Role: Associate Motion Graphics Director
Waste is looking for a superstar Associate Motion Director to help run our animation team.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Animation and Motion Graphics Director to lead a team of animators and designers to deliver world class animation across a variety of projects, that range from social posts, to large scale frame by frame cell animation, to CGI trailers.
You will be reporting to and working with the Director of the Department to deliver on our ambitious creative and business objectives. Alongside your day-to-day, you will use your wealth of industry experience to concept, pitch, direct, design and oversee internal initiatives.
This is not a role (or agency) held back by time-consuming process or fussy hand-holding. Waste is a modern creative agency who need a proven animation director to get on board and get stuck in.
An inspirational leader - You inspire everyone you work with, from your co-workers to clients. You’re a born leader and you believe in the importance of mentoring your team. You’re always pushing to deliver the very best work, every time, no matter how tight the deadline and come with a positive, can do, get up and go, make it awesome, attitude.
An animation powerhouse - You’re at the top of your game. You’re brave, original, and maybe a bit weird. You’re constantly asking questions and pushing the boundaries of animation. You have a deep understanding of all animation disciplines, the latest trends and you’re an absolute expert in at least one discipline.
Your experience and skill set will include:
A degree in animation/ design or similar
5+ years’ experience in the industry
A background as an Art Director or Animation Director
Experience managing and mentoring a team
The ability to put together pitch documents, style frames and storyboards.
Your own visual style or styles that you can bring to the table
A solid understanding of different animation processes
Good knowledge of PS, AI, AE and 3D software would be a bonus
You must be fun to work with and have a great sese of humour. No Ego!
Your duties will include:
Quality control – Oversite and QC on day-to-day motion graphics projects.
Animation department – Alongside managing and mentoring a team of animators. You’ll be responsible for reviews as well as regular team catchups.
Collaboration – Work with the creatives, producers and other Art Director’s to deliver on their vision and help make projects run efficiently.
Delivery – As well as delivering animation projects big and small, you’ll be expected to deliver pitch documents, style frames and storyboards.
Waste is founded on 4 key cultural pillars and expect ALL Waster’s to live up to these principles:
Be Brave – We look for fresh ways to solve problems and encourage diversity of thought.
Own Your Shit - We value actions over words and empower Wasters to make things happen.
Make it Better – We’re always looking for ways to improve our work, agency and ourselves.
Be Kind – We’re a team. Win together, lose together, learn together.
To work on big brands in a fast-paced, exciting and ever-growing agency
The opportunity to develop your own skills in a fun, supportive environment
To work alongside extremely passionate digital natives, producing work that we’re all proud of
Early-finish August Fridays
Christmas and summer parties, you'll want to post about
Breakfast, fruit, massage and Friday beers!
The Drum 2020 DADI – Agency of the Year
The Drum 2020 Content – Agency of the Year
Waste is an independent digital agency founded in 2006 on the principle of cutting out unnecessary agency fluff in favour of urgency, expertise and a no-fuss attitude. We call this approach ‘Maximum Digital. Minimum Nonsense.’
With offices in London and Los Angeles, we employ 70+ specialists covering Strategy, Creative, Social & Web Content, Advertising, Digital Experiential, DOOH, UX and SEO.
Our client list includes Supercell, the mobile gaming giant, for whom we deliver player acquisition and retention built around community listening and high-speed, high-quality content creation. Other entertainment clients are Nintendo, Sega, Warner Brothers, Turner and Ubisoft. We also provide digital leadership for energy giant Centrica, covering British Gas, Hive, Dyno and Direct Energy. Other clients include dating app Badoo, lottery giant Camelot and media brand family Oath. We recently won digital strategy & creative contracts with intu – the largest shopping centre brand in the UK, and Grosvenor, the largest casino brand in the UK.
Our approach has seen us nominated for more than 70 awards, including: Awwwards, BIMAs, Clios, CIM, Design Week, The Drum, FWA, Masters, Pixels, Lovies, W3 and Webbys. We’re renowned for brewing our own craft beer, the Waste Pale Ale (WPA), a firm favourite with clients and partners. We also support the UK based gaming charity, SpecialEffect.