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The Project Manager will coordinate projects across Bare Tree’s licensing and creative departments and act as ambassador and liaison between BTM and brand partners. They will oversee project statuses from pre-to-post-production, communicate (and frequently check-in) with freelancers, clients, and project leads to ensure projects are on track, and be responsible for troubleshooting and getting ahead of production issues in real-time to ensure production remains as smooth and efficient as possible.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and execute projects, including: working with project lead to define project goals and scope, budgeting and scheduling project, and communicating with internal Bare Tree employees and external clients, partners, and stakeholders during all phases of production.
  • Translate client business goals into realistic production requirements and guide stakeholders through all phases of the project with warmth and intelligence, anticipating their needs and responding accordingly.
  • Manage all phases of the project to ensure the project remains on track, flagging, addressing, and resolving any issues that impede production.
  • Schedule and manage ongoing project meetings and check-ins (via email, calls, or video-chats) as needed, both internally and externally.
  • Assign work to creatives on the day-to-day based on schedule availability and skillset; track current projects, create new ones, and archive old ones.
  • Create new project folders to house all project files through all phases of production, including discovery documents, concept pitches, working files, final deliverables, and demos or promotional images.
  • Provide regular project status updates internally (within workflow tool).

Qualifications:

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Exemplary written and verbal communication skills
  • Budget development and tracking experience
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Excellent time-management
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work on, track, and schedule multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficiency in Google Apps (docs/slides/sheets) and Office suite (Excel/Word/PowerPoint)
  • A positive / “can-do” attitude

Nice to Have:

  • Familiarity with project workflow tools (e.g. Asana, Monday, Slack, Discord, Dropbox, etc.)
  • Familiarity with export process and packaging design files (PDF; PSD; AI; GIF)
  • A background in or familiarity with design, animation and the creative process
  • Previous experience in project management / client-facing roles
  • A strong understanding of web/Internet culture and trends

Benefits:

  • Paid company holidays
  • Flexible paid Personal Time Off ( PTO days )
  • 401K Retirement Plan with company contributions
  • Health Insurance Reimbursement Plan

Due to COVID-19 precautions, our team has been effectively working remotely from our homes, and will transition to a hybrid policy mid-2022. The Project Manager role is based in Massachusetts. To be eligible for this role, all candidates must be a US citizen.

Meet our team

Bare Tree Media has an opening for a Senior 2D Animator & Illustrator to work on our design team, guide our creative team, liaison with our key clients, review briefs and assign projects. You will be part of a small team of graphic designers, illustrators and animators, and mentor by example. This is a creative-focused role and reports to the head of our design studio. Only candidates with prior experience overseeing creative direction of projects, and who have illustration and animation skills will be considered. You must currently reside in MA or a nearby New England state for consideration.

Responsibilities:

  • Review creative briefs for emojis, messaging stickers and GIFs issued by our key clients.
  • Work with our project manager to assign creative projects to our internal creative team and group of trusted freelancers.
  • Critique all digital design projects before submission to clients.
  • Take on a design role yourself and work on creative for assigned projects

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in digital Art and Design, preferably in Animation.
  • 3 – 5 years of experience in digital design
  • Team art & design lead/leadership experience as senior artist/animator or art/animation management.
  • Proficient in Adobe CC 2014: Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, After Effects
  • Familiar with the design of emojis, messaging stickers and GIFs

Benefits:

  • Paid company holidays
  • Flexible paid Personal Time Off ( PTO days )
  • 401K Retirement Plan with company contributions
  • Health Insurance Reimbursement Plan

Due to COVID-19 precautions, our team is currently working from home through the rest of 2021 and likely into early 2022. The Lead 2D Animator & Illustrator role is based in Massachusetts with the requirement to meet in person with management and teammates from time to time. To be eligible for this role, all candidates must be a US citizen.

