Video Animator

St. Louis, Chicago, or Remote

Video Animator

The Video Animator role consists of being the main talent responsible for the execution of 2D/3D animated videos on the Activate Team. The animator will work closely with the producer and account teams to help build out schedules and timelines for the animation pipeline. 

Animators will be held responsible for effectively communicating the status of projects with internal team members and clients, and delivering work on time.  

Key Areas of Responsibility 

  • Creating visually engaging content from pre-production assets 
  • Strong eye for proper design and attention to detail 
  • Knowledge of color theory and able to break down key elements of clients brand book to distinguish  
  • Create and animate content for clients to utilize for training, education, entertainment and product marketing videos 
  • Model and UV all necessary assets for use in the production pipeline 
  • Conceptualize ideas for characters, scenes, backgrounds and other animation elements 
  • Developing storyboards for animation projects 
  • Developing timing and pacing of motion  
  • Collaborating with other creatives including designers, photographers, producers, illustrators to finalize projects 
  • Strong knowledge of proper export settings for videos 
  • Updating project management software on a daily basis and accurately logging time (Mavenlink) 
  • Incorporating client feedback into projects 
  • Discovering new techniques for the 3D production process that makes for a more visually stunning product and a stronger, more efficient production timeline 
  • Skilled in copy animation 

 Qualifications & Additional Basic Responsibilities: 

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills capable of maintaining strong relationships 
  • Strongly self-motivated, organized, methodical and detail-oriented 
  • Analytical with good problem-solving abilities 
  • Skilled in Premiere Pro, After Effects or Maya 
  • Has the ability to take in music, audio or other elements into the timeline and incorporate into videos 
  • Proficient in the Adobe Suite 
  • Ability to learn & use project management tools (Mavenlink experience is a bonus) 
  • Time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Animation, Editing or a related field 
  • Anatomy knowledge a bonus