Lead Motion Designer

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Reference: 10798/IP/26032019

Are you an excellent animator that has successfully led and mentored a team of motion designers?

Do you have a passion for education and can you think out-of-the-box to best engage our students?

We want to meet YOU!

Summary of job:
The purpose of this role is to motivate, manage and support the motion designers on their team. Assisting the team in using motion design to aid student learning, and add engagement to all videos, while keeping with 2U and UP style guides.

Key Role and Responsibilities:

  1. Proactively drive innovative and interesting animation formats and ideas that support the learning outcome.
  2. Guide junior, mid-level and senior motion designers in conceptualising and with learning outcomes/pedagogy.
  3. Drive collaboration with other departments and the rest of the Creative team to understand project needs and ensure output of the highest quality.
  4. Manage team member's performance, development and workload in a constructive, supportive manner.
  5. Take final responsibility for quality of video output for assigned UPs

Education and Experience:

  • Demonstrable excellence in animation.
  • Demonstrable excellence in After Effects, including the graph editor and advanced techniques
  • Proof of conceptual work.
  • Able to apply a pedagogical approach to work.
  • Evidence of conceptual thinking and problem-solving ability.
  • Experience in education or edtech.
  • High level of emotional intelligence
  • Examples of initiative taken in previous work/position and evidence of positive impact
  • Experience in leadership/mentoring/training
  • Experience in QA
  • 8+ years relevant work experience.
  • 3+ years people management experience
  • Tertiary Education in relevant field.

Management Responsibilities:

Junior, Mid and Senior Motion Designers