Motion Designer

IXL Learning - San Mateo, California - Full time

IXL Learning, a leading edtech company with products used by 13 million students worldwide, is looking for an experienced Motion Designer that can create compelling animated content to support our growing marketing efforts. As a member of our small but nimble in-house video team, you'll play a key role in advancing our brand presence, spearheading the creation of engaging videos that continuously push boundaries as we expand our reach in the world of education.

As a Motion Designer at IXL Learning, your passion for creating stylish visual stories through motion—along with your technical knowledge—will continually address our customers’ needs and our high-reaching marketing goals. You’ll have the opportunity to collaborate cross-functionally and create great experiences across our eclectic family of trusted brands including IXL, Rosetta Stone, Education.com, Wyzant, and Vocabulary.com.

This is a full-time position in our San Mateo, CA office with a hybrid work schedule.

To apply, please include a link to your most recent motion design portfolio and work samples with your resume or cover letter.

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING

  • Inspire our audiences with attractive, intriguing designs while maintaining visual consistency and brand identity
  • Own projects from start to finish – Ideate, storyboard, and produce fully animated how-to videos, digital ads, promos, explainers, and more
  • Work closely with our video producers to integrate motion graphics designs into final videos
  • Collaborate on video creative briefs and bring new ideas to life, educating and enlightening our users about our products in ways other media cannot
  • Partner with various teams to develop and execute on content across our channels, pushing ideas and visual styles that elevate IXL’s brand and core messaging
  • Expand our video standards in the area of motion design systems and processes

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR

  • BA/BS degree in Design or related field; 3+ years of solid motion graphics experience in a professional environment
  • Must have excellent graphic design, typography and layout skills—attention to detail and the desire for a flawless final product is critical
  • In-depth knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite including After Effects, Illustrator, and Premiere Pro
  • Strong understanding of animation/video formats and codecs
  • Portfolio clearly demonstrates fundamental video editing principles such as pacing, rhythm, and sound design
  • Proficient in capturing product screen recordings and bringing them to life in the edit
  • Innovative problem solver with a proven ability to manage multiple design requests in a timely fashion
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly when it comes to explaining your work, justifying design decisions, and talking through internal feedback
  • Strong team player who can collaborate effectively with different stakeholders

PLUSES

  • Versed in other aspects of video production including pre-production logistics and live action filming.
  • Experience in education, edtech, or language learning.
  • Experience with Cinema 4D and/or scripting in After Effects

At IXL, we value diversity in age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability, political and religious beliefs, and life experience, and we are proud to promote a work environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work. IXL Learning is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

ABOUT IXL LEARNING

IXL Learning is a leading educational technology company on a big mission: creating innovative learning experiences that help all learners reach their full potential. IXL's comprehensive curriculum and insightful analytics help more than 850,000 teachers deliver personalized instruction, and empower over 13 million students to achieve new learning milestones every day.

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Marketing

Experience Level

Mid Level

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