Senior Motion Designer


Posted June 16 / United States / Full time / Remote

Instrument is a digital product and brand experience agency of more than 200 talented people on a four different teams, each focused on a core offering and dedicated to producing best-in-class work. 

With a shift to a hybrid working model, we believe in both remote work's potential and recognize the value of in-person interactions for building relationships, sparking creativity, and engaging clients. 

Continuing to allow for remote work has only strengthened and diversified our company culture, and we’re committed to career advancement, personal support, and a healthy work/life balance for everyone we hire.

You are a designer whose creativity manifests in motion graphics, moving imagery, and bringing experiences to life across screens of all types. 

You understand how objects moving through space and time can communicate as much as the forms of the objects themselves. You’re always pushing to make the best work, whether it’s bringing an interface to life, telling a complex story, or creating the perfect transition.

You connect everything you do to the goals of the project, never getting distracted by something that doesn’t tie back. 

You love the art of storytelling, but you specialize in UI/UX animation. 

You’re not scared to try out new technologies and visual approaches. 

Your style is collaborative and vocal; you engage your team and projects with openness, thoughtfulness, and hard work. 

You’ll be a lynchpin, so there's no hiding behind anyone else in this role.

What You'll Do

  • Work with a team to create a large variety of content and interactive experiences, from UI/UX and shape layer animations, to storyboards, to motion graphics, to 3D
  • Move from working with others on large-scale projects to owning your own, stand-alone projects from concept to completion
  • Think strategically and apply your skills to proactive problem-solving in a collaborative team environment
  • Have a strong POV on the art direction of motion and how it manifests within the holistic project creative
  • Collaborate closely with design and development partners to create, generate and translate motion across all screens
  • Communicate closely with producers the best approach and process to execute against project tasks
  • Be an industry expert, live and breath motion design and digital culture
  • Be nimble and flexible to manage multiple projects at the same time as well as an asset in other agency needs, studio-wide
  • Do great work and be great to work with

What You'll Bring

  • 4+ years’ experience working as a Motion Designer, Animator, or related
  • Outstanding portfolio showing a variety of work with your role clearly defined for each project
  • Fluency in an array of interactive design, motion, and prototyping tools, and the ability to transition seamlessly between them
  • The ability to generate multiple, unique design directions independently
  • The autonomy to take your work over the finish line for clients with little supervision
  • Strategic problem-solving skills and the capacity to distill complex information into meaningful concepts or ideas
  • Strong written, verbal and visual presentation skills that get across the process, approach, and impact of your design
  • A mind for best practices, paired with a willingness to try something just crazy enough to work
  • Ability to move quickly to prove out ideas, and a learning mindset
  • Efficient workflows and consistency in organizing files for collaboration
  • The ability to work and self-direct in a fluid, collaborative environment
  • A willingness to sharing your process and work-in-progress with the team
  • Experience working on cross-discipline teams
  • Confidence and humility, and an understanding of when/how to apply each

Pay Range

  • The expected pay range for this position is $85,000-$110,000 for our base US Region 3*. We have three regional pay ranges that are adjusted for cost of living (US1 +15%, US2 +7.5%, US3 Base), *learn more about our pay philosophy and cost of living adjustments

What We Offer

•  Flexible, Hybrid Work Environment

•  Great Compensation with Annual Reviews (Learn more about our Pay Philosophy)

•  Annual Profit Sharing

•  401(k) Matching with Immediate Vesting

•  Robust Medical, Vision, and Accident Insurance

•  Generous Paid Holidays and unlimited PTO

•  Sabbaticals

•  Monthly Wellbeing Stipend

•  Career Management and Leadership Training