Video Designer, Editor, Motion-Graphics Artist, 2 – 4 years

January 13, 2020

Commerce House has an opening for a creative force to join our team. Specifically, we’re looking for an expert in creating engaging video content.  The right person for this role is confident with every part of the video production process, but probably specializes in post-production.  If this is you, then you’ll be comfortable using After Effects and Premiere Pro, along with the rest of the Adobe Creative Suite.  Where the material comes from will always be different: you might shoot 4K video, take photos, be handed a hard drive with assorted media, or given a path to a folder with Photoshop PSD files or Illustrator vector art. Where you will shine is with your ability to edit, animate, mix, render and deliver a compelling final video.  Then you might have to adapt that video to different sizes, aspect ratios, and durations.

You should have strong design aesthetic preferences, but you’re happy to work with other creatives’ layouts and direction.  Details are important to you, and you stay very organized.  You wouldn’t be afraid to hand-off a project folder of files and assets, and you can quickly orient yourself in someone else’s project.  You also enjoy keeping up with video technology, software advancements, and plug-ins.

To succeed in a place like COHO, you must be comfortable in a fast-paced, creative but candid environment. You’ll be jumping between a variety of vastly different clients and media — from creating integrated digital projects to shooting and editing socially-purposed video. The right person for this position has to thrive in a team environment (sorry, no hermits), which includes writers, art directors and the other usual suspects at an agency — planners, developers, studio artists and, of course, account management types.  Applicants with a healthy entrepreneurial spirit will also earn high marks. At COHO, a bootstrap mentality will take you a long way with our unique roster of clients.

If this sounds like your kind of place and position, send an email of introduction and your portfolio URL.

Job Responsibilities:

Concept development for video and motion graphic design.

Ability to translate a business strategy to a timeline and a striking, memorable creative solution.

Can work independently or within a team to achieve goals.

Must collaborate and work with account service to execute projects on time — and on budget.

Ability to clearly present and sell ideas to both agency peers as well as clients.

Required Skills:

Proficient knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite with strong emphasis on After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Media Encoder, with some confidence using Audition (or similar audio software).  Preferably proficient in working with Photoshop and Illustrator files. Confidence using Adobe Animate and some experience doing 3D animation would be extra bonuses.

Strong storytelling ability within a brand.

Skill in successfully working and navigating an agile and fast-paced marketing environment.

Never settling for what’s easy, comfortable or been done.

Who is Commerce House:

COHO is a 45-person agency located in the Dallas Design District (just a stone’s throw away from the beautiful Trinity River). Our resume includes award-winning work for healthcare, beverage, financial, mobile technology, CPG and consumer services. At any given time within the COHO walls there may be dogs roaming the floor, an all-out NERF war between account service and creative or a high-stakes ping-pong bout and three new business RFPs all in play at once.

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