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Motion graphics designers create moving artwork for tv, film, and web using illustration, animation, and visual effects. They typically collaborate with a creative team, sketching storyboards and then bringing ideas to life in a compelling way. 

The job overview

We are seeking a highly creative motion graphics designer to join our team and create engaging digital animations and video content for targeted visual campaigns on social media and mobile platforms. You will collaborate with copywriters, graphic designers, videographers, and other creative professionals to produce high-quality multimedia deliverables on schedule. The right candidate will have a background in digital design and an excellent understanding of branding and visual systems. 

Responsibilities

Below are some of the responsibilities of a motion graphics designer:

  • Conceptualize and create engaging videos, animations, illustrations
  • Collaborate with a team of creatives (film and video producers, directors, editors, creative directors)
  • Take direction from clients, producers, and directors
  • Manage a team of graphic artists and typographers to deliver unique motion graphics sequences
  • Collaborate with writers, animators, art directors, and other motion graphics artists on storyboards and scripts
  • Work both independently and in a group
  • Communicate effectively with all stakeholders on each product to ensure deadlines are met

Job qualifications and skill sets

Below are the qualifications expected of a motion graphics designer:

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, video production, visual effects, or a related field
  • One to three years of experience in animation
  • A strong portfolio exemplifying ability to tell a story through motion
  • Excellent working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Illustrator, Adobe Premiere Pro), Final Cut Pro, Cinema 4D, Blender, Maya, and other motion graphics design software
  • Comprehensive understanding of typography and its use within graphic design
  • Understanding of color theory
  • Knowledge of the basic principles of design
  • Knowledge of branding and visual systems

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