Through this task I will find a job for my specialism – animation – online as a Junior Animator for a marketing agency for a salary of £18000 to £25000 per annum.
Requirements for this job involved: being a “graduate with a degree in motion graphics or animation”/ “have experience in After Effects, Premier Pro, Adobe Creative Suites and Cinema 4D”/ be “naturally creative with fantastic attention to detail” and “be keen to learn new skills.”
I have some experience in After Effects, Cinema 4D and have used a number of other Adobe programs. Though Premier Pro is not one of them I have practice in other video editing software with a similar UI that could be able to compensate.
For this job I would be working “closely with Video Designers, Designers and Artworkers” which would be great for me as I am good with teamwork, can communicate well with others and am quite capable at following directions.
They also want me to be able to produce “innovative ideas and concepts in brainstorming sessions” which would also be good for my creativity as I like bouncing prompts around with others and feel like I have a lot to offer.
I always want to grow as a creator, as an artist and to improve and would like to think that I have a good perspective for my art and feel that this type of attitude is one that the job notice is looking for.
I have designed and created personal marketing materials e.g. a business card and home page for a website for a career as an animator.
I have designed and created personal marketing materials e.g. a business card and home page for a website for a career as an animator. I inverted my colours so that I was drawing in white on top of a black background and added depth by using bright colours to shade.
I asked for feedback from a number of students to see how well I did at creating professional material. Sharni said “I love it! I love the colours and it actually appeals to clients very well…I don’t think there’s anything that I dislike about it” about the business card and to the website: “Again I love the colours and it appeals to clients very well”. This was very positive feedback and she relayed liked the design, which is a relief because it is a statement.
Ben says that it “looks awesome!” but that he is “not a huge fan of the text box but other than that you’ve really nailed the feel”. I understand the criticism as the way I made the text book could have been more inspired but I still feel like it works though I would look into improving that if it were real.
Tom stated that he thought it was “awesome” and that he “love the colours and the image also the font works really well” for the business card. While referring to the website, he said “that [it] looks really good as well I love the colours and the image that is used works really well” which was very kind of him but did think that I could “make it more Media rich but other than that it’s amazing”. I understand this as the website is very minimalistic, however I did not want to clutter the page.
Overall, I am very pleased with my feedback and feel like I have successfully made a good business card and website sans a few improvements that I would be happy to make.