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Senior Motion Designer






San Francisco, CA, US


At Uber, we ignite opportunity by setting the world in motion. We take on big problems to help drivers, riders, delivery partners, and eaters get moving in more than 600 cities around the world.


We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to help build a future where everyone and everything can move independently. If you have the curiosity, passion, and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let’s move the world forward, together.


About the Role


The Uber Senior Motion Designer is an experienced leader in motion design and art direction who will help define and drive how the Uber brand is expressed in motion. The Senior Motion Designer will design, illustrate, and animate in a variety of media, help develop best motion practices across all platforms, and collaborate with other creative teams at Uber. The Senior Motion Designer will play a key role defining how motion reinforces Uber’s brand experience, campaign narratives, and create a magical user experience.

What You’ll Do

  • Conceptualize & storyboard an animated video for a new product or customer story.
  • Direct the work a junior motion designer.
  • Update and evolve the brand motion design guidelines.
  • Collaborate with app designers to improve UX motion design.
  • Create title animations in collaboration with a video editor.
  • Present style frames and animatics for marketing, product, and brand design
  • Create world-class motion work from concept through production, including executing content across multiple platforms.
  • Get hands-on with design and animation projects from end to end.
  • Help lead the motion team by inspiring creative excellence and leading by example.
  • Communicate complex, sometimes abstract, design concepts clearly and persuasively.
  • Evangelize the craft of motion design across the organization.

What You’ll Need

  • 7+ years of experience, with at least 2 working as a Senior Motion Designer/Art Director in a similar marketing environment or company.
  • Portfolio of high level motion work that demonstrates strong design, art direction and motion skills.
  • Expertise in motion design software including the Adobe CC suite and Cinema 4D as well as plug-ins and scripting. Knowledge of Maya, Nuke, and other VFX software a plus.
  • Deep knowledge of emergent trends and technologies.
  • Proven leadership experience, including successful track record of taking projects from concept to completion and overseeing diverse creative teams.
  • A professional and positive service-oriented demeanor.
  • Experience interfacing with producers, product managers and creative teams in all stages of a project.
  • Comfortable working in a “self-starter" environment and interfacing with other offices and colleagues remotely.
  • Sense of humor, maturity, vision, humility, curiosity, enthusiasm, and inspiration all desired.

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