Sr. Motion Designer

Location: Seattle, WA
Department Code: X100 Innovation Design - AMEA
Job Number: 461
# of Openings: 1

Description

Position:  Senior Motion Designer, HTC Innovation
Location: Seattle, WA



The Company:

Founded in 1997, HTC built its reputation as the behind-the-scenes designer and manufacturer of many of the most popular smartphones on the market.

Since 2006, we have regularly introduced critically acclaimed phones and tablets under our own brand, powered by Android and Windows Phone.

We are dedicated to creating the most personal experience for our customers and believe that each mobile device needs to fit its owner, and not the other way around. What we make is not merely the product of focus group tests, but of observing and honoring how individuals choose to interact with technology.

Our customers guide everything we do at HTC, and it’s this commitment that defines the company.


The Team: Global User Experience Design

The Global UX Design team both sets HTC’s strategic design vision and delivers detailed UX design for all HTC products worldwide.

We are a small team with the feel of a startup and the backing of a company with $10 billion in annual sales. HTC’s strong commitment to design as a strategic activity and our tight working relationship with HTC’s executive team in Taipei enables us to have an outsize impact on HTC’s products, business, and most importantly, customers.

HTC designers are passionate about our unique opportunity to have a positive impact on the everyday lives of our customers by creating products that are essential, elegant and desirable.


Summary:

HTC's Innovation Team is looking for a motion designer with 5 or more years’ experience, who can contribute to the HTC user experience through quality motion design. We are looking for outstanding motion design skills and passion for creating innovative mobile user experiences.


What you get to do every day:

 

  •     Utilize conceptual thinking skills in collaboration with UX Designers to create innovative mobile user experiences.
  •     Participate in brainstorms that generate innovative, unexpected ideas — and contribute to the motion design direction at project outset.
  •     Help Visual and UX designer understand the importance of spatial context, and think about motion transitions when designing layouts and interactions.
  •     Collaborate with visual and interaction designers to help illustrate scenarios and storyboards that communicate design concepts to team members, product groups, and executives.
  •     Create inspiring storyboards and motion style frames.
  •     Translate storyboards into animatics and motion comps.
  •     Create high fidelity UI animations for prototyping to help iterate and evolve design concepts.
  •     Help to inspire, excite, and motivate other departments.
  •     Validate input from other stakeholders.
  •     Explore Investigate, kick off, and evangelize motion design initiatives based off UX needs.
  •     Present and evangelize motion design concepts to design/engineering teams.
  •     Deliver and critique production-ready animation templates, and develop comprehensive Motion Design Standards and Guidelines.
  •     Accurately judge level of effort for individual/team design contributions.
  •     Manage design deliverables.
  •     Track design related issues.
  •     Mentor and inspire visual and UX designers in motion design field.
  •     Contribute to an evolving design culture and process at HTC's UX Design team group and throughout HTC's worldwide design organization.

 
What you bring to the role:
 

  •     5+ years motion design experience, preferably for interactive UI vs. broadcast (mobile design a huge plus).
  •     Experience shipping multiple products from concept to creation.
  •     Experience contributing to the overall motion design direction for UX projects. Working knowledge of full end-to-end, user-centered design processes, techniques, and deliverables.
  •     Experience working with and influencing a multi-disciplinary team of visual designers, UX designers, researchers, planners, engineers, business development, product planning, and sales.
  •     Knowledge of formal visual design and composition principles, and a working knowledge of Interaction Design and Information Architecture.
  •     Expert knowledge of motion design principles (timing, anticipation, staging, ease in/out velocity control, secondary motion, etc.) Generally cultivated sense of motion.
  •     Comfortable designing motion for small screens, and within specific hardware limitations.
  •     Strong communication and presentation skills with an ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing.
  •     Ability to self-start and self-manage on projects. Proven track record of on-time, high-quality deliverables for projects.
  •     BA/MA in Graphic Design, Interactive Design, or closely related field.
  •     Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite; 2D Motion design experience utilizing Adobe After Effects and Photoshop is mandatory.
  •     3D skills a huge plus. (After Effects, Cinema 4D, Maya).
  •     Portfolio demonstrating excellent visual design skills.
  •     Passion for mobile technology and visual design discipline.
  •     Willingness to be a team player.



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