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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

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

Hornet Animation is seeking a Designer to join the motion team. The motion team Designer 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 motion team Designer must be creatively driven, well versed in executing various design styles based on Directors’ creative direction, and have the ability to adapt to creative feedback.
Requirements:

Salary Range: $75,000 - $125,000

Regarding COVID-19:
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:
  • Relevant work experience as a designer with at least 2 years in the Print and Digital Media industry
  • Extensive experience with digital technology and software packages (e.g. Adobe Creative Cloud including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, and Maxon C4D.)
    Strong foundation in typography, layout and composition, and color
  • Ability to animate is a plus but not required for this role, however the Designer must be versed in designing for motion
  • 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, Producers, and 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
  • Maintain studio standards and work within studio pipeline 

 

Responsibilities include and are not limited to:

  • Design work for pitches and projects in production, including presentation decks
  • Design for special projects including, but not limited to, studio website and social media
  • Create concept and production art based on creative briefs, execute design work for Motion Graphic, Print, and Digital projects which may include typography, character design, matte paintings and photoreal composites
  • Work with Director and creative team to provide and develop design solutions
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.

Salary Range: $75,000 - $125,000

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

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

Hornet offers Summer and Winter Internships.

The Summer 2023 internship application will be open on March 6th 2023. For additional information about the program, please read through the presentation found here.

Interns are paid an hourly rate of $20/hour.

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

Apply
Requirements:

Hornet operates on a Hybrid Schedule ( 3 day in office / 2 day remote). While remote candidates will be considered, there is preference to those who are local to NY Metro area and can collaborate with our team in person. When working from home, interns must be set up with their own hardware and equipment required for their specific internship. Software will be supplied by Hornet.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the US.

Junior Pipeline Director
Full-Time
New York, NY
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Job Description:


We are a multidisciplinary production studio with nearly two decades of experience producing award winning Motion Design, 2D, CG, Stop Motion Animation, Mixed Media, and Artful Live Action films. 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 that work to keep Hornet Studio ahead of the curve. We take a savvy development approach to building on the unique voice of our directors to transform the seeds of an idea into ambitious, beautiful, and unexpected work. For 20 years, behind every frame of every great thing we've ever done is the tireless enthusiasm and genuine love of a diverse group of folks who always put the work first.

Hornet Animation is seeking a full time Junior Pipeline Director to join the team in New York, NY. The staff Jr. Pipeline 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 goals of the project and/or overarching needs of Hornet’s CG production pipeline and infrastructure. The staff Jr. Pipeline Director must demonstrate sound technical problem solving abilities commensurate with continual development / continuous integration méthodologies. Additionally, they must demonstrate abilities to interface with and derive solutions that are within the acceptable parameters of the creative needs of the studio, its artists, and propose / execute solutions that are within the established best practice of the various software packages listed below.

Salary Range: $65K - $90K

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:

Required Skills & Technical Competency:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science or a related technical field
  • Full-Stack Experience using the MERN stack or similar
  • Expert level experience with version control for code and visual assets
  • Has worked in a scrum and agile environment and is familiar with a SDLC
  • Moderate to advanced experience with AWS (EC2, ECS, IAM)
  • Some experience with Database management systems
  • Minimum of 1-5 years working on the automation of a visual effects / CG animation studio pipeline for advertising, episodic television, and/or feature film
  • Moderate to Advanced Python scripting experience required
  • Familiarity with Rendering Queue Platforms such as Deadline
  • Familiarity with Production Tracking Platforms such as ftrack or ShotGrid
  • Experience implementing custom UX / UI using PySide and/or PyQT
  • Moderate experience with one or more of Autodesk Maya, SideFX Houdini, Foundry Nuke or similar
  • Thorough understanding of the entire visual effects / CG animation process, asset creation, animation, lighting, rendering, and compositing
  • Ability to take direction and feedback from stakeholders

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with CG department stakeholders on maintaining and refining the production pipeline and asset library
  • Management of code base and coding integrity including code reviews and pull requests
  • Research and keep up to date on industry production standards, software, and hardware related specifically to CG and Compositing
  • Help support render needs for projects with onsite and offsite render farms as required
  • Work with Director, CG Supervisor, CG Lead and creative team to provide and develop CG solutions on jobs in production
Senior Pipeline Technical Director (TD)
Full-Time
New York, NY
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Job Description:

We are a multidisciplinary production studio with nearly two decades of experience producing award winning Motion Design, 2D, CG, Stop Motion Animation, Mixed Media, and Artful Live Action films. 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 that work to keep Hornet Studio ahead of the curve. We take a savvy development approach to building on the unique voice of our directors to transform the seeds of an idea into ambitious, beautiful, and unexpected work. For 20 years, behind every frame of every great thing we've ever done is the tireless enthusiasm and genuine love of a diverse group of folks who always put the work first.

Hornet Animation is seeking a full time Senior Pipeline Technical Director (TD) to join the team in New York, NY. The staff Pipeline TD 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 goals of the project and/or overarching needs of Hornet’s CG production pipeline and infrastructure. The staff Pipeline TD must demonstrate sound technical problem solving abilities commensurate with continual development / continuous integration methodologies. Additionally, the staff Pipeline TD must demonstrate abilities to interface with and derive solutions that are within the acceptable parameters of the creative needs of the studio, it’s artists, and propose / execute solutions that are within the established best practice of the various software packages listed below.

Salary Range: $100K - $150k

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:

Required Skills & Technical Competency:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science or a related technical field
  • Full-Stack Experience using the MERN stack or similar
  • Expert level experience with version control for code and visual assets
  • Has worked in a scrum and agile environment and is familiar with a SDLC
  • Moderate hands on experience with AWS (EC2, Spot Requests, ECS, IAM, basic architecture)
  • Some experience with Database management systems
  • Minimum of 5-10 years working on the automation of a visual effects / CG animation studio pipeline for advertising, episodic television, and/or feature film
  • Moderate to Advanced Python scripting experience required
  • Familiarity with Rendering Queue Platforms such as Deadline
  • Familiarity with Production Tracking Platforms such as ftrack or ShotGrid
  • Experience implementing custom UX / UI using PySide and/or PyQT
  • Moderate experience with one or more of Autodesk Maya, SideFX Houdini, Foundry Nuke or similar
  • Thorough understanding of the entire visual effects / CG animation process, asset creation, animation, lighting, rendering, and compositing
  • Ability to take direction and feedback from stakeholders

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with CG department stakeholders on maintaining and refining the production pipeline and asset library
  • Mentoring and supervising Junior developers and Technical Artists
  • Management of code base and coding integrity including code reviews and pull requests
  • Research and keep up to date on industry production standards, software, and hardware related specifically to CG and Compositing
  • Help support render needs for projects with onsite and offsite render farms as required
  • Work with Director, CG Supervisor, CG Lead and creative team to provide and develop CG solutions on jobs in production