CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Leviathan is seeking a Creative Director with conceptual, technical and aesthetic prowess to join us on a journey of creating never-before-seen experiences at the nexus of design, digital media, and interaction.

This senior position role requires exceptional leadership and communication skills in both written and oral presentations. A Creative Director at Leviathan leads by example with a hands-on approach, must be a master team builder and above all have excellent design and CG skills. Part pitch and part project, the CD is responsible for both crafting creative treatments in response to RFPs and executing numerous running projects to completion.

The CD will remain in constant pursuit of original concepts, designs, and technical approaches. A sharp sense of visual aesthetic traversing the arts, experiential design, interactive and visual communication is essential. He or she should have an understanding of appropriate technology and techniques used in all facets of the CG and video production process. A talented diplomat, the CD must have an in-depth awareness of client needs and how to lead them through the creative process, to achieve stellar results.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • 5+ Years Creative Direction Experience
  • Strong understanding of UX, interaction design, motion design, technology, and usability
  • Brings enthusiasm and skills that help others generate and create innovative solutions
  • Creates inspiring work and inspires others to do the same
  • Highly skilled in developing and selling creative ideas
  • Strong communication skills in written and oral presentations
  • Ability to craft and deliver insightful presentations to client partners and internal teams
  • Works equally well as a team member or a project leader
  • Know when to push your team and when to back off
  • Breaks the rules and tests creative limits

 

BONUS

  • Knowledge / experience with simulations of natural systems using computational design tools (Houdini, Processing, TouchDesigner, etc.)
  • Experience with computational / generative design
  • Experience realizing / translating creative in real-time systems
  • Ability to contribute to email chains consisting exclusively of GIFs

 

PERKS

Leviathan offers a competitive salary, 100% employer paid health and dental, vision, 401(k) matching, paid vacation, sick leave and holiday.

  • Fast paced work environment with great people who love what they do.
  • Leviathan is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). We strongly support diversity in the workforce.


To all recruitment agencies Leviathan does not accept agency resumes. Leviathan is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

 
To apply, email careers@weareenvoy.com a link to your website, CV, a short bio of yourself, and specifically why you’re interested in Leviathan. No cover letters.

GENERALIST CG TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Leviathan Chicago is growing! We are on the search for a talented CG Generalist TD to join our team. If you are a mid to senior level Generalists with experience of Maya and/or Houdini and an interest in TouchDesigner and real-time CG softwares we would love to hear from you. This role requires a broad knowledge and experience of the entire CG pipeline, with a focus on producing sophisticated visual effects and/or CG look development. Tasks may include lighting, shading, rendering, dynamics, and particle-based FX.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Excellent knowledge of Houdini and Maya – TouchDesigner a plus
  • Solid asset building skills, including modeling and texturing and some rigging
  • Ability to develop, execute, light, render and test comp FX sequences is a must
  • Strong understanding of lighting/shading/texturing principles and techniques
  • Working knowledge of Arnold
  • A thorough understanding of the techniques and technologies relating to FX simulation and procedural animation
  • Solid understanding of animation with an eye for design in motion
  • Familiarity with pipeline issues, especially working between multiple packages
  • Familiarity with scripting e.g. python, hscript or mel
  • A working knowledge of at least one compositing application (e.g. Nuke) and a solid understanding of the compositing process
  • Commercial experience including being able to quote timescale and bid for projects appropriately would be an advantage
  • Outstanding ability to lead a team
  • Strong communication skills are critical. Must be able to work within a team, take direction and exercise attention to detail in a fast-paced production environment
  • Must be self-motivated, a team player and organised
  • Ability to problem solve and predict potential problems with assigned tasks
  • Ability to work well under pressure and open to working flexible hours
  • Sincere interest in physical / interactive installations

 

PERKS

Leviathan offers a competitive salary, 100% employer paid health and dental, vision, 401(k) matching, paid vacation, sick leave and holiday.

  • Fast paced work environment with great people who love what they do.
  • Leviathan is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). We strongly support diversity in the workforce.

 

To all recruitment agencies Leviathan does not accept agency resumes. Leviathan is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


To apply, email careers@weareenvoy.com.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER (PROPOSAL FOCUS)

Leviathan is looking for a talented Graphic Designer to focus on New Business Proposals. Working on proposals and pitches at Leviathan is an exciting opportunity to stretch your imagination and flex your design potential while working alongside some of the best talent in the industry on innovative campaigns for top-tier brands.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Include; style frames, layout design, logo design, brand design, photo retouching, design research, collaboration, icon design, stock footage research, storyboarding, print design, and specifically presentation design.

