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Designer - Motion Graphics

Date: Sep 20, 2021

Location: Kansas City, MO, US, 64108

Company: Hallmark

     reqid: 95468 



Come join us. You’ll add value to one of the world’s most iconic consumer brands and be part of our company with a life-affirming purpose to inspire meaningful connections. Our products, content and experiences aim to enrich all lives by making a genuine difference in every life, every day, and our business is focused on bringing the value and relevance of Diversity and Inclusion to every brand, product and person we touch.  Our overarching enterprise D&I Framework and plans demonstrate our belief and value in having a diverse and inclusive workforceHallmark’s D&I efforts will continue to represent ongoing progress and reinforce our commitment, as will our intentional focus on bringing more diverse talent into our business and onto our teams. Hallmark has been recognized as one of Forbes and Statista 2020 Best employers for Diversity, Women and New Graduates.


The Union Hill Studios is a highly-collaborative and fast-paced team that is responsible for delivering compelling and on-strategy photography, video, & sound for Hallmark. With visual and audio storytelling at its core, the studio drives to connect consumers to the full extent of Hallmark’s portfolio through marketing, merchandising, advertising, and product development. Union Hill Studios is one of the largest in-house studios in the country, with more than 50 photographers, cinematographers, directors, editors, motion graphics designers, animators, sound engineers, stylists, producers, and support staff on our team. We are looking for energetic people with a hybrid of storytelling skills to join our team. Check out #HallmarkUHS on Instagram, and watch our Sense of Purpose video to learn more about our commitment to enriching lives.


The Motion Graphics Designer facilitates post-production for consumer-facing and retailer video, in-store communication, products, pitches, and visual communication content that support Hallmark’s wholesale and retail businesses. In this position, you will be expected to perform in a creative, collaborative environment and consistently produce high-quality, complex media productions.


Working with art directors, video directors, video editors, account lead and business partners, you will be required to use your professional experience and technical knowledge to offer creative and technically appropriate solutions to meet business needs. In addition, you will be required to work independently to animate, design, create style frames, mood boards and storyboards, color grade, simple video editing, compress and upload video files and fulfill projects that meet the requirements of various business partners. Projects will range from consumer facing product demonstration & promotion, branding and marketing videos (online and at retail), through creative use of media. The Motion Graphics Designer will identify and apply innovative and creative approaches to continually elevate video, animation and media production work at Hallmark.  


In this role, you must demonstrate creativity, strong storytelling skills, keen sense in typography & graphic design, problem solving, initiative, communication, and teamwork as well as interpersonal, organizational and consulting skills in a variety of business situations. 


The Motion Graphics Designer role is a progressive position and will be filled at a level based on the skills and experience of the selected candidate. 


To be considered an applicant for this position you must show how you meet the basic qualifications of the job in a resume or document you upload, or by completing the work experience and education application fields. Accepted file types are Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX), PDF, HTML, or TXT. Individual file size attachment limit is 10 MB.


A portfolio is required. Your portfolio should be compiled into one PDF or Microsoft Word document that is no larger than 10 MB. You can submit a link to a personal portfolio website in addition to your uploaded portfolio file, but you must upload a portfolio file to be considered.



Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree or related 4 years professional work experience

Minimum of one year of motion graphics experience
Experience using the Adobe Creative Suite (Adobe After Effects, Premiere, Photoshop, Illustrator)


Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in one of the following areas: Motion Graphics, Film/video Production, Media Arts, Graphic Design or a related visual communications field
Strong skills in visual storytelling, graphic design, typography and deadline-driven work output
Strong collaboration and communication skills in a team environment, both internally and across all functions
Action-oriented and agile in a fast-paced studio
Mastery in After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, and compositing/digital visual effects.
Experience in 3D animation (Cinema 4D) a plus
Experience in Video Editing (Premiere) a plus


In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Hallmark Cards, Inc. and its subsidiary companies will hire only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Hallmark does not generally provide sponsorship for employment. Employment by Hallmark is contingent upon the signing of the Employment Agreement, signing of an agreement to arbitrate in connection with the Hallmark Dispute Resolution Program, completing Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, education verification and satisfactory reference and checks.




At Hallmark, we help people feel connected to what matters. That’s true of our employees, just as it is our consumers. Providing benefits that support the lives and wellbeing of Hallmarkers is among the most important investments the company makes.

Hallmark benefits are designed to give you choices. Wherever you are in life, we want you to find the benefits that are right for you and your loved ones. Explore the Hallmark Benefits Guide to learn more.

Hallmark is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.  Principals only please.


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