Motion Designer

Charlotte, North Carolina | Freelance | Job ID #48842 |
Posted Earlier this month

Onward Search is looking for a Motion Designer to join our client in Charlotte for an onsite multi-year contract role! Benefits are available throughout the life of the engagement.

PLEASE NOTE: This position sits onsite in Charlotte, North Carolina, but candidates from outside of that market are encouraged to apply. However, please also note that this is a contract role and relocation assistance will not be provided.

Job Summary:

  • You will work closely with the Creative Director and cross-functional design teams to concept, design, and animate on-air graphics packages.
  • You must be highly collaborative with an outstanding eye for design and an ability to concept and execute across all stages of the project.
  • This is a design role first and foremost. A great portfolio and fantastic eye for design are critical.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop and concept storyboards and style frames and then bring them to life with motion design.
  • Develop comprehensive tool kits to be used by multiple Editors.
  • Develop concepts in a collaborative team environment, maintaining a balance between artistic, and strategic style and vision.
  • The concept, art direct, and execute on-air, broadcast, promotional, and marketing design packages.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 3-7 years of experience in hands-on design and art direction focused on 2D motion design in either an agency or broadcast environment. Experience within the sports industry is a plus but is not required.
  • Expert level of proficiency in After Effects, Photoshop, and Illustrator, specifically in a Mac environment.
  • Experience with Premiere strongly preferred.
  • Strong understanding of aesthetics and design, layout, typography, and color correction.
  • Working knowledge of media broadcast file formats and technology.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Highly organized and internally motivated with a high level of attention to detail.
  • The ability to multitask and work effectively under tight deadlines in a high-pressure environment.
  • Collaborative team player who is comfortable exchanging ideas, feedback, and constructive criticism with colleagues and project leaders.
  • A portfolio of innovative, modern, cutting-edge motion design work showcasing both static designs (including storyboards and style frames) AND the final animated products is REQUIRED at the time of submittal.

Does this sound like you? Apply today! 



  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • 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.
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Onward Search helps connect digital, creative and marketing talent with choice jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent / executive search placement.

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