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Senior Motion Designer

Date Categories Country Type Location
July 04 2023 Design South Africa FULL-TIME REMOTE

As the Senior Motion Designer, you will have a high degree of technical ability in 2D motion graphics. You will be responsible for creating visually stunning interactive experiences that engage audiences and bring experiences to life.

You’ll be required to:


  • Synthesise and develop a motion design solution based on business requirements, the technical limitations and the project scope.


  • Create visually appealing video assets and content.
  • Conceptualise, design, develop and execute 2D motion graphics and animations for web, mobile, and other digital platforms. (3D motion design is a plus)
  • Utilise sketches, storyboards and animatics to develop concepts. 
  • Establish and promote design guidelines, best practices and standards.
  • Develop solutions through proactive problem solving.


  • Effectively present, communicate, persuade and foster interpersonal relationships with stakeholders and team members via verbal and written means.
  • Develop, implement, and optimise processes that improve efficiency, quality, and collaboration with cross-functional teams.
  • Adapt, learn, stay motivated, positive and resilient in a fast paced and ever changing environment.
  • Collaborate with the team to define and implement innovative solutions for motion direction, visuals and experience. 


  • Coach, guide, and develop others in their careers. This involves listening, providing feedback, setting goals, and providing support and encouragement to help others achieve success.
  • Inspire, motivate, and guide others towards a common goal. This involves setting direction, making decisions, delegating tasks, and leading by example.
  • Representing our values by participating in and contributing to the MakeReign culture and initiatives, making this the best community within our industry to work with.
  • Ensuring consistency regardless of project size.
  • Stay up to date on current themes, trends, and technologies in visual and motion design.
  • Ensure work is completed timeously and to the benchmark standard set by MakeReign. 

What you’ll bring:

  • A design related degree and 5+ years experience of working in motion, interface and interaction design in a digital design or fast-paced environment. Online portfolio and/or work samples are required for consideration.
  • A good understanding of UI motion and UI prototypes, from a UI/UX or background, with experience in one or several of Principle, Figma, Lottie integration. 
  • Deep understanding of motion design principles, animation techniques, and visual storytelling.
  • A desire to make visual and compelling motion content that is both engaging and informative.
  • Ability to think through design / motion problems and arrive at thoughtful and surprising solutions.
  • Strong technical expertise in Figma, Adobe Creative Suite and various motion design tools, especially After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop and Premiere Pro. Should also have at least a fundamental understanding of Cinema4D. 
  • In the realm of animation, you possess a solid understanding of the fundamental principles and techniques and when to break them to produce the best work. 
  • Strong listening, interpersonal, analytical, and organizational skills with the ability to communicate and present your work clearly to different audiences.
  • Ability to think conceptually, translate ideas into visually compelling designs, and effectively communicate creative concepts to clients and team members.
  • You sweat the details, ensuring all your designs are of the highest design standards. 
  • The ability to deliver exceptional work under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate design decisions in a way which are easy for others to follow, and able to respond or give actionable feedback.
  • The ability to work well and collaborate well with others in cross-functional remote teams, including visual designers, animators, 3D artists and video editors, to deliver integrated design solutions.
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously, ensuring deadlines are met without compromising on quality.
  • Ability to demonstrate the MakeReign values. 

Offered with the position:

  • An Apple Macbook pro and necessary gear (whilst in the employ of MakeReign).
  • 18 leave days per leave cycle. With additional days offered the longer you stay with us. 2-4 days subsidized over the December holiday period. 
  • Annual profit share bonus. At the company’s discretion. Based on company and individual performance.
  • Long term incentive scheme, unlocking additional bonuses.
  • Flexible and remote working, with opportunity to work from our offices.
  • Health and wellness benefits. 
  • Access to Courses & Knowledge Share.
  • Work in a super close collaborative space, with one of the most promising up and coming design studios in Africa, where growth, constant learning and improvement is key.

Beyond that, what we offer when working with us:

Strong Internal Design Culture

We’re known for our design work. Our environment is rooted in design thinking principles with a high priority placed on the user experience – we focus on creating experiences that add value to users’ lives. And bring the highest level of craft to all our design work.

Work on Meaningful Work

Working with a wide range of amazing clients, from newly founded startups to industry leading businesses, that are all providing value and benefit to the people using the products we create.

Education & Learning

We love learning. We invest a lot of time into internal and external education sessions and other learning initiatives as we believe this is the best way for all of us to advance and continually push ourselves to improve.

Fast Tracked Growth

Working at MakeReign, you’ll grow your career quickly. Working with the guidance of those around you, continually applying yourself on interesting challenges and striving for the highest standards on everything we do will help you progress and grow your career faster than most other companies.

New Ideas & Innovation

Always trying and learning new things, staying up to date on current themes, trends, and technologies in digital product design means we’re always able to bring new ideas, solutions and innovations to the work that we do. This offers opportunities to experiment, make an impact, and shape team direction.

Freedom & Flexibility

Our tight, loose, tight approach to work gives you the freedom and empowers you to work in the way you see fit to find the best solutions to the work we do. We trust our teams to deliver.

Solve Challenging Problems

You’ll continually be stimulated by challenging problems that need solving. No day is dull. We’re motivated by the challenges we face, which allows for a lot of exploration and experimentation as we find as many solutions as possible to these challenges. Solutions we validate with customers.

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