EMPLOYMENT

Senior Art Director

 
Deep Sky is seeking a “hands-on” Art Director with strong ideation and conceptual abilities to join our team in Portland, Oregon. We are searching for someone who can easily transmogrify detailed marketing messages and complex tech briefs into compelling visuals for video, social media, and other deliverables across events, broadcast, and digital channels.

Candidate must be detail-oriented, have a keen eye for great design, create characters, and give solid direction for both 2D and 3D visuals. This position requires direct interactions with our clients, so presentation and interpersonal skills are a must. Please provide your portfolio demonstrating strong design in the following types of work: 2D/3D characters and design for animation, advertising, brand identity (a plus), motion graphics, and storyboards/layouts/key frames.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ability to concept and design from scratch based on a creative brief or brainstorming discussion, and lead the team with a clear vision
  • Pitch creative to clients and participate in collaborative work sessions, both internally and with clients; expected to participate as part of a team, or to produce a creative initiative from start to finish
  • Meet tight deadlines, deliver professional artwork that is engaging, innovative and adheres to design best practices and brand standards

The successful candidate will possess:

  • 5+ years as a professional designer and at least two years working in an animation environment
  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and other industry standards. (After Effects, Cinema 4D, Premiere, Photoshop, Illustrator, ect.)
  • Keeps current with the latest motion design videos and trends
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and thrive under tight deadlines
  • A strong work ethic and down-to-earth personality, coupled with a “whatever it takes” attitude
  • Brand identity, and UX experience a plus

Benefits
We offer a great benefits package which includes Medical, Dental, and an IRA Plan. Two weeks paid vacation per year, plus a full week paid during Christmas.

When applying, please submit your cover letter, resume and online reel to jobs@deepsky.us. We will review the work of candidates who already reside in the states. Please do not apply for this job if your skills are not a match. Contacting with a formal introduction is highly suggested. Thank you.

2D Animator

 
Deep Sky is seeking experienced 2D character animators to join our team in Portland, Oregon. We are searching for individuals experienced with a variety of animation styles and techniques. Candidate must be detail-oriented, remain on-model with characters, and possess a deep understanding of the principles of animation. Projects range from animated shorts, series, music videos, explainers, social media content, and documentaries.

Responsibilities:

  • Draft and animate various animation styles and characters
  • Collaborate closely on existing and future projects with teams
  • Communicate clearly and in a timely manner with all members of the team
  • Properly and accurately gauge timelines required for completion of work
  • Able to work independently when needed
  • Animating roughs and animation cleanup
  • Add final color fills or paint to animation as well as compositing
  • Storyboarding

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Strong time-management skills
  • 2+ years industry experience
  • A reel and online portfolio showcasing numerous examples of current up-to-date work
  • Showcase animation examples demonstrating knowledge of body mechanics
  • Showcase animation projects that demonstrates attention to acting, emotion, and storytelling
  • Is passionate, confident, resourceful, self-motivated, and creative

Bonus:

  • Ability to rig and animate characters in After Effects
  • Experienced with animatic editing
  • Experienced with Animate, AE, TV Paint, and Harmony

Benefits
We offer a great benefits package which includes Medical, Dental, and an IRA Plan. Two weeks paid vacation per year, plus a full week paid during Christmas.

When applying, please submit your cover letter, resume and online reel to jobs@deepsky.us. We will review the work of candidates who already reside in the states. Please do not apply for this job if your skills are not a match. Contacting with a formal introduction is highly suggested. Thank you.