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Kivvit Motion Designer in New York, New York

Kivvit is a full-service public affairs and communications firm serving the Chicago, Miami, New Jersey, New York, and Washington D.C., markets. We provide a wide range of services including strategic communications and developing unique, immersive platforms that connect our clients? priorities with that of the public.

The candidate will work with our award-winning creative and client services teams to produce polished, attention-grabbing digital and video projects. We are seeking someone who loves design, communicates well, thinks strategically, and is a proactive, detail-oriented team player. This position requires exceptional design capability and versatility, in digital/web applications, as well as the ability to effectively communicate creative concepts directly to current and potential clients. The candidate must have proven high standards to ensure a superior product through clear communications, as well as broad, conceptual thinking that pushes our design team and project managers to develop creative multichannel marketing campaigns and collateral.

The ideal candidate will have outstanding creative talent, be a seasoned problem solver and be comfortable working effectively and creatively under tight deadlines. You will have ample experience and confidence interacting directly with account teams, clients and independently managing projects.

What the role entails:

  • Collaborating with design and account team members on the approach, development, production and implementation of visual projects.

  • Projects may include: editing and animating video; developing and designing styleframes & storyboards; digital and social media campaign creative; website mockups; and brand strategy & development.

  • Incredible time management skills, consistently delivering against tight deadlines and effectively managing project timelines.

  • Mentoring junior designers and contributing to the collective creative team and firm as a whole.

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • The drive to collaborate and design at a high level in order to produce memorable, compelling and effective work, paired with a passion for continued learning.

  • Excellent typography skills and an innate sense of hierarchy and layout.

  • Willing to operate at every level of a project from strategy to production.

  • Proven ability to take projects from concept through completion with minimal direction and supervision.

  • Experience creating engaging social and digital content across specific platforms for a diverse range of industries.

  • Strong presentation and storytelling skills, and interested in leading the creative elements of new business pitches.

  • Strong conceptual and strategic thinking skills, as well as an advanced understanding of how your work fits into a whole vision.

Requirements:

  • 5-7 yrs experience in a fast-paced, innovative environment (preferably agency)

  • Exceptional design portfolio and video reel

  • Ability to juggle multiple projects on tight deadlines and know how to adjust quickly when directions shift

  • Knowledge of best practices for production and agency flow

  • Superior attention to detail

  • Strong, responsive written and verbal communication

  • Superior knowledge of relevant Adobe Creative Cloud programs in a Mac environment

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