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15 Oct 2020

Freelance Freelance Motion Graphics / Editor / Video Designer

FIRST – Posted by tlaffey Queens County, New York, United States

Job Description


FIRST is a leading global brand experience agency with teams in New York, Los Angeles, London, Dublin, Singapore and Hong Kong. Some of the world’s most recognized companies trust us to develop strategies, and design, plan and produce engaging events. FIRST clients span many industries including financial services, aerospace, technology, consumer electronics, medical and healthcare, automotive, media and the non-profit sector. We are on Event Marketer’s “Top 100 Event Agencies” and “Best Places to Work in Events” lists. We’ve also been recognized by Crain’s New York Business as one of the Top 100 “Best Places to Work in NYC”.

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FIRST is seeking a highly motivated, professional, and hands-on Freelance Video Designer to provide support and actively participate in an award-winning Creative & Design team. This role is ideal for a highly creative candidate who can turn concepts into reality through motion graphics and story-tell through the editing process. A successful candidate will have strong attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and adapt to ever-changing demands. This role will report to our Creative Operations Manager and can be remotely executed.

DURATION:    Generally, 2-8 week assignments dependent upon project needs


  • Develop videos, animations and overall video support for industry applications including stand-alone video pieces, talking-heads, explainer animation pieces and presentation show elements; sizzles, titles animations, opening videos, etc
  • Participate in creative brainstorm sessions and visual explorations for creative development; share new design perspectives and ideas
  • Work with production & creative teams to understand project scope and objectives
  • Liaise with technical directors & producers to resolve technical and design issues
  • Conceptualize designs in collaboration with producers and other designers
  • Communicate with internal departments and external resources to deliver projects on time and within budget
  • Provide show-ready outputs to accurate specifications (traditional 16:9 and nontraditional aspect ratios)
  • Assist in selecting audio, video, color, and animation styles on each project
  • Proactively communicate issues, opportunities, and insights to the team
  • Complete ad-hoc requests as required


  • Must include a Video Design Reel/Portfolio in the form of a link or attachment


  • 3 – 5+ years’ experience in video design
    • Experience in live or digital events and/or experiential marketing is preferred but not required
  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Motion graphics experience required. Light video editing is required.
  • Advance knowledge of Adobe After Effects, Premiere &/or Final Cut Pro is required
  • Professional working knowledge of industry standard design software and tools including Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop & Illustrator)
  • Ability to develop style frames and storyboard concepts
  • Excellent time management, multi-tasking and follow-through skills
  • Efficient project management skills with the ability to adhere to critical project timelines
  • Approachable with a collaborative/team-player attitude
  • Adaptability to situations, personalities and ever-changing demands
  • Highly motivated and organized with the ability to handle multiple tasks and apply judgment to prioritize
  • Ambitious, proactive and resourceful with a calm and flexible approach to handling pressure and stress


  • Work intelligently and ensure that team management is aware of problems or issues which negatively affect productivity
  • Accurate adherence to company’s time tracking policies and systems
  • Work on ad hoc requests as required

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Freelance. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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