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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:
careers@hellohornet.com

For all other freelance inquiries, reach out to: hellofreelance@hellohornet.com

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Art Director
Full-Time
New York, NY & Remote
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Job Description:

Hornet is seeking a full time Art Director to join the team in New York, NY. The Art Director will create concept and production art based on creative briefs, and execute design work for 2D, 3D and Stop Motion animation, which may include character design, concept art, matte paintings and photoreal composites.

This person 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.

Regarding COVID-19:
For our immediate needs, this position will be remote. In the long term, this will be a hybrid role out of our Manhattan studio. Candidates must be flexible to travel between Manhattan and our Ridgewood Studio from time to time.

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Requirements:

-Bachelor (4-Year) degree with a degree in Fine Arts, such as Illustration, Graphic Design, or Film
-Proven work experience as a Designer with at least 5 years in the commercial or film 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
-Creative mind with strong storytelling skills
-Experience with a CG and 2D pipeline, understanding of the process of animation
-Print and Digital Media experience
-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

Creative Director
Full-Time/Freelance
New York, NY & Remote
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Job Description:

Hornet is seeking a Creative Director to join our team!

The role of a CD is to create, plan, and deliver strategic creative vision for our clients. The CD plays a monumental role in selling the vision of a project and ensuring the overall quality of the work we produce is at the standard we demand as a studio.

Ideal candidates should possess the soft sensibilities of an artist combined with the authoritative punch of a creative leader. We want someone with strong people skills, proven management experience, and a dynamic personality who can lead large and small teams of artists, collaborate with directors, bid against complex briefs, and present work to clients confidently and clearly. Candidates should have a strong design background, a creative mind, and unrivaled storytelling skills.

Regarding COVID-19:
For our immediate needs, this position will be remote. In the long term, this will be a hybrid role out of our Manhattan studio. Candidates must be flexible to travel between Manhattan and our Ridgewood Studio from time to time.

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Requirements:

-Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Fine Arts, or some affiliated field
-5+ years' experience in a marketing leadership role
-Strong design and animation background
-Proven success in managing design teams
-Portfolio of previous work that displays an ability to turn an idea into a visual piece
-Strong communication and computer skills
-Experience with Adobe Creative Suite
-Grasp of emerging technologies/software such as AR, VR, Unity and Unreal a plus
-Comprehensive knowledge of the marketing design process

Designer
Full-Time/Freelance
New York, NY & Remote
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Job Description:

Hornet is seeking a talented and passionate Designer to join our team!

The ideal candidate must be efficient, detail-oriented, and able to work under tight deadlines. But most importantly? They must be completely dedicated to the craft of design—whether it’s motion, illustration, animation, or some other visual-oriented “-ation” between. We want people who will create illustrations and designs that surprise and delight us—and our clients—every time. They must be comfortable working with various design styles and aesthetics, and have a robust understanding of motion and animation. The designer will work alongside our creative team and under the creative guidance of our directors to develop the creative vision of each project.

Regarding COVID-19:
For our immediate needs, this position will be remote. In the long term, this will be a hybrid role out of our Manhattan studio. Candidates must be flexible to travel between Manhattan and our Ridgewood Studio from time to time.

Apply
Requirements:

-Proficient in Photoshop/Illustrator
-Keen eye for detail and a critical mind, with patience and concentration
-Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines, on multiple projects at any given time
-A team player who will fit into our design-driven, collaborative team

Motion Designer
Full-Time/Freelance
New York, NY & Remote
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Job Description:

Hornet is seeking a Motion Designer to join our team!

The Motion Designer will work with our Motion Design Lead on on pitches, jobs, and internal projects. Candidates must be meticulous, have the ability to communicate proactively, manage time accordingly based on each project’s specifications & resources, and bring passion, enthusiasm, and the ability to technically and creatively realize the Director’s vision. 

Design and create motion work for pitches, design special projects, including studio website and social media, and create, design, and animate as required.

Regarding COVID-19:
For our immediate needs, this position will be remote. In the long term, this will be a hybrid role out of our Manhattan studio. Candidates must be flexible to travel between Manhattan and our Ridgewood Studio from time to time.

Apply
Requirements:

- Bachelor (4-Year) degree with a degree in Fine Arts, such as Illustration, Motion / Graphic Design, or Film
-Relevant work experience as a Motion Designer in the commercial industry
-Extensive experience with digital technology and software packages (e.g. Adobe Creative Cloud including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, and C4D)
-Familiarity with special effects, 3D, and compositing
-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, develop and discover new techniques through R&D
-Ability to take direction and feedback from Directors and Producers
-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 and to maintain studio standards and work within studio pipeline

Senior Producer
Full-Time
New York, NY & Remote
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Job Description:

Hornet is seeking a full-time Senior Producer to join our team.

The staff Senior Producer must be creatively driven, well-versed in various types of production management based on creative direction, and have the ability to adapt to creative feedback. Candidates must have the ability to bid, pitch, and produce projects within the scope of work and budget, effectively provide client care, manage agency and client expectations through communication, and manage a team of artists.

The Senior Producer is responsible for overseeing the production process, working closely with the Executive Producer, Head of Production, agency, and client from project kick off—working with leads and production teams to determine technical specs, workflow, tracking of all assets, and notes—through to final quality control and delivery.

Regarding COVID-19:
For our immediate needs, this position will be remote. In the long term, this will be a hybrid role out of our Manhattan studio. Candidates must be flexible to travel between Manhattan and our Ridgewood Studio from time to time.

Apply
Requirements:

-10+ years' experience as a Producer in the animation and/or commercial space
-BA or BFA in film, TV, or digital media
-Experience coaching and recognizing a team of Producers, Production Coordinators, and Production Assistants
-Experience with bidding and pitching across various media
-Experience with digital technology and creative software packages
-Familiarity with Live Action, 2D, 3D, VFX and compositing
-Creative mind and storytelling skills
-A strong understanding of post production
-Ability to set, execute, and achieve long-term goals
-Experience partnering with Directors, Producers, Leads, and Artists
-An overall positive attitude & demeanor
-Keen eye for detail and a critical mind
-Creativity and a passionate interest in film and animation
-Strong communication, organizational, and time-management skills
-Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines

Hornet Internships
Internship
New York, NY & Remote
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Job Description:

Our Fall 2022 Internship application is now closed. If you missed the deadline to apply, please check back around mid winter for info on our spring session. For more information about the program, please read through the presentation here.

If you have any questions regarding the internship program, please reach out to internship@hellohornet.com

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Requirements:

While the past few internship sessions were held remotely due to COVID - 19, upcoming internships will give fully vaccinated candidates the option to work In-House at our New York City studio. If you are not based in NYC, the remote internship will operate on EST time zone. Applicants must be eligible to work in the US.