Meet our team

At Bare Tree Media, we are building our AR program. Our next step is looking for a JavaScript-savvy AR Developer, interested in coding within and troubleshooting pre-existing AR platforms such as Lens Studio, Spark AR Studio, and Effect Creator.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop user interaction systems for lenses and AR experiences in the following programs: Effect Creator (Tiktok), Lens Studio (Snapchat), and Spark AR Studio(Facebook/Instagram)
  • Collaborate with other AR designers on the team to design per our client’s vision, creating a polished, deliverable AR experience
  • Work within estimated timelines/hours, set internally and by clients, to hit milestone deliverables through out project timelines
  • Use Bare Tree Media’s internal pipeline tools to stay organized: Asana for task management, DropBox for file management, EverHour for time-tracking, Discord for team discussions and messaging

Qualifications:

  • Experience navigating the AR programs / platforms listed above
  • Experience in JavaScript, a must in creating more advanced lenses
  • Familiar with node-based coding and or shader systems
  • Preferable to have game development experience
  • Bonus to have experience with 3D systems
  • A great communicator and ability to work in a small team environment, juggling multiple projects and responsibilities at a time
  • Prior experience in UX Design is a plus

Benefits:

  • Paid company holidays
  • Flexible paid Personal Time Off ( PTO days )
  • 401K Retirement Plan with company contributions
  • Health Insurance Reimbursement Plan
Meet our team

Bare Tree Media is a leading agency in providing high-profile brands with augmented reality experiences.  We are looking for a 3D Games FX/Design Generalist who is skilled in creating polished, low-poly 3D assets, preferably with experience in game design. Daily tasks will include creating assets from scratch or working with client’s pre-existing models and dimensions.

Responsibilities:

  • Design/produce game-ready assets using efficient geometry and texture set ups for the following programs: Effect Creator (Tiktok), Lens Studio (Snapchat), and Spark AR Studio(Facebook/Instagram)
  • Collaborate with other AR designers on the team to design per our client’s vision, creating a polished, deliverable AR experience
  • Work within estimated timelines/hours, set internally and by clients, to hit milestone deliverables through out project timelines
  • Use Bare Tree Media’s internal pipeline tools to stay organized: Asana for task management, DropBox for file management, EverHour for time-tracking, Discord for team discussions and messaging

Qualifications:

  • Portfolio demonstrating proficiency in 3D Art/Design, Game Effects, or related skill sets
  • Experience using programs such as Maya or Blender for modeling, texturing, and animation
  • Capability to create lean, efficient assets that fit within the small file size of our target platforms.
  • Ability to follow concise file-naming conventions and adhere to our internal file organization
  • Experience navigating the AR program/platforms listed above
  • Preferable to have previous experience in game development and design

Benefits:

  • Paid company holidays
  • Flexible paid Personal Time Off ( PTO days )
  • 401K Retirement Plan with company contributions
  • Health Insurance Reimbursement Plan
Meet our team

Bare Tree Media, a leader in creating branded digital experiences within popular mobile platforms, seeks a Mobile Messaging Sticker Designer to create stickers for our portfolio of licensed brands and internally owned IP. This is an independent contractor opportunity, and the role will be remotely based. Working closely with our Digital Producer, the Designer will be assigned to create fun, expressive digital stickers for publishing within apps like iMessage, Giphy, Google Play, LINE, and more!

Responsibilities:

  • Review creative briefs & create sticker packs in alignment with brand ideas and goals.
  • Arrange character art and type (as needed) to create expressive, attractive messaging stickers.
  • Understand and adhere to messaging stickers best practices and design guidelines.
  • Stay abreast of popular sticker trends
  • Be available to join calls with Digital Producer, and other members of the internal team.

Qualifications:

  • 1+ years of graphic design, or related industry work.
  • Previous experience creating messaging stickers (Big plus!!)
  • Portfolio demonstrating a strong understanding of typography, layout, and color theory.
  • High proficiency in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Illustration and Animation experience using Photoshop or After Effects.
  • A genuine love of and familiarity with messaging stickers, reaction GIFS, and related media.
  • Working knowledge of internet culture, trends, slang, and pop culture.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills and time-management skills. Must adhere to achieving objectives and deadlines on a timely basis.
  • Comfortable communicating over video calls such as Zoom and Google Hangouts.
  • Great attitude, and the ability to hit the ground running!
  • Must reside in the United States. As an independent contractor you will be required to complete IRS Form W-9, requesting taxpayer identification number and certification. Upon any services performed you and the IRS will be sent a form-1099.
learn about BTM

Bare Tree Media, a leader in creating branded digital experiences within popular mobile platforms, seeks a Mobile UI Designer to create our Samsung Galaxy Themes. This is an independent contractor opportunity, and the role will be remotely based. Working closely with our Digital Producer, you will be assigned to design visual UI, so a best-practices knowledge of color theory, mobile icon strategy, and user accessibility are important.

