Motion Designer

Mountain View, CA
Job Terms:
up to $66.01/hour
posted by:
Corey King

Job Description:

Whether you’re guiding a user through a shift in context or expressing the personality of your brand, motion and animation are key ingredients to refine a user's experience on every screen— from mobile phones and tablets to desktops and beyond. At Aquent's client, they use motion design to help tell a product’s story, guide our users, improve usability and make the user’s experience responsive and fun. In this assignment as a Motion Designer, it’s your job to apply your passion for animation to simplify complex interactions and solve challenging design problems.

You’ll help define and implement client’s motion design language across all platforms—this includes driving the creation of best practices, collaborating with visual and interaction designers, and working product stakeholders. You will lead efforts in designing, documenting, and helping the team to execute on the overall product motion language. And as part of the Android Auto team, you’ll collaborate with your fellow designers to expand the client's motion language into an innovative and emerging new space: the car.

Top Daily Responsibilities:
1. Create motion design with strong narrative and design concepts
2. Collaborate with Interaction Design, Visual Design, research, and engineers as they incorporate motion into their work to enhance interactivity and delight users
3. Create artifacts and/or documentation that enables Android developers to build software that fosters a delightful user experience

Additional Responsibilities
- Provide patterns, best practices and guidance on animation and transitions for different devices and platforms
- Gauge the usability and delightfulness of new and existing products, and making constructive suggestions for change

Required Skills:
- BA/BS degree in Design (e.g. motion, interaction, graphic, visual communications, product, industrial), HCI, or a related field or equivalent practical experience
- Portfolio that includes motion and interaction in motion graphics, illustrations, web. mobile and/or software contexts
- Propensity to focus on detailed aspects of motion and experience, often related to physics, patterns, and visual design elements; ability to use motion to express sentimental or emotional experience
- Ability to communicate complex, sometimes abstract, design concepts clearly and persuasively.
- A strong acumen for user experience design and how motion design influences UI & interaction design (and vice versa)
- Best in class portfolio demonstrating command of motion and interaction
- Proven ability to act as a leader in communicating conceptual ideas and design rationale, all within a user-centered design process
- Must be self-motivated to prioritize and manage workload and meet critical project milestones and deadlines
- Excellent problem-solving skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build good working relationships                                                                           

Client Description:

Aquent's client is an American multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products.

WORKING WITH AQUENT: long-term assignments with Aquent gets you access to some pretty cool things:
- You're paid weekly
- Subsidized health (including term life and LTD) and dental benefits after your first four weeks of work (averaging at least 20 hrs/wk)
- Access to Fidelity 401(k)
- Access to FSA Program
- Direct deposit for your pay check
- Access to our Talent Rewards Program (we reward for referrals!)
- Access to free online courses via Aquent's Gymnasium, to help you develop your skills: http://gymnasium.aquent.com/
- Access to free online courses via Lynda.com
- Aquent support: your Aquent Agent checks in with you during the course of your contract to make sure you're happy and progressing according to your expectations (we're also there to be looking for new opportunities for you when you're close to wrapping up)





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***Assignment could start earlier if right candidate is identified.***