Design Lead

London Studio
Motion Department

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, San Francisco, Barcelona and Munich. 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

The Design Lead leads creative teams to deliver outstanding creative work in film, broadcast, games, brand, and experiential productions. 


ROLE: Design Lead

LOCATION: London (Hybrid working - 3 days in studio / 2 days at home)

CONTRACT: Full-time (40 hours/ week)


  • Lead teams of artists and technicians to produce creative work of the exceptional standard with which Territory Studio has made its name. Working closely with artists throughout the life of projects, ensuring they understand the goals and deadlines for their work and bringing them back on track when required.
  • Work closely with a project’s producer to ensure that work is delivered within project deadlines and meets the client’s brief, both creatively and technically.
  • Develop responses to creative briefs, including developing style frames and writing treatments.
  • Work as a team with the other Leads, Art Directors, Supervisors and the Creative Director, to ensure that artists are assigned to projects appropriately.
  • To help the Creative Director build and develop a multi-disciplinary creative team and act as a mentor to junior members, offering them coaching, training and feedback as necessary.
  • Participate in client-facing meetings and calls, alongside producers, receiving feedback and offering creative advice as projects progress.
  • Remain up-to-date with current creative trends and innovations in design, motion graphics and visual effects and apply these to Territory’s work.
  • Comfortable presenting to clients, in pitches or in regular project progress and feedback sessions.
  • Experience of developing successful responses to briefs, including style frames and writing treatments.
  • Represent the studio as a project lead working with clients, external artists/technicians and vendors to ensure the successful delivery of a project.
  • Develop a culture of excellence around the creative use of techniques, software and technology.
  • To help develop and enforce Territory processes and workflow across individual projects and the studio as a whole. 


  • 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.
  • Confident presenting to clients.
  • Good knowledge of production pipeline, techniques and executions.
  • Working knowledge of current creative trends and innovations in motion graphics. 

Our Vision

To use the power of imagination to realise New Worlds.
Our Vision is to build New Worlds that bring storytelling to life and take audiences where they’ve never been before. Through our experience from years of working with some of the world’s greatest story-tellers, we have developed a unique approach to World-building.
We combine compelling design and sophisticated craft with human interaction, emotional resonance and innovative technology.

Our Mission

We will use design, technology & innovation to enrich creativity and build a legacy of iconic masterpieces.
Our Mission is to enrich our creativity through innovative technology and talented people.

We will build a legacy of iconic masterpieces which will engage audiences in new ways and be embraced by popular culture, becoming ever more ubiquitous and valued over time.

Our Values

Nurture Curiosity
We foster a culture where our team can explore new boundaries, try new things and make the unimaginable happen.

Surpass Expectations
We do not believe that ‘good enough’ is ever good enough.
Every piece of work must raise the bar to achieve ‘masterclass standards’.

Fuel Imaginations
We believe that every one of us has a duty to influence each other to positive ends.
We share ideas, drive each other forward and challenge each other to be the best we can be.
We call out the mundane, extinguish apathy and reward inspiration.



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. 

Design Lead


Chiara Termine

Resourcing Specialist


132 Goswell Rd.

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