Junior Motion Designer

Creative · Portland, Oregon
Department Creative
Employment Type FT Exempt
Minimum Experience Entry-level


Are you a detail-oriented motion designer? Are you a born hustler with the heart and drive that keep you on your toes? Do you learn fast and act even faster? We’re looking for a passionate and eager Junior Motion Designer to help us create excellent and consistent creative motion graphics. You have your eye on the details and “consistency” is your middle name. You live and breathe guidelines. Best practices are your breakfast. You roll up your sleeves and execute design production, making sure every file we create and deliver maintains smooth moving pixels to perfection. 


You’ll be part of the motion design team within our creative department, supporting key clients while working closely with the design leads, motion designers, designers copy editors, and other team members. You’ll be responsible for designing comps and providing specs into final production files. You’ll also work with client services to handle layout tweaks, image swaps, corrections, and copy changes as needed prior to delivery. You will need to bring a keen eye for detail as well as a mix of both technical skills and creative acumen. 


Our work is multidisciplinary. You will be working side by side with designers, writers, copy editors, developers, client services, and other partners to drive digital campaigns through the final—and absolutely critical—phase of execution. You thrive on accuracy and nailing timelines. You seek out collaboration with teammates to constantly pursue an environment that far surpasses the status quo. 


You and your job: 

You want to learn, grow, and absorb information like a sponge. You obsess over everything. You want to work with talented people. You love the ins and outs of all things design and want to bring your own flavor to the work you do. You embrace challenges and inspire new ways of thinking; you explore the unknown using fresh and unique approaches to design problems. You are ready to put in reps. Iteration is the path to creative development. 

  • Details! No pixel, no comma, no inconsistency escapes your gaze. Create pixel-perfect motion graphics for our clients. Establish and maintain best production practices. Seek out and destroy the loose ends: one element that’s a tad out of alignment, kerning that is just slightly off, a misplaced comma, and a stray extra space. 
  • Driven self-starter: You take full ownership of your work and the work of your team. You help establish best practices and new workflows whenever necessary. 
  • Flexible and responsive: You receive and give feedback well, and you approach changes with a positive attitude. 
  • Problem solver: You believe everything can be improved and you see new challenges as new opportunities. 
  • Roll up your sleeves: You’re willing to help out wherever needed. No task is too small. Translate design comps into final production files. Handle layout tweaks and copy changes as needed prior to delivery. Drive and maintain design consistency across deliverables. 
  • Team player: You don’t win on your own and you look out for those around you. Be a core part of our creative team, helping to deliver excellent work across a variety of media. 


Your skills and qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in design or fine arts (or comparable experience). 
  • One-plus years of experience in a design studio or agency (or comparable experience). 
  • Ability to work on multiple jobs simultaneously while feeling comfortable with changing workflows and priorities. 
  • Ability to maintain and adhere to brand guidelines, including calling out when and where they don’t make sense. 
  • A portfolio and experience that demonstrate your ability to deliver accuracy and consistency. 
  • Exceptional organizational, listening, and communication skills. 
  • Knowledge of production processes, technologies, and design. 
  • Working knowledge of industry-standard software (Adobe CC, After Effects, etc.).
  • Ability to learn project-management software. Such as Asana, Harvest, etc. 
  • Basic knowledge of the Google Suite (Drive, Docs, etc.).


Workplace equity is not a single checkbox. 

It’s a new way of thinking, of working, and of moving through the world. At Thesis, we prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion. You’ll see this in our hiring practices, growth plans, and workplace programs—because our agency, our work, and our society are better when diverse perspectives come together. 

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  • Location
    Portland, Oregon
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    FT Exempt
  • Minimum Experience