We're hiring - After Effects/Motion Graphics Designer

Position: After Effects Designer
Location: Seattle, WA
Status: Contractor with possible full-time opportunity
Employment term: Per project
Start date: Immediately
Pay: DOE

Martini Media, a full-service video production and video marketing agency based in Seattle, WA, seeks an After Effects Designer for upcoming projects. Martini Media began as the video production arm of Martini Design five years ago, creating high-concept marketing videos for clients like Microsoft, Concur, and the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce. Along with high-concept pieces, we also provide lower-concept business films that are perfect for small to mid-size businesses.

General Description: We are looking for an After Effects Designer who will work within both the design and video realm. Due to the diverse breadth of work we create, our AE designer will need to be comfortable designing a 60-second spot as well as a website comp. Frequent interaction with a collaborating team of creative directors, project managers, developers and designers will be part of day-to-day operations. Common tasks may include animating designs created by the art director, designing small animations, bouncing between straight editing in Final Cut to animating in After Effects, and completing update requests on video edits.

Software Skill Requirements (skill level):
• After Effects (intermediate/expert)
• Flash (intermediate)
• Motion (intermediate)
• Photoshop/Illustrator (intermediate/expert)
• Final Cut Pro (intermediate)

"Nice to Have" Software Skills:
• Expression Blend/Silverlight
• 3D tools
• Green screen software
• Soundbooth

Other Required Characteristics/Skills
• Sense of humor. We’re a small shop and we like to have fun. You should too!
• Desire to tell stories through their work
• Ability to interact with clients

It's Time for Business! Martini Design and Media Debut Video at the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting

Our video for the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce debuted yesterday at the 127th Annual Meeting, marking the official start of the campaign It's Time for Business: Leading the Regional Economic Recovery. The video features members of the Seattle business glitterati, including regional Chase CEO Phyllis Campbell, Governor Christine Gregoire, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Tom Douglas, Tetro Zinzanni, Mariner's Manager Don Wakamatsu, Wing-it Productions Creative Director Andrew McMasters, Ross Asdourian, and Ezell's Chicken founder Lewis Rudd. Special thanks also goes to Starbucks Coffee, Pike Place Market, Ivar's, and Qwest for appearing in the film.

Visit the official It's Time for Business website to post jobs, share your business story, see upcoming events and more.

Martini Design and Martini Media are Seeking an Office Administrator

Martini Design is seeking an office administrator for its Greenlake office. Responsibilities include basic administration duties (filing, answering phones, greeting visitors, opening mail) as well as some light bookkeeping. This person will also be assisting the company principals as needed.

Key Qualifications/Experience
- Must be happy, boisterous, outgoing! We have a fun and creative office, and we'd like to keep it that way (No haters).
- Must be detail-oriented.
- Familiarity with Quickbooks or another accounting software is preferred (we can train).
- Must have excellent communication skills.
- Must know MS Office suite.
- Bookkeeping experience a plus.
- Reception/Administration experience required.
- Valid drivers license required.
- Love of cooking a plus.

Please email blog@martinidesign.com with resumes or questions.

Potlifter Video Up on Martinimedia.com

A new video is up on Martini Media website. Potlifter is a tool the helps gardeners and do-it-yourselfers lift and move large items. This video is a good example of how you can take our basic full-day shoot and add a few simple touches to enrich the experience. In this case, we added some simple animations and voiceover. View the finished video here. To find out more about Potlifter, visit their website.

Martini Media Debuts "It's Time for Business" at Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting

We're very excited to announce that we will be debuting our latest video, "It's Time for Business," at the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce's Annual Meeting next Friday, September 25. This event hosts more than 1,000 of the region's business and civic leaders. Jeff Raikes of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will present the keynote address, and featured speakers include current and former Chamber chairs Kirk Nelson and Tayloe Washburn. Register for the event on the chamber website. We hope to see you there!

Martini Media Seeking Voice Over Talent

Martini Media, offering affordable video production in Seattle and Portland, is seeking male and female voice over talent for our web commercials. These jobs would be great for individuals seeking to build their portfolio while getting paid for their work. If you are interested, send me an email at elizabeth@martinimedia.com.

Update: We are seeing more demand for Male VO talent. If you are are a male VO talent and live in Seattle, email me today!

ACS Video and Dental Video Now Live on Martinimedia.com

We've posted two new video production projects on the Martini Media video site this week. The first is a video we produced for the American Cancer Society's Hope Gala. This event helps fund a lot of the activities at the ACS, and tickets are still available! Visit their website for more information.

The second video is for the redesigned Web site of TenderCare Dental Center in Beaverton, OR. Both of these videos are really good examples of our one-day shoots, and both were produced for prices that most small businesses can afford. Keep checking the Martini Media site for projects as they go up.