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Lead Motion Designer

Burbank, California, United States; New York, New York, United States

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Job ID 846988BR Location Burbank, California, United States; New York, New York, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Aug. 25, 2021

Job Summary:

DMED Technology Design:
Design at Disney is at the forefront of creating intuitive, innovative, and beautiful products that our fans love and crave. We strive to design high-quality end-to-end experiences while maintaining an inclusive and collaborative culture. To us, team-fit and attitude are as important as hard design skills.
DMED Technology Design is the unified design org for 90+ customer-facing websites/apps and hundreds of enterprise products in the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) Technology organization. We are the storytellers responsible for adding “something special” to our consumers’ experience every day through exciting design, artwork, branding and UX globally. We are responsible for driving the product design, user experiences, creative direction, production design, motion design, service design, UX copywriting, UX research and UX engineering. It is our job to create a framework that delivers consistent, creative and innovative user experiences for people – whether they are using Disney’s consumer-facing products, or the platforms, products and tools that help power our business. Crucially, how we do that work must be both imaginative and efficient, allowing us to also free our team devote energy to using design to drive innovation.
The consumer portfolio we get to design for includes many of the most trusted and beloved brands in the world – ABC, ABC News, Disney, ESPN, Freeform, FX, Marvel, National Geographic and Star Wars. These are great products, and our charge is to always imagine ways to make them even better; to deliver happiness and magical moments through artistry and inventive design, reinforcing the emotional connection between consumers and Disney’s brands.
The enterprise portfolio we are responsible for is also critically important – and our colleagues, partners and businesses will be relying upon us to bring the same kind of imagination, ease and consistent excellence to those experiences.

Design Services:
The DMED Technology Design Services team develops the fundamental building blocks and insights that activate a brand's identity, purpose, and expression and enable best-in-class product experiences across the complete user journey. This mission includes the continued development of our Content Creative team which includes Production Design, Motion Design, Visual Design, and UX Copywriting as well as Service Design, UX Research, and UX Engineering teams. We are a multi-disciplinary design team where you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with many design groups and specialties to create innovative products that people love to use.

Motion Designers at Disney are magicians who help make our product experiences special
with delightful contents. We expect a Lead Motion Designer to work on multiple projects,
both from the ground up and optimizing existing solutions, with in-depth knowledge about the
latest creative/design trends and technologies.


- You will be responsible leading and inspiring project teams
- You will be a point of contact to coordinate requirements with stakeholders
- You apply your intuition and creativity to build compelling design strategies that fulfill
users’ needs for our consumer-facing products
- You will create motion studies, animations, splash experiences, transitions, and other
motion work to contribute to all products in our portfolio and on all web, mobile, and
TV platforms
- You will work with design team members directing rapid motion concepts, producing
high fidelity motion studies
- You will use graphic design skills to deliver contents
- You will collaborate with a diverse set of stakeholders
- You will work closely with teammates to content design solutions
- You will be responsible for presenting design work to partners and stakeholders
- Your design work sets an example for other designers to follow
- You will be responsible for mentoring and growing fellow motion designers and their
skills on the Design Services Team

Basic Qualifications:

- 7+ years of relevant experience in Design or related experience
- Bachelor’s degree required, MBA or technical degree preferred
- You have experience delivering motion studies, animations, splash experiences,
transitions, and other motion work for consumer-facing apps/websites
- You have experience working on designing contents that are graphically stunning
- You have an expert understanding of user-centered design principles and best practices
- You are a self-motivated, problem solver with the ability to work on multiple projects
- You can communicate complex concepts clearly and persuasively
- You are hungry for innovation, eager to challenge the status quo
- You have a strong interest in and aptitude for learning new technologies and design
- You have a strong work ethic, are reliable, adaptable, and work well with others
- You have the ability to design within brand guides and contribute to design language
- You understand what it means to design from system
- You have expert knowledge of design tools such as Figma, Sketch, After Effect, and all
other Adobe Creative Suite

Additional Information:



About Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution:

Comprised of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Disney Streaming Technology LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

Disney Streaming Technology LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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