Motion Designer

What is a Motion Designer?

We use visual effects, animation and other techniques to bring life to creative projects. Basically, we put graphics into motion! We’re creative problem solvers who love playing with new software and tools.


“My job is fast-paced 🚀, tech-oriented 🖥️, and creative🎨. I’m always interested in learning new software, and inspired by the world around me!”

Jessie Z.

This is what I do most days…

I visualize concepts and interesting animatable techniques to elevate static imagery.

I imagine...

I filter through concepts, feedback and previous animations to put through new concepts.

I compile...

I use a variety of 2D and 3D computer design software to bring the animation to life in an ad or social post.

I create...

In their own words:

I’ve always known I wanted to work in motion graphics; it was just a matter of choosing between film or advertising. I love being able to combine tech with creativity – it can range from focusing on more technical aspects of the job (like physics, simulations, realism, etc.) or you can go super creative and do frame-by-frame animation.


Jessie Z.

Thinking about becoming a Motion Designer?

Explore some of the skills you’ll need

to prepare for the role. 

  • You have a love for graphic design  
  • Ability to think creatively  
  • Animation skills 
  • Keen attention to detail 
  • Strong time management skills 
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines  
  • Ability to learn new digital design tools and software 
  • Knowledge of different design platforms (Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom) 
  • Portfolio showing creative ability and past projects  

If you think a job as a Motion Designer might be right for you, print off your Job Report and take it to a parent, teacher or guidance counsellor to talk about what your next steps should be.