Animator, Visual Systems

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Menlo Park, CA
Meta is looking for an experienced, well-rounded Animator to join Visual Systems (V/S), a team of creative directors, producers, designers, illustrators, art directors and visual strategists who work across the Facebook App. We believe animation can be a magical way to communicate complex ideas and create a conversation with the over 2 billion people who use Facebook everyday. This is an opportunity to be part of a team driving the creative content and visual language that defines characteristics of Facebook's brand personality. The ideal candidate is a conceptual thinker, visual storyteller, and detail-oriented animator who can bring ideas to life in new and inspiring ways. They are comfortable working within a defined visual system but also eager and curious to experiment. This person should also be comfortable working across many digital platforms with multiple teams.
Animator, Visual Systems Responsibilities
  • Sketch, storyboard, ideate, and generate new concepts quickly based on stakeholder direction and self-driven research.
  • Drive animation efforts, aligning with art directors and producers, taking direction and giving feedback to develop and ship animated content.
  • Partner with technical artists to influence the development of new tools and pipelines.
  • Work in a highly collaborative, fast-paced environment with a small team including art directors, illustrators, and content strategist to fully realize final artwork.
  • Produce strong conceptual and expressive animations that are engaging and reflect a cohesive brand aesthetic.
  • Generate ideas, inspire your teammates, give and receive feedback, and critique respectfully.
  • Meet multiple deadlines, prioritize work, and keep projects moving forward.
  • Pose and animate characters and holistic experiences on Facebook.
Minimum Qualifications
  • 3+ years of experience working professionally as a 3D character animator, with skills in two or more disciplines: graphic design, brand design, or illustration.
  • Experience building brand and visual systems.
  • Portfolio exhibits conceptual skills, composition and color.
  • Experience with visual storytelling including editorial animation and/or illustration.
  • Experience working on digital products.
  • Expert level Maya and After Effects, cell, motion graphic experience.
About Meta
Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. People who choose to build their careers by building with us at Meta help shape a future that will take us beyond what digital connection makes possible today—beyond the constraints of screens, the limits of distance, and even the rules of physics.
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