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Senior Motion Designer

Midweight, Senior, Director
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Job Description

Who we are

We are Inertia - An award-winning creative studio working at the forefront of Film, Motion and 3D Imagery — delivering elevated and beautifully crafted content for the world’s most pioneering brands.

We have a dream list of clients and are lucky to work on some of the most innovative and inspiring campaigns in our field. We see every project as an opportunity to push the boundaries of design and future-aesthetics, whilst imagining new and beautiful ways of telling stories.

It's an exciting time for the company as we see our studio grow and become a globally recognised creative outfit. We’re thrilled to see a lot of our work rollout on a global scale, reaching millions of people a year and picking up a number of awards such as The Campaign Awards, Muse, The drum, Telly Awards, etc

The role

Our Motion Designers bring every project to life, playing a pivotal role in delivering outstanding work that makes us proud. As a Senior Motion Designer, you'll have the chance to push creative boundaries and set new standards within our agency.

We are looking for an artist who:

Demonstrates experience leading projects from concept through to production and delivery. Has expertise in 3D and 2D projects and is proficient in 3D motion pipelines and their integration into 2D workflows. Strong understanding of storytelling fundamentals and skilled in developing concepts/treatments, styleframes, storyboards and animatics. Strong presentation and communication skills and confidence pitching to clients. Capable of handling multiple projects simultaneously, whilst adhering to tight deadlines and working budgets. Demonstrates bold creative thinking while paying close attention to crucial details. Is meticulous with a robust design background and up-to-date knowledge of current trends in motion and design. Adaptable team player who can adjust their creative approach based on project scale and requirements.

Has a desire to push boundaries.

Key skills and Requirements:

  • Expert level understanding of Cinema 4D, Redshift, AE, Adobe Suite
  • Unreal engine / Houdini a bonus but not required.
  • 7+ years experience delivering high-end CG content, working across the full pipeline from concept development to styleframing to compositing.
  • A generalist, with a passion for art direction, technical or both.
  • Up to date with current production workflows - organised and process-driven.
  • Strong sense of design, up to date with current design and motion trends.
  • Strong animation fundamentals, ability to work across multiple styles of animation.
  • Comfortable working at pace to deliver quickfire R&D and Lookdev.
  • Give direction and provide feedback when working with external talents.
  • Ability to lead projects coordinating and directing mid-junior designers on a day-to-day basis.
  • Serve as a mentor and role-model to junior motion designers on the team, supporting their personal development. Ensure they acquire and refine the necessary skills, tools, and processes to excel in their roles.
  • Clear communicator, has to be able to liaise with the production/leadership team, and present work for review.

This role sits within our design team, responsible for the creative output of the agency across all of our projects. Above all, we share a common goal - making our studio a welcoming and collaborative environment.