We're Recruiting: Motion Designer
Updated: Apr 14
We’re excited to announce we’re recruiting a MOTION DESIGNER for a permanent position with us at Faltrego.
Salary: £26K- £29.5K (FTE 0.8: £20,800 - £23,600)
Plus: 36 days total Holiday pro rata (28 days holiday entitlement on top of bank holidays pro rata), pension scheme, sick pay and some flexible working
4 days per week (negotiable)
Hyrbid, based in London
We are a small team operating with a hands-on attitude and a start-up mindset. We believe in collaboration and growth. As a flexible company with a person-first approach we are open to shaping the role to fit you as you evolve. This job would entail being a key member in a team which is able to work with incredibly worthwhile charity clients with a real opportunity to make a change in the world and do work you find fulfilling.
🎥 Faltrego is a women-led video and visuals agency which provides video and visuals production, creative and strategy for the third sector and purpose-led brands with the goal of creating positive social change worldwide.
🙎🏾♀️ Lived experience of communities is at the heart of what we do. We tell authentic stories emotively and visually, and the videos we produce have a strong focus on putting the voices of beneficiaries at the front and centre. We tell stories that win hearts and change minds.
💪 Our internal culture centres around championing women-led creativity in a traditionally male-dominated industry.
We're a small but growing company, and have had the pleasure and privilege of working with clients such as Alzheimer's Society, Citizens Advice, British Medical Association, RCN Foundation, YoungMinds and Women for Women International to name a few.
#1 - We care about causes
We are all activists. Social justice is every team member's raison d'etre. We go the extra mile to meet a client's mission - because it's our mission too.
#2 - We champion gender justice
We're here to advocate for a fairer and more equitable society for women worldwide.
#3 - We mentor to greatness
We’ll show you the ropes. With help, resources and guidance we will equip you as a changemaker and help to empower your communities.
#4 - We display urgency
We pride ourselves on our responsiveness and immediacy in communication. Your deadline is our deadline, and we work to it as an oath.
#5 - We communicate with kindness
We are your production partners. We will always communicate with you promptly and politely, as we would in a valued friendship
About the job
We are looking to bring in a Motion Designer for our Design department to work 4-days a week (negotiable: Monday-Thursday) starting around mid May 2022. If you are a hard worker with enthusiasm to make animated films for charities, please see the details below and apply.
Role responsibilities will be tailored to the candidate and are flexible
Work with the Design Lead (line manager) and in-house video creatives on appropriate solutions for their creative concepts
Working to fast turnover and time pressures
Sometimes liaising directly with clients on email or on calls
Creating motion graphics-based videos, animations and lower thirds/animated sequences to support live action videos. This includes:
Implementing brand guidelines within design
Design and animation for motion graphics
Illustration - able to create complex scenes using illustrator or photoshop
2D Character Rigging and Animation using After Effects
A comprehensive knowledge of Adobe CC software is essential. A high level of knowledge in Adobe CC After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator are a must.
Strong knowledge of 2D vector based animation using After Effects is essential (Bachelor’s degree in related field, qualification or some vocational experience)
Experience with the use of third-party plugins for After Effects
An impressive showreel/Portfolio that displays a diverse skill-set in all things design, motion graphics and animation
An understanding of storytelling, camera moves, timing and flow in animation
A graphic design eye to work within brand guidelines and create original looks and styles - an eye for detail and for crafting beautiful work
An understanding of the production process
The ability to understand client considerations and answer client briefs
The ability to meet tight deadlines
Collaboration: the ability to work with and exchange ideas with other team members is essential whether one to one or to participate in cross department brainstorms.
Conceptual thinking and able to bring ideas to the creative process - working well with the Design Lead to develop the creative direction on projects
Experienced user of macOS
Fluent in English language and a good eye for copy checking
Must be London-based: this is a remote (work-from-home) role based in London. We have co-working spaces in central London (e.g. Kings Cross) where we hot-desk, collaborate and co-work with one another at mutual convenience and when projects call upon it.
Knowledge of other types of animation other than vector. For example, stop motion, 3D animation, frame by frame.
Knowledge of other animating/illustrating software such as Blender, Procreate, cinema 4D etc.
Video editing skills using Premiere Pro
A 'can do' attitude, willing to pitch in at all stages of a project to help the team
A deep passion and knowledge of the design and animation industry - you bring energy, drive and enthusiasm
Proactive in your approach, anticipating challenges before a project is started
Collaborative: share ideas and bring innovation for us to learn and grow
Keen ambition to learn, grow and improve within the company - being open to direction and mentorship
Be highly organised, with a sensible approach to tight deadlines
Diligent nature, with an understanding of process, organisation and workflows
Interest in social justice and positive social change and/or experience with charities
Customer service: efficient, warm and friendly on emails and phone calls with clients
A start-up attitude able to embrace change, and happy to be adaptable and flexible when projects call upon you
How to apply
Feel free to send any queries or provisional interest to Rianne Owen at firstname.lastname@example.org who will be happy to answer any questions or have an informal chat.
When applying, please send a CV and Cover Letter (no more than 1 page of A4) explaining why you’re interested in the position to:
Rianne Owen at email@example.com, subject line: Motion Designer
Please include a showreel/portfolio or recent examples of your work.
Due to Annual Leave, the deadline has been extended to Monday 24 April 2023.
Interviews will take place either remotely via Zoom or at an agreed location in London, during late April/early-mid May.
The role starts at mutual convenience for the perfect candidate.
Faltrego is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, religion or belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability. We believe in creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion and strives to recruit a diverse slate of candidates to help us achieve that goal.
Due to the volume of applications, we unfortunately can only respond to successful candidates.