Motion Designer (Contract)

Hi there. We hear you’re an amazing motion designer. That’s great, because Punchcut just happens to be looking for a contract Motion Designer to join our world-class design team.

If that sounds like you, then let’s start with a few things we think you should know.

You have a superb reel that showcases your best work.

You have a strong understanding of user-centered design and are comfortable working both independently and in collaboration with other amazing designers.

You have at least 2-3 years of relevant design experience, working on UI flows, character animation, explainer videos, and mico-animation.  Bonus points for experience with emerging user interfaces such as voice, automotive, 3D, and VR/AR. Cause yeah, we do all that stuff.

You feel comfortable working with project teams in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.

You live in the San Francisco Bay area or can work remotely with our SF-based team.

If that all checks out, then please keep reading, and don’t hesitate to apply.


  • Serve as the lead Motion Designer on client projects.
  • Work with designers to apply user-centered design processes to solve new and unique problems.
  • Inspire teams with your vision for future user experiences.
  • Explore a range of motion directions and solutions
  • Create holistic motion systems with innovative spatial models and effective storytelling.
  • Assist in creating effective, compelling stories.
  • Collaborate closely with interaction designers, visual designers, and developers.
  • Deliver high quality, breathtaking, “they did what?!” kinda work.


  • 2-3 years minimum experience in digital motion design.
  • A stellar portfolio + reel that shows creative range and innovative thinking
  • Deep experience in After Effects and other motion and prototyping applications
  • Experience in the creation of new motion systems
  • Superior communication and organization skills
  • Understanding of mobile platforms and UI presentation-layer technologies
  • Ability to produce great work in short timeframes, and manage time efficiently while multitasking
  • Ambitious, proactive, conceptual, and honest
  • Someone we’d totally hang out with
  • A strong animation skill set


  • Consumer device UI currently in market
  • 3D design and animation, live action video editing, and/or experience with AR/VR
  • Experience directing and/or mentoring other designers
  • Advanced expression development
  • Advanced logic based prototyping (origami)
  • Motion Development with Lottie, scripting, and developer communication

Why Punchcut?

Punchcut is a human interface design and innovation company headquartered in San Francisco. For over sixteen years, we’ve worked with the world’s top companies to envision, design and launch connected products and services that engage customers and transform businesses.

We also love the diversity, challenge and satisfaction that come from our projects. Whether envisioning the next autonomous vehicle or working closely with engineers on next year’s hottest wearable, Punchcut designs the future.

What are you waiting for? Come design the future of everything.


This position is located in San Francisco, CA. Remote candidates may also be considered. Punchcut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Come design the future of everything!