Who we’re looking for

We’re Mass FX, and we set stories in motion through elegant and clear design for brands and documentaries.

We’re looking for an experienced senior motion designer turned art director with an eye for design and the technical chops to back it up, whose passion drives them to constantly strive for quality regardless of client expectations. We’re seeking a teammate with a heart for visual storytelling, the capabilities to win a pitch, and organizational skills to lead a team of motion designers from script to screen, ready to join our animation and visual effects studio located in Denver, Colorado.

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 Keysight Technologies, 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.

In this role, you will take the creative and technical lead on motion design projects that range from explainers and ads to graphics packages for broadcast and films. You will need to be a self-starter, be able to problem solve both technical and creative challenges, be organized and a team player. A sense of humor is required.

  • Job Status: Full-time Exempt

  • Salary range: $100k-$115k plus benefits

  • Benefits include: 12 Days PTO, Health and dental Insurance, Simple-IRA Retirement with company matching and Paid Holidays

Location: Mass FX Media, 2710 Walnut Street, Suite A, Denver, CO 80205

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

  • ftrack for project management

Required Experience:

  • 6+ years of relevant experience as a Senior Designer or Senior Animator

  • Ability to manage, mentor, and direct multiple teams of junior and mid-level artists

  • Ability to manage projects and clients from a creative perspective

  • Manage teams, resources and project to satisfy clients on-time and on-budgetExperience working in a creative, team-based environment

  • Experience managing other artists to complete larger projects as a team

  • Experience creating moodboards, style frames, and pitch packets to win projects

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

If this sounds like you, please submit the following to the application link below:

  1. Describe the specific skills you possess that would be an attribute to this position

  2. Your resume

  3. Your newest portfolio and examples of pitches you've done

  4. Three professional references

We will soon be scheduling phone and in-person interviews. Thank you for your time and we hope to hear from you soon!

In compliance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the annual salary range for this role is : $100,000-$115,000; 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 go to the online application form. We will be asking for your resume, reel and examples of pitches and work that you've done.