Senior Motion Designer

2 weeks ago by

Website Fox & Co Design

Job Title
Senior Motion Designer

Wellington Office / Hybrid Work

Job Description
Fox & Co is looking for a Senior Motion Designer to join the team at Fox & Co. HQ in Wellington, New Zealand. This is a full-time position.

About Us
Established and headquartered in Wellington, New Zealand, Fox & Co is an animation studio that provides 2D, 3D, and VFX services to powerhouse brands and agencies around the globe.

Being part of the Fox & Co team gives you the opportunity to work for a company that cares about the passions, values, development, and contribution of each of our employees. Our people-centred team is founded on a culture of quality, accountability, boldness, and innovation. Our values are centred on each individual having ownership and leadership in their role so that together, we can grow as a team and as a company.

If you’re inspired by motion design and animation, work with high-profile international brands, take pride in your work, and have fun doing it, you’ll be a good fit for our team.

Your professional development needs will be supported through access to development funding to attend conferences, participation in online training taught by world-leading industry experts, and receiving in-house on the job training and mentoring.

Come and join our pack!

What you’ll be responsible for
As a Senior Motion Designer, you will be responsible for bringing creative briefs to life through motion design and animation. You will report directly to the Creative Director and Head of Production.

The successful candidate will:

Collaborate with the team on concepting client briefs, providing insights and lockups to contribute to proposal documents
Interpret project briefs and deliver compelling work in support of the creative strategy
Work with the Creative Director and Head of Production to complete jobs successfully on deadline and within budget scope
Portray a diverse skill set across motion graphics and animation
Successfully deliver your creative vision for projects proposed to client
Produce outputs that are creatively exceptional
Manage priorities and workload effectively to meet expectations and deadlines
Work with Head of Production to quote and scope project briefs
Stay up to date with industry trends, providing the team with references, styles, and techniques to push creative ideas
Continuously implement new styles, techniques & technologies in your creative approach
Contribute to studio culture and inspire others
Promote a culture that reflects the organisation’s core values, encourages good performance, and rewards productivity

Skills and Experience
7+ years experience as a senior Motion Designer within a creative agency/studio, animation or motion design studio environment
Strong verbal, written & visual communication skills
Experience leading a small team of creatives, providing professional support, mentorship, and developing of creative team
Exceptional storytelling skills
An open-minded approach to interpreting project briefs
A passion for motion design, with a continuous drive to push creative boundaries, employing new styles and technology
A strong portfolio demonstrating high-quality creative and diverse content
Natural problem solver who is solutions driven when dealing with technical issues and difficult feedback
The ability to collaborate with and lead a creative team [both in studio and remote] in executing approved concepts
Diligence to hit deadlines and offer suggestions to streamline and improve team processes
Ability to work calmly under tight deadlines within in a high-pressure environment
Understand and apply team and client feedback in a tactful and constructive manner
Impeccable time management skills to work towards production plans

Expert-level knowledge of the Adobe Creative suite (specifically AfterEffects and Premiere Pro, Photoshop, and Illustrator)
Expert-level knowledge and experience in C4D is a must
Be experienced in breaking down scripts, visualising creative approach and direction, storyboarding, illustration, multiple animation styles, recording voice overs, music sourcing, basic sound design, and sound mixing.
Compositing and VFX experience is advantageous

We’re only looking for applicants who have had direct experience as a Senior Motion Designer within a creative agency/studio environment.

Are you up for the challenge?
Please email a cover letter, resume, and portfolio/reel to


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