Head of Motion Graphics for VCP Partnership
Posted 5-02-2016, offered
The VCP Partnership is an integrated communications agency, set up in 2002 by Charles (V), Rooney (C), Adrian (C) and Ian (P) who founded the agency on the principles of simplicity, collaboration, un-preciousness and integration around ideas rather than channels. Their founding client was BT Cellnet, now more commonly known as O2 and the most awarded brand in IPA effectiveness history.
Across the Partnership, we work with a broad spectrum of clients from O2 and comparethemarket.com to Asda, McLaren, Avis, easyJet, Coors Light and Burton Biscuits on a multitude of briefs, from social media or launch campaigns to DM and web build.
The VCCP Partnership has a unique culture, and we are looking for people who will make a positive contribution to this, therefore the candidate must have the following attributes:
A collaborative nature
An entrepreneurial spirit
Take pride in their work
Have an honest approach
Be unprecious and be able to recognise that a good idea can come from anywhere
WHO WE ARE:
VCCP Kin is the social and content marketing arm of the VCCP Partnership. It is a creative content agency, specializing in the creation, production, and distribution of brilliant and effective content for brands. VCCP Kin blends the skillsets of SEO, social media, content marketing, community engagement as well as full-service production facilities. It works on behalf of key VCCP Partnership clients as well as independent clients. In the last year the business produced over 500 pieces of content, from high-end film production to infographics and editorial content. Currently a team of 75 people, it is an exciting time to join a new business as it develops its full proposition to market.
What’s the role?
You will be responsible for running and growing the department as well as having ultimate creative control over all its output. You’ll be working with a team of post producers, directors, editors and other freelance motion graphics artists. The work will be varied, including helping with the art direction, creation of storyboards, VFX supervising on shoots as well as the regular motion graphics work. The candidate must have a broad range of technical skills, creative flare and enthusiasm. You’ll be working in highly creative/dynamic environment and you will be required to work directly with both internal and external stakeholders.
This is a great opportunity for a dynamic enthusiastic and experienced motion graphics designer who’s looking to take the next step in developing and running a whole department.
Core Duties and Responsibilities:
Management of team of operators
Creative control of all output
Provide visually creative solutions to original agency creative
Scoping out project requirements (with post producers)
Manage project workflow + resource management
Be able to work under pressure in a team environment
Assist in mentoring junior operators + additional freelance recruitment where necessary
Work closely with 3rd party editorial and graphics companies as required
Interface and build strong relationships with internal strategic, planning, creative and technical teams when required
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Degree level in graphic design or similar
Strong design and creative skills
Expert knowledge of After Effects, Cinema 4D, Photoshop and Illustrator
Knowledge of VRAY, Premiere, and Nuke operations preferable, but not essential
Experience working to brand guidelines and broadcast specifications
Ability to work directly with directors, clients and VFX Supervisors to solve complex compositing issues
Experience with sometimes complex projects, with numerous stakeholders
Minimum 7/8 years working with Motion graphics / VFX
Strong problem-solving and organisational skills
Accomplished in working with and if necessary managing other freelance teams
Effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
Ability to perform in a collaborative, fast-paced environment
Private Healthcare – through Pru Health
25 days holiday (additional to bank holidays, the office may also close for 3 days over Christmas and New Year and work permitting, half a day before a bank holiday)
Enhanced maternity pay/ 2 weeks fully paid paternity leave (after qualifying period)
Season ticket loan after 3 months
Fresh fruit daily
Cycle to work scheme
Salary Sacrifice Pension
Corporate Gym Membership