Senior Designer: Brand & Motion (REMOTE)

  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Brainrider is a marketing services company with teams in Toronto, San Francisco/Menlo Park, NYC, Seattle, and London helping our clients build beautiful, effective, compelling content and campaigns.

We are a team of craftspeople. Our expertise and understanding earn our clients’ trust. We are successful when our clients value us. We hold ourselves accountable. We are driven to become better. We do our best when we work as a team.

We work in an open-concept space designed for team collaboration, filled with creativity, productivity, experimentation, and learning. Whether we’re brainstorming better marketing ideas for our clients or pushing hard to meet a tight deadline, it all happens with teamwork, adaptability, and optimism.

Job Description

This is a full-time position working 100% with our client team in Menlo Park, CA.  Due to COVID-19 guidelines this role is 100% remote - work from home until further notice. 

Brainrider is looking for an experienced, detail-oriented motion designer to join our client-embedded on-site team, as a member of the client's internal product team. 

Our ideal candidate is a strong conceptual thinker, natural visual storyteller, and detail-oriented motion designer who can bring ideas to life in new and inspiring ways. You should be able to work across different areas of focus such as UI scenes, control and component motion crafting, and UI library motion development towards guideline building, but also curious to experiment and innovate. 

You thrive in a collaborative cross functional environment, play well with other designers and believe in beautiful design. Your work will transcend a brand, marketing, and an ecosystem of products and bring together a common narrative. The right candidate is a bonafide motion design rock star with an online portfolio to prove it.

Key Responsibilities

  • Sketch, ideate, and generate new concepts quickly based on stakeholder direction and self-driven research
  • Execute motion within brand defined illustrative assets across product from pictogram/iconography creation to complex compositions to full UI scene transition
  • Work with Product Design, Brand, and Marketing teams to move and create magic through Illustrations, Iconography, conceptual development, and other related content for consumer products
  • Engage partners including design and software engineering teams to provide product definition and context to support an effective agile development process
  • Responsible for developing guidelines form the start to inform process and pipeline
  • Quickly solve and ideate with cross-functional leads
  • Tackle complex challenges and create thoughtful recommendations and action plans for solving them with product and cross-functional leads
  • Champion a systematic design approach across brand and product landscapes
  • Partner with design teams to apply general feedback and work cooperatively as a member of a team
  • Participate in creative brainstorms to move concepts to completion from either a detailed or simple conceptual state
  • Ability to clearly articulate design fundamentals (typography, layout, grid, hierarchy, color, animation, composition)


  • Portfolio exhibits strong conceptual ability, UI motion, and control/component animation
  • 5+ years of motion experience within a design agency, in-house design team, or production team
  • Degree in Motion Design, Art, graphic design, or related field
  • Experience building brand and visual systems
  • Experience working on digital products
  • Exceptional in UI motion/animation
  • Exceptional understanding of Motion Principles
  • Exceptional understanding of UI Design
  • General understanding of Product Design
  • General understanding of Character Design
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong technical skills and the ability to quickly grasp new technology, workflows and software
  • Exceptional understanding of UI controls and components within the Technology Industry
  • Deep understanding of UX/UI design for ecosystem platforms
  • Exceptional Understanding of Adobe After Effects and related Motion Software

Please include a portfolio link showing relevant design work with your application.

Additional Information

This is a full-time position working 100% with our client team in Menlo Park, CA.  Due to COVID-19 guidelines this role is 100% remote - work from home until further notice. 

Compensation: annual salary, 15 days PTO per year, 11 state Holidays,  full medical, dental, vision, 401(k), and other benefits and perks. 

Impressive candidates selected to advance through our rigorous evaluation and hiring process will be contacted.


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