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Animator - Intermediate Graphic Designer

Location:Cape Town, Century City
Education level:Diploma
Job level:Mid/Senior
Company:Digital Outsource Services

Job description

The Department:

Every day we fire on all cylinders with exciting design, informative copy and inspired innovations to achieve the company diverse creative objectives.

Our in-house Creative Studio comprises multi-skilled designers, copywriters, producers and project managers who successfully join forces to ensure all acquisition and retention projects are given creative life and direction.

Working closely with the global and regional marketing teams, our studio produces top quality collateral for both the online and offline environments. Striving to stay ahead of the pack, we take every opportunity to improve our knowledge of the ever-changing arena of expertise, while always keeping the user’s experience in mind.

Purpose of the Role:

We are looking for an Animator to join the Creative Studio and its new facet of game design. Our main goal is to create the best casino games in an ever growing and highly competitive industry. Designing and creating Motion and Still Graphics for Broadcast and digital platforms, promotions, campaigns and title sequences.

The ideal candidate would be highly motivated and experienced in After Effects and similar video editing and animation software, and will be part of a creative, cross-functional team, comprising of Illustrators, Animators, Designers, Concept Artists and Copywriters, supported by on-site, Project and Product Managers. Your task will be to deliver artwork for our bespoke games within a team environment as well drive individual tasks through to completion.

Duties include, but not limited to:
  • Create Quality animations in After Effects
  • Assist 2D Illustrator with final production art preparation for animation phase
  • Collaborate with a team of illustrators and animators
  • Meeting deadlines while adapting to production pipeline by incorporating all feedback
  • Interaction and communication with internal as well as external clients and support team
  • Involvement with projects from inception to execution as well as post production
  • Contribute art assets on projects when and where required

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities. The job holder may be required to complete any other reasonable duties in order to achieve business objectives.

*Please note we will apply relevance to our Talent Management and Talent Development Programme as part of our recruitment process

*Shortlisted candidates may need to complete an assessment



Essential Criteria:
  • 2-5 Years’ experience as an Animator
  • A Graphic Design qualification from a reputable institution or relevant tertiary qualification  
  • Portfolio exhibiting high quality design work with focus on 2D motion graphics and animation
  • Number of successful projects completed as part of the team, or individually
  • Proficiency in using Adobe After Effects
  • High standard of work ethics and efficiency
  • Experience in working with Illustrators

 Desirable Criteria:
  • Adobe Creative Cloud experience
  • Illustration (Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop)
  • A passion for Gaming
  • A comprehensive portfolio
  • Great verbal communication and teamwork skills
  • Other video editing or animation tools are beneficial

 Job Requirements:
  • Ability to interpret business and user requirements into intuitive and logical design
  • Meticulous approach to typography, colour, composition, balance and hierarchy
  • Ability to provide solutions
  • Manage your own time and resources and ensure the highest level of productivity and quality is achieved
  • Open to constructive feedback of your work
  • Consistent delivery, time and quality wise, and level of service to the Team and Clients
  • Keep up with the latest info about your area of expertise, business and technology
  • Have an organised work process with a clear idea of the result needed to be achieved
  • Keep a consistent level of engagement and commitment to the quality of work throughout the entire length of projects
  • Be able to deliver ad hoc graphic design work based on business requirements

 Person Specifications:
  • Adaptability / Flexibility
  • Communication
  • Team Orientation
  • Effectiveness & Delivery
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Innovation
  • Problem Solving
  • Continuous Renewal
  • Initiating Action
  • Decision Making

Posted on 21 Jun 12:22

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