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Animator (contract)

Remote
about 2 months ago
Contract position
$60-$75/Hour

Company

About Spherical Spherical is a strategic design and integrative research studio supporting projects regenerating the health and integrity of Earth’s living ...

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Job Description

Spherical is seeking an animator to bring movement to our web-based illustrations. We are seeking a style that lends itself to revealing the hidden dynamics of living systems (ecologically rooted while also enchanted with possibility). The ideal animator will be able to take spot illustrations, full animated scenes, and infographics from Procreate and add motion to engage the viewers. The scope will include animation of 8-10 spot illustrations and 6 animated scenes (draft can be viewed at https://resilience101.acceleratela.org/livinginfrastructure). This is a contract, remote position.

About Spherical

Spherical is a strategic design and integrative research studio supporting projects regenerating the health and integrity of Earth’s living systems. Learn more →

Current Project

Spherical is building a field kit of open-source tools to support community-driven climate resilience in Los Angeles. Co-designed with community organizers, climate scientists, policymakers, and infrastructure developers, these tools support collaborative dreaming into visions of equitable futures. The field kit includes interactive media for exploring cascading benefits of whole-systems approaches, community mapping and storytelling tools, and a game for sketching scenarios. This unique assemblage of domains and media calls for a diverse team of creative collaborators. We encourage candidates of all races, genders, ethnicities, and religions to apply.

A sample of prior work for this project:

 

What You'll Do

  • Take existing illustrations from Procreate and animate specific components to add visual interest and engage users
  • Extract vignettes from full illustrated scenes (ex. animate a bird flying within the context of an illustrated park scene) to create vignettes that will be used across the website, social media, and video
  • Work both collaboratively and independently within an Agile methodology
  • Communicate your work and technical concepts to the larger Spherical team

What You Need

  • Ability to animate using Procreate
  • Clear communication skills
  • Ability to coalesce complex concepts into clear visuals
  • Ability to self-manage and work within a non-hierarchical team
  • Portfolio of animation or motion work is a plus
  • Please link to your portfolio when applying

What we offer

  • A kind, multidisciplinary, and diverse team
  • Flexible hours

 

About Spherical Spherical is a strategic design and integrative research studio supporting projects regenerating the health and integrity of Earth’s living ...

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