 

REQUISITES

  • Adobe creative suite proficiency – Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
  • Video and image research skills
  • Excellent type design and layout skills
  • Strong communication skills are critical. Must be able to work within a team, taking direction and exercising attention to detail in a fast-paced production environment
  • Team-positive attitude
  • Strong, proven time management skills
  • Sincere interest in physical / interactive installations

 

PERKS

Leviathan offers a competitive salary, 100% employer paid health and dental, vision, 401(k) matching, paid vacation, sick leave and holiday.

  • Fast paced work environment with great people who love what they do.
  • Leviathan is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). We strongly support diversity in the workforce.


To all recruitment agencies Leviathan does not accept agency resumes. Leviathan is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


To apply, email careers@weareenvoy.com a link to your website, CV, a short bio of yourself, and specifically why you’re interested in Leviathan. No cover letters. 

GRAPHIC DESIGNER (UI/UX Focus)

Leviathan is seeking a multifaceted graphic designer with with an interest in UI/UX design, presentation materials, and consumer experience.  Qualified applicants will be recent graduates with a major in Visual Communication or related degree.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Include; style frames, layout design, logo design, brand design, photo retouching, design research, collaboration, icon design, print design, and/or presentation design.

 

REQUISITES

  • Must have knowledge of the type of work we do and be interested in designing for experiential content
  • Possess the desire to work and learn from a team of artists, technologists, and designers
  • Must prove rockstar skills with InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
  • Proficient skills in graphic design (composition, typography, branding, image making) and translation to motion media, including 2D and 3D animation
  • Hand sketching and design ability
  • Interest in helping to develop Storyboards / Architectural renderings
  • Basic knowledge of motion design, interactive installations, and architectural visualization are a plus

 

PERKS

Leviathan offers a competitive salary, 100% employer paid health and dental, vision, 401(k) matching, paid vacation, sick leave and holiday.

  • Fast paced work environment with great people who love what they do.
  • Leviathan is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). We strongly support diversity in the workforce.


To all recruitment agencies Leviathan does not accept agency resumes. Leviathan is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


To apply, email careers@weareenvoy.com a link to your website, CV, a short bio of yourself, and specifically why you’re interested in Leviathan. No cover letters. 

PRODUCER

Leviathan is looking for a Producer with hands-on experience overseeing projects that blend interaction, animation/post-production, live action and physical installations. A candidate for this position will be detail-oriented and strategically minded, and be able to analyze opportunities and navigate through day-to-day challenges with calm focus. Must be able to own projects in an inclusive-yet-decisive way, with respect for both creative and client objectives.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Drive the concept development, production and delivery phases across multiple platforms.
  • Assess opportunities with creative director, weighing production approach against creative needs, timeline and financial realities.
  • Think strategically while managing detailed execution of multiple projects at a time.
  • Constantly identify project risks, requirements and larger opportunities.
  • Manage and motivate teams of creatives directors, designers, editors, developers, fabricators, and other outside vendors.
  • Communicate clearly and consistently with executive team, finance, project team, and peers.
  • Manage client expectations and take responsibility for quality of service and completion of deliverables.
  • Compile and negotiate bids, ensure work is inline with the payment schedule, and take proactive approach to keep budget on track throughout the life of the project.
  • Be proactive, positive, transparent, inclusive, and honest.

 

REQUISITE SKILLS

  • 3+ years in the industry or related experience
  • Experience with various project types:  web, mobile, video, brand and experiential
  • Hands-on, tangible management of production teams
  • Excellent client management skills
  • Demonstrated experience running large-scale/budget projects
  • Experience with international projects a plus
  • Ability to communicate across multiple disciplines
  • Excellent negotiation skills with both clients and internal partners
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Must have strong presentation, verbal and written skills
  • Understanding of project management, work-flow and infrastructure
  • Must think quickly under pressure, as well as motivate, engage and manage the team
  • Must play well with others

 

PERKS

Leviathan offers a competitive salary, 100% employer paid health and dental, vision, 401(k) matching, paid vacation, sick leave and holiday.

  • Fast paced work environment with great people who love what they do.
  • Leviathan is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). We strongly support diversity in the workforce.

To all recruitment agencies Leviathan does not accept agency resumes. Leviathan is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


To apply, email careers@weareenvoy.com a link to your website, CV, a short bio of yourself, and specifically why you’re interested in Leviathan. No cover letters. 

CLIENT SERVICES

Leviathan is actively seeking our next best receptionist. This person is the first point-of-contact from greeting clients, answering phones, and in general helping to herd our creative cats.  Most importantly, we’re looking for a smart, personable, organized individual with a keen ability to assemble a perfect playlist.  A great fit will be someone who is able to connect with a wide range of personalities and enjoys having a supporting role in a creative environment.

