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Motion Design Lead

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Job Description

The Motion team at Stereo are deeply embedded in every aspect of our creative process and influence output all the way from concept to production. You will be able to work autonomously and as part of a larger team, collaborating with Creative Directors, Strategists, Copywriters and other designers. You will be able to design rich, inspiring and emotional narratives independently for all our clients.

You think both conceptually and aesthetically. You obsess over crucial details. You think fast and slow when appropriate. Experimenting is second nature to you. You can confidently lead teams internally and externally and convince a room of your creative vision.

Our portfolio spans identities, campaigns, filmic narratives and motion innovation, so you’ll have a broad creative curiosity and the flexibility to treat each project as an opportunity.

You are a natural collaborator, comfortable working alongside any team and able to develop the wider creative culture at Stereo. You’re a confident and decisive leader, always on the lookout for ways to improve your work and those around you.


  • Create best-in-class motion for brand identities, campaigns and animation projects.
  • Lead projects independently from concept to production and be able to inspire teams at each stage.
  • Develop concepts and treatments, storyboards and styleframes.
  • Edit short form video-led projects and cut mood films for pitches and internal work.
  • Confidently present ideas and motion back to the wider creative teams as well as external clients and partners.
  • Keep up to date with the latest motion and design trends and champion new ways of working within the studio.
  • Act as a line manager to motion designers in the team. Assisting them with their own personal development, making sure they possess and develop the necessary skills, tools and processes to succeed in their own roles.
  • Confidently work across multiple motion projects on different timescales.
  • Have responsibility over your own workloads, managing your time effectively and delivering on time and within budget.
  • Set the standard in the department for levels of craft, attention-to-detail and ingenuity.
  • Give direction and provide feedback when working with external talents on motion projects.

Key Skills & Requirements

  • Be able to use typical motion programs (Adobe CC suite, AE, C4D & Redshift).
  • At least 5+ years hands-on experience at a leading agency.
  • Strong experience using After Effects, understanding of plugins and expressions and how to use them effectively.
  • Confident editing skills with Premiere, proficient in the usual design tools - Photoshop, Illustrator and Figma.
  • Fluent C4D skills preferably with Redshift and/or Octane.
  • A thorough understanding of 3D motion pipelines and integration into 2D work-streams.
  • Detail obsessed with a strong design background and awareness of current trends in both motion and design.
  • Knowledgeable on the fundamentals of great story-telling and how to apply to both film and motion briefs, and be comfortable expressing your ideas through storyboards and/or treatments.
  • Strong understanding of the importance of brand systems, tone of voice and guidelines.
  • Think big and small: show bold creative ambition but also obsess over the crucial details.
  • A team player who has the ability to flex and adapt their creative approach depending on the
  • project scale and requirements.

Beneficial Skills

  • An understanding of the editing/video post workflow.
  • A video production background and interest in campaigns and shoot production.
  • Keen interest in new motion technologies, particularly Unreal engine

Stereo Benefits


  • 23 days holiday (basic)
  • Extra day off on your birthday
  • Extra day off per year of service (up to 5 years)
  • Summer hours (half days) on Fridays through July & August
  • Studio closed over entire Christmas period

Learning & Culture

  • Flexible hybrid working model (3 x mandatory days in the studio: Tues, Weds & Thurs)
  • Monthly Stereo Sessions (learning opportunities with guest speakers)
  • Annual summer & Christmas parties
  • Twice a month team lunch
  • Travel offsite for briefs and research when needed

Wellbeing & Health

  • 1 x paid volunteer day per year

Additional Benefits

  • New business bonus based on a % of the profit of a project (up to 1 year)
  • £1,000 recruitment bonus for bringing friends into the business full-time