Senior Motion Graphics Designer (12-Month Fixed Term Contract)

Design Horsham, United Kingdom


Description

We are looking for a highly talented Senior Motion Graphics designer to join the Total War: Warhammer Downloadable Content (DLC) team. The right candidate will be both an artist and a storyteller, working closely with the game design team to tell stories in the Warhammer fantasy universe.

This position requires a high degree of creativity and narrative flair, as well as excellent time keeping and communication skills. Using Adobe After Effects and working with the design team, script writers, freelance illustrators, you will create exciting and evocative in-game narratives to help the player establish the scene and background story of each DLC.

Key Responsibilities

As the Senior Motion Graphic Designer, you will be working closely with Designers, Scriptwriters and Illustrators to help you create and achieve your vision. This will include creating storyboards and animatics using layered paintings in After Effects. You will be responsible for delivering compelling animated 2d cinematic sequences that play throughout the game. Working closely with other team members and departments, you will create the story, and the script, to create VO or dialogue. You will be accountable for producing high-quality motion graphics from mock-ups to final product, as well as working closely with Development Managers to plan workload and deadlines.

Knowledge, Skill and Experience  

Essential

  • Fluent with in Adobe products
    • Photoshop
    • After Effects
    • Premiere Pro
  • Ability to communicate effectively and openly in a team environment
  • Very strong organisational skills. Driven and self-motivated
  • Relevant experience in planning and managing all the cinematic components
  • Ability to manage contractors
  • Knowledge of visual film language
    • creating storytelling sequences
    • shot composition
    • animating dynamic cameras in After Effects
  • Knowledge of motion graphics
Desirable
  • The ability to illustrate/storyboard
  • Knowledge of a 3D package such as Cinema 4D or Maya
  • A passion for games and films



We offer a fully bespoke funded relocation package for you and your dependants and you’ll be supported through the process with our dedicated Relocation Specialist. 

We also have an excellent range of benefits to support your work life balance, including:
  • Generous holiday allowance plus full studio closure over the Christmas and New Year period, as all UK Bank holidays
  • Annual discretionary studio bonus
  • Defined career development pathways and personalised training support so you can truly excel in your area of expertise
  • Support in Learning and Development; internal masterclasses, prestigious creative workshops to inspire and enthuse including internal programming conferences, on-site training with renowned specialists as well as global conference attendance
  • Private medical and dental insurance, life insurance, permanent health insurance, critical illness cover and free health care screening
  • Season ticket travel loans and cycle to work scheme
  • Free bike servicing and discounted car valet service on site
  • Free games and merchandise plus access to our extensive games library
  • Free breakfast every day - toast, bagels, pancakes, cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruit, smoothies, juices, milkshakes and more in our fully stocked kitchen
  • An employee assistance programme and onsite wellbeing sessions
  • In-studio heavily subsidised massage therapy
  • Discounts portal giving access to a wide range of extras such as heavily discounted home technology, travel insurance, corporate gym membership, cinema tickets, holidays, trips out and Ikea vouchers
  • Amazing studio parties such as our CA Summer Festival, a Christmas Party for you and your partner plus a separate Children’s Christmas Party. We also have our wrap parties for all our releases.
  • Free Japanese lessons, life drawing, creative writing and Pilates classes
  • A range of CA Social events including the annual sponsored Walking Challenge to 100Km, Couch to 5k in our beautiful local park, basketball, game and movie evenings, board game club, 5-a-side football, CA Choir, Sword fighting (yes, sword fighting) and loads more
  • We offer discounts with local businesses, including estate agents and local shops to support our local economy

We are Creative Assembly

We gather the greatest talent out there, coming together to craft authentic and detailed experiences of the highest quality.

We focus on our strengths and embrace our uniqueness, collaborating across teams and giving everyone the trust and respect to be masters of their craft.

Our values form the foundation of our culture and ethos:
  • Quality - Everything we do is about quality, from individual actions to final products, we take pride in the detail and authenticity of all our creations.
  • Focus - We focus on our strengths as a studio. Our teams might work across different projects, but our goals and vision should be clear for everyone.
  • Teamwork - We are a collective who thrive working across teams, empowering each other to succeed.
  • Respect - Respect at CA is given as a default, we respect each other as diverse and unique individuals, who come together to create games our fans will love.
  • Trust - Alongside respect, we trust each other, our teams and our leaders as experts of their craft. Everyone is given creative autonomy and freedom to make a real contribution to our projects and our legacy.
Our studio sites have disabled access. We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.