 

REQUISITE SKILLS

  • Strong communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
  • Some office or admin experience
  • Ability to maintain lists, prioritize, and multi-task
  • Ability to adapt to office systems and procedures
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently; a self-starter who can take initiative and be responsible for achieving assigned tasks with little oversight
  • Flexibility and willingness to support the team in wide-ranging capacities (expect to order lunch, answer phones, and research talent)

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Answer and direct phone calls
  • Organize and schedule meetings and appointments
  • Maintain contact lists
  • Order supplies and track expenses
  • Provide general office support for day-to-day activities
  • Provide support to producers by researching and/or contacting vendors, tracking job-related expenses, ordering, shipping and tracking supplies
  • Help coordinate inter-office activities
  • Book travel
  • Collect and reconcile expense reports for accounting
  • Be an outstanding host/hostess to visitors and clients

 

PERKS

Leviathan offers a competitive salary, 100% employer paid health and dental, vision, 401(k) matching, paid vacation, sick leave and holiday.

  • Fast paced work environment with great people who love what they do.
  • Leviathan is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). We strongly support diversity in the workforce.

To all recruitment agencies Leviathan does not accept agency resumes. Leviathan is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

 

To apply, email careers@weareenvoy.com

Software Engineer

Leviathan is seeking an innovative, passionate, and exceptionally detailed creative coder to join us full-time. You will handle the development of interactive projects and work on a variety of client work alongside a team of talented and passionate digital artists and engineers. Typical projects include custom multi-user touchscreen and sensor-based interactives, projection mapping and creative digital installations.

 

PERSONALITY

  • Self-driven with the ability to pick up new technologies quickly
  • Excitement for technology; constantly striving to be ahead of the curve
  • Ability to adapt in a dynamic team environment of 3D artists, technologists and designers
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts in a clear concise manner, written and verbal
  • Proactive problem solver, a quick thinker and creative

 

REQUISITE SKILLS

  • Demonstrate experience working with creative coding frameworks or game engines, such as Unreal Engine, Unity, TouchDesigner, openFrameworks, Cinder, Processing or THREE.js
  • Experience in Python, C++, GLSL, or WebGL
  • 3D asset pipeline experience; utilizing prebaked assets or re-creating programmatically
  • Demonstrate experience with interactive environment design, installation art via technologies such as projection mapping, light control, motion tracking, and graphic design

 

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of two years experience working as a software engineer
  • Experience with 3D software platforms (Maya, Houdini, Cinema 4D) preferred
  • Knowledge of “full stack” web development and frameworks (Javascript, Node.js, Angular, React, Backbone, MongoDB or SQL databases)
  • API Integration Experience
  • Interest in physical computing (Arduino & Raspberry Pi)
  • Working knowledge of communication protocols (UDP & OSC)
  • UI/UX Design

 

To apply, email your resume to careers@weareenvoy.com. No cover letter required.

MOTION DESIGNER

Leviathan is seeking a multifaceted motion designer to join the team. The talents of this creative member will be drawn upon to drive the creation of innovative content for a wide range of clients, media and platforms, ranging from broadcast to large-scale interactive installations.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

You will be an inspired ideator and problem-solver. A skilled and eternally curious craftsperson. An eager collaborator and most importantly, a good-natured human who wants to work with an exceptionally talented group of creatives. You’ll not only help design the visual ideas, but be a key player in making those visions move.

 

REQUISITE SKILLS

  • Outstanding skill in graphic design with a sincere interest in conceptual and spatial thinking;
  • Strong leadership skills with a highly collaborative attitude;
  • Experience in creating motion media for physical spaces (e.g. businesses, installations, exhibits, events, retail);
  • Experience creating style frames and storyboards for high profile brands;
  • Master of fonts with strong typography and animation skills;
  • Must be able to demonstrate the understanding of how design translates to motion media and physical space;
  • Expert knowledge of the Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) and Adobe AfterEffects; with knowledge of other 3D applications (Cinema 4D and/or Maya)
  • Basic understanding of NUKE is a plus;
  • Ability to scope and provide accurate time estimates;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to articulate and present a strong creative point of view;
  • Strong understanding of the production process and ability to execute and idea from blank-page ideation through delivery;
  • 3-5 years of experience in a digital agency or production studio environment

 

To apply, email careers@weareenvoy.com with an outstanding portfolio and a brief cover letter detailing how your experiences and interests might align with ours.

 

FREELANCE ARTISTS – VARIOUS

True, we’re a well-equipped studio, but every now and then we still need the help from creative and technical specialists. Here’s where you come in, talented freelance artists! From writers and concept artists to 3D artists, motion designers, software engineers, and producers, we’re always on the lookout for superior talent.

If you look through our portfolio–feel somewhat inspired and think to yourself, “I need to work with these people!”, perfect. Send us link to your work along with a short note about yourself and if and when we see a fit someone from a project will reach out.

For consideration Freelancers will have:

  • 3+ years of client experience
  • A professional CV listing at least three different clients
  • Ability to demonstrate superior skills in relevant software
  • Ability to provide credible employment references
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Contact careers@weareenvoy.com.