We're looking for the fearless. Inventors. Storytellers. Entrepreneurs. Those who want to defy convention, craft amazing work, and shape the future of entertainment. Sound interesting? Click through to check out our available positions.SEE OPEN POSITIONS
A sophisticated, multi-phased campaign that introduced fans and new audiences to the rich story world around Prometheus through a potent mix of social, traditional, and transmedia storytelling.READ ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN
What is Real? What is Recall? Find out in this mind-bending new trailer we cut for Len Wiseman's re-interpretation of Philip K. Dick's short story "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale."SEE THE TRAILER
An electrifying brand campaign that put fans at the center of the experience, combining elements of social, traditional, and transmedia into a perfect storm of relevance, reach, and resonance.SEE THE CAMPAIGN
Crumbling skyscrapers. Bane standing over the broken cowl of the Caped Crusader. We designed two iconic teaser posters for the epic conclusion to Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, giving Dark Knight fans a brief hint at what's to come.SEE THE TEASER ART
In just six short years, Ignition's print team has come to be recognized as an industry leader thanks to their hard work and their innovative approach to design. Recently, the Huffington Post chatted with some key members of our print team to talk about their work, their inspirations, and the explosive growth of their reputation. Check it out!
In today's media climate, launching a new mega-franchise like Lionsgate's The Hunger Games requires a nuanced, holistic brand strategy encompassing digital, print, A/V, and every other marketing pillar. On the eve of the Hunger Games' record-breaking opening weekend, the New York Times took an in-depth look at the marketing strategy Ignition and Lionsgate worked together to execute, examining how the plan came together - and why it worked so well.
The Hunger Games fandom is one of the most vocal and active fanbases on the internet - but turning their enthusiasm into a record-breaking opening weekend for the film adaptation required a finely-tuned social strategy guided by a nuanced narrative. Fast Company went inside the Hunger Games social machine to explore the strategies and tactics Ignition and Lionsgate used to whip the fans into a frenzy - and took a close look at what made them so successful.
If you want to stand out from the crowd at Comic-Con, you've got to go big - and for Comic-Con 2011, Ignition did just that when we created a massive 10'x11' touchscreen installation for Lionsgate's booth, which we call the TouchWall. Mashable stopped by the booth to go hands-on with the TouchWall - check out their rave review!
Ignition is a creative company that pioneers new forms of storytelling with technology. We create unique brand experiences that are meaningful, entertaining, useful, and beautiful.
As technology continues its unrelenting march on our attention spans, the disruptive approach to consumer marketing is turning out to be fraught with problems. Consumers ultimately expect their interactions with brands to be more relevant, inclusive, and less self-serving. We work with our partners to forge meaningful relationships between brand and consumer. Every project starts with the question "What do people want?" We then follow the answers wherever they might lead. Whether we end up telling a story, cutting a trailer, designing a curation strategy, or inventing a new product, one thing is always clear: if it's not entertaining, social, or useful, it shouldn't exist.
Tens of thousands of years ago, human beings were telling one another stories. Nowadays, we still consume narratives through a multitude of entertainment and advertising media. The influence of technology has changed stories, and presented brands with a broad array of opportunities to engage consumers and those who influence them. Storytelling sometimes gets lost in this shuffle. We believe story should be put first. We believe in using new technology and new channels to break the limits imposed by traditional media and open up the vast terra incognita of Neverland to our audiences. Above all, we believe in telling great stories that emotionally engage in the absence of media. At Ignition, story is king.
Fear is a repelling force that tells us to back off, compromise, or stay inside of our comfort zone. By its nature, it is the archenemy of the creative process. We pride ourselves in our ability to destroy this force. Removing fear allows us to take initiative and commit ourselves to invention. It allows us to act on instinct and take risks; to take on challenges others might avoid; to play, discover, and look at things in a unique way. Most of all, it allows us to defy convention and make great work happen.
Culture is innately derivative. We make things out of other things - building endlessly on what came before. Devoting time and energy to the invention of an idea whose parts and pieces are wholly original is a destructive and ultimately wasteful process. We believe that creativity is simply the act of recombinance: cobbling together existing ideas and influences into a new, more useful configuration. This definition of creativity makes the act of invention less daunting, more agile, and ultimately less expensive. Our creative process relies on three core principles: (1) Capture - the act of cataloguing a diversity of experience, perspectives, methods, and ideas (2) Connection - the act of thinking across boundaries, building associations, and putting old knowledge into a new context (3) Creation - the process of initiation, iteration, and implementation.
