Senior Motion Graphics Designer

Last updated an hour ago
Job Type:Full Time

Xero is a beautiful, easy-to-use platform that helps small businesses and their accounting and bookkeeping advisors grow and thrive.

At Xero, our purpose is to make life better for people in small business, their advisors, and communities around the world. This purpose sits at the centre of everything we do. We support our people to do the best work of their lives so that they can help small businesses succeed through better tools, information and connections. Because when they succeed they make a difference, and when millions of small businesses are making a difference, the world is a more beautiful place.

How you’ll make an impact

This is an exciting opportunity to create beautifully illustrated videos that reach large audiences of
hundreds of thousands of Xero customers, and potentially millions of prospective customers.

You are an experienced animator who has worked with character rigs and complex animations,
primarily in Adobe After Effects.

Experience with 3D or traditional animation is a plus. You have a robust portfolio demonstrating a high level of proficiency in motion graphics.

Candidates without a link to a portfolio or reel will not be considered.

This role will work primarily within the Global Motion Graphics team, which is part of the Media team.

Additionally, you will work with the wider Design Hub to create on-brand visuals/animations for a
broad range of marketing purposes.

What you’ll do

  • Collaborate on storyboards, scripts, graphics, images and audio to pre-visualise video concepts
  • Animate characters, iconography and wide range of motion graphics and maintain quality and brand alignment of all Xero video content
  • Collaborate with the Design and Marketing teams to understand the intersection of business objectives, the needs of the target audience, and context of the video content
  • Communicate effectively within the Motion Graphics, Media and Design Hub teams to meet targeted goals
  • What you’ll bring with you

  • Excellent portfolio demonstrating a high level of ability in character animation
  • Expert level experience in the fundamentals of visual storytelling through motion
  • Ideal candidates will also have a good understanding of illustration and cell animation or 3D
  • A history of extensive relevant industry experience in a design company, advertising agency or in-house creative environment
  • Solid 2D character rigging and animation skills
  • Team player with developed communication skills, including visual, verbal and written
  • An ability to lead and collaborate with a team of people involved in the creation of video

  • Why Xero?

    At Xero we support many types of flexible working arrangements that allow you to balance your work, your life and your passions. We offer a great remuneration package including shares plus a range of leave options to suit your well-being. Our work environment encourages continuous improvement and career development and you’ll get to work with the latest technology.

    Our collaborative and inclusive culture is one we’re immensely proud of. We know that a diverse workforce is a strength that enables businesses, including ours, to better understand and serve customers, attract top talent and innovate successfully. We are a member of Pride in Diversity, in recognition of our inclusive workplace. So, from the moment you step through our doors, you’ll feel welcome and supported to do the best work of your life.