Motion Graphics Designer (Social) (TEMP)

| Santa Monica
About the Motion Graphics Designer (Social) at Headspace:
Headspace is seeking a motion graphics designer who excels at creating visual, animation and illustrative, design solutions for our growing social platforms. You should have extensive experience working in a fast paced and innovative environment, by analyzing consumer insights to iterate and learn quickly what’s working in the creative and why. 
This role will work collaboratively with a cross-disciplinary team to concept, design, and create compelling social media content. Illustration and animation are a cornerstone for how Headspace articulates itself and our mission to improve the health and happiness of the world. We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate designer who is confident producing motion graphics for our social initiatives. You should exhibit a thoughtful approach for producing the highest quality creative outputs that both satisfy our brand’s high visual standards and drive strong business results. 
You have a great mix of visual acumen, creative thinking, and are passionate about how illustration and animation can impact a brand’s identity. Additionally, this person will have a strong ownership mentality, an entrepreneurial spirit and experience in a fast-paced environment and is passionate about Headspace’s mission.
Understanding of social advertising and online consumer behavior is a big plus. The designer will be a member of the Headspace Studios team, reporting directly to the Head of Production. 
This is a 3-6-month contract, with the possibility for extension thereafter.

How your skills and passion will come to life at Headspace:

  • Create high-quality, compelling digital marketing materials in a variety of media and formats optimizing for usability and engagement.
  • Work with the Creative Directors and Design Leads to ensure visual and brand consistency.
  • Possess a strong creative view with the ability to present ideas clearly.
  • Stay current on design trends, software development, and best practices.
  • Generate creative, visual, and functional solutions that achieve Headspace’s strategic marketing goals in a constantly changing competitive landscape.
  • Conceptualize and design a variety of digital content including animated and static social graphics, photography and advertising media.
  • Partner internally with Video Production to articulate design concepts and ensure content is on brand.

What you’ve accomplished:

  • Outstanding online portfolio demonstrating understanding of design fundamentals (typography, color, layout) and illustration skills. 
  • Success in creating engaging content and marketing collateral.
  • A perceptive and self-motivated animator with 3-5 years experience.
  • A multi-talented animator with the ability to execute with speed and scale.
  • Ability to create assets in various formats - .mov, gif, animation/motion (showing storyboards)
  • Strong sense of best practices on social platforms including but not limited to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
  • Genuine passion for and experience with iterating on design work with inputs from data and performance.
  • Resourceful and a structured problem solver.
  • Ability to thrive in a startup environment. Strong communication skills and the ability to be self-directed when necessary.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work efficiently with the team under tight deadlines.
  • Understanding of marketing language of e-commerce design: hierarchy, call to action, conversion, etc.
  • Background in multi-platform marketing campaigns including desktop & mobile.
  • Deep knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, especially Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • An ability to come up with solutions to all sizes of problems within constraints (e.g. fast turnaround, small real estate etc).
  • A strong understanding of brand, and what it takes to reproduce that across projects as it grows and expands.

How to get started:
If you’re excited by the idea of seeing yourself in this role at Headspace, please apply with your CV and a cover letter that best expresses your interest and unique qualifications.

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Technology we use

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Location

Headspace is located in the heart of Santa Monica on Michigan and Cloverfield. Bergamont train station is right behind our office.

What are Headspace Perks + Benefits

Headspace Benefits Overview

Unlimited Time Off
Lifetime Headspace Subscription
$500/year learning and development budget
$75 gym stipend
Daily catered lunch and fully stocked fridge
Parking
Full Medical, Dental, Vision Coverage
Voluntary Coverage
Basic Life AD&D
Flexible Spending Account
401k
Commuter Benefit

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
$75 gym stipend each month
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Unlimited Paid Time Off Poilicy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
$500 Conference budget
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

Quarterly Hackathons. Optional group meditations daily. Competitive salaries. Unlimited PTO. Daily catered lunch.

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