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Creative Animator

Department: MARKETING
Location: New York, NY

About Us

AIChE, founded in 1908, is a professional society of more than 60,000 chemical engineers in 110 countries. Its members work in corporations, universities, and government, using their knowledge of chemical processes to develop safe and useful products for the benefit of society. AIChE fosters and disseminates chemical engineering knowledge, assists the professional and personal growth of its members, and applies the expertise of its members to address societal needs and improve the quality of life. Through its varied programs, AIChE continues to be a focal point for information exchange on the frontiers of chemical engineering research in such areas as energy, sustainability, biological and environmental engineering, nanotechnology, and chemical plant safety and security.

Position Summary

AIChE is looking for a strong Creative Animator to join our Design team. Our Creative Animator has experience working on multiple projects advising on the best way to animate projects including educational materials. This role will collaborate regularly with several stakeholders simultaneously with direction from the Graphic Design & Marketing Manager. The role requires 2D/3D skills and someone who enhances projects because of their creative ideas helping to produce high

quality, effective training materials and other content.


The individual will be responsible for designing and creating a variety of artistic media, among other tasks including but not limited to:

  • Create, edit, and manipulate 2D/3D models, drawings, graphics, illustrations, and animations
  • Work with team members to receive, interpret, and negotiate content requests and produce results
  • Read scripts and storylines to understand graphic and animation requirements
  • Prepare presentations with raw designs to customers, team members, and SMEs
  • Develop storyboards for the initial stages of production
  • Participate in content editing process, if required
  • Work with external vendors when required
  • Work with key stakeholders and Education team to determine artistic needs of particular projects and timelines
  • Implement/use tools to track media requests and report on results statistics
  • Work with experts to determine what is to be learned
  • Ensure media meets request requirements
  • Apply quality compliance website standards and 508 accessibility when applicable


  • Ability to convert technical or complex information into easily understood visual content
  • Knowledge of 2D/3D, stop motion and computer-generated animation
  • Familiarity with eLearning platforms, standards, and practices
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally, both verbally and in writing
  • Strong active listening and decision-making skills
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills; strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to show initiative and tackle challenges and opportunities not previously mentioned
  • Demonstrated experience working with volunteers, faculty, and senior management
  • Demonstrated ability to plan timelines, implement projects and complete milestones
  • Comfortable with budget restrictions


  • Communicator
  • Collaborator
  • Team player
  • Attention to details
  • Strong organizational & planning skills
  • Adaptable

Software Proficiencies

  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite 365 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel & Outlook)
  • Adobe Photoshop, Premier and Illustrator
  • CGI software 3ds Max (Sketch and Rhino a plus)
  •  Autodesk Maya
  • GIMP
  • CorelDRAW
  • Articulate 360 (Storyline and Rise) a plus but not required

Education & Work Experience Requirements

  • Bachelorís degree in computer animation, 3D/graphic design, fine arts or relevant field
  • Familiarity with instructional design process and theories and the creation of training content and development process
  • Proven experience in 2D/3D animation with 3-5 years of relevant work experience required; 5-7 years a plus

To learn more go to: Institute for Learning & Innovation

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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