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Designer I - Animation

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 874772BR Location Bristol, Connecticut, United States Business ESPN Date posted Oct. 26, 2021

Job Summary:

The Designer position within the Animation Team is responsible for the creation, development and delivery of Animations at an intermediate level. This position provides motion and creative support for daily and long-range assignments, collaborates within teams and works independently on projects. This is a hands-on position requiring strong knowledge of After Effects, Photoshop and some familiarity with Cinema 4D. Successful individuals in this position need strong conceptualization skills, are able to change direction easily, continually push their software skills and proactively communicate on all phases of an assignment to ensure the delivery of quality creative content across ESPN’s linear and direct to consumer plaforms.


  • Utilize After Effects, Photoshop, Cinema4D to create animations and designs for network programming.
  • Translate assignment details and creative direction into custom visual solutions.
  • Actively engineer animation projects with an eye towards efficient daily use and low render times.
  • Proactively investigate scripting, AE Essential Graphics/MOGRT to streamline template animations.
  • Maintain high standards of efficiency, consistency, accuracy, creativity and timely delivery of all requests.
  • Must be highly motivated, work well under pressure, and able to effectively prioritize multiple assignments.
  • Possess strong individual and team communication skills with the ability to take direction well.
  • Display keen attention to detail, spelling and grammar.
  • Adhere to all administrative responsibilities, including time entry and daily reporting requirements.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Strong hands-on knowledge of After Effects, Photoshop and some familiarity with Cinema 4D.
  • Online portfolio/demo reel showcasing your motion, design and type layout skills.
  • Reliable work-from-home setup (personal laptop or desktop with reliable internet connection).
  • Ability to work nights, weekends & holidays as assignments require.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 years animation/design experience with After Effects/Cinema4D within media industry.
  • Interest in sports and some familiarity with ESPN animation package identities.

Required Education

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

Preferred Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent

About ESPN:

Working at ESPN is unlike anything else. That’s because we’re always finding new ways to interact with fans – however and wherever they connect with sports. Every day we’re doing things that no one has done, all in a dynamic culture where we defy odds and continuously outdo ourselves. When you have the latest technology, game-changing ideas and world-class talent on your team, every day is extraordinary.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with ESPN Productions, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call ESPN.

ESPN Productions, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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