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Our client, a leader in the high-end automotive industry, is searching for a talented UX Animator (3-6 month contract). In this role, you will be a part of the Digital Product Platform group here in Portland, Oregon, working with internal engineering groups and external vendors to build new technologies for our client's future vehicle product lines. Our client thrives on the challenges of working with vehicles in an interconnected world, building rich experiences for our customers. Our client understands the art of human factors, seeking to make interaction with technology intuitive and enjoyable, and to extend that experience through our users' connected devices. You can help create a world in which responsible, sustainable vehicles revolutionize mobility for generations. Our client’s office is located in Portland, Oregon, and operates on a flexible hybrid schedule.
Utilize your experience with animation in order to bring user experiences to life within an iterative process—across a variety of modalities and use cases—for automotive products, both in and out of the vehicle
Work closely with UX research team to understand user behaviors and needs and support iterative user testing efforts
Prepare and present these UX animations and concepts to stakeholders in order to champion the best user experience
Review storyboards to understand animation requirements and execute accordingly
Research various design techniques to provide accurate designs for requested animations
Collaborate cross functionally with product owner, designers, and developers to ensure animations capture product need and requirements
Utilize industry animation tools and methods to finalize animation projects (e.g After Effects)
Create documentation and guidance for animations handover
Collaborate with the UX design and research team to create missing storyboards and design collateral where needed
Other duties as assigned
Who we’re searching for / About you:
3+ years of experience with a strong portfolio—with a focus on animation—that demonstrates an understanding of user experience, product, or interaction design
Mastery of animation tools (e.g., After Effects)
The ability to work independently and as a part of a team of UX designers and researchers
Excellent collaboration, observational, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills alongside the desire and ability to see things from multiple perspectives
Are resourceful, conscientious, and self-motivated
Are capable of building and maintaining strong relationships while advocating for meaningful improvements to our customer experiences
Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical work experience
Experience with Unity or 3D tools is a plus
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
We know that experience is gathered in many ways. If you have a demonstrated ability to fulfill the job duties but got there in a different way, please apply.
52 Limited is a digital staffing agency with an industry-leading focus on the creative + technology space. We exclusively place tech and creative talent in direct-hire, contract-to-hire, and contract roles.
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