Studio Motion Lead


Posted July 09 / Remote (US) / Full time / Remote

We are looking for a talented Motion Lead, Studio to join Upwork's Creative Team.

  • Lead our in-house Motion team and lead external teams/agency partners in motion design principles.
  • Overseeing motion design work from concept to delivery while implementing our brand’s visual style guide.
  • Create high-quality 2D/3D motion graphics/adapting animations for diverse projects, channels, and platforms (such as paid ads, videos, social channels, etc) while adhering to technical constraints.
  • Understanding project goals, daily tasks, and deadlines, while maintaining an ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team.
  • Creating, supporting, and enforcing motion workflow and processes, offering guidance and education to cross functional/departmental team members as needed.

    What it takes to catch our eye:
  • 8+ years brand or agency experience.
  • Experience working on integrated, digital, social, and product-first campaigns and leading a team.
  • Strong attention to detail, process, and excellent communication skills.
  • Proficient knowledge of current trends and innovations in motion graphics.
  • Proficient in After Effects, Maya, Cinema 4D, 3ds Max, Premiere Pro, and associated plugins as necessary.
  • A keen sense of timing and direction.
  • Detailed-oriented with a thinker/maker mindset.
  • Experience working on small and large-scale conceptual/integrated campaigns.
  • Presentation design skills in Google Slides.
  • Experience working collaboratively with cross-functional teams.
  • Expert Figma knowledge and experience is a plus.

    Come Change How The World Works.

    At Upwork, you’ll shape talent solutions for how the world works today. We are a remote-first organization working together to create exciting remote work opportunities for a global community of professionals. 

While we have physical offices in San Francisco and Chicago, currently we also support hiring of corporate full-time employees in 19 states in the United States. 

Please speak with a member of our recruitment team to determine whether you are located in a state in which we are hiring corporate full-time employees.

Our vibrant culture is built on shared values and our mission to create economic opportunities so that people have better lives. 

We foster amazing teams, put our community first, and have a bias toward action. 

We encourage everyone to bring their whole selves to work and grow together through development opportunities, mentorship, and employee resource groups. 

And oh yeah, we've also got amazing benefits - including medical insurance for you and your family, unlimited PTO, 401(k) with matching, 12 weeks of paid parental leave, and a generous Employee Stock Purchase Plan. Check out our Life at Upwork page to learn more about our benefits and the employee experience.

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