3D Motion Designer/Modeler

US; Overland Park, KS

Who are we?

At Baliston®, we're leveling up the shoe game as an innovative direct-to-consumer footwear company. Baliston is on a mission to bring advanced biomechanical technology to footwear, while taking sustainability to a whole new level. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Baliston also has offices in Kansas City, assembly and warehousing in Denver, and an international team in France and Luxembourg.

Job Overview

We are looking for a talented 3D Motion Designer/Modeler onsite in our Kansas City (Overland Park) location. You, along with other designers, will help create the visual experiences of Baliston’s and partners’ websites, mobile applications, and marketing materials.

Role Expectations

  • Work closely with our product and content marketing teams located in Luxembourg, France and the United States to create and edit production ready 3D/video content, motion graphics and animations.
  • Be involved in all stages of the creative process - from interpreting the brief, providing input on storyboarding and scripting, developing mood and styles, creating artwork and animations, and delivering a variety of multimedia content suitable for publication across multiple platforms.
  • Take ownership of multiple 3D animation & video projects, set and manage priorities ensure quality standards and on time delivery.
  • Possess the confidence and technical knowledge of your work/ideas to present it clearly to stakeholders.
  • Leverage your experience, passion and strategic thinking to ideate uses of existing b-roll, photography and other creative assets for Baliston content platforms.

Need to Have Qualifications

  • College degree in Animation, Computer Graphics or equivalent
  • 4+ years’ experience as a motion designer in a fast-paced, creative environment (mid/senior level)
  • Portfolio / showreel to showcase your work
  • ·Advanced skills and technical knowledge in a 3D package like Cinema 4D, Blender, Autodesk 3DS Max / Maya, Lightwave 3D etc, to work with 3D models, set up scenes, textures/lighting, animating, rendering as well as set up the workflow with After Effects
  • Particle systems experience (including fluid particles)
  • Excellent compositing / video editing skills to produce multiple versions of product videos & animations for use across digital platforms
  • Mastery of Adobe Illustrator, Premiere, Photoshop and After Effects are essential
  • Experience with web/mobile animation formats like Lottie
  • Demonstrated layout, visualization and illustration skills
  • A positive ‘can-do’ approach and a genuine passion for all things motion design related, with the curiosity and grit to push creative boundaries

Nice to Have Qualifications

  • After Effects scripting skills
  • Experience animating human figures

Application Process

Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S. and based within the Kansas City metro area. This role is onsite. We thrive on ideating together, emphasizing internal communication and operating as a team.

All qualified candidates, please send your resume and your portfolio/showreel with the job title you are applying for to:
We welcome a short description of why you would be an ideal candidate for this position and are looking forward to hearing from you!

Baliston is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Baliston makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.