Motion Graphics Designer

  • Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  • Full-time

We’re seeking a creative and dynamic Motion Graphics Designer to join our multi-discipline Design Team at ZeroLight. This role will play a key role in the creation of compelling videos to inspire our automotive clients such as Cadillac, Audi and Lamborghini.

The successful candidate will be working alongside Commercial, Development and Marketing teams, delivering high quality video trailers, mock-up animations and presentations material from brief to final implementation.

The Design Team at ZeroLight work across all projects and team, so the successful candidate will be a confident communicator who isn’t afraid to ask questions to define requirements and pinpoint expectations. We work in a very collaborative fashion and we’re looking for individuals who can present their ideas with passion and enthusiasm, seeking feedback from others in a constant process of self-improvement.

This is an exciting new role based at our award-winning Newcastle Studio Live Works, which was recently voted Best Office in the North East. You can read more about our company culture and ethos on our blog or visit our Instagram page @lifeatzl for more insights.

Main Requirements

  • Ability to make things move beautifully in After Effects.
  • Creating animated UI concepts for interfaces, websites and mobile applications.
  • Understanding of modern design and animation trends and techniques.
  • Feeling at home in Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Understanding of (and interest in) what makes a story or a visual experience truly remarkable.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • The ability to work with the team to define milestones, and to manage your own time to make sure they're met.
  • 2-5 years of experience in design as part of an agency or video production team.

Bonus Skills

  • Lending a design hand in the creation of storyboards and style frames.
  • Good eye for photography and ability to take nice photos.
  • Confidence with photo retouching and colour grading.
  • Capturing and editing footage on Premiere.
  • 3D design/animation using Element 3D or Cinema 4D is a plus.

The Benefits

  • Brand new state of the art studios on Newcastle’s famous Quayside.
  • Fully fitted kitchen area with high spec coffee machine.
  • Free fruit, healthy snacks, soft drinks, chocolate and crisps.
  • Up to two-hour lunch break.
  • Lunchtime activities including running club, badminton league and swimming.
  • Recreation area with pool, table tennis and an outside terrace overlooking the River Tyne.
  • Well stocked beer fridge for after work drinks.
  • Flexible working hours which allow you to start work any time between 8am – 10am each morning and leave between 4pm – 6pm.
  • Wide range of activities including Board Games night, ZeroLight Quiz, themed parties and group outings organised by our ZLSocial group.
  • Opportunities to present University technical talks and speak at local events.
  • Cycle to work scheme (with showers in the studio!).
  • Contributory Pension Scheme with Royal London.
  • Life Assurance Scheme.
  • 25 days holiday rising to 30 days on length of service, and all bank holidays.
  • Extra free days holiday at Christmas to ensure a long break over the festive period.
  • Official ZeroLight Events including Friend & Family Day, Summer Day and our famous all expenses paid Christmas Party.
  • Access to external training, mentoring, travel opportunities and conference attendance.
  • Ongoing performance management via our ZLTalent platform with regular reviews and feedback and clear development pathways.
  • Annual salary review.
  • Free eye test and contribution towards glasses

To apply please visit our careers website or send your CV and portfolio to

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