The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.UW Video has an outstanding opportunity open for a Temporary Motion Graphics Artist.The Motion Graphics Artist works with Producers and production clients to create, design and animate motion graphic elements into a completed video program. This position will coordinate with all stakeholders to ensure that the projects assigned to them are delivered on time, on budget and are acceptable to the customer and the Producer. The Motion Graphics Artist will work with both University and non-University clients and with production staff to develop technically accurate and aesthetically pleasing video programs.Typical Responsibilities:*Exercise creative judgement and utilize contemporary graphic editing techniques*Create, design and animate graphics content, creating compelling video that engages viewing audiences*Stick to project deadlines while adhering to the project budget set by the Producer*Meet with clients to define and review media timelines*Follow department and UW wide branding guidelines for video contentGeneral Skills:*Deep understanding of the art of storytelling through motion graphics, video and music/audio.*Expert level proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite video products (Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects & Audition)*Proficiency in 2D and 3D modeling techniques and compositing 3D elements within After Effects a plus*Proficiency with design and prototyping tools (such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator)*Ability to concept both independently and collaboratively and present ideas effectively*Knowledge of all aspects of video post-production*Must be reliable and show up on time for scheduled call times*Must be self-motivated, able to work independently, and as part of a teamMinimum Qualifications:*A Bachelor's degree with at least 3 years of experience. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications.Minimum 3 years of experience utilizing current graphic editing systems (Adobe AfterEffects).Application Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter, and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.