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Motion Designer Job [full-time]

Are you a talented motion designer craving meaningful work? Join our team and apply your skills to help researchers and institutions have an impact.

 

At Animate Your Science we empower scientists to change the world by communicating in an effective and accessible way. We are a rapidly growing science communication agency with clients on all continents (yes, that includes Antarctica!), who is looking for a motion designer to join our team in Adelaide, South Australia for the long term.

Motion designer job

What you’ll have to do

Graphic Design
& Illustration

Create beautiful and original assets for 2D animations.

Storyboarding

Based on the brief produced by our team of science communicators.

Animation

Produce awesome 2D motion graphic animations. 

What you’ll have to bring
  • You must have 3 or more years of experience as a motion designer.

  • Drawing should be second nature for you.

  • A showreel and examples of animations you produced.

  • You must work well under tight deadlines.

  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.

  • Must be an Australian resident or have the rights to work in Australia.

You must be
  • Dedicated

  • Creative

  • Reliable

  • Independent

  • A great communicator

  • An After Effects ninja

Desirable skills
  • Previous experience in science communication.

  • Experience with cel animation.

  • Experience with 3D animation.

Benefits
  • Hybrid work week.

    • 3 days from the office

    • 2 days from home 

  • Flexible hours.

  • Adelaide CBD location.

  • Modern coworking environment. 

  • A wide range of meaningful projects.

  • The company will offset your personal carbon emissions.

This position is office based from our Adelaide (South Australia) office.

We follow a hybrid work week with 3 days from the office and 2 from home.

Type of contract:

This is a 12-month fixed term employment contract at the end of which further employment will be decided. A 6-month probation period applies. Our intention is to keep you for a long time.

Application Process:

Submit the following by Aug 28th 2022.

- Video cover letter

- Your showreel

- 3 examples of your previous animation previous work


Produce and submit a video cover letter of max 5 minutes where you answer the following questions.

  • Can you share a little about yourself and why you are interested in this particular role?

  • How do you feel about our mission, vision and values? Do they resonate with you? Why?

  • Why do you feel that your background makes you a good fit for this role?

  • In the past 12 months what have you done to develop your skills as a motion designer?

  • Tell me about your favourite animation you ever created? Why did you enjoy it so much?

Why a video cover letter? Because replacing the usual CV and cover letter with videos saves a lot of time to both of us and gives you an opportunity to show your personality. Don't worry about recording the perfect video, your webcam with decent lighting is all you need. We expect a simple talking head video, no need to go overboard with motion graphics, that’s what the showreel is for.

 

How to apply:

Use the form below and submit the videos via links (YouTube, Vimeo, Google Drive…)