Motion Designer

San Francisco Studio
Motion Department

We are accepting speculative applications for this role but are not actively recruiting right now. Please feel free to share your details, and a member of our team will be in touch should the applications open fully or we have freelance opportunities.

Territory Studio is a creative specialist with a unique approach to motion design, visual effects and digital experiences. Drawing on deep expertise of narrative design for film, games and brands, we blend creative with technology to create compelling content.

Working across diverse briefs, what ties our work together is a love of craft and creative, a passion for story and a designer’s eye for problem-solving. What sets us apart is a uniquely refined design intelligence, near future expertise and a team of ambitious, focused and proactive cross discipline creatives.

Attracting talent from around the world, we have growing studios in London and San Francisco. Some of our most recent work includes No Time To Die, The Batman, Dune, Swan Song and Invasion.

Other specialist projects have been Ready Player One, Bladerunner, Mank, Ghost in the Shell, Marvel's Spider-man (Miles Morales) and so much more! Please take a look at our website for a much more in-depth view of the creative projects we have worked on.

Come and join an incredible team of collaborative, creative innovators and work with some of the best people from around the world, on possibly some of the most exciting projects that span across UI, Film, TV, Technology, Commercial, Games, VR, Experimental and Broadcast.

The Role

Motion Designers have a pivotal role to play in the studio and across multiple outputs. Upholding and helping to realise client briefs, creative concepts and internal direction they will work as part of the wider creative team across motion graphics, brand content, experiential, visual effects and screen graphics projects.

It is expected that they will deliver exceptional creative at the highest level for which Territory Studio has become known. Motion Designers report to Art/Design Directors.

ROLE: Motion Designer

REPORTS TO: Art Director or Design Director

LOCATION: San Francisco, CA

CONTRACT: Full-time (40 hours/ week)



  • To produce creative work of the exceptional standard with which Territory Studio has made its name. Have a portfolio of outstanding motion graphics work, a unique creative vision and point of view.
  • Ability to work to a brief and under the direction of an Art Director, meeting deadlines and keeping within the scope of projects.
  • To understand the goals for your work, daily tasks and deadlines.
  • Confident working alone as well as in a team. Able to organise own time well in order to keep projects on track and meet deadlines. Working closely with a project’s Senior Designer, Art Director and Producer to ensure work is delivered within project deadlines and meets the client’s brief, both creatively and technically.
  • Help develop responses to creative briefs.
  • Work as a team with other designers, participating in departmental meetings and creative activities, as required.
  • Ability to interpret feedback, whether from Art Director, producers or clients, and make changes to creative work in response to this feedback. Offer insights, options and ideas to keep projects moving forwards.
  • Receive feedback from the wider team and clients on creative work day-to-day, ensuring only the best work leaves the studio.
  • Help to enforce Territory’s workflow and processes, educating and supporting other team members and freelancers whenever needed.
  • Remain up-to-date with current creative trends and innovations in motion graphics and apply these to Territory’s work.
  • Participate in daily check-ins with creative colleagues, Art Director and producer to ensure that projects are on track.
  • Occasionally take part in client calls and meetings throughout the duration of a project. 
  • Ensure tasks are completed on time and actively seek to help the team where possible.
  • Participate in departmental and company-wide meetings and events, as required.


  • Proficient user of Adobe Creative Suite, Houdini, Arnold, Redshift, InDesign, Maya, Nuke, Cinema 4D, and 3D Studio Max, as appropriate.
  • High-level written skills. 
  • Excellent people and team-working skills. 
  • Working knowledge of current creative trends and innovations in motion graphics. 


Territory Studio Ltd believes that a diverse workforce makes us a more creative and innovative business. We are committed to providing a workplace that welcomes and respects all people regardless of gender identity, sex, sexuality, disability, race, religion, background or belief. We welcome applications from people who are under-represented in our sector.

The Company requires that all individuals working onsite in the US, subject to certain limited exceptions, be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The Company will consider requests for reasonable accommodations regarding this requirement.

Motion Designer

San Francisco

Amanda Salinas

Talent Manager / HR Generalist

San Francisco

330 Fell St

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