We don't believe in turnkey processes or solutions. Exceptional work comes from relationships that are built on an investment in open communication and active collaboration between key stakeholders. As marketing becomes increasingly rooted in technology, we believe the distinct lines between client and agency should become blurred. Truly meaningful creative products cannot be created without deep agency-client collaboration at every step of the process.
Back in the 1950s, Bill Bernbach broke down creative silos by formalizing the copywriter/art director team. Nowadays, advertising is a more complex business. Creative companies require a structure that can adhere to any challenge. This is why we focus on finding and cultivating "creative divergents;" that is, people who are armed with a world-class expertise within a specific discipline, and the ability to branch out using a broader skillset - evolving with each new project or technology and contributing ideas to any situation to get things done. We then take individual "creative divergents" and organize them into multidisciplinary teams that consist of a mix of designers, engineers, writers, strategists, and other disciplines. Every team doesn't have the same genotype, but each team sticks together, working on creative products from beginning to end. Our approach to collaboration and team problem-solving is deeply ingrained in our culture, and it is why we continue to create great work.
People usually tend to work on a problem until they arrive at a solution that's simply good enough. They give in too early and end up with a product that is inevitably less than elegant. The truth is that good enough never is. You can't be sort of remarkable. It's all or nothing. Pursuing better is about perseverance. It's an unfailing commitment to ask the question "Is there a better way?" At Ignition, we are driven by an ethos of curiosity and a commitment to chase perfection through relentless incremental improvement. Big leaps through small steps.
Quantifying and analyzing the success of a campaign is a little like trying to chase a shark - you're trying to catch something that never stops moving. At Ignition, we prefer to measure our successes according to a single, simple, universal metric: how well do our efforts ultimately help our clients sell their products? Sure, we're always tracking new metrics and implementing unconventional measurement strategies that help make our campaigns stronger and more engaging for the users we reach, but when the rubber meets the road, we understand that creative work that doesn't follow through on this promise is ultimately a waste of our clients' time and money - not to mention our own creativity.
We're after talented people who are just as passionate about storytelling, technology, and pop culture as we are. Sound interesting? Check out our available positions below.
We're seeking social media gurus who can curate content for a wide range of clients, sculpt a dynamic editorial calendar, and make sense of social media trends. Candidates must be highly attuned to listening, encouraging, and monitoring the community voice. High-level concepting, strategic thinking, and writing skills are also essential to this position.APPLY NOW
We're looking for one of the top creative minds in digital - someone capable of leading teams to create the world's best creative products for web, mobile, social, video, built spaces, and other media. You are a swiss-army knife of creativity, a visionary, creator, motivator, leader, salesman, mentor, and above all, a master orchestrator. We want you to help us expand into new frontiers and further our quest to define the future of entertainment.APPLY NOW
We're seeking a kick-ass, idea-driven copywriter with a passion for storytelling and all forms of advertising. You've got a sharp writing portfolio that shows creatively fresh, strategically sound ideas across a multitude of formats. You are adept at your craft and can write compelling copy for all types of clients and challenges. You can adapt to the tone and voice of each client and project. You are highly collaborative and work well in a multi-disciplinary team environment. If this sounds like you, we've got a desk with your name it.APPLY NOW
Running a campaign takes more than vision - it takes foresight, careful planning, and the ability to run through every conceivable iteration to find the right mix. We're looking for candidates who live to discover the latest tools, platforms, apps, services, and other cornerstones of digital media - and who know how to weave them all together into a single, blisteringly compelling campaign narrative.APPLY NOW
We're looking for a well-versed art director with a fluent comprehension of digital and traditional advertising - someone that is a brilliant thinker and a methodical craftsman. You work amazingly well in a multi-disciplinary team environment. You are passionate about problem-solving, excel at presenting ideas, and have a strong literacy of code, animation, and film production. Applicants MUST have strong visual design skills and the ability to lead production efforts.APPLY NOW
We're seeking a dynamic editor to join us in our team-oriented, fast-paced environment. Position requires strong creative and design skills, as well as the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks. Candidate will collaborate in the selection of music, graphics, narration and other departments in order to create the final product. Candidate has exceptional verbal and written communication skills, as well as a bachelor's degree with 3 - 5 years of related experience; Avid and Isis experience are a plus.APPLY NOW
We're looking for an assistant editor to prepare and organize project materials through all stages of the digital, non-linear video editing process. Includes creating Avid projects, digitizing media, importing graphics, creating media logs and the exporting of media files and sequences to video tape, etc. Must have working knowledge of: FTP, AVID, ISIS, Quicktime Pro, Filemaker, email, Internet and basic computer file systems. Knowledge of: machine room, general network storage, waveform monitors, vectorscopes and professional videotape formats.APPLY NOW
We're seeking a meticulous production artist with pixels in their blood. You will work closely with our art directors, designers, and developers, providing support by translating approved creative and wireframes and prepping files for production. You should be extremely organized and have experience with web production workflow in a fast-paced environment. Candidates must be proficient in Photoshop and Illustrator.APPLY NOW
We're in search of motion graphics designers who will work and grow with an established group of designers, art directors, producers, editors and 3D specialists. Must have a thorough understanding of After Effects and Cinema 4d. Experience compositing images, compositing with footage and 2D image manipulation is required, as well as strong design sense. Will contribute to and support the senior team with all studio output, including cleaning or creating supporting graphical elements, building out designs, implementing final build,
save-outs to technical specifications
and assembling delivery assets.
