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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 full-time inquiries, reach out to:

Freelance Senior CG Lead
New York, NY
Job Description:

Hornet is seeking a Freelance Senior CG Lead to join the 3D department. Senior CG Leads demonstrate an ability to ensure the overall creative and budgetary goals of a CG production are met. Senior CG Leads correspond with a CG Supervisor, Creative Director, Producer, Executive Producer, and Direct to oversee all aspects of a project conforming to the wishes of the Director and Client. Senior CG Leads delegate responsibility, oversee team productivity, enforce project wide quality control standards, ensure pipeline best practices and standards are upheld, and load balance multiple tasks within a restricted time-frame.

Ideal candidates can proficiently model, look develop, and rig CG assets, as well as animate, light, and composite CG shots. Senior CG Leads work with live action footage, digital still photography, and rendered CG elements to create assets that are seamlessly integrated into assigned shotwork. Candidates should provide mentorship to all CG Artists on a given project, and must be able to provide task based guidance.

Day Rate: $700 - $850

Working Location: Hybrid / Onsite work may be required based on project needs.  Hornet's office location is 594 Broadway, Suite 1010, New York, NY 

  • Supervise the project’s CG team to deliver the expected and desired esthetic and creative outcome
  • Coordinate with the CG Supervisor as to the technical feasibility of elements in the designs and suggest production-friendly solutions that will maintain the vision of the project
  • Responsible for reviewing the work of each artist on a regular basis and approving shots and assets for submission to the director
  • Participates as a team member in determining various aesthetic solutions provides feedback to other members of the production by attending dailies on a regular basis
  • Work to meet defined milestones within a timeline
  • Provide and maintain accurate assignment estimates, from bidding, to personal workload, as well as for the project’s team members
  • As needed, create assets for photo-real or stylized projects by efficiently employing photo-realistic, traditional, and digital art skills


Technical Competencies:

  • Extensive professional experience working in one or more of the following fields: commercial advertising, episodic production, or feature films operating in a proven leadership capacity
    Strong English communication skills
  • Proven ability to efficiently lead projects utilizing multiple CG techniques, including modeling, look development, rigging, animation, lighting, and compositing
  • Fluent with Photoshop
  • Fluent with Substance Painter and building procedural shading networks
  • Fluent in Maya, Houdini, Blender, or similar
  • Fluent in Redshift, Arnold, or similar ray trace renderer
  • Fluent in Nuke, or similar compositor
  • Comparable software experience considered
Freelance Compositor
New York, NY
Job Description:

Hornet is seeking a Freelance Compositor to join the team. Hornet Compositors are the culmination of the creative output of whole teams of talented people. It's in compositing where the final details of design and story come together. The ideal candidate will have a good base of knowledge in Nuke and/or After Effects. They will be engaged in putting the best product on the screen, and have a variety of tricks, both artistic and technical, to make a piece shine.

Day Rate: $500 - $650

Working Location: Hybrid / Onsite work may be required based on project needs. Hornet's office location is 594 Broadway, Suite 1010, New York, NY

  • 2-5 years experience as a Compositor in the Post Production field specializing in either Nuke or After Effects.
  • Nuke compositing responsibilities include CG compositing, keying, 2D tracking, retouching, 3D camera manipulations / projections, and rig removal.
  • After Effects responsibilities include compositing for Design, Cel and Motion Graphics projects. Experience with Particular or XParticles is a plus.
  • Work with Directors, Studio CD’s, and Project Leads to help creatively elevate projects in production.
  • Keen eye for color and strong attention to detail for integration of elements within a scene.
  • Communicate technical approach and give time estimates to Project Leads and Producers.
  • Understanding of the CG process and general knowledge of ACES workflow.
  • Experience working within Flame, Nuke Studio or Premiere timelines is a strong plus.
Motion Designer
New York, NY
Job Description:

We are a multidisciplinary production studio with nearly two decades of experience producing award winning Motion Design, 2D, CG, Stop Motion, Mixed Media, and Artful Live Action. Our work is shaped by a thoughtfully curated roster of directors whose authorship styles are as eclectic and unique as they are effective at connecting with an audience. In addition to our roster, we have nurtured a core team of creative directors who work to keep Hornet Studio ahead of the curve. Building on each of their unique directorial voices, we cultivate their ideas into ambitious, beautiful and unexpected work. Our tireless enthusiasm and genuine love for our diverse team is apparent in everything we do.

Hornet is seeking a Motion Designer to join the team. At Hornet, we understand that graphics are a powerful tool for storytelling – and telling a story is what we do best! Whether it’s through shapes, type, clever transitions, or engaging UI demonstrations, our Motion team is constantly pushing for new and more innovative ways to communicate through motion, with an attention and focus on the fine details that makes each piece shine like the North Star.




• Involved in the inspiration, concepting, design, illustration, animation, motion graphics, compositing, boarding, and execution of creative ideas from Directors.
• Work with Director and creative teams on Motion and 2D jobs as assigned.
• Design, Storyboarding and Motion work for pitches.
• Creative brainstorming and concepting as assigned.
• Design for special projects including, but not limited to, studio website and social media.


• Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Graphics, 3D, Illustration, Motion/Graphic Design, Film, or a related field of study, or a related field of study, one (1) year of experience as a Motion Designer in the commercial industry or similar.
• Work experience or academic coursework must have included:
• Experience with digital technology and software packages including Adobe Creative Cloud including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Animate and C4D.

RATE OF PAY: $85,000 - $120,000 per year

LOCATION OF EMPLOYMENT: 594 Broadway, 10th floor, Ste 1010, New York NY 10012 and various unanticipated work locations

New York, NY
Job Description:

At Hornet, we believe in actively developing and encouraging new talent. The Hornet internship program gives young artists a chance to get hands-on experience in a supportive environment. We match interns with projects based on their area of interest and level of expertise. The mission of our internship program is to prepare and inspire the top talent of tomorrow.

Interns are paid an hourly rate of $20 with overtime after forty hours worked in a week.

**Our Summer Internship application is now closed. Please check back in the fall for information about our winter session.**


For more information about the specific opportunities offered, please view our Internship Overview Deck

General Internship Information:

  • Hornet offers Summer and Winter Internships.
  • Our Internship Program is a full time, 40 hour a week position.
  • Our studio hours are 10am - 7pm EST.
  • Hornet operates on a Hybrid Schedule (3 days in office at our NYC Studio / 2 days remote).
  • While remote candidates will be considered, there is preference for those who are local to the NY Metro area and can collaborate with our team in person.
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the US.