Responsibilities:

  • Curate color palette, character assets, typography and misc. design elements to create a cohesive Samsung Galaxy theme. Potentially LINE Themes as well.
  • Create mobile icon sets.
  • Be aware of & utilize current UI trends.
  • Be willing to work in and learn Samsung Themes Editor framework.
  • Be able to take character art, contextualize it with a motif or aesthetic, and translate it into attractive and user-friendly Samsung Galaxy mobile themes.
  • You should be flexible; able to expand upon existing concepts, create and identify solutions for specific UI states and use cases.

Qualifications:

  • 1+ years of graphic design, UI, or related industry work.
  • 1+ years of mobile theme design experience (preferred).
  • Familiarity with Samsung Theme Editor ( preferred)
  • Pattern or wallpaper design experience.
  • A portfolio demonstrating a strong understanding of design principles, typography, and color theory.
  • Ability to create attractive and interesting compositions that are mobile-friendly.
  • Ability to work within templates.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills and time-management skills.
  • Must adhere to achieving objectives and deadlines on a timely basis.
  • Comfortable communicating over video calls such as Zoom and Google Hangouts.
  • Familiarity with Samsung Galaxy Phones and themes.
  • Great attitude, and the ability to hit the ground running!
  • Must reside in the United States. As an independent contractor you will be required to complete IRS Form W-9, requesting taxpayer identification number and certification. Upon any services performed you and the IRS will be sent a form-1099.

If interested, we would love to hear from you! Send your resume + portfolio link to info@baretreemedia.com.

learn about BTM

Our team is always looking for talented freelancers to collaborate with! We need a wide range of talents for our projects, so whether you are an illustrator, animator, 3D artist, developer, AR artist, or something else creative-oriented, would love to hear from you!

Skills currently in demand

  • Illustrators
  • Designers
  • After Effects Animators
  • Cel Animators
  • 3D Artists
  • Developers (Experience in Lens Studio and/or Spark AR Studio is a plus!)

Get in touch

To be considered for our freelance roster, please send us an email with your portfolio to info@baretreemedia with ‘Freelance’ in the subject line.

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Project Coordinator

Bare Tree Media, a leader in creating branded digital experiences within popular mobile platforms, seeks an organized and dedicated Project Coordinator to manage projects across licensing and creative partners and act as ambassador and liaison between BTM and brand partners. The Proj. Coordinator will oversee project statuses, be responsible for ensuring projects are on track, and ensure that communication between BTM and partners is smooth and efficient.

Core Duties:

  • Work with art manager to track project statuses to assign projects to creatives, establish timelines, & ensure they are on track and progressing smoothly
  • Schedule new projects as they are proposed / introduced
  • Communicate with brand partners, as well as publishing and distribution partners
  • Download assets from client asset portals and organize them within company dropbox
  • Communicate with freelancers as needed on creative projects
  • Submit new licensed products for approval via email or respective client portals
  • Assess viability of new partnerships and platforms as needed

The Ideal Match Has:

  • A strong attention to detail
  • Good written and verbal communication skills and time-management skills
  • The ability to work on, track, and schedule multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • Familiarity with creating & packaging design files (PDF; PSD; AI; GIF)
  • The ability to troubleshoot issues and proactively problem-solve
  • Good comfort level working within templates, and learn quickly to use new software using a combination of guidance and their own resourcefulness
  • A great attitude, and the ability to hit the ground running!
  • United States residency & valid work status.

Preferred Qualities:

  • Familiarity with project workflow tools (Asana, Mediabox, Discord, and Dropbox specifically)
  • A background in or familiarity with graphic design, animation, AR, and the creative process
  • Previous experience in project management

If interested, we would love to hear from you! Send your resume + portfolio link to info@baretreemedia.com.

Learn more about Bare Tree Media

Bare Tree Media is a Massachusetts-based digital creative agency, specializing in branded experiences within popular mobile messaging and augmented reality platforms such as Apple iMessage, Facebook, Garfield, Google Play, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok and Twitter. Our clients include ABC Television, Cloudco, Disney, DreamWorks, NBC Universal, Netflix, SnapOn, T-Mobile, Twitter ArtHouse, United Artists Releasing, Warner Bros, and World Wildlife Fund.