MOTION GRAPHICS ART DIRECTOR

  • 565 Rue de la Commune O, Montréal, QC H3C 5X5, Canada
  • Full-time

Company Description

Astucemedia is an international well-established organization offering turnkey creative and software solutions integrating real-time data with graphics engines to produce top-of-the-line visual packages. Our graphics offering includes augmented reality, video walls, virtual sets, interactive panels, full/partial-screen overlays for various digital platforms including television. With its proprietary Data Platform software engine Astucemedia established itself as a leader in various domains such as finance, sports and elections. Our clientele counting Disney/ABC News, NBC Universal, Fox Sports, CBS Sports, NFL Network, BNN Bloomberg, CBC, Sky News Arabia, Al Arabiya, Dubai TV, The Media Majlis Museum rely on our expertise to deliver immersive experiences for Times Square, TV networks, sports venues, and museums. Our team consisting of talented media artists and software developers, is seeking new talent with passion, drive and innovative ideas!

Job Description

Astucemedia with international offices and headquartered in Cite Multimedia, is expanding its creative department and looking for an Art Director to join its team in Montreal.

The Art Director is an integral part of developing brand identities, designs and interactive experiences and is responsible for visual representations. Working closely with the Creative Director, you contribute to all projects assigned to you and you will be responsible for generating visual concepts in response to the client brief. You will actively evolve design strategies to promote excellence and you will collaborate closely with the client to ensure the total quality of the project visuals and their goals/objectives. The Art Director will at time work individually or within the Creative team to generate original ideas, visual concepts and designs with a flexible approach and willingness to adapt ideas to the needs of our various clients.  

  • Present work internally and externally to apply art direction to the visual elements of creative projects in an inspiring way with confidence to explain and support the thought process behind the work

  • Ensure a high standard of visual execution across various media platforms 

  • Encourage and motivate clients to be creatively progressive, through the application of fresh and inventive visual work

  • Lead, mentor and inspire the designers and provide guidance and art direction while providing constructive feedback throughout the process

  • Take ownership of the visual elements for design pitches and active projects

  • Consistently research trends and develop innovative designs

  • Along with the Creative Director, find solutions to all unexpected issues faced with during the creative process, production and delivery

Qualifications

 

  • Expert knowledge of branding, typography, image treatment, illustration, 2D/3D motion graphics, interactive UX, After Effects, Adobe Photoshop Suite. 3D software knowledge
  • A keen eye for visual details and good organizational skills in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to inspire the creative team to give their best

  • Strong English written and verbal communication skills, as well as presentation skills to make outstanding pitches

  • Ability to generate many creative ideas and an understanding of the clients' vision

  • Hands-on approach, capable of executing designs, with a positive attitude, flexible, resourceful and synthesizes information quickly

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a similar role

  • Ability to travel 2 – 3 weeks at a time as required

        ASSETS

  • Entrepreneurial and leadership qualities

  • A great fit with our company vision and values

  • Experience with Broadcast design or interactive media and Augmented Reality design is a big asset

  • Experience with 3D software (Cinema 4D, 3DS Max, Maya)

  • Good understanding of real-time graphics engines (Unity, Unreal, Ventuz, Vizrt)

 

 

 

Additional Information

  • Competitive salary
  • RRSP matching
  • Travel premiums
  • Annual performance bonus
  • Regular team activities
  • Startup vibe (casual dress code, espresso machine, Foosball and gadgets)
  • Located in the heart of Old Montreal
  • International opportunities