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The Midweight Motion Graphics Designer role
As AlphaSights continues to grow, we’re looking to add a talented Midweight or Senior Motion Graphics Designer to our small, close-knit design team. Based in London and reporting to the Brand Design Director, you’ll be responsible for creating premium motion content that really connects with an audience, as well as other graphic assets. The perfect candidate will be a multi-skilled, versatile designer. Someone who’s not only an amazing animator, but also able to turn their hand to other more traditional graphic and layout projects when needed.
What you’ll be responsible for
Creating engaging and eye-catching animations for a variety of projects and campaigns
Editing or repurposing live action footage for social media and internal use (e.g. editing length of existing videos, adding subtitles, reformatting size or file type, etc)
Animating icons, logos, and other brand assets
Collaborating with other internal teams to ensure briefs are fully explored, manage expectations, and deliver what is needed
Broadening and developing our video and motion toolkit and guidelines
Generating interesting, beautifully executed creative work, leading the output on projects through every stage of development: research, strategy and expression. You’ll also provide creative input at brainstorms and weekly design catch-ups
Supporting the team in creating other design work such as one-pagers, infographics, presentations, and literature
Managing external vendors when needed to ensure they deliver to high standards
Effectively distilling and communicating direction to the team after stakeholder feedback
Mentoring Junior Designers with encouragement and constructive feedback, inspiring them with your energy, enthusiasm, and love of all things design
Act as an AlphaSights Brand Guardian, ensuring all work is to the highest standard
What we’re looking for
3+ years of relevant industry experience gained in a commercial environment
2:1 or higher obtained at bachelor level in a design-related field, preferably graphic design, animation, or similar
A stunning showreel or portfolio that showcases great storytelling, exceptional technical skills and intelligent design thinking. We want to see versatility and evidence of having worked on a range of projects from start to finish
A creative, inquisitive sort, bursting with ideas and an instinctive flair for timing, editing and layout
Strong attention to detail and the ability to turn complex ideas into clearly understandable visuals
You’ll have some experience working on visual, verbal and strategic campaign projects
Excellent communication skills with a natural aptitude for connecting with people. You’ll need to be mature, open minded, flexible, and not precious about your work.
A great planner who thinks ahead and is able to juggle multiple projects
A resilient, positive outlook. Someone who’s not easily fazed by tight deadlines and able to pivot at short notice when needed
An ambitious, quick learner with a can-do-attitude who wants to grow as a team member and design professional
Excellent working knowledge of Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Experience using Cinema 4D or similar would be a bonus
Strong technical knowledge of post-production processes, file formats and delivery specs for digital and broadcast platforms
Ability to rig characters and graphicsintuitively for animations is desirable, but not essential.
Experience storyboarding scripts and video treatments
Some experience in shooting and directing videos, using a camera, lighting equipment, microphones, etc would be beneficial (but not a must!).
Working knowledge of Google Slides and Google Docs
Compensation and benefits
Total first year compensation: £45,000
Career progression opportunities with a highly supportive culture that emphasises transparency, continuous feedback, professional development, and celebrating success
Professional development budget and 3 paid days a year to attend courses, or learn new design skills
4% matched pension contribution on qualified earnings
Comprehensive private health insurance coverage and dental insurance
25 vacation days, 9 company holidays & business closure during winter holiday week
Option to work from home up to 4 days a week
Other Perks: Subsidised lunch, complimentary breakfast & snacks, corporate gym rates, iPhone and MacBook Pro for work
You can also check out some of our best work from last year by clicking on the video link below.
AlphaSights is an equal opportunity employer.
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