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We are always looking for talented people to join the Hornet team. Some immediate and specific roles we are looking for at the moment are listed below.

For all other freelance inquiries, reach out to:

Junior Systems Admin
New York, New York
Job Description:

Hornet is seeking a Junior Systems Admin to join the team!

The Junior Systems Admin must be meticulous and have the ability to communicate proactively and manage time accordingly based on each tasks specifications & resources. This person should be able to adapt and problem solve in a fast paced environment. Successful candidates will also have the ability to work under pressure, and collaborate with various team members. Furthermore, they must have outstanding proactive attitude and exemplary work-ethic with the ability to positively react to constructive criticism and make necessary revisions in accordance with deadlines.

Responsibilities Include and are no limited to:

• The Junior System Administrator (Jr. SA) is responsible for effective provisioning, installation, configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure.
• Duties include but are not limited to: network and systems security; performing backups; asset management; network user management; email, ftp, file and web server support; desktop and mobile support; cloud resources management; cg asset creation pipeline and cg render management.

Regarding COVID-19:
In the long term, this would be an in office position, primarily out of our Manhattan Studio, but the candidate should be flexible to travel between Manhattan and our Ridgewood Studio location from time to time. However, for our immediate needs, this person would be a combination of remote and in house. We currently have a minimal crew in house and are happy to discuss our safety standards with candidates during interviews.


Skill set:
• Bachelor (4-year) degree, with a technical major, such as engineering or computer science.
• Systems Administration/System Engineer certification in Unix and Microsoft Preferred.
• Experience maintaining MySQL database systems required. NoSQL experience a plus.
• Experience supporting and maintaining software: Adobe Creative Suites, Autodesk Suites, Apple Pro Suites, The Foundry Nuke, Qube, OpenPipeline, Vray, C4D, Filemaker Pro.

Job Description:

Our Fall 2020 Remote Internship is now closed. Applications will be reviewed and we will reach for interviews in the next couple weeks. Everyone will be notified of their status towards the end of September. 

If you were not able to apply or are not selected for the internship, we encourage you to apply again. Check back here, on Instagram and linkedin for our updates on our Spring and Summer Internships.

If you have any questions regarding the internship program, please reach out to


Our internship program is currently remote due to COVID - 19.

New York, NY & Remote
Job Description:

Hornet is looking for an army of C4D motion designers to add to our freelance roster. We need both people who are specialized at modeling only and also generalists so can do everything from modeling and animating to lighting, and rendering.


Must know C4D.

Art Director
New York, NY
Job Description:

Hornet is seeking a full time Art Director to join the team in New York, NY. The Art Director must be meticulous, have the ability to communicate proactively, manage time accordingly based on each project’s specifications & resources, with passion, enthusiasm and the ability to technically & creatively realize the Director’s vision. The Art Director must be creatively driven, well versed in executing various design styles based on Directors’ creative direction, have the ability to adapt to creative trends, explore & create new styles & techniques.



• Bachelor (4-Year) degree with a degree in Fine Arts, such as Illustration, Motion / Graphic Design, or Film.
• Proven work experience as a Designer with at least 5 years in the commercial industry with at least 3 years of Art Direction.
• Extensive experience with digital technology and software packages (e.g. Adobe Creative Cloud including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, and Maxon C4D.)
• Experience with color, lighting, special effects, 3D concept work, developing transitions and compositing
• Experience with AR/VR software and hardware including interactive 360 a plus Print and Digital Media experience
• Creative mind with strong storytelling skills
• Overall positive attitude, demeanor, that will contribute to a collaborative studio environment
• Desire to learn and discover new techniques through R&D
• Ability to take direction and feedback from Directors, Producers, in partnership with the Leads
• Keen eye for detail and a critical mind, with patience and concentration
• High level of self-motivation, commitment and dedication
• Strong organizational, time management and communication skills, both written and verbal
• Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines, on multiple projects at any given time
• Maintain studio standards and work within studio pipeline

Responsibilities include and not limited to:

• Take direction from Executive team, Directors, Producers, and work with Leads
• Conceptualize and design for pitches and production
• Create concept and production art based on creative briefs, execute design work for 2D, 3D, Stop Motion animation, Motion Graphic and Print projects which may include typography,  character design, matte paintings and photo real composites
• Work with Director and creative team to provide and develop design solutions
• Create, design, and animate when necessary
• Create templates, toolkits, pitch books and bibles
• Responsible for keeping an open line of communication with the design and creative development team, working with the team to solve problems as they arise, and bringing related issues to the Head of Production if additional assistance is required. Coordinate monthly & weekly meetings / point person for design team for workflow, scheduling, job progress and other issues / team building
• Work with designers to communicate creatively and efficiently with directors and clients to produce the highest level of visual production on projects using the best available talent and resources
• Work closely with head of production, exec. producer, producers, directors and leads to help strategize and plan out needs for pitches, inquiries and current projects
• Participate in kickoffs, check in on projects as they progress and review with team as the project finalizes (as needed), streamline and conform practices and workflows with other departments

Pipeline TD
New York, NY
Job Description:

Our growing team at Hornet is looking for a freelance Pipeline TD to help with a variety of tasks related to artist efficiency and workflow. Pipeline TDs are responsible for writing and maintaining tools for use on high end visual effects films. Pipeline TDs are required to work closely with the VFX Supervisor, department Leads.


• Writing pipeline tools and further developing the pipeline for use across Hornet projects
• Working in collaboration with the CG Supervisors and end users to determine the best solutions
• Once a solution has been agreed then ensure that it addresses end user and show requirements as briefed
• Maintaining of tools including troubleshooting and optimization
• Thorough documentation of all development and updating as necessary
• Ongoing research to recommend improvements to workflows in order to improve productivity or communication

Essential Skills:

• Experience with asset management system development, distributed rendering and UI design
• Experience with Developing for multiple OS based users
• Strong Python and .Net/C# skills.
• Experience using Mongo/SQL or similar databases.
• Experience developing for a 3D application such as Maya or Houdini
• Problem solving abilities
• Excellent communication and documentation skills
• The ability to prioritize production needs and tasks
• Detail oriented with a strong ability to multitask
• A good understanding of the entire visual effects process, from shooting through to compositing
• A general understanding of networking and performance issues that arise with automated tools
• Ability to work with non-technical artists
• Excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to juggle multiple priorities
• The ability to analyze and prioritize production needs and tasks
• Ability to work within a schedule and deliver effectively to deadlines

Desirable Skills:

Experience developing for other applications such as Nuke & Shotgun
A degree in Computer Science, Engineering or other relevant area of study and/or equivalent job experience

Must be able to work in the US and work in house at our NYC studio