Ideal candidate will work and grow with an established group of designers, art directors, producers, editors and other 3D specialists to produce various high-profile projects, and support graphic design and animation of marketing initiatives. Must have thorough knowledge of 3D (animation, FX, modeling, texturing, lighting, scripting, shading, rendering, rigging); superior working knowledge of 3D production pipeline and post production process. Have extensive knowledge of Maya and/or XSI and/or 3DMax, and have a solid understanding of CG workflow, Arnold, After Effects, Photoshop. Problem solving, shot conceptualization, pre-visualization and fast-paced teamwork skills - a must.APPLY NOW
You're a concept-driven visual problem solver with a proven portfolio of work. You are fluent in a range of design styles and disciplines: illustration, typography, motion, layout, color, grid systems, identity, etc. You can transform complex ideas into brilliant visual systems that are conceptual, beautiful, and functional. You're highly competent in all of the latest software. If this describes you nicely, give us a shout.APPLY NOW
Ideal candidate will demonstrate superior concept, design, and executional skills by sketching concepts for photo shoots and art directing shoots as necessary, designing and building a full range of advertising materials, including logos, 1-sheets, outdoor, in-theater, consumer, and promotional items, and overseeing production of finished art to insure its quality. Bachelor's Degree in graphic design or related field and 5-6 years of relevant work experience preferred.APPLY NOW
Ideal candidate will demonstrate strong concept, design, and executional skills. You will develop concepts, participate in brainstorming for photo shoots, contributing to logo presentations, design and build comps. Candidate will report to Sr. Art Director in a team oriented. Bachelor's Degree in graphic design or related field and 1-2 years of relevant work experience preferred.APPLY NOW
Lead motion graphics and interface design on our ad team, where we work hard to engage users with unforgettable experiences across all screens. Develop creative strategy for entire banner campaigns by collaborating closely with clients, developers, and technology partners to bring your vision to the masses.APPLY NOW
With over a billion new connected devices every year, the rich media field is changing fast. We're seeking developers passionate about crafting tools that empower design teams to solve unique challenges.APPLY NOW
Ideal candidate must be adept at designing and creating photo realistic environments using paint techniques and photo references via Photoshop. Candidate must have a strong understanding of drawing, (construction of shapes, perspective and geometry), values and color, and good photographic knowledge as well as experience with HDRI in a 2D environment. Bachelor's Degree in graphic design or related field and 1-2 years of relevant work experience preferred.APPLY NOW
Ideal candidate will prepare our final trailers/promos for final mix sessions and ensure that all picture and audio is in the best form that it can be before delivery. The Finishing AE is responsible for ensuring that the final delivery requirements and specifications are met. As this individual will conduct final review before delivery, it is essential that the candidate is extremely detail-oriented and highly skilled in the areas of overcutting, onlining, conforming, versioning out, tape deck operations and QC'ing.APPLY NOW
The ideal candidate will work and grow with an established group of designers, art directors, producers, editors and 3D specialists to produce various high profile projects. Must have experience compositing images, compositing with footage and 2D image manipulation, ability to generate and create broadcast ready ideas, have strong design sense, etc. Be able to contribute to and support the senior team with all studio output, including cleaning or creating supporting graphical elements, building out designs, implementing final build, save-outs to technical specifications and assemble delivery assets. Ensure the quality of work developed by the studio Strong sense of self-motivation and initiative, works well as part of a team and alone, have aptitude to participate in all aspects of creating final products, and have a great sense of typography.APPLY NOW
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