Three UK

Senior Motion Designer

Three UK

Posted May 20 / Reading, UK / Full time / Hybrid

Elegant motion graphic transitions your passion? Hyper-refined speed curves and subtle, nuanced element choreography your bag? 

Enjoy getting animation to sing across different mediums and formats? 

Well please get in touch, we are looking for a super talented Senior Motion Designer to join our team.

You’ll be part of something special, part of our in-house creative team at Three, delivering category-leading work across a large cross-section of mediums and platforms.

We are looking for a candidate with an exceptional AE skillset, a proven track record of creating visually stunning motion graphics that captivate audiences and enhance brand presence, and a solid understanding of material design animation principles. Experience with bringing UI interactions to life is a plus, 3D/C4D is a nice to have but not a must.

Job Description

•    Develop and execute creative animation projects, delivering engaging and effective content across all channels and campaigns

•    Collaborate with account, creative, and design teams to ensure timely and high-quality completion of animation from brief to delivery. 

•    Help refine and define animation and motion design for the Three brand across social, media and in-store channels

•    Contribute to storyboards and mood references to visualize concepts and gather client feedback

•    Stay updated on animation trends and techniques, integrating them into the team's workflow. 

•    Produce tonally correct and visually suitable animations for various mediums, including social formats, media, banners, and retail AV

•    Understand and tackle complex visual briefs, considering brand context and guidelines

•    Act as a reference point for animation projects, maintaining constructive communication with stakeholders

•    Take a leadership role in optimizing animation output for efficiency and continuity in large-scale delivery

•    Challenge conventional thinking to deliver innovative and effective solutions for the brand.

•    Cultivate a positive, collaborative, and high-performance team culture with open communication, transparency, and accountability

•    Assist in the hiring process of new animators, evaluating resumes and portfolios, conducting interviews, and providing input on selection 


•    We are looking for a Senior-level applicant with extensive experience in motion graphics.
•    Proficient in After Effects, Premiere, and relevant creative suite programs, with a passion for transitions and elegant graphical movement
•    Cinema 4D / 3D is a plus, but not essential
•    UI animation is a plus, but not essential
•    Excellent communication and presentation skills

Additional Information

  • The salary range for this role starts at £53,760, the exact salary will differ by job and experience
  • A car allowance, a performance-based annual bonus & an additional 'flexible allowance' to spend on additional benefits, topping up your pension, or to be added to your salary.
  • Hybrid working between your home (2-3 days a week) and our brand new Reading HQ office at Green Park (2-3 days a week)
  • 28 days annual leave + 8 bank holidays + 3 personal days annually, which increases with length of service.
  • Private Medical Insurance, Life Assurance and Income Protection.
  • Free mobile phone package & unlimited sim-card
  • Free on-site car parking 
  • Plus lots more including wellbeing and learning & development benefits!

Our people make us who we are. We’re a diverse and inclusive bunch, and it’s important you can feel you belong here. We value everybody for who they are and what they bring to the table, supporting one another as we continue to deliver for our customers.

At Three we have a hybrid working arrangement in place as standard for office based employees, where employees work from a mix of office based location and working from their home in the UK to carry on their role.

Excluding retail, core hours at Three are between 10:00 and 16:00, with operating hours between 08:00 & 18:30. This allows employees to have a start time between 08:00 and 10:00 and finish time between 16:00 and 18:30.