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We are looking for a Motion Graphics Designer to join our Game Entertainment and Production team!
This position will work as a part of the Toronto Blue Jays Motion Graphics Team to create the in-game Blue Jays videoboard show each Blue Jays home game. The contract role will assist in developing complex animations in-line with current design trends in Adobe After Effects, Photoshop and Cinema4D to be used across many Toronto Blue Jays platforms, with a primary
focus on videoboard content and digital signage.
This role may be for you if:
You are a skilled artist or designer
You have a passion for creating engaging digital animations for all audiences
You are hands-on and unafraid of taking on new challenges
You thrive in fast paced high-volume working environments
You love the Toronto Blue Jays!
Assist in the creation of game day graphics including video features, fan prompts, advertisements and statistics boards and displays
Produce animations and elements that elicit storytelling through highlights and video editing
Create highly effective and visually appealing motion graphic animations and video content for the Toronto Blue Jays videoboard and LED displays
Design polished animations to be displayed on video board, LED ribbon, outfield LED boards, television, digital signage, and menu boards
Assist in devising new and creative in-game and in-stadium entertainment, including promotions, video pieces, fan interactive elements, mascot skits, etc.
Work in conjunction with the marketing department, graphics department, content team and our game day crew to maintain Toronto Blue Jays brand integrity through all designs
Design and update ticketing digital signage, Gardiner board animations and digital menu boards for all promotions
Be present at games to assist in homestand preparations, designs, and troubleshooting
Responsible for being up to date and understanding baseball elements, statistics, and Blue Jays team in order to integrate meaningful baseball content into all features and design
Motion Graphics Designers must be willing to work all 81 home games which may include extended hours, including nights and weekends and be on-call as necessary.
Educational background required in a related field; Graphic Design, Visual Effects/Motion Graphics, Video Editing.
Strong skills and high capabilities to design on After Effects, Element 3D, Premiere, C4d/Blender, and Adobe Creative suite
Strong Photoshop and Illustrator experience as well as some knowledge of Unreal or Unity
A strong sense of visual hierarchy, good design taste and an excitement to keep learning is paramount
Broadcast experience with production equipment and software (i.e, Daktronics, EVS, switchers, audio consoles, editing programs, lighting and cameras.)
1-3 years of broadcast design experience required
Excellent time-management skills. Ability to juggle several projects at one time, remain calm under pressure, and consistently contribute to a fun, fast paced environment with high expectations and tight deadlines.
Confident communicator with ability to work independently and/or collaborate effectively as part of a project team. Must be comfortable accepting feedback, alternate approaches, and specific direction.
Passion for excellence, attention to detail, and continual improvement. High degree of personal integrity and honesty.