Always Looking for Good Help :)

Always Looking for Good Help :)

We're Now Hiring!

INTERACTIVE ART DIRECTOR

Watson Design Group is an award-winning 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 campaigns for Swiss Army Man, The Jungle Book and The Hunger Games franchise as well as experiential features for League of Legends and X-Files. We've had the pleasure of working with clients from Disney to A24, Lionsgate to Warner Bros., 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.




CREATIVE WEB GL DEVELOPER

Watson Design Group is an award-winning 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 campaigns for Swiss Army Man, The Jungle Book and The Hunger Games franchise as well as experiential features for League of Legends and X-Files. We've had the pleasure of working with clients from Disney to A24, Lionsgate to Warner Bros., 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.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
• As Creative WebGL Developer, you are able to create and realize captivating experiences within a team of front-end developers
• Your experience in 2D & 3D graphics will play a vital role in all web projects that need rich visual effects
• A visual aesthetic and sense of design for animation
• 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
• You are able to set-up an efficient workflow and production pipeline
• Strong ability to problem-solve and work in collaboration with the Creative Director
• Interested in growing your career within Watson DG

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
• 2 years of proven experience creating amazing visuals effects and programming shaders.
• Experience with WebGL and/or OpenGL (GLSL)
• Experience with responsive design & mobile web development
• Working knowledge of GIT version control
• Ability to optimize for web and mobile
• Keen awareness of common performance bottlenecks and cross-browser issues
• Performance tuning skills and knowledge on CPU and GPU level
• The ability to use 3D modelling software such as Cinema 4D, Blender, Autodesk Maya or whatever tool you prefer
• Experience with JavaScript and Three.js
• Knowledge and interest in R&D of WebVR
• The ability to quickly learn and a passion for making things better

BONUS POINTS
• Knowledge of semantic HTML5 and CSS.
• Some experience with JavaScript frameworks (such as Backbone).

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