We're hiring

Motion Designer

Job type: Full time
Location: Hackney, London
Level: Mid-Senior
Salary: Up to £36,000 DOE

Picturesmith is a fast-growing motion design and animation studio, specialising in stop motion and 2D animation. Our small but fast-growing team do all the tasks necessary to take a project from idea to screen, producing TVCs, branded content and internal communications for clients around the world.

We’re looking for a stand out Motion Designer to join our team – a student of design and animation with an eye for detail and a passion for storytelling.

Our ideal candidate is a creative superstar with advanced After Effects skills, who can contribute meaningfully to the entire creative process and is excited by the opportunity of helping to shape our future.

  • A creative thinker and problem solver
  • Embraces new ideas and continuously looks to improve
  • Excellent communication skills (spoken, written and visual)
  • A team player
  • Self-motivated when working individually

Role and responsibilities

  • Creative lead on animation projects from start to finish
  • Develop creative treatments, storyboards and style frames
  • Present to clients
  • Create and deliver well-crafted motion design and character animation
  • On stop motion projects – create animatics, composite and grade

Essential skills

  • After Effects – write complex expressions, have working knowledge of major plugins
  • Cinema 4D (or similar)
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop

Great to know, but not essential

  • InDesign
  • DaVinci Resolve
  • LEGO

To apply, please email careers@picturesmith.uk with the subject heading: MOTION DESIGNER APPLICATION

Regrettably, due to the volume of applications, we are only able to contact successful applicants.

We are only able to consider applicants who are available to interview in London.

Application closes: 16 June 2017

No agencies, please.


If you’re a superstar animator, writer, illustrator, sound designer, prop maker or other freelance creative that we ought to be working with, please fill in this form and when the right project comes along, we’ll give you a shout.