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Motion Designer

Company: Block
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

Block is one company built from many blocks, all united by the same purpose of economic empowerment. The blocks that form our foundational teams - People, Finance, Counsel, Hardware, Information Security, Platform Infrastructure Engineering, and more - provide support and guidance at the corporate level. They work across business groups and around the globe, spanning time zones and disciplines to develop inclusive People policies, forecast finances, give legal counsel, safeguard systems, nurture new initiatives, and more. Every challenge creates possibilities, and we need different perspectives to see them all. Bring yours to Block. Job Description

The Block Brand and Purpose team mixes creative, comms, and data to build the Block brand and communicate our purpose of economic empowerment. We're curious, quirky, quick-witted designers, writers, strategists, technologists, analysts, and economists who work on everything from big brand campaigns to deep data analysis.

We're looking for a motion designer to help shape the visual identity of our new corporate brand, Block. As our first motion designer, you'll lead the discipline on our team, working with other designers and engineers to push our brand past the norm and into the digital frontier. Block is an art-forward brand and you will work with multiple teams to create visuals that reinforce our purpose, tell compelling narratives, and express our identity. No idea is too out there. You will report to the Corporate Communications Design Lead.
For consideration, please submit a link to your portfolio***

You Will
Demonstrate an expertise in typography, composition, layout, design thinking, and content strategy in the design solutions you create
Work with team members to help conceptualize and execute animation projects for all our social platforms
Work on projects from ideation and design through implementation, in partnership with our creative team
Translate brand strategy into powerful and purposeful creative concepts
Design graphic concepts, assets, and visual treatments for various channels
Elevate brand aesthetics while supporting overall brand direction
Work with partners across Block to guarantee an integrated brand experience
Work with designers, copywriters, communications associates, data analysts, engineers, partners, and creative leadership
Juggle a mix of large and small projects, often with overlapping priority and urgency

You Have
5 years of agency or freelance experience
Proficiency with AfterEffects, Adobe Animate, and the rest of the Adobe Creative Suite
Familiarity with Figma
Experience working on all parts of the production pipeline (design, animation, compositing)
A portfolio of work that displays proficiency in design, animation, storytelling, color, and compositing.
Experience working cross-functionally to launch integrated marketing campaigns
Familiarity with both new and traditional brand channels and media

Even Better
Experience working with Lottie
Familiarity with Nuke

Additional Information

We're working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class.

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we're doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page.

Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, assessing candidates in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.


We want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:
Healthcare coverage
Retirement Plans
Employee Stock Purchase Program
Wellness perks
Paid parental leave
Paid time off
Learning and Development resources

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD54566975, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD54566975 is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.

Keywords: Block, San Francisco , Motion Designer, Other , San Francisco, California

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