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Motion Graphics Designer

Weta Workshop

Job details

Weta Workshop
7 Sep 2015
Work type
Work classification
Design, Screen & Sound, Visual Arts


Weta Workshop is looking for a Motion Graphics Designer to create and deliver motion graphics across various media. This would start as a 6-8 week contract, with the potential for more work. 

We are seeking someone to join our elite team of designers, thinkers, ninjas and alchemists working across a variety of creative wizardry for internal and external global clients.

You will be involved in brainstorming new ideas with the design team and responsible for delivering visually enticing media.  In a nutshell, we're looking for someone who can produce cutting-edge motion graphics and effects across a number of fun, creative and challenging projects

As our Motion Graphics Designer you will:

  • Design and create enticing and cutting-edge 2D and 3D motion graphics for video deliverables
  • Create and deliver motion graphics in various media
  • Work with art leads and creative teams to understand project scope and objectives
  • Assist in selecting audio, video, animation, design aesthetics etc for graphic design
  • Work with editors, producers and other designers to resolve technical and/or design issues
  • Edit raw video footage and add effects/elements to enhance motion graphics
  • Research and analyse best design techniques and solutions to create motion graphics; should also enjoy figuring out "quick and dirty" tricks that get good results
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions to share new design perspectives and ideas
  • Follow best practices for versioning control, naming convention and organisation of graphic files


Key skills


  • A minimum of 3-5 years industry experience in this role or similar
  • Excellent skills in After Effects, Photoshop and other animation tools with an aptitude for learning other animation packages quickly
  • An ability to animate just about anything in 2D
  • Experience with 3D animation and working with 3D models (model, texture, rig, animate)
  • Excellent design and storyboarding skills
  • Background in animation for games or film
  • Experience with other creative disciplines such as photography and videography
  • An excellent portfolio demonstrating skills in a wide variety of animation techniques and styles

Other requirements

  • Good communication skills
  • Passionate about the creative industries including film, TV, gaming and interactive
  • Able to work in New Zealand
  • Ability to work well with others on all levels
  • Able to work flexible hours
  • The ability to understand creative aesthetics and style
How to apply

To apply please email your cover letter and CV including a link to your online portfolio to

Applications close: 6pm Monday 7th September 2015.

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26 Aug 2015

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