Motion Designer

Uber Overview

Job Description

The Motion Designer will define and drive how the Uber brand in expressed in motion. He will execute the best motion practices across all platforms, and collaborate with the Design team at Uber. You’ll think critically about how motion reinforces Uber’s brand experience, enhances interactivity, and creates a magical user experience.

On a typical day you’ll:

Conceptualize & storyboard an animated video for a new product, campaign, or activation.

Create title animations in collaboration with a video editor.

Animate digital banners.

Present style frames and animatic for product brand redesign.

Be a one-man show.

Your key functions include:

Execute all phases of motion work from concept through production, including content across multiple platforms.

Get hands-on with design and animation projects from end to end.

Communicate complex, sometimes abstract, design concepts clearly and persuasively.

Evangelize the craft of motion design across the organization.

Your areas of responsibility include:

Motion Design

Ensure consistently high quality of motion work on all content.

Creates and oversees best practices & team workflows.

Scopes and oversees budgets that involve motion.


Collaborates with producers and team leads to define conceptual and production approach on both motion-centric and multi-disciplinary projects.

Assists in designing and maintaining motion tools & infrastructure.

Guides resourcing decisions on motion projects.

Reviews and advises on production plans and budgets.

Assists producers in development of vendor relationships and management of outsourced motion/VFX projects.

Here are the kind of skills we’re looking for:

Strong conceptual thinker.

Proven ability to deliver exceptional design at high volumes under tight timelines.

7+ years of visual design experience.

Portfolio of high level motion work that demonstrates strong motion skills in a variety of formats.

A solid understanding of designing to achieve business objectives while meeting an expected brand standard and high bar for aesthetic quality.

Strong interpersonal relations and problem solving skills.

Experience interfacing with producers, product managers and creative teams in all stages of a project.

Comfortable working at a scrappy start up environment and interfacing with other offices and colleagues remotely.

Sense of humor, maturity, vision, humility, curiosity, enthusiasm, and inspiration.

Agency experience a plus, but not necessary.


Employees get free Uber rides!

The opportunity to be part of a movement that is revolutionising urban transportation around the world, and making cities safer and more accessible in the process.

Work with incredibly talented and passionate colleagues.

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