Senior Animator / Illustrator

| Santa Monica

Who we are…

Hallmark Labs (a subsidiary of Hallmark), based in Santa Monica, CA, operates the direct to consumer engine for Hallmark products, like eCards, SVOD, and POD. We’re leveraging Hallmark’s history of creating meaningful, emotional connections, while rapidly progressing a century old, privately-owned, iconic American brand to the forefront of the digital age with cutting-edge technology.

What we need…

We are looking for a talented, passionate Illustrator/2D-Animator to assist our Art team in Santa Monica. The Animator side of the position would involve rigging, animating, and/or working with directors and art assets provided. The Illustration side would include style explorations in visual development and creating character, background, and other asset illustrations. As a member of our team you’d also be expected to pitch project ideas based on art assets available to you. Working closely with artists and producers, the position would call for creative problem solving and innovative uses of technology to assist in our productions. The ideal candidate will be energetic, inventive, and can take creative feedback well. This is a full-time position.

This job involves the following responsibilities…

  • Rig 2D characters and typography assets for animation

  • Animate 2D characters and assets

  • Type setting

  • Character Design

  • Storyboarding rough ideas

  • Meeting deadlines

  • Giving & taking feedback in a fast paced, creative environment.

Who we think would be a fit…

We are looking for someone who thrives on being creative. The ideal candidate is a an experienced studio animator who works well with others, can take a give notes comfortably, who can be self sufficient, and most of all, cares about making good entertainment for their audience.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years experience working in an animation studio

  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite including: AE, Illustrator, and Photoshop

  • Experience with file management

  • Experience with Google Services including: Drive, Gmail, and Calendar

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1+ Year of working on a TV show or Movie

  • Proficiency in the entire Adobe Creative Suite

  • Experience in Graphic Design

  • Ability to create hand lettered typography and type treatments

  • Portfolio demonstrating needed artistic skills

  • Mac OS

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3130 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90403
3130 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90403

What are Hallmark Labs Perks + Benefits

Hallmark Labs Benefits Overview

Excellent medical benefits
401(k) match up to 5%
Life insurance policy for every employee, at no cost
Fitness reimbursement
Cell phone and home internet reimbursement
Carpool and parking pass cash-out program
Generous maternity/paternity leave
Employee assistance programs

Fully stocked kitchen with fresh fruit and delicious snacks and beverages
Monthly catered lunches
Soft serve machine 24/7
Great eateries close by, oh, and we’re near the beach!

Massage chairs and bicycles
Onsite free parking
Company events
Flexible PTO
Flexible work hours/work from home
Professional development
Education reimbursement

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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