Graphic Designer (Animator)

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Job Description

About the Company:

ADNOC Distribution is on a journey to change the retail landscape, delivering tangible actions to facilitate progress in providing sustainable mobility solutions for our customers. We are taking bold and transformative steps to grow our domestic and international footprint for our customers. We are customer-centric, offering digitally enabled journeys and providing innovative products and services to drive accelerated and sustainable development for the future of mobility. ADNOC Distribution markets, sells, and distributes transportation fuel to both retail and commercial customers. We also run non-fuel services at our service stations.

About the Job:

Essential for crafting visually engaging animations and graphics across various media platforms, the Motion Designer role requires expertise in animation software, design principles, and video editing skills. This proficiency enables the effective communication of complex ideas through multimedia assets. The position is crucial in enhancing visual storytelling and conveying brand messages, elevating the attractiveness and memorability of marketing materials. This, in turn, substantially contributes to marketing campaigns, user engagement, and brand visibility, helping organizations distinguish themselves in the highly competitive digital landscape.

Key Accountabilities

  • Collaborate with the stakeholders to understand their needs, read scripts and storylines to understand animation requirements, prepare presentations with raw designs, develop and elaborate on storyboards.
  • Crafting visually striking motion graphics and animations tailored for diverse digital media platforms. Work creatively to produce original and aesthetically pleasing designs and solutions using software and other techniques to produce 2D/3D animation and motion graphics. Research industry trends and developments and learn new applications to provide accurate designs for requested animations.
  • Editing video footage and adding effects/elements to enhance motion graphics. Utilizing industry-leading video software, including Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Cinema 4D, to conceptualize and execute compelling motion graphic projects.
  • Integrating elements such as typography, visual effects, and sound design to elevate the overall impact and engagement of motion graphic content.
  • Customizing and optimizing motion graphics for varying screen sizes and resolutions, ensuring seamless playback across an array of devices.
  • Actively contributing to the creative process by introducing innovative ideas and creative solutions, thereby enhancing the overall success of the design team.
  • Staying up to date on the latest graphic design, animation, motion graphics, and video editing techniques, remaining abreast of industry trends and best practices, continuously refining skills, and exploring new techniques to continually push the boundaries of motion graphics design.

Key Accountabilities

  • Engaging collaboratively with the team, including graphic designers, video editors, and content creators, to conceptualize and storyboard motion graphic projects that align seamlessly with brand guidelines and project objectives.
  • Effectively managing concurrent projects, adhering to project timelines, and consistently delivering projects on time and within budget constraints.
  • Reviewing shooting script and raw material to create a shot decision list based on scenes’ value and contribution to continuity.
  • Listen to feedback and alter animations/ video edits to better suit organization needs, collaborating seamlessly with business divisions and stakeholders to grasp project goals, and incorporate revisions to achieve the desired creative vision.
  • Use creativity and artistic techniques to tell a story or provide information in visual form.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Secondary School Certificate
  • Certificate in computer animation, motion graphics, video editing, fine arts, graphic design, multimedia studies or related field.
  • Thorough knowledge of Adobe creative suite with specialization in After effects, Photoshop, Cinema 4D, or equivalent tools.
  • Hands-on experience with editing software – Adobe Premiere or FCP.
  • 8 years of experience as motion graphic artist/ animator/ video editor, supported by a robust portfolio featuring sample projects.
  • Understanding of animation styles, motion communications and storytelling techniques.
  • Expert knowledge of modern video editing techniques, be able to visualize directorial concepts and work according to a strict time schedule.
  • Ability to color correct existing and newly shot footage to suit the theme of the final output.
  • Ability to insert and synchronize dialog (VO), sound effects, music, graphics, and special effects as required.
  • Familiarity with 3D composition and special effects application.
  • A sharp eye for design and aesthetics, and exceptional organizational skills, with an ability to prioritize effectively.
  • Ability to work independently or with a team to develop animations and solve problems.
  • Adaptability, and receptiveness to feedback and directions
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates