Mid-weight Motion Graphics Designer


Available Start Dates: Immediate Start

About AlphaSights

AlphaSights is the global leader in knowledge on-demand. We connect investors and business leaders with the knowledge they need to succeed. Working from nine cities globally, our 1500+ colleagues provide round-the-clock coverage to the world's top investment funds, consultancies, and businesses. Learn more about us at alphasights.com.


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


Technical skills

  • 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 graphics intuitively 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


For more information about the Marketing team and our benefits, visit https://www.alphasights.com/careers/marketing.

You can also check out some of our best work from last year by clicking on the video link below.

Design Team

AlphaSights is an equal opportunity employer.

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