Hybrid Remote / Office

Junior Animator/Motion Designer



  • Sea Containers, London, United Kingdom
  • Full-time
  • Salary undisclosed


Company: VMLY&R Commerce

We Are VMLY&R Commerce

VMLY&R Commerce is WPP's newest end-to-end Creative Commerce Company. Built on the commerce expertise of Geometry and scaled through VMLY&R's connected brand promise, we help modern brands grow by unifying marketing strategies around commerce.

We believe the space of commerce holds the most untapped creative potential to grow brands and people. Living Commerce TM is our proprietary approach and platform that guides how we work. By understanding how, when and why people buy, we deliver the most engaging and culturally relevant creative commerce experiences across Retail, Experience, Design and Innovation. We do this as part of a network of 11,000 specialists across 80 countries, everywhere life intersects with commerce-this is end-to-end.

The Team

Working on a tightly regulated brand is hard but incredibly... rewarding. We are responsible for multi-billion-dollar brands, hundreds of key markets and partner with our agency colleagues all over the world to deliver creative and commercial success. We are a really tight team. We look out for each other, we drive each other on, we compete with each other in a good way, we have a strong sense of identity, we are diverse and different, yet we always come together, so the team works incredibly well. And we'll be delighted to welcome new friends as we're always looking to grow. Our team ethic is based on trust and honesty - we are all experts at our jobs, so we trust each other to deliver. Everyone's opinion is equally valued, and you will always be heard. And everyone can always ask for help when they need it. We hustle hard to grow our business - make no mistake, we want to win and we're proud to be the best we can be. We have a passion for the brands we work on - we feel as much ownership of them as our clients do and our clients feel as much of a part of our team as we do. So, if you want to be part of this team, we'd be thrilled to hear from you. Be prepared to work hard but to be rewarded by being part of a team we feel lucky to be a part of.

(NYSE: WPP) www.vmlyrcommerce.com

The Role

VMLY&R London are currently looking for a talented junior animator/motion designer, to join our growing awarding-winning studio to work across our client's modern new generation products in restricted categories.

This role is responsible for the design and creative output based on concepts and briefs created by senior creatives within the agency, communicating with senior creatives and producers to deliver best in class work for our clients. From banner ads, social posts, EDM designs, and animation, this person is responsible for creating brand-consistent animation and design for all brand channels.

The Responsibilities

  • Understanding of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Full understanding of Adobe Aftereffects & Premiere
  • Working within integrated design team
  • Agency experience a big plus.
  • Motion, edit and sound skills required
  • Working alongside creative department and closely with creative teams
  • Good visual and graphic design skills
  • Approaching briefs with an attitude to impress
  • Balancing multiple projects across handful of clients
  • A flexible attitude
  • Passion and curiosity about the latest motion innovations.
  • A love of craft that goes beyond pixel perfection.

Job in a Tweet

Motion-based junior designer needed - great animation skills, temporal thinking (time), crafted with good design skills. A true collaborator in a team of rebels and clients. P.S. bring your side hustles too.

Reporting to the Creative Director

The animator/motion designer role will work independently on medium to large scale Client projects, occasionally with a senior creative/team, and be responsible for the creation and development of advertising ideas - both visual appearance and the written word.

Through multi-platform formats: print, digital OOH, Content, Direct Marketing, Social, Mobile etc, you should be able to combine artistic sensibilities and understanding with knowledge of design and production process to create work which engages identified customers.

Key Responsibilities

Ideas and Craft:

  • Able to deliver great motion ideas (storyboards & mood concepts) through to end animation, with a portfolio displaying the depth of your creativity and expertise in this area.
  • Able to work across a wide variety of briefs, across two different clients with a broad range of advertising needs (traditional to cutting edge), creating ideas which flow from shelf back, including across mobile, digital, content etc.
  • Able to execute campaigns across all media channels including social, mobile, activation, Experiential and commerce.

In the Agency:

  • Able to create a positive team environment - within the Creative Department and with colleagues from Account Management, Production, Planning etc.
  • Great communication skills which enable you to engage positively with peers, clients, management etc.
  • Able to remain tenacious and resilient throughout the frustrations of an iterative process
  • Owning the idea from ideation to Production.

Out of the Agency:

  • Build relationships internally, able to present, and to communicate with the team effectively.
  • Understands the Client's business and communications need and their key proposition.
  • Positively responds to the Client and research feedback and continues to develop the work until final approval.
  • Understand the target audience and their preferred ways of receiving information.


  • Works collaboratively - recognises the value and responsibility of working in a team and seeks to maintain and build effective relationships both internally and externally.
  • Thinks innovatively - looks beyond the obvious to develop highly engaging ideas and films.
  • Works effectively through job and organisational changes.
  • Strives to achieve excellence in everything that they do.
  • Demonstrates 'passion' - approaches all tasks in a wholehearted and enthusiastic manner.
  • Shows initiative and a 'can-do' attitude.
  • Highly motivated and a self-starter.
  • Recognises the need for management support when necessary.
  • Constantly looks for and learns from new information or experiences.
  • Deals constructively with frustration and stress, maintaining a professional and positive manner.
  • Is direct and honest in dealing with others.
  • Treats all people with respect and fairness.
  • Able to work in After Effects, Premiere & Photoshop, Able to work in Illustrator and InDesign, a bonus.
  • Able to create presentations in PowerPoint using existing templates
  • 3D skills a bonus
  • Working in an integrated design team

What's in it for you?

Aside from a generous annual leave allowance and pension allowances, you will have access to a whole host of other benefits and activities such as:

  • Life Assurance
  • Permanent Health Insurance
  • BUPA
  • Flexible hybrid-working schedule
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • Well-being Programme
  • Employee Assistance Support
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Eye Care and Glasses Vouchers
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • WPP Discounts

You will also have a clear long-term career development plan and access to our learning and development activities and online learning platforms.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

VMLY&R is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, colour, religion or belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability. We believe in creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion and strives to recruit a diverse slate of candidates to help us achieve that goal.

If you are unable or limited in your ability to access our career site as a result of a disability, we will be happy to assist you. Please contact our People Team at [email protected] to request an alternate accommodation. Please note that only requests for an employment application accommodation will be returned.


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