Motion Designer

Lyft, San Francisco, CA

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The Lyft Creative team is looking for a talented, enthusiastic, and passionate Motion Designer to join our team. The ideal candidate will be a well-versed animator and designer in Adobe After Effects, with experience designing for performance metrics and optimized for digital engagement. You're known for your fine-tuned aesthetic, insights on current trends, and experience designing for digital. You’re a proactive problem-solver, natural collaborator, and thought leader. You want to push the limits and go beyond the expected. In this role, you’ll work closely within our Growth team, creating fun, engaging animations that bring products and services to life. If you are passionate about motion design and motion and collaborating with a team of talented artists and marketers, we want to talk with you.


  • Create multiple motion prototypes for maximum performance
  • Create animated campaigns and motion tests for AB tests
  • Concept visuals to accompany written scripts
  • Create visually stunning and compelling style frames
  • Work with Creative Director, copywriters, producers, data analysts and others across Lyft to execute first-class work
  • Solve end-to-end visual problems with an eye on brand and data
  • Adjust and prep assets from Adobe Illustrator for use in After Effects
  • Animate a variety of styles and techniques in 2D
  • Grow and develop personal skill set and capabilities within new software packages


  • An online portfolio that demonstrates strong visual design skills and 2D motion design capabilities
  • 2 - 3 years experience working in or with motion design studios, ad agencies, or post production house
  • Strong ability to think both conceptually and technically on projects from conception to execution and delivery
  • Ability to articulate thoughts and ideas, strategies, and pitch ideas, but also able and happily willing to accept feedback
  • Strong ability to multitask and handle lots of moving variables and pieces across collaborative projects and timelines in a fast-paced environment
  • Social media savvy, need to have a deep understanding of FB/IG videos
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Advanced experience in Adobe After Effects
  • Bachelor’s degree in Design and animation or related field
  • Any Illustration skills a strong plus
  • Familiarity with the rest of Adobe Production Suite
  • Understanding of current cultural trends in design, music, fashion and tech
  • You should be a Lyft user/believer :)
Please include a link to your portfolio.  

Lyft is an EEO employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce, and pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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