed projects. Assist Marketing team with brainstorming, marketing, and advertising strategies. Active participation in events, programs, meetings, and training. Full-time schedule varies and may require weekend and holiday hours, evening and day shifts. Prepare comprehensive and detailed campaign reports for senior management, clients, and agencies. Promote harmonious relations among members, staff, vendors, and the community at-large. Sales and Marketing: Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, and sales techniques. Visual Comprehension and Expression: Ability to understand and communicate information and ideas through design so others will understand.Experience:3 years of relevant work experience on a lifestyle or retail brand. Experience with Digital Advertising. Knowledge and experience optimizing assets for web production. Previous experience in a service industry or position. Capable of working fast and under very tight deadlines while still maintaining a high degree of accuracy.Skills:Proficient in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Microsoft Powerpoint, and Keynote. Familiarity with HTML/CSS and web design principles.Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Industrial Designer / Creative Technologist
Onward Search is looking for an Industrial Designer/ Creative Technologist for one of our Financial Clients sitting in NYC. This person will be joining the Design Team, which is a team of hyper-creative designers and engineers working to figure out what the future of banking machines should be in the next 5-10 years. Our client is trying to look beyond the ATM that we all know, and essentially build the physical future of a digital-first bank. This person should have more material than digital design background and comfortable with building prototypes. They will be honing in on how interactivity happens.Requirements:Degree or relevant experience in Industrial / Product Design, Mechanical Engineering, or Architecture. 3-5 years delivering exceptional customer experience rooted in physical design. Coherent, fluid sketching skills, and the ability to quickly realize a breadth of new concepts. Develop formal details to create beautiful, branded products. Ability to build models and prototypes in a variety of media to quickly validate ideas. CAD modeling for concept and prototype development — Rhino, Solidworks, or Fusion 360 preferred. Communicate the overall concept as well as small details to engineering and development teams, as well as external stakeholders. Must be comfortable with travel up 20-30%, (4-6 days a month).Experience:Embedded Electronics / IoT Product Design. Arduino, Raspberry Pi, or other Physical Computing. 3D Printing. CNC Machining. Laser Cutting. Design for Manufacturing. Technical Drawing.Does this sound like you? Apply today!