Senior Motion Designer (Remote, Americas) Americas

Company: Shopify

About the role

We are looking for a Senior Motion Designer capable of creating marketing initiatives within a cross-discipline team, which includes creative development and collaboration across design, development, UX, and content design. We’re looking for a passionate, positive, creative self-starter, who can produce quality content packages end-to-end in a collaborative team environment, but with minimal direct oversight.


  • Responsible for amplifying the visual branding of Shopify’s public image through creating and editing animated marketing and advertising materials across a variety of digital and experiential media

  • Working with developers to combine animation with code

  • Directing and adding compelling motion and animation into interactive projects; in addition to creating animatics, motion guides and case studies

  • Creating motion elements from a designer's initial design layout, or ability to conduct initial design

  • Generating stories, ideas, campaigns and thoughts and create compelling visual experiences

  • Creating and maintaining motion graphics-specific templates, instructions, documentation, and best practices

  • Maintaining best-in-class video production practices and setups

  • Overseeing productions from start to finish, beginning with initial concept, developing scripts, treatments, and storyboards, and ending with final video deliverables.

  • Actively staying on top of marketing trends, goals and performance indicators 

  • Handling some high-level budget management including POs, contracts, expenses and tracking


  • Deep knowledge in animation and motion graphics and secondary knowledge in filmmaking, design, post-production process, and/or storytelling
  • Experience generating powerful, credible original video content: producing, designing, animating, and editing video

  • Advanced proficiency in After Effects, Premiere, Photoshop, Illustrator and Figma. Ability to work in HTML5 is an asset 

  • Strong understanding of 2D with some 3D knowledge

  • Strong storytelling and storyboarding skills

  • You live at the intersection of marketing and user experience, and understand how to take people on a complete journey, end to end

  • Good understanding of typography and composition. Capable of producing assets rapidly if necessary

  • Ability to keep pace and adapt to the latest technology and social media best practices while constantly learning and improving

  • Ability to adapt in a rapidly changing environment, thriving on change

  • Experience working on set and with a video production crew is an asset

As there are multiple positions, this posting will remain live until all positions have been filled. Successful candidates can expect to hear back from us within 2 weeks of application.

Shopify is now permanently remote, and working towards a future that is digital by default. Learn more about what this can mean for you:

Our belief is that a strong commitment to diversity & inclusion enables us to truly make commerce better for everyone. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities, and/or people with intersectional identities. Please take a look at our Sustainability Reports to learn more about Shopify’s commitments to our communities, and our planet:

At Shopify, we understand that experience comes in many forms. We’re dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team - so if your experience is this close to what we’re looking for, please consider applying.

How we hire

At Shopify, we put a lot of care and time into who we hire. We believe that in order to build the best products, we need to build high impact teams. Our recruitment process centres around what we call the Life Story interview, a conversational-style interview where we get to learn more about you.
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