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Sound Ideas Overview:
Sound Ideas is a creative agency specializing in design, marketing strategy, branding, 3D illustration and animation, video production, and large-scale meeting planning. Our clients primarily include Medical Device and Orthopaedics companies. We also serve global agencies and regional clients.

Job Description:
As graphic designer, you will design, develop, and produce visual media for corporate, marketing, sales, advertising, public relations, and instructional uses. You will have the opportunity to work with experienced creative and account professionals. We have a very relaxed environment and appreciate personal experience and practical wisdom. Your thoughts and ideas will always be valued and brought into consideration. Because we have a large variety of specialties and a small staff, this position will have a component of flexibility to fill in other areas where assistance may be needed. This includes video shoots in addition to large meeting production with possible travel.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s level degree in graphic design
• Preferred 2-3 years professional experience
• Adobe Suite experience. (Premier and After Effects are a huge bonus)
• High degree of creativity, problem solving and latitude is expected
• Ability to work independently in a team environment

Job Scope:
• Creates and executes design concepts and develops artwork (graphic images, illustrations) for a variety of materials, including ads, direct mail, Web sites, brochures, publications and other collateral.
• Consults with Creative Director to evaluate individual project needs,
• Contributes to overall branding efforts by assisting with execution, timing, and follow-up of marketing and communication strategies.
• Participates in planning, creating, and implementing various communication projects as requested by the Creative Director.
• Stays current on advances and trends in the fields of graphic design production and marketing
For immediate consideration, please send resume along with your portfolio to – crystal@getsoundideas.com

Come Join Our Team

Videographer & Motion Graphics Editor

Sound Ideas Overview:

Sound Ideas is a creative agency, located in Columbia City, Indiana, that understands and meets our clients’ challenges. Our team specializes in design, marketing strategy, branding, 3D illustration and animation, video production, large-scale meeting planning and more. Our focus markets are Medical Device and Orthopaedics companies. We also serve global agencies and regional manufacturers.

Job Description:

The Videographer & Motion Graphics Editor will work to create high-end video content. He or she will have the opportunity to incorporate current and emerging technologies into their creative work. They must have proficiency in shooting, lighting, and audio; and also in Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects.

The ideal candidate must be able to make decisions on their feet; translate key messages into video; handle multiple assignments while maintaining budgets and on-time delivery; and be willing to work flexible hours with occasional travel. Working well with the team and our clients is a must.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in video production
  • Preferred 1-2 years professional video experience
  • Light, shoot and edit video as well as create motion graphics for multiple delivery formats
  • Proficiency working with: Mac, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Cinema 4D, Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • High degree of creativity, problem solving and latitude is expected
  • Ability to work independently in a team environment

Job Scope:

  • Propose creative treatments for video projects
  • Maintain video equipment
  • Accurately catalog and file footage for future and archival purposes
  • Stay current on advances and trends in the fields of video production and motion graphics; make recommendations for future upgrades and purchases of equipment when necessary
  • Travel and Filming: 15% – 25% of total time

For immediate consideration, please send resume along with link to your demo reel to – crystal@getsoundideas.com

Negative Space is Positive Space

By Matt Wilson

Being an optimistic individual, I love to study the negative elements in graphic design. No, not the bad composition, abusive use of horrible fonts or the utilization of clip art brazenly selected from a 4-inch thick catalog. But rather the genius use of negative space to strengthen a design and communicate a thought. Always look for the negative when closely inspecting a graphic. You never know what you’ll find.

Without diving into the nitty-gritty of figure-ground reversal and the Japanese word Ma, negative space is simply the online casino space that surrounds and defines the subject (positive space) of a piece. If used properly, this often-overlooked element of design can bring balance, a whole new side of the story, and can quickly become the TRUE subject of an image. From the classic arrow strategically placed in the FedEx logo to the simple shapes created by of one of my favorite graphic artists Noma Bar, negative space can be a powerful tool in designing. Negative space is positive space.

Negative Space

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