Motion Designer / GFX Artist - BuzzFeed (Project Based)


3 weeks ago

BuzzFeed is looking for a freelance, project based Motion Designer / GFX Artist to work on a variety of videos.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Work alongside Editors + the Creative teams to generate graphics such as (but not limited to) motion graphics, title design, mogrt/templatization, animation, illustration, rotoscoping, compositing, and UI design

  • Generate custom elements for assigned projects

  • Lend expertise and assist with GFX heavy videos

  • Occasional pre-production consultations

  • Collaborate with Creative teams to create Graphic Specific Content

  • Work with Post Ops to organize and maintain GFX SOPs across multiple departments

  • Build and maintain varying GFX templates / mogrts for multiple BuzzFeed projects

  • Work with Post Coordinators to set timelines + expectations for requested assets

  • Work with Art Desk to maintain standards for assets across the Company

  • Identify problem areas quickly and pose creative solutions

  • Flag and communicate any watch outs with shoots and scope of creative

  • Effectively handle a variety of note passes and graphic changes


  • 3+ years GFX experience delivering high quality assets in a professional environment

  • Link to a portfolio, reel, or to recent work samples.

  • Excellent communication, positive attitude for a variety of different projects

  • Strong time management skills

  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite as well as 3rd party software including but not limited to:

  • After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop, Encoder, Premiere Pro

  • Element + Associated Plug Ins

  • Cinema4D

  • Red Giant

  • Professional Experience and ability to complete the following with high production quality:

  • Title design & animation

  • UI Design and custom animation

  • Advanced knowledge of Post Production workflows, codecs, image types, resolutions, frame rates as they pertain to digital media trends, including Post-Production and Production equipment

  • Flexibility to adapt with changing timelines and deliverables

  • Emphasis on organization and attention to detail