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Art Director (Motion Graphics)

Remote | Culver City, California
Freelance | Job ID #69718 | $60 -$88 hourly | Posted 3 months ago

Our client, a motion design studio, is seeking a motion graphics based Art Director to join the team.

You will report to the Creative Director, and be responsible for:

  • Play a key role in shaping and building the design, concepting on a daily basis
  • Collaborate and define the look & feel of a vast aesthetic range of projects with our creative directors
  • Work alongside the world's best and most collaborative directors, producers, and creative talent
  • Actively participating in pitches for top brands, creating style frames, and being as hands on as needed
  • Regular reviews of creative work with CD are a key part of our workflow, including gathering feedback on direction and ensuring work aligns with client’s brief
  • Managing and/or mentoring 2 jr-mid level motion designers
  • Monitoring creative teams' progress against schedules on a project-by-project basis. We conduct persuasive creative presentations to executive staff members within the company.
  • Produce all work efficiently and on schedule
  • Staying in close communication with CD on status of projects, where support is needed, etc.
  • Create culturally relevant content that creators want to make and audiences want to watch
  • Being committed to supporting your ongoing development, we will work closely with you to establish a personal progression plan


  • 2+ years experience as an Art Director, or acted in the role and ready to step into it
  • Portfolio showcasing experience concepting, art directing and executing world-class motion design projects
  • Strong education and foundation in 2D motion design including strong typography, style frames, etc.
  • Able to inspire and influence clients, creative partners, and the team
  • Passionate about winning work
  • Great team player
  • Thrive on developing talent
  • Positive & energetic


  • Management, leadership and/or oversight of jr-mid level motion designer/animators
  • Able to animate in C4D

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.

Pay: $60 -$88 hourly


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