Medical Animation Art Director

Red Nucleus (Toronto ON, Canada) 21 days ago

Ready to take on the next big challenge in your career?

Are you an artist, a creative storyteller? Are you someone who loves to explore new ways of visualizing science? Are you a coach and mentor? Do you want to help build a forward-thinking team of medical animators, empowering and inspiring them to push-boundaries, experimenting with new technology and innovating? If so, this could be the place for you.

About INVIVO, A Red Nucleus Company

We are a multi-dimensional agency that caters to the life sciences space where our purpose is to improve the quality of life by accelerating the understanding of science. Since 1998, we've been pioneering the integration of technology and creative visualization into communication that connects people and science.  As a Digital Scientific Communications agency, we are committed to meeting our global healthcare client’s needs through:

  • Insightful medical strategy
  • Compelling scientific storytelling
  • Illumination of data through visualization and interaction
  • Digital solutions that use the best in leading edge technology

We have won over 145 industry awards including medical animations, AR/VR, data visualizations, medical games, and holography delivered on the latest digital devices and at major medical conferences around the world.

Our culture is not typical or ordinary, and we aim to keep it that way. At INVIVO, A Red Nucleus Company, we believe in providing a rich working environment, one filled with challenge that pushes us to innovate in ways that captures the imagination. Our culture is about fun, meaningful work and a true sense of community.

Role Description

The Animation Art Director is responsible for developing high-quality, dynamic animations that present accurate scientific information in a clear and engaging manner. The Art Director is involved throughout the lifecycle of a project, creating the visual style and collaborating with the production team to ensure it is executed to the highest level possible. S/he also play a central role in interactive experiences such as VR/AR projects, medical gaming and booth installations.

Key Responsibilities 

Responsible for overseeing the end-to-end production of high-quality, medical animations, including:

  • Establishing the overall artistic vision for animation and interactive projects, then collaborating with multi-functional production teams to ensure they are executed to the highest quality.
  • Conducting in-depth scientific research and working with medical writers and storyboard artists to craft a strong and didactic narrative that exceeds the client’s goals.
  • Excellent production knowledge at every stage of the animation’s lifespan.
  • Driving continuous improvement for the animation department, evolving processes, toolsets and R&D initiatives to ensure the team remains at the forefront.
  • Contributing creative solutions for pitches and proposals, providing estimates to support business development initiatives.
  • Coaching, mentoring, and inspiring a small team of animators.

Capability Requirements – education, skills & experience

  • Passionate about people. Has solid experience leading, managing and building teams, loves mentoring and coaching direct reports. Collaborates well with team members across all departments.
  • Possesses excellent presentation and communication skills. Loves to debate scientific content and discuss artistic direction with clients and internal teams.
  • Creative and forward-thinking. Previous experience as an art director or creative director for a team of experienced animators.
  • Love of science and discovery a must. Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in science a benefit.
  • Jack of all trades: excellent competency in all stages of 2D and 3D animation pipelines, including advanced understanding of Autodesk Maya or 3DS Max, and compositing in Adobe After Effects.
  • Excellent attention to detail with strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Passionate, hard-working and out-spoken. Thrives on challenges and pushing boundaries.

Check us out at:  [...] are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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