Always Looking for Good Help :)

Always Looking for Good Help :)

INTERACTIVE ART DIRECTOR

Watson Design Group is an award-winning digital creative boutique specializing in digital storytelling and online development- we are imaginative, innovative, and driven by our passion for interactive design. Projects we've brought to life include viral campaigns such as The Hunger Games: Catching Fire's Capitol Couture and The Grand Budapest Hotel experience site, as well as smaller, integrated elements like the Monsters University Create-A-Monster app and ADHD's Face GIF-er. We've had the pleasure of working with clients from Disney to Fox Searchlight, Lionsgate to Universal, and are constantly looking forward to creating new, exciting digital marketing initiatives. We are not afraid to challenge ourselves and push the envelope of what's possible, setting our goals high and keeping our eye on the digital horizon.

We are seeking a creative and ambitious self-motivated art director with a strong interactive background- someone who can visualize the essence of a project and take it from "good idea" to a brilliant execution. We want someone who is up-to-date with the latest technology and implementing it to tell compelling stories, always striving for perfection and looking for ways to make their work more exciting.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Developing and executing concepts • Providing initial designs, refining directions and working with developers through final delivery of a project • Working independently, as well as collaboratively, with the Creative Director, production team and producers on a variety of projects • Strong understanding of intuitive site functionality, interaction, user interface, motion design, navigation, and an affinity for experimental concepts • Implement web standards and best practices

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
• 4+ years of interactive design experience • Solid understanding of UI Design • Experience with online media, social networks, rich media and digital trends • Experience in the entertainment industry is essential and you should be enthusiastic and immersed in pop culture: movies, mobile technology, games, social apps, comic books, art, music and the like • Ability to solve complex multi-platform user experience challenges with exceptional, progressive design solutions • A passion for executing pixel-perfect layouts and design • A deep understanding of browser and device capabilities • Possess a compelling online portfolio • Good aesthetic sense, typography sense and motion design ability • Drawing/illustration skills • Time management: ability to multi-task and prioritize deadlines • Ability to communicate visual designs and interactive concepts • Comfortable with managing a small team • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, etc • Understanding of Actionscript, CSS, and HTML • You should be passionate about designing story-led, innovative, user experiences that are engaging, functional and fun.

Please send us your resume and a link to your online portfolio to contact@watsondg.com.





FRONT-END CREATIVE DEVELOPER & ANIMATOR

Watson DG seeks an individual with a passion for interactive development and animation, with rock solid technical experience as well as a sharp eye and creative mind. One enjoys experimentation with the latest tech, finding new ways of using familiar API's, and understands the importance of delivering both an innovative and well-polished product.

As a mid to senior level position, some experience is expected in mentoring small, project-based teams of developers and the day-to-day technical issues that arise on projects. You should be comfortable assisting developers and sharing your knowledge with others.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
• A constant learner, with a passion for making things better -- actively keeping ahead of the curve and exploring new technologies, libraries and APIs • Someone who sees potential in HTML beyond the parallax and infinite scroll • A collaborative spirit - you’ll be an important member of an impressive team and work directly alongside other disciplines to make great work better • An articulate communicator - one who can create or contribute to concepts, hands-on development and management of technical details of a large account or project, and mentor other developers internally or guide an external vendor • Experience in the entertainment industry is essential and you should be enthusiastic and immersed in pop culture: movies, mobile technology, games, social apps, comic books, art, music and the like

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
• Expert knowledge of HTML5 / CSS3 / JS & jQuery • A detailed eye for design, animation, and user interaction • Experience with responsive design & mobile web development • Familiarity with both 2D and 3D development (including experience with CSS3D & WebGL) • Keen awareness of common performance bottlenecks and cross-browser issues • An understanding of object-oriented and MVC methodologies • Knowledge of common jQuery and JSON-based APIs • Integration experience with social API's such as Facebook, Twitter, and G+ • Experience with various deployment platforms (FTP, Amazon S3, VPN, etc.) • Working knowledge of GIT version control
BONUS POINTS • Experience building mobile applications • Experience with PHP and MySQL • Familiarity with MV* frameworks such as Backbone.js, Ember.js, Spine etc. • An interest in browser-based and mobile gaming • Skill with motion graphics and compositing • Knowledge of 3D modeling, rendering, or animation

Please send resumes, cover letter and link to an online portfolio to contact@watsondg.com.