Job Posting - 3D Animator Graphic Designer
MAZDIS is a Canadian company based in Vancouver, British Columbia with its core specialty and focuses on Secure Automated Bicycle Parking (SABPS). At MAZDIS we combine a variety of sciences and technologies, such as robotics, automation, computing science, AI, and progressive manufacturing and design methods to provide unique, reliable, and efficient integrated bicycle parking solutions. MAZDIS bicycle parking solutions significantly improve the bicycle parking experience and the security of the bicycle and reduces the storage footprint and along with its intelligent software complete the transportation network by integrating personal cycling into other modes of transportation which significantly improves the First and Last Mile problems.
MAZDIS product has already been launched. Now we are intensely working on our business development planning, market penetration and strategic planning to scale and secure our presence in the market. In order to achieve these goals, during this term of action, we need to create and develop work procedures, execution plans, materials to make the adaptation of our product and buying easier for the client. It means sales happen when we are not physically there.
Collaborating with the team members to understand needs, review scripts, design storyboards, and create and edit animations.
Delivering design concepts and creatives for infographics, videos, motion graphics, multimedia presentations, and/or web.
Developing storylines and storyboards for the video and/or animation products
Using Maya and other techniques to produce animations.
Listening to feedback and altering animations to better suit project needs.
Using creativity and artistic techniques to tell a story or provide information in visual form.
Researching industry trends and developments and learning new applications.
Work with department leads to create stylized design and performance and meet the vision of the director, adhering to set deadlines.
Work with the storyboard/animatic/layout and create feature level, key-framed animation.
Personal responsibility in a work from a home model with the current societal regulations.
Bachelor’s degree or certificate in computer science, animation, fine arts, graphic design, or related field. (students can also apply)
2+ years of experience as a professional animator in the animation industry.
2+ years in 3D animation packages, specifically Maya.
Strong interpersonal, communication, presentation, and computer skills.
Understanding of animation, storytelling, and character development techniques.
Attention to detail, adaptability, and receptiveness to feedback and direction.
Ability to work independently or with a team to develop animations and solve problems.
Strong understanding of key-framed animation development processes, limitations and dependencies.
A strong understanding of basic human kinetics and basic real world physics.
Understanding of rigging, modelling and animation principles.
Impact and desired outcomes
People around the world began using bicycles more often for their commute over the past two decades. It is growing so fast that cycling has become one of the main modes of transportation in most countries. Having the experience of living in the Netherlands, the leading nation for commute cycling, during the early 2000s, the founder of MAZDIS has foreseen the problems that cyclists, local governments and property owners are going to face in the future. This was the foundation to start MAZDIS by addressing the main problem of commute cycling which is secure and space-efficient bicycle parking solutions. We have this challenge along our path to market, like any company with disruptive new technologies, to make it easier for our clients to adopt our product.
Interaction During COVID-19
You can work from HOME, as long as:
Attend Daily the 5-minute Meetings (call during COVID-19)
Attending Product Development Meetings (Video Conference during COVID-19)
Be fully Engaged with Supervisor as required
We would like to receive progressive reports during your engagement. Your reports will be incorporated into the guidelines and procedures of the company.
Please send your application (cover letter, resume and portfolio) to HR@mazds.com