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Motion Graphic Designer Fixed-price ‐ Posted 7 days ago

$50
Fixed-price

Intermediate
Experience level

Hi! We're looking for someone who's good with Motion Graphics. Someone who can do something like this - (sample video only : https://ww…

Motion Graphics Illustration Visual Effects
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Looking for GFX & VFX Design Artist Hourly ‐ Posted 7 days ago

30+ hrs/week
Hours needed

More than 6 months
Duration

Expert
Experience level

We are looking for a Freelance Senior AI Photo and Video Generator Specialist for a post-production company located in Abu Dhabi, UAE.…

Motion Graphics Adobe Illustrator Adobe After Effects 3D Design Logo Design
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not_sure
Hours needed

1 to 3 months
Duration

Expert
Experience level

Calling all animation wizards! We need a talented Motion Graphics Designer with at least 1 year of experience to create show-stopping v…

Motion Graphics Adobe After Effects Animation Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Video Intro & Outro Video Commercial Advertisement
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$130
Fixed-price

Intermediate
Experience level

Hi, I am looking for an EXTREMELY high quality Youtube editor who is able to create incredible content that will keep thousands, milli…

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$15
Fixed-price

Intermediate
Experience level

Job Description: We are seeking a skilled and creative motion graphic designer to create an engaging motion graphic for our digital age…

Motion Graphics Adobe Illustrator Adobe Animate Autodesk 3ds Max Adobe After Effects
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$225
Fixed-price

Intermediate
Experience level

~15 second video *Video example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jk6sz25OZgw&t=20s *Widescreen, just like in the example (link above) *…

Motion Graphics Adobe Premiere Pro Video Commercial Adobe After Effects
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Typography Motion Graphics Editor Fixed-price ‐ Posted 7 days ago

$100
Fixed-price

Intermediate
Experience level

Description: Green Portfolio, a leader in fund management and investment solutions, is seeking a talented and creative Motion Graphics…

Motion Graphics Video Intro & Outro Adobe After Effects Advertisement
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Wonder Dynamics Expert to animate video Fixed-price ‐ Posted 7 days ago

$2,000
Fixed-price

Expert
Experience level

We are seeking a talented specialist experienced with Wonder Dynamics to join our production team for an exciting show about catching c…

Motion Graphics Adobe After Effects Blender 3D Rendering 3D Modeling Animation Adobe Premiere Pro
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Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

1 to 3 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

We are looking for a freelance graphic designer to bring our app to life with animation, to use for ads on Google/YouTube/Facebook. Th…

Motion Graphics Adobe Photoshop Animation Advertisement
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Lottie logo loading animation Hourly ‐ Posted 6 days ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

3 to 6 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

Hey there! We're looking for a satisfying Lottie animation loop for our logo. Check out this Figma link to see the logo and get a feel…

Motion Graphics Lottie Motion Design
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Motion Graphics Designers on Upwork
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How to Become a Motion Graphics Designer

In this digital age, motion graphics have become an essential component in dynamic media. A motion graphic is a shorter piece of animation that entertains or imparts information. Today motion graphics are used in various contexts, including advertising creative, movie titles, news broadcasting, social media posts, and website UX design. In this article, you’ll learn about what a motion graphics designer does, what kind of capabilities you need to become a professional motion graphics designer, and whether you should get a degree, training, or certification to thrive in this career.

What does a Motion Graphics Designer do?

A motion graphic designer is a person who creates custom graphics, title sequences, kinetic typography, bespoke illustrations, and animations for a diverse array of media that facilitates effective knowledge transfer. As a motion graphics designer, you’ll also be responsible for designing engaging motion graphics for video deliverables (like film projects and event promotions) and for encoding and editing videos, as well as adding effects to enhance motion graphics.

Motion graphic designers usually work with content and creative teams to thoroughly understand project scope and objectives. They play an active role in contributing to collaborative brainstorms and concept development. Senior motion graphics designers may even be required to support the Director of Media with internal and external activity to promote the department’s products or services.

What skills do I need to become a Motion Graphics Designer?

Motion graphics designer skills may vary from project to project. Below are some of the essential skills that motion graphics designers need in order to excel in this career path:

  • Ability to solve an array of challenges through visual design
  • Demonstrated skills using design software and technologies, particularly Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop
  • Experience with video editing software, such as Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro for interactive video content and visual effects (VFX)
  • Technical skills, like Cinema 4D, are desirable (with basic 3D modeling and texturing skills)
  • An in-depth understanding of the principles of motion and the ability to tell stories and communicate visually
  • Able to work within brand guidelines and create original looks and styles (design, layout, typography, and color theory)
  • Ability to comprehend and uphold brand style guidelines, producing work of a suitable style
  • Fundamental knowledge of Autodesk Maya is a plus
  • Soft skills, including a high level of creativity, efficiency while working on multiple projects simultaneously, and an eagerness to collaborate across disciplines with team members at all levels
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently and collaborate with a team
  • Conceptual thinker and visual problem solver
  • Highly organized in workflow and post-production processes

What are the core Motion Graphics Designer job responsibilities?

The day-to-day job responsibilities of a motion graphics designer include:

  • Work with illustrators, designers, and instructional designers to understand the project scope and objectives
  • Assist in the creation of animation storyboards and design 2D and 3D animation video
  • Produce scripts to translate a brief or supplied messaging into an effective narrative
  • Support internal marketing and sales activities to promote the company, such as creating animations for social media and the company website
  • Edit pre-recorded videos for upload to video platforms, such as Vimeo and YouTube, and ensure synchronization of frames and audio
  • Design internal communications and templates for presentations and newsletters
  • Participate in the conceptual phases of the project life cycle, including ideation of how to align written scientific content with available time and resources to bring the most exciting outcomes to client projects
  • Work with art and creative teams to understand project scope and objectives, and actively contribute to the creative brainstorm/development process.

Should I get a Motion Graphics Designer degree or certification?

Earning a degree or a professional certification may help you stand out:

  • Bachelor's degree in graphic design, web design, marketing, fine arts, or a related field
  • Online tutorials like ‘Introduction to Adobe After Effects: Getting Started with Motion Graphics’ and ‘Introduction to Cinema 4D: A Beginner's Animation Guide’ are great sources for learning motion graphics

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