What we’re looking for

We’re Mass FX and we set stories in motion through elegant and clear design. We are seeking a Creative Director with experience in design, film, and digital advertising in commercial settings to join our animation and visual effects studio located in Denver, Colorado.

We love good stories. We love to tell them. We love to share them. And we hope to be inspired by yours to create an even better chapter in our quest for creative excellence.

When you work with us, you’ll be working with some high-caliber brands, documentarians and well-known series. Over the course of our 11 years in business, we’ve worked on Emmy award-winning films and Oscar short-listed documentaries. Our film work has been shown at Sundance and a multitude of other highly-coveted film festivals and includes such recognizable work as: Netflix’s Chasing Coral and The Social Dilemma; CBS’s Friends: The Reunion, HBO’s Q: Into the Storm, and The Invisible Pilot documentary series now airing. We have done graphics for National Geographic’s Into the Grand Canyon on Disney+ and visual effects work for an upcoming tv premiere.

Our stellar corporate clients include Meta’s Facebook and Instagram, Lyft, Fast Company, Reuters, Otterbox, Elasticsearch, Vox, and Adobe. The State of Colorado under the Colorado Film Commission, recently awarded us film production incentives for our work with locally recognized technology companies.

We’re seeking a Servant creative leader and most-importantly a teammate with a heart for visual storytelling and capabilities to win a pitch. If you’re not familiar with the Servant Leader concept, you should know that in everything we do, we are looking for ways to share our knowledge and work as a team.

In this role, you will apply your impeccable client-facing skills to elicit content and creative concepts from clients on motion design projects that range from explainers and ads to graphics packages for broadcast and films. Then, you’ll turn around and motivate, enthuse, encourage, aim, focus, and concentrate the attention of creative employees and production partners on the goal at hand. You will need to be a self-starter, be able to problem solve both technical and creative challenges, be organized and be able to execute. A sense of humor is required.

Required Experience:

  • 10+ years of relevant experience

  • Collaborate with Head of Creative and Executive Producer on development plans for projects; demonstrates a command of the creative process from concept through execution

  • Read and know the strengths and weaknesses of the creative/artistic team at hand, and manage and motivate accordingly

  • Examples of online brand evolution within an integrated campaign

  • Able to apply insight to understand a brand need and craft a strategy accordingly

  • Experience creating style frames and pitch packets to win projects

  • Design graphics, executive presentations, and other content in support of company projects, and other initiatives:

  • Prepare rough drafts and present ideas

  • Develop layouts, logos, infographics, and edit images

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Advanced After Effects capabilities in both design and technical execution

  • Highly skilled in other Adobe Creative Suite Applications

  • Cinema 4D skills for both design and technical execution

  • Storyboarding and/or illustration capabilities a plus

  • Organizing and breaking down projects to be assigned to fellow team members

  • Flexible, positive attitude in the face of high pressure and stressful situations

  • Variety of design and style capabilities for 2D and 3D motion design

  • Ability to work from the Denver office.

Equipment/Software used:

  • Mac or PC Workstation

  • Adobe Creative Suite focused in After Effects

  • Plugins: Trapcode Suite, X-Particles

  • Cinema 4D and experience with Redshift

  • Nuke and/or Houdini a plus

  • Google Slides, Docs and Sheets

Mass FX Diversity & Inclusion Statement:

Diversity drives innovation; inclusion drives success. Mass FX Media, LLC. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

  • Job Status: Full-time Exempt

  • Medical, Dental

  • Simply IRA Retirement with company matching

  • Sick and Vacation accrual PTO begins day 1 with up to 12 days in year 1 and after that

  • Ten Paid Holidays

Estimated Salary range for this position: $130,000-$150,000

In compliance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the salary range for this role is: $130,000-$150,000; however, Mass FX Media, LLC considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to the role and responsibilities, candidate’s qualifications, skills, competencies, education, training, key skills and peer reviews. The base salary is one component of Mass FX Media, LLC’s total compensation package for employees. Other rewards and benefits include: health, vision, and dental insurance, simple IRA, and paid-time off.

Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. The management may change, subtract, or add activities, duties, or responsibilities to this description at any time. Other duties may be assigned without a change to this description depending upon business need.

How to apply

Click this link to the online application. Be prepared to upload examples of your work and pitches for jobs you've won (or should have :-)