Brand Motion Designer

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About UnitedUs

UnitedUs is a Brighton-based brand agency that works with clients to unite their people, find their purpose, and realise their potential. With over ten years in the game, our work has won international awards for design, strategy, communications and effectiveness, and we’re proud to be Great Place to Work-Certified™.

We are driven by creativity and a collective passion for making unique and original brands that transform organisations. Our work aligns people around a shared purpose, helping them to realise their collective potential. We aspire to be the go-to agency for ambitious businesses globally, and we’re fortunate to be able to partner with the likes of LEGO, Aon, London Irish and more. Over the past few years this work has become increasingly global with active projects in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

We actively seek projects where we know brand can make an impact - not just to the financial performance of our clients, but to the people who work there and the communities they serve. As such, we are guided by strong ethical principles and are proudly building an agency that retains the power to say ‘no’ to projects that run counter to our values. The only brands worth building are ones that are fit for the future - relevant, sustainable, and socially responsible. 

 

About the role

Our brands are never static. Not only are they intended to grow and flex with the organisations they represent, but they’re frequently, literally, moving. 

We’re looking for someone who wants to make brands that jump off a page; whether that’s bringing type to life, creating a graphic-led video, or simply imagining a new interaction for a button. There are so many instances where motion design enhances the experience of a brand - and we’re on the hunt for the right creative to collaborate with our team of brand, type, print and digital designers to make that happen.

You and the role:

  • You will be tasked with beautifully and emotively communicating the core purpose and personality of our brands through static and motion design, developing ideas in collaboration with the team from concept through to the final product.

  • Strategy leads to great creativity, and it’s at the core of every piece of work we deliver. You should bring evidence and empathy to even your wildest ideas - whether that’s considering the interaction of a button, or how typographic animation reinforces a message. 

  • Design principles form the foundation of everything you create. Beautifully considered layouts, perfect positioning, composition and evocative movement - a satisfyingly succinct structure to every creative outcome. 

  • Creative flair will be at the core of who you are - bringing your unique perspective, ideas and aspirations to every brand expression. You will bring gut instinct as much as considered logic to really challenge each outcome. 

  • The outcomes will be a focal point of our projects and you should relish the craftsmanship of creativity and produce every piece of work with our maker's mark of quality. 

But above all, we’re looking for someone with fearless creative flair. Perhaps you know that you’ve got that, but haven’t had the space or confidence to flex it yet. So know that if you want to be this person, but need a bit more confidence to get there - know that you’ll be surrounded by a great team who’ll be your cheerleaders to get there!  

If you love to experiment, push the boundaries and challenge the conventions, this might well be the role for you. Ideas that realise an organisation’s potential are the core of what we do as an agency and clearly communicating that potential through brand design, and championing movement is our shared creative mission.  
 

The day-to-day:

  • Working as part of the creative team  to formulate, create and deliver international brand identities

  • Delivering brand projects from concept to completion, focusing on driving relevant and captivating motion elements 

  • Working across the agency to support regular video communication work through motion graphics

  • Pitching and crafting compelling narratives through storyboarding and implementation of motion graphics

  • Championing interaction design within our brand design systems

  • Collaborating with colleagues, copywriters, sound engineers and clients to realise creative projects

All of these will be in collaboration and with the support of your team mates, but we’ll also look to you to have the confidence and enjoyment in leading work in your discipline. 

Software wise, we work across the Adobe Creative Suite and Figma, but welcome experience from those who use other tools.

 

Required skills/attributes:

  • At least 3 years previous experience in an agency with strong examples of branding / graphic design projects from conception to completion

  • Experience working directly with enterprise brands or household names in either B2C or B2B contexts

  • Ability to manage your own time and deliver on time for project reviews

  • A solid understanding of core graphic design principles - either through formal education or self-taught

  • Superb attention to detail and ability to scamp your ideas and designs

  • Excellent written and verbal communication

  • Eligible to work in the UK


Desirable:

  • A strong portfolio of bringing motion to brand / graphic design projects

  • Experience in delivering client presentations

  • Curiosity, infectious enthusiasm and a love for imparting emotion into brand creation

  • Experience of mixing motion graphics and film would be a bonus

  • A base understanding of how motion works across web environments

  • If you can use GSAP this would be a major bonus but not essential

 

Application
Please submit your portfolio and cover letter -  we'd love to see some work examples and to understand why you think you'd be a great fit for our team - to unite@unitedus.co.uk. Please let us know your preferred name and pronouns too.

What happens next

  1. We will invite you to an informal first interview that will allow you to share a little about yourself, and for us to do the same. We will ask you more about your experience, interests and aspirations, as well as why you’re interested in working with us.

  2. If you’re successful at your first interview, we will invite you to a second interview which will last a little longer, and involve a brief task so you can showcase your abilities and we can get an insight into how your mind works.

  3. Thereafter, we will contact you with the outcome of your second interview within a week.

 

We are an equal opportunities employer

At UnitedUs, we celebrate diversity, inclusivity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race including colour, ethnic or national origins and nationality, religion or belief or sexual orientation.

 

We are here to support you

As part of this process, we want you to demonstrate your full potential. So if you need an alternative way of applying, for example, to find out more about roles and responsibilities, interview adaptations, or anything else, then we will support you, just let us know.

 

Additional information

  • You can explore our work and portfolio at unitedus.co.uk

  • Find out what we’re looking for, and what it’s like to work at UnitedUs via our Wired Sussex Meet The Team session

  • We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups in the creative industry including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates

  • Applicants must have the existing right to work in the United Kingdom as we are currently unable to sponsor work visas at this stage

  • Whilst we offer flexible working this isn’t a remote role

  • No recruiters… pretty please.


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