Joshua Cohen is a Principal at Fat Pencil Studio
You’ll be using visual tools to help attorneys investigate and present the most important elements of their case. The objective may be to synchronize and compile security camera footage. Or it could be to visualize a vehicle crash, a crime scene, a conceptual diagram or a presentation slide deck. Check out our portfolio to see examples.
You’ll enjoy a fast-paced work environment, which typically requires projects to be completed in a matter of days or weeks. When we’re busy you’ll be working on several projects simultaneously. At other times, you’ll be assisting with marketing efforts by writing blog posts and reaching out to colleagues in the profession. Our office environment is casual, and the work schedule is flexible to allow work/life balance. However, you’ll be challenged to do great work and occasionally put in extra hours to meet deadlines.
During the pandemic, our team worked from home. Now that vaccines are available, we are excited to transition back to collaborating in person. Currently, we are following a hybrid schedule, with staff working in the office 2-3 days every week, and working from home the remaining days. (If work from home is not a great option for you, our office is available full time.)
The starting wage for this position is $24-$28 per hour, depending on experience. You’ll be part of a small company with strong growth potential, so rapid advancement is possible. Fat Pencil Studio is an equal opportunity employer and offers paid time off, health insurance, and retirement savings benefits.
Skills & Experience
We’re looking for a person with an educational background in art/design with 2+ years of work experience that includes video production and motion graphics. You’ll need to demonstrate an ability to:
- Review a draft page layout and suggest specific improvements based on fundamental principles graphic design.
- Write brief captions and draw a storyboard to illustrate a sequence of events described in a written narrative.
- Synchronize video clips filmed from different angles, and use motion graphics to highlight specific people & actions.
We use Adobe Creative Suite for 2d illustration, page layout, video editing and motion graphics. We use Keynote and PowerPoint for slide presentations and SketchUp for 3d modeling. Proficiency with these tools is a plus, but not a requirement.
This is not a typical design job. The subject matter can be highly complex, is sometimes gruesome, and is almost always confidential. We often work on behalf of people who have experienced tragic loss, or who have been accused of terrible crimes. But everyone deserves a chance to have their story heard, and we take pride in helping our clients tell these stories in the most visually compelling way possible.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please write a letter of introduction that explains why you want to work at Fat Pencil Studio, and what experience has prepared you to be successful with items 1-3 listed above. We’ll also want to review your resume and work samples. Please send application materials via email to <email@example.com>. We will begin reviewing applications on Sep 1st, and the position will remain open until filled.