Xend Finance is the first Defi company to launch out of Africa, as well as the first on the continent to build on Binance Smart Chain. With a seasoned team working at some of Africa’s largest employers, including KPMG, Chevron, and Stanbic Bank, Xend Finance has been covered by top news outlets around the world, including TechCrunch, Coindesk, and Decr...
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The Cartoon Animator/Motion Designer Role Plays an important role in our creative design team, the role will be responsible for creating motion video content and 2d/3d cartoon animated narrative sequences for use across a variety of media, including social media, mobile platforms, and websites.
Our ideal candidate is an expert in a variety of Adobe products, including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Character Animator, Adobe Animate, Blender, Open toonz, Maya, Adobe Premier Pro, Adobe After Effects etc.
The Cartoon Animator/Motion Designer will work closely with the marketing team, and a team of creative professionals, to support our company goals and media initiatives.
Main Duties / Responsibilities
You will focus on:
Creating and delivering motion Designs.
Editing short Videos and memes for our social media presence.
Conceptualising creative ways to convey abstract concepts/ideas/stories.
Collaborating with team members to understand needs, review scripts, design storyboards, and create/edit animations in 2D/3D.
Using creativity and artistic techniques to tell a story or provide information in visual form.
Researching industry trends and developments and learning new applications.
Creating character sketches for new animations based on design briefs
Presenting the final animated or Motion work for approval.
Requirements & Skills
A minimum of 3 years of animation experience.
A good understanding of animation principles, storytelling, and character development techniques.
Superb knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud Suite Software and common motion/Animation design software.
A good and working Laptop
Portfolio of Cartoon Animation & Motion Design work.
Keen eye for design and aesthetics.
Organisational skills and ability to prioritise effectively.
A desire to learn new techniques and technology to advance your craft
Excellent communication skills
Strong team player who can collaborate effectively with team members.
Excellent artistic skills.
A good understanding of the animation pipeline including pre-production, production, and post-production.
Excellent interpersonal communication skills - required for communicating with a wide range of people, both internally and externally.