Staff Motion Designer

4 month ago

Job Description

Weโ€™re seeking a Staff Motion Designer with a passion for storytelling who will push the Brilliant brand expression forward across our marketing and product. This is a hands-on role for a doer and maker who will develop creative concepts and strategies, taste-make, and ship magic that resonates with our audience. This role will collaborate with our creative team of illustrators, motion designers, writers, marketers, and product teams, creating engaging, delightful, and high-quality motion design for marketing messages and in-product moments. The ideal candidate has a strong graphic design sensibility and experience working with a character-driven brand.

Specifically, you'll:

  • Work from the creative concept stage, through storyboards and animatics, to polished motion deliverables for specific marketing channels and short-form animation product needs
  • Help develop the motion design standards and system for our in-house team of artists and animators
  • Work independently as well as collaborate closely with creative teams to ensure a coherent and convincing brand expression across product and marketing
  • Clearly articulate strategic thinking and creative decisions to a variety of cross-functional partners through well-crafted visual and motion artifacts
  • Work on projects at a high level of execution and craft, keeping project timelines on track and demonstrating progress along the way
  • Contribute to a culture of excellence with a focus on craft and quality on the work
  • Uphold the quality of the Brilliant brand across every touchpoint with our audience


  • Have 6+ years of relevant design, art direction, motion, and/or animation experience, in an agency or in-house capacity working on games or consumer apps
  • Have strong foundational graphic design and layout skills
  • Love to draw and sketch early stage concepts
  • Have experience advancing and evolving a character-driven brand
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and Figma
  • Experience working in interactive environments (Rive, Lottie) a big plus
  • Nice-to-haves: 3D, or cel animation
  • Have a strong interest in Brilliantโ€™s content areas and how people learn
  • Have a great sense of humor and play

Please include in your application:

  • A link to your online portfolio and reel
  • Your resume and/or LinkedIn profile

$170,000 - $205,000 a year

About Brilliant

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Brilliant is a tight-knit team of scientists, educators, engineers, designers, storytellers, and illustrators who are redesigning education at scale.

We believe that math and science are fascinating and beautiful, but that the tools widely used to teach it are dry and ineffective. Brilliant makes learning STEM fun, through problem solving and interactive explorations โ€“ from foundational math and science to cutting-edge computer science and professional topics.

Brilliant helps over 12 million students, professionals, and lifelong learners around the world cultivate problem solving skills, build intuition, and master concepts rather than memorize them. To understand more about our approach, see our learning principles.

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