Motion Designer

  Pegula Sports + Entertainment
  Buffalo, NY
  Posted/Updated: 08/01/22

Job Summary


The Motion Designer will work on a variety of projects within the Creative Department.  This position is responsible for executing and helping conceive various animation, visual effects, and motion design projects.  Projects will be given with specific needs for execution as well as the opportunity to design and form ideas from scratch.  The designer will work closely with other team members and marketing leads as layouts, copy and content are finalized before assets are released.  This position will report to the Creative Director.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conceptualize and direct the development for all brands (Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres etc) and execution of a wide variety of broadcast design vehicles including title opens, logo designs, transitions, in-game features, bumps, teases, LED fascia animations, miscellaneous digital content, etc.
  • Collaborate with directors and clients to push design and animation boundaries
  • Develop strong, sophisticated multilayered design and animation concepts
  • Ability to work cross-functionally with Marketing, Ticketing, Merchandising, and Business Development as well as other departments to develop and execute designs based on property’s brands
  • Must be able to make deadlines in a fast-paced environment and respond quickly and calmly to client and producer requests
  • Must be able to come up with creative solutions to stay within tight deadlines
  • Keep abreast of new technology and motion design trends/advances
  • Excellent work ethic and passion for design
  • Must be able to respond in a positive fashion to constructive criticism/critique and work well in a team-based setting
  • Perform other related duties as deemed necessary or requested.


Minimum Qualifications for the Position:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Media Study, Arts or Animation with at least 3 years of experience
  • Solid portfolio of professional caliber work that exhibits a strong understanding of functionality along with creativity
  • Extensive knowledge of Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator; Maya or C4D knowledge preferred
  • Proven ability to create unique concepts, expand and develop creative direction to fit various brands
  • Technically knowledgeable and savvy in a broadcast environment
  • Must be available to work some non-traditional hours; including nights, weekends, and whenever needed


Critical Competencies

  • Ability to multi-task in a high-pressure environment
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines with composure and flexibility
  • Project management and execution
  • Collaborative and team oriented
  • A strong understanding of traffic-based project management workflow system



Pegula Sports & Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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