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Motion Graphics Designer

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About SANS

SANS Institute (SANS) was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. In the next 25 years it grew to become the most trusted and, by far, the largest source for information security training and security certification in the world reaching more than 300,000 security professionals around the world today, with around 60,000 having been granted Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) security certifications – the leading certification that provides assurance to employers that their people and prospective hires can actually do the job. At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners – from auditors and network administrators to chief information security officers, all sharing the lessons they learn and jointly finding solutions to the challenges they face – in varied global organizations from corporations to universities working together to help the entire information security community.

Join the SANS Team

At SANS, our culture is defined by Mission, Brand, People. Our goal is to hire people who understand the importance of continuing to fight against the “bad guys” (Mission) while delivering the highest quality training (Brand) to our students. We want employees whose personal values align well with our culture of fairness, honesty, customer focus, and pragmatic approach (People).

Summary of Position

Primary responsibility is the development of motion graphics animation videos for security awareness training and other security training product lines.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with a team of instructional designers, animators, illustrators, and other developers to create quality, impactful training in alignment with the SANS Security Awareness brand
  • Design and develop engaging motion graphics for video for delivery in security awareness training
  • Assist in storyboarding motion graphic sequences
  • Research and request new assets and imagery when needed
  • Develop animatics to conceptualize content for internal and external reviews
  • Organization: Maintain clean files and share with other team members with ease
  • Review of own work to assist in keeping errors to a minimum before handing off projects to a client
  • Must adhere to strict deadlines

Core Skills and Behaviors

  • Use of MAC OS, Adobe Creative Suite - Creative Cloud, Slack, and Dropbox
  • Firm understanding of design principles: Composition, color, and typography
  • Must have strong storytelling skills; Can tell a story using only graphics
  • Must be self-motivated, with a passion for learning and problem-solving
  • Must be able to share and collaborate with a diverse team of individuals
  • Incorporate both live-action footage and motion graphics animation using Adobe software as well as other post-production tools
  • Ability to develop visuals from scripted content, providing initial storyboards, wireframes, and other conceptual products to management as part of the development process

Skills, Experience and Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or comparable work experience.
  • Must have a minimum of 2 to 3 years of demonstrated experience in developing motion graphics or corporate videos.

Reporting Relationships

This position will report to the Motion Graphics Project Manager. This position will not have any direct reports.

Work Environment

Remote work environment.

Equal Opportunity Employer

SANS is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact SANS Human Resources.

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    Flexible work schedule and health working environment

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