jobby: Senior Multi-Disciplinary Designer, BRON Studios, Vancouver

By Mike Valiquette

BRON-STUDIOS_Logo_FOR-LIGHT-BGSenior Multi-Disciplinary Designer
You’ve been at this for a while, and you know that Designing and solving problems is absolutely the right career for you. The only problem is that when you’re not working, you watch A LOT of movies, and have always wondered if there was a place for a Designer like you in the film industry. You’ve more or less lost interest in designing an ad campaign for a new bathroom faucet, and if you were honest with yourself you’d agree that just designing interfaces for mobile apps isn’t making the best use of your broad skills and passion for the work. If only there was a position that let you really stretch out. I mean, you take great pride in crafting best-of-class graphic solutions for web, branding, print advertising, motion graphics, business collateral, right? It’s just that you haven’t found somewhere that lets you sink your teeth in to almost all aspects of a project. You never say “That’s not my job”, and the phrase “ I just did what I was told to” makes you sad and angry at the same time. Kinda “sangry”. You really like the rapid pace of an indie studio, but’ve been at this long enough that you crave the stability of a bigger company. What you feel you need is a job that will change and evolve, requiring different skill sets and different approaches from day to day. You want to work in a small team that has the freedom to try new things and get rapid feedback. You don’t want to just go in to work for a paycheque on a client account. You want to work closely with the highest tier of the company to sell and promote films… and you want to have a great time laughing your ass off while you work hard doing it. We’re looking for you – a talented and passionate Designer to round-out the existing Design department. It’s a small department (You + the Head Of Design) that answers directly to the Managing Director, but as such you’ll have a lot of room to move quickly and initiate projects / make decisions. This position needs someone who can adapt hour-by-hour, and requires a wide range of skills, pulling on a needed wealth of experience. The ideal candidate will revel in solving problems, taking on challenges, and can quote The Goonies verbatim. You’ll be spending long hours in close quarters with your boss, so becoming friends is paramount. This position is 50% Skills, 40% Personality, and 10% Gender-neutral Ron Swanson. Can ya dig?
Requirements:
• A Degree / Diploma in Design (or equivalent experience)
• 4+ years experience; intermediate-to-expert proficiency in all of Adobe Creative Suite®
• A strong & well-rounded portfolio displaying a broad proficiency and skill set
• A masochistic attention to detail
• Able to amend and write PHP, HTML, CSS, and a working knowledge of javascript libraries
• Intimate knowledge of pre-press set-up as well as RGB, CMYK, and PMS colour systems
• An ability to work independently, initiate new projects where needed, and see those projects through to completion.
• An amazingly strong work ethic & high level of integrity both personally and in your work
• Drawing & Illustration experience (if you aren’t a doodler, you likely don’t do)
• Excellent interpersonal, written, & verbal communication skills
• Able to successfully manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously
• Experience working intimately with pixel-perfect comps
• OS X (Mac literate)
• MS Office
• Fluent English
Responsibilities:
• Keep up with the shifting needs of the department due to the rapid and evolving nature of the film industry
• Represent Bron to outside companies to get price quotes / arrange pick-up or delivery as required
• Creation and editing of various interactive and print-ready documents as well as PDF management
• Maintenance of file systems (keeping things very tidy)
• Shared maintenance & optimization of project tracking (smart sheets)
• Create, update, maintain, and improve web presences for Bron Studios and affiliates as needed
• Inspire your creative team to produce best-of-class creative work. If you don’t hear your boss say “I wish I’d thought of that, that’s rad! Great work!”, then you’re not doing your job
• Monitor industry trends and best practices
• Design appropriate and awesome film posters & key art from time to time
• Actively contribute to the growth and strength of the department within the company
• Create and mount signage for staff and crew around the studio
• Have a blast at work doing what you enjoy
Additional Desired Skills:
• Back-end web development & web admin
• Raised by a combination of Parent and Television
• Photography/video skills a plus
• You’re a long-term thinker. You already have a plan to get a huge Bron logo burned into the moon by 2018
• Experience working on Motion Design projects all the way from concept to creation
• A love of Hip-Hop culture, Rock, and Electronic music
• A predisposition to working for extended periods with headphones on, and a penchant for communicating in memes.
• Cinema4D
• Storyboarding

Contact: contact@bronstudios.com

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