What does a Motion Graphics Designer do?

Motion graphics designers create artwork for the web, television, or film using visual effects, animation, and other cinematic techniques to bring their creations to life. They use their skills to create powerful stories that capture audiences and pique their interest and turn to their strong technical skills and proven ability to use software including Photoshop and 2D or 3D animation. They partner with other creative team members and key stakeholders when creating content across the various web or mobile platforms.

Motion graphics designers meet with internal and external clients to understand their needs and share their internal and external ideas. They receive and interpret feedback and constructive criticism while meeting tight deadlines and respond to user and client feedback to improve creative work. They work with art and creative teams to understand the project’s scope and objectives and select audio, video, colors, and animation for graphic design. Motion graphics designers need a bachelor's degree and a strong portfolio of work in animation.

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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Motion Graphics Designer Salaries

Average Base Pay

£33,509 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: £34K
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Motion Graphics Designer Career Path

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Motion Graphics Designer Insights

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Multimedia Motion Graphic Designer
13 Feb 2020

“It is a fun place to work and I have made some great friends from working here!”

Motion Graphic Designer
7 May 2021

“• Work life balance is good but around once or twice a month you’ll have to stretch.”

Endit Studios
Freelance Motion Designer
17 Oct 2021

“Great Organisation and awesome to work with.”

Senior Motion Graphics Designer
24 Jul 2021

“Very creative and amazing people to work with.”

Squeezed Media (UK)
Senior Motion Designer
25 Feb 2021

“The creative freedom I was given to explore style and techniques improved my work and kept me creatively fulfilled.”

Bearded Fellows Bearded Fellows
Motion Graphics Designer
18 Jul 2019

“4 really nice lads to work with you always make you feel welcome and part of the group.”

3D Motion Designer
27 Jun 2020

“Not so great to find a good lunch place.”

Workshop CreativeWorkshop Creative
Motion Graphic Designer
14 Jan 2021

“Good people / Good work and free lunch.”

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