Motion Graphics Designer



  • United States, United States
  • Full-time
  • Salary undisclosed

Job Description

CREATIVITY IS OUR SUPERPOWER. It's our heritage and it's also our future. Because we don't just make toys. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain and develop children through play. Mattel is at its best when every member of our team feels respected, included, and heard—when everyone can show up as themselves and do their best work every day. We value and share an... infinite range of ideas and voices that evolve and broaden our perspectives with a reach that extends into all our brands, partners, and suppliers. The Team: The inhouse agency for Barbie and Dolls brands is a group of passionate, creative, innovative people who thrive on a challenge whether it's creating an actual Malibu Dreamhouse or launching an all-new brand. Highly conceptual, this team delivers global assets for video production, social, events, retail, and more From Polly Pocket to Enchantimals, to the #1 toy brand, Barbie, this team knows how to excite and inspire fans of all ages. Want to join? The Opportunity: The Barbie and Dolls Brand Creative Team is looking for an experienced midlevel motion graphics designer with a passion for social, TikTok, as well as branding and graphic design. This role will collaborate heavily with Mattel's internal Digital Engagement Group. Highly driven to take on conceptual ideation, and execution across social platforms. Must demonstrate a proven track record in developing strategically driven ideas and creative assets, with a strong understanding of social and digital best practices, graphic design, typography, as well as a passion for what we do every day – inspiring the limitless possibilities for generations to come What Your Impact Will Be:

  • Strong understanding of social best practices, motion graphics, and design principles is required
  • Knowledge and fluency on all social platforms, a passion for what's happening in culture
  • Lead the conceptualization and creative development of big ideas that are on-brand, on trend across social platforms
  • Execute asset creation against social strategy and brand guidelines
  • Prioritize multiple projects at any given time and efficiently deliver on time especially given real-time, responsive nature of social landscape
  • Collaborate and partner with team of social strategists, community managers, copywriters, producers, and fellow designers in a positive and productive manner
  • Maintain ownership of work from concept through final delivery while appropriately communicating with supervisor to ensure alignment
  • Must have a love of culture, fashion, and brand storytelling


  • Strong Social and digital first experience required to create compelling, breakthrough assets with graphic design and an emphasis on motion graphics and light editing
  • Excellent computer skills: Adobe Suite, and all relevant software tied to graphic design, and content creation
  • Demonstrate ability to translate core branding equities and tone through a variety of digital marketing activations
  • Versed and on-top of current trends (art, pop culture, design & typography, advertising, social media, digital, entertainment, etc.)
  • Tapped into global youth-oriented design, marketing campaigns and trends
  • Ability to see large picture while not losing focus of details

What We're Looking For:

  • BA/BS/BFA in Graphic Design and/or MA/MFA preferred or equivalent experience
  • 4+ years of experience in Art Direction, Graphic Design or similar field
  • Design Firm/Agency Experience as Art Director strongly preferred
  • Branding, graphic design experience required
  • Tenacious and full of creative energy
  • Relentless passion and enthusiasm for design, the work, finding solutions and always striving to make it better and more impactful
  • Entrepreneurial and innovative thinker who embraces change and taking on new challenges
  • Strong collaborator that takes personal accountability and love to work in a team environment
  • Effective in a dynamic fast-paced environment
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude, finding a way to yes

Don't meet every single requirement? At Mattel we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.What It's Like to Work Here:We are a purpose driven company aiming to empower the next generation to explore the wonder of childhood and reach their full potential. We live up to our purpose employing the following behaviors:

  • We collaborate: Being a part of Mattel means being part of one team with shared values and common goals. Every person counts and working closely together always brings better results. Partnership is our process and our collective capabilities is our superpower.
  • We innovate: At Mattel we always aim to find new and better ways to create innovative products and experiences. No matter where you work in the organization, you can always make a difference and have real impact. We welcome new ideas and value new initiatives that challenge conventional thinking.
  • We execute: We are a performance driven company. We strive for excellence and are focused on pursuing best in class outcomes. We believe in accountability and ownership and know that our people are at their best when they are empowered to create and deliver results.

Our Approach to Hybrid WorkWe embrace a hybrid work model to empower a culture of growth, optimism, and wellbeing, where everyone can deliver on our shared purpose and realize their full potential. Combining purposeful in-person collaboration with tech-enabled hybrid work, our focus is to provide flexibility while enabling collaboration for moments that matter. Who We Are:Mattel is a leading global toy company and owner of one of the strongest catalogs of children's and family entertainment franchises in the world. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain and develop children through play. We engage consumers through our portfolio of iconic brands, including Barbie, Hot Wheels, Fisher-Price, American Girl, Thomas & Friends, UNO and MEGA, as well as other popular intellectual properties that we own or license in partnership with global entertainment companies. Our offerings include film and television content, gaming, music and live events. We operate in 35 locations and our products are available in more than 150 countries in collaboration with the world's leading retail and ecommerce companies. Since its founding in 1945, Mattel is proud to be a trusted partner in empowering children to explore the wonder of childhood and reach their full potential.

Mattel is recognized for the second year in a row as a Great Place to Work TM and as one of Fast Company's Best Workplaces for Innovators in 2022.

Visit us at and . Mattel is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer where we want you to bring your authentic self to work every day. We welcome all job seekers including minorities, females, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and those of all sexual orientations and gender identities

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