Careers at
Digital Glue

Why Join Digital Glue

Digital Glue are a young and upcoming agency in Birmingham with a small but vibrant team. The office environment is friendly and relaxed, but focussed; we work hard and we have fun. We enjoy each other’s company and we get the job done to a high standard.

Want to work somewhere with…

Fantastic career development opportunities, with weekly and quarterly goal setting and targeting to help you achieve your potential?

Unlimited holiday allowance?

Fortnightly team lunch paid for by the company?

Quarterly Friday Fundays?

Weekly pub trips to discover the best of Birmingham’s nightlife?

Amazing Christmas parties and annual team BBQ?

10% of your time dedicated to learning and getting better at your job?

A genuine set of values we live by?

Now Hiring
Animator / Graphic Designer

As 2D Animator / Graphic Designer in this young and growing marketing & design agency, it will be your responsibility to support the Head of Design in delivering outstanding levels of service to all clients.

Your role will be to take the lead in animation projects, beginning with the initial client briefing meeting, through to drawing up detailed project plans, creating storyboards, designing high quality visual assets, animating using a variety of software, and presenting and reviewing final animations to clients, ensuring the finished product meets the project brief and goals. With support from the Head of Design, you will be involved in every stage of the animation project – pitching, designing and animating, managing external resources and maintaining client relationships.

The role requires the ability to understand what is needed to make a successful animation, with understanding of the broader marketing challenge or opportunity the client faces, and developing conceptual solutions that will respond to these.

As a member of the creative design team, you will have a creative eye and strong graphic design skills. Your role will also require creating conceptual graphic design solutions in the form of branding, digital design and print design.

In addition, it will be your responsibility to support the Head of Design in ensuring that client satisfaction is maintained through managing the communication and reporting to clients, ensuring all such reporting is delivered in a timely fashion.

Finally, it is Digital Glue’s aim to provide an environment where people can flourish and develop. As such, with the support of the Head of Design it is envisaged that you will develop skills in new areas which Digital Glue can offer its existing or new clients and therefore increase revenue generating possibilities for the business and skills for the employee.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • To be fully responsible for leading the design and animation of animated videos.
  • Work both independently & collaboratively to create beautiful animated content for a range of animated video styles.
  • Supporting the Head of Design in meeting clients to identify their needs and liaising regularly with them.
  • To be a member of an established creative team, working closely with the Head of Design and designer, to create high-quality storyboards, design visual assets and animate into complete videos.
  • Drawing up detailed animation proposals and project plans.
  • Working as part of the creative team in creating conceptual solutions.
  • Creating animated scenes and character led animations using industry standard software including Adobe After Effects.
  • Presenting initial storyboards and conceptual ideas to clients across a range of animation projects.
  • Effectively document and communicate animation processes and techniques.
  • Keep up-to-date with best practices in animation and visual graphic design.
  • To create artwork and designs for a range of client projects, including logos, branding, adverts, brochures, and broad digital design.
  • Assist in preparing and pitching for new business.

Person specification – Essentials

  • Attention to detail alongside good time and project management skills.
  • Understanding of design and the ability to apply it in animation, branding, digital design and print design.
  • Proven experience of performing all technical aspects of 2d animation
  • Ability to work to a defined art style
  • Strong drawing skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Excellent knowledge of Adobe After Effects
  • Demonstrable knowledge of designing and animating explainer/marketing videos
  • A strong portfolio of animations that demonstrate the ability to communicate a message through visual design
  • Creative software skills including Illustrator & Photoshop
  • A desire to learn and get better
  • Can pick a great photo out of hundreds
  • Interested in art and design
  • Patient and able to concentrate for long periods
  • Work well as part of a team and be able to take direction from colleagues and clients

Person specification – Beneficial

  • Experience or knowledge of creating explainer animations.
  • Experience or knowledge of creating animations for social media marketing.
  • Experience of character animation
  • A formal qualification (degree or HND equivalent) in a relevant creative/animation subject.

To apply for this position, pleases send your CV and covering letter to [email protected].

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Digital Glue – Marketing, PR and web agency in Birmingham

Digital Glue is a Birmingham based, marketing, public relations and web design agency. Digital Glue’s services include digital marketing, website design, public relations, branding, social media and graphic design. We work across many sectors, supporting businesses local to us in Birmingham, and businesses across the UK and the rest of the world.