Head of Animation Studio

  • New York City
  • Full-time

Emogi, an innovative technology and content company enriching billions of conversations across messaging and communication services is seeking a seasoned creative leader to oversee it’s in-house animation studio.  We are creating the future of content and visual communication in the conversation space, therefore, the ideal candidate should have a passion for creativity and animation while being equally as curious and passionate about technology.  

Responsibilities Include:

  • Oversee and inspire the entire team of in house animators, illustrators and art directors in creating a new and emerging form of visual expression
  • Provide ongoing creative direction to a team of internal visual artists, responsible for building a library of custom animated sticker content (both original and brand content)
  • Oversee all aspects of workflow, production pipelines, and planning to maximize efficiency without sacrificing quality
  • Ensure creative excellence and company goals are being achieved through the output of the team
  • Work across departments to help support the partnership and business development teams with animations and other creative assets for proposals, presentations and campaigns
  • Collaborate with product and content strategy team to ensure the core content thesis and company goals are well articulated and communicated to illustrators and animators
  • Must have a proficiency in animation and illustration techniques and ability to mentor junior members of the team
  • Work under tight deadlines to maintain output standards and keep the team focused on quality and quantity benchmarks

Minimum Requirements

  • 10+ years experience in a creative field with a focus in animation (preferably character animation)
  • Previous management experience as a creative lead
  • Previous experience overseeing a team of illustrators and/or animators
  • Previous experience in a studio, agency or media company setting
  • Ability to conduct critique workshops and manage output timelines efficiently
  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Proficient in Adobe After Effects, Adobe Animate, and/or Photoshop Animation
  • Knowledge of image compression and exporting of assets
  • BFA or MFA with a concentration in illustration or animation

Preferred Requirements

  • Previous Brand Content experience
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Passion for character design and highly expressive artwork
  • Critical thinking and problem solver
  • Eager to learn and grow with our team
  • Passion for messaging and visual communication

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