2D Lead/Motion Designer

  • Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

Since we first opened our doors in 2009, the world of commerce has evolved immensely – and so has Square. After enabling anyone to take a payment and never miss a sale, we saw sellers stymied by disparate, outmoded products and tools that wouldn’t work together. So we expanded into software and started building integrated, omnichannel solutions – to help sellers sell online, manage inventory, run a busy kitchen, book appointments, engage loyal buyers, and hire and pay staff. And across it all, we’ve embedded financial services tools at the point of sale, so merchants can access a business loan and manage their cash flow all in one place.

Today, we’re a partner to sellers of all sizes – large, enterprise-scale businesses with complex commerce operations, sellers just starting out, as well as merchants who began selling with Square and have grown larger over time. As our sellers scale, so do our solutions. We all grow together.

There is a massive opportunity in front of us. We’re building a business that is big, meaningful, and lasting. And we are helping sellers around the world do the same.

Job Description

The Demand Generation team is looking for a talented motion designer with a creative eye, logistical mind, and the ability to build videos at volume. We create performance marketing content for all our products and software, and creative testing has been an awesome and powerful lever as we welcome sellers big and small to the Square community. We are working to create hundreds of assets every quarter with this growing program.

Each video we create for the Demand Gen Program includes product shots with UI being front and center. Our program follows very specific motion + brand guidelines, you will work within those parameters when doing all work. 

Our Video Team is looking for an experienced Motion Designer who can make any shot work. You are a rotoscope and composite magician, and can work with volume at speed. You specialize in working with UI, working with screens and graphics and building those elements into videos. You’re a no-nonsense motion graphics specialist, who’s down to get busy and have a little fun in between.  

You will be seen as the senior artist overseeing all things 2D for post production for this body of work. You will also be responsible for collaborating with our Video Post Producers to dissect received creative/stakeholder notes and help work with other artists to action the feedback. 

You are comfortable in the post production/VFX space and are a dependable, team player who will help us execute to the highest creative and technical standards of work.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with Post Producer and Producer to establish the formats and delivery items of all the elements that make up the production.

  • Oversee in house post production artists to ensure that post production shot notes are on track and being managed

  • Communicate progress of work to Post Producer in a timely manner

  • Cross collaborate with Post Producer, Post Production Team Lead and Creative Infrastructure on post production pipeline with an eye toward efficiency

  • Collating all the materials from the camera, animation and special effects teams, and ensuring they are all compatible

  • Ability to tackle shots from start to finish, including roto, tracking, paint, keying, and creating mattes as required

  • Design and implement the look and feel of Square’s brand through motion design

  • Execute fully animated assets, such as UI content, title treatments, and GIFs

  • Ensure the vision of overall style is delivered

  • Conduct quality assurance of visuals and correcting errors before final composition

  • Solid aesthetic sensibilities – Layout, typography, arrangement, etc

  • Social media experience - Formatting for 1x1, 9x16, 4x5 for IG, FB, Twitter, TikTok, etc.

  • Strong communication skills

Qualifications

  • Career training in VFX compositing and motion graphics with a strong demo reel

  • Strong knowledge of a broad range of software - Adobe Suite, Nuke, Adobe Photoshop, AfterEffects. Maya & C4D - A Plus

  • Strong typographic and animation skills 

  • Strong communication and time management skills, and the ability to work autonomously

  • Good working knowledge of the post-production process and visual effects pipeline

  • Ability to analyze visual elements and make them consistent throughout

  • Ability to work in a team 

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy and consistency

  • Strong artistic skills

  • Good communication skills and attention to detail

  • Problem-solving skills, especially technical issues

  • Experience working on performance marketing

 

NICE TO HAVES

  • 3D Experience/Interest is a plus, but not required

  • Light design experience

Additional Information

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class. 

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page

Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, and always assess candidates on an individualized basis.

Perks

We want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:

  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.

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