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Designer II

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10025514 Location Bristol, Connecticut, United States / Town of Bristol, Connecticut, United States Business ESPN Date posted Oct. 17, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

Job Summary:

The Visual Storytelling division of ESPN Creative Studio is a team of designers, concept artists, animators, visual journalists, photo editors, and developers whose work reaches across all platforms at ESPN. We concept, design, and direct television graphics for all of ESPN’s studio shows, live events, and ESPN+ original content as well as lead the creative identity for Andscape. We are responsible for editorial design and photography on the ESPN website and app, including custom microsites, special projects, branding, illustration, and data visualization.

This role is located in Bristol CT.

Job Summary:
The Designer II position is responsible for the creation, development and delivery of designs and animations. This role supports both quick-turn and long-range assignments and collaborates with partners across ESPN Creative Studio. If you are a strong communicator, solution-oriented and enthusiastic about learning new skills, come join our team.

•    Utilizes Adobe Suite and Cinema4D to create designs/animations for short-term and long-range assignments.
•    Work under the direction of senior-level creative leaders on other ESPN platforms that the team supports such as television graphics, ESPN+ key art, cross-company branding, social templates, etc.
•    Collaborate effectively with creative and editorial partners to elevate ESPN’s storytelling.
•    Adhere to established team workflows and processes.
•    Translates assignment details and creative direction into custom graphical layout and animated solutions.
•    Possesses strong individual and team communication skills - effectively communicates out to Production and Project Assignment peers to ensure strong dialogue exists throughout the day & keep timelines & expectations on track (Slack/Email/Asana/Zoom).
•    Regularly contribute ideas/initiatives, demonstrates desire to push creative to the next level, shows aptitude to learn new software to enhance individual versatility on assignments.
•    Must be highly motivated, work well under pressure, and effectively prioritize multiple daily assignments.
•    Maintains high standards of efficiency, consistency, accuracy, creativity and timely delivery of all requests.
•    Recognizes, reports, and helps troubleshoot equipment/software/work environment issues.

Basic qualifications:
•    3–5+ years of professional experience working within a creative studio or media organization.
•    Curiosity around shifting industry trends in design and animation.
•    Strong grasp of typography, composition, and hierarchy.
•    Fluent with Adobe Creative Suite; Demonstrated hands-on knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe AfterEffects
•    Proven project management skills with ability to prioritize and meet multiple deadlines.
•    Strong written and verbal communication skills.
•    Online portfolio/demo reel showcasing your creativity, design and type layout skills.
•    Reliable means of transportation for when on-site work is required.
•    Reliable work-from-home setup with dependable internet connection.
•    High School Diploma or Equivalent

Preferred qualifications:
•    Minimum of 3 years hands-on design/graphics/animation/motion experience in a major TV market.
•    Demonstrated experience with Cinema4D.
•    Knowledge of Figma
•    Passion for sports and familiarity with ESPN programming.

Important: Please ensure to include a link to your portfolio on your resume

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 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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