Google

Senior Motion Designer, Google Photos

Google

Posted May 22 / California / Full time / On Site

By applying to this position you will have an opportunity to share your preferred working location from the following: 

  • Mountain View, CA, USA; 
  • San Francisco, CA, USA.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Science, a related field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 6 years of experience in product design or UX.
  • Motion design experience related to physics, patterns, and visual design elements.
  • Include a portfolio, website, or any other relevant link to your work in your resume (providing a viewable link and/or access instructions). 

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Science, a related field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 8 years of experience in product design or UX.
  • 3 years of experience working in a complex, cross-functional organization. 2 years of experience leading design projects. 1 year of experience working with executive leaders.
  • Experience using motion to reduce perceived latency.
  • Understanding of basic principles of animation, and experience with using animation tools (e.g., After Effects or similar).
  • Ability to fuse creativity and code to deliver cutting-edge interactions, using motion to a narrative effect and understanding the future of interactive motion.

About the job

At Google, we follow a simple but vital premise: "Focus on the user and all else will follow." Google’s Motion Designers collaborate with cross-functional partners to create desirable and relevant product experiences that consistently elevate the Google brand. They help people make sense of their world by choreographing experiences that feel fluid, natural, and informative.

Google User Experience (UX) is made up of multi-disciplinary teams of UX Designers, Researchers, Writers, Content Strategists, Program Managers, and Engineers: we care deeply about the people who use our products. The UX team plays an integral part in gathering insights about the attitudes, emotions, and behaviors of people who use our products to inspire and inform design. We collaborate closely with each other and with engineering and product management to create industry-leading products that deliver value for the people who use them, and for Google’s businesses.

As a Motion Designer, you’ll apply your passion for animation to simplify complex interactions and solve challenging design problems. You’ll help define and implement Google’s motion design language and you’ll think critically about how motion reinforces Google’s UX brand, enhances interactivity, and delights our users.

Google Photos is a photo sharing and storage service developed by Google. Photos is one of the most sought after products at Google and is looking for both client-side (web and mobile), with server-side (search, storage, serving) and machine intelligence (learning, computer vision) Software Engineers. We are dedicated to making Google experiences centered around the user.

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $142,000-$211,000 + bonus + equity + benefits. 

Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process.

Please note that the compensation details listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus, equity, or benefits. Learn more about benefits at Google.

Responsibilities

  • Define and implement the look and feel of Google products through motion design.
  • Provide patterns, best practices and guidance on animation and transitions for different devices (such as TV, tablets, wearables, mobile, etc.) and platforms (such as web, Android, iOS, etc.).
  • Create high quality design proposals and drive projects from concept to iterations and implementation.