Motion Graphics Designer – Heavyweight

Job Title: Motion Graphics Designer – Heavyweight
Contract Type:
Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
  • Salary: £38,000
  • Contact Name: Eloise Shelton
    Job Published:
    REF: BBBH4622

    Job description:

    Vanilla Recruitment

    On behalf of an award-winning Nottinghamshire creative agency, we are looking for a talented Heavyweight Motion Graphics Designer who is dedicated to developing a deep understanding of each client’s objectives and meeting them with exceptional visual imagery.

    The successful applicant will be involved in each project from early creative development stages, through to asset design, final animation and delivery. You’ll have a flair for creative inspiration and ideation and will demonstrate confidence and clarity when presenting your ideas to the team and clients.

    We’re looking for a true team-player who is talented, imaginative and passionate about Motion Graphics, with a broad, expert knowledge of different techniques, both 3D to 2D.

    You’ll join a friendly, positive and helpful team, working within a modern, creative environment.


    Duties and responsibilities:

    • Leading the development of 2D and 3D motion graphics projects in collaboration with department Seniors
    • Interpreting creative briefs and contributing to the creative development process
    • Working with the sales and production team to develop the project scope – including time & resources required
    • Creating elements for all key production stages from design (styleframes, mood boards and storyboards) to asset creation (characters, environments, graphic devices and type) to animation
    • Maintaining excellent professional relationships with clients as well as the internal team and freelancers
    • Presenting work in progress in a timely manner, for peer review
    • Working to project schedules and delivering exceptional work


    Skills and experience required:

    • An extensive proven track record of experience in motion graphics
    • The ability to lead on the development of 2D and 3D animation projects
    • Capable of designing and creating assets in 2D such as characters and vector graphics/ illustrations
    • Able to create outstanding style frames, concept mood boards and storyboards
    • Excellent understanding and capability in design layout and typography
    • Strong knowledge of Cinema 4D and external renderer Redshift; along with compositing in After Effects and/or other compositing packages
    • High level of proficiency in After Effects including 2D character animation
    • Comfortable using and manipulating third party plugins such as the Trapcode Suite
    • Comprehensive knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to create animation assets and artwork
    • Able to manipulate audio, edit music tracks and add sound design using Premiere Pro or Adobe Audition
    • Demonstrates a passion for motion graphics and a real drive to create great work
    • Shows leadership at every project stage from ideation to execution
    • Maintains an up to date awareness of the latest design trends and is always curious to explore new creative possibilities
    • Inspires other team members with ideas
    • Comfortable presenting ideas to the internal team as well as to clients


    Hours of work:

    • Monday to Thursday: 9.00am – 5.30pm, Friday: 9.00am – 5.00pm (37 hour working week)
    • There may be some work beyond normal hours to meet deadlines
    • A hybrid working option is in the process of being developed


    Salary and benefits:

    • £38,000 with quarterly and annual performance related bonuses
    • A personal training budget of £500 per year to compliment your personal development plan
    • 25 days annual leave (plus 8 days bank holiday) and an additional day for every year completed
    • Access to over 300 offers and discounts via Perkbox
    • Monthly and quarterly social events and Christmas and Summer parties