2D Motion Designer - Media Chain

Manchester, Salary:Negotiable

About Social Chain

This is Social Chain. A global social media agency. We deliver tangible results that have a long term transformational impact on progressive brands. We use the latest technology to drive strategy, the right minds to inspire creativity, and over 386 million people to maximise distribution. We currently have offices in Manchester, London, New York and Berlin. Interested in joining us? We’re always looking out for the next generation of talent to join our expansive team of creatives. We’re not looking for generic CVs, we’re looking for originality and a proven passion that grabs our attention.

Job Description

Media Chain’s in-house video team is looking for a talented 2D Motion Designer who has a passion for social and digital media. 

The successful candidate will be producing a range of motion graphics and animation for all of Media Chain’s brands, experience in editing is also a key skill required in this role. You will have a strong understanding of After Effects and Adobe Suite, with a diverse portfolio, a passion for moving image, design and creating high quality, polished work. You will be able to interpret scripts and storyboards into motion and have the creative flair in crafting a story.

You will have an understanding of the production process from start to finish from conceptualism of an idea to delivery and be able to manage your time effectively to deliver to tight deadlines. You will be expected to be able to communicate your ideas effectively, from the stylistic examples to the mechanisms and how it will work. Ultimately you’ll be responsible for putting the cherry on top of the cake our premium social-first video.

You will be part of our young, hungry and passionate original video team who create a mix of editorial and commercial video content across the Media Chain brands, which include Student Problems, Love Food, Be Fit Motivation, GameByte and Sporf. We aim to deliver premium, social-first content which can be showcased across a number of different social media platforms including YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


  • Produce a range of motion graphics, animation and edit for all of Media Chain’s brands.
  • Storyboard and script to help along the narrative of any given video.
  • Manage requests for animation and motion graphics in an organised and professional manner.
  • Research new, unique and trending graphics and apply them to your existing and future projects.
  • Creatively lead video projects from a directorial and stylistic perspective.

Candidate Requirements


  • Strong Adobe After Effects skills, with demonstrable experience in motion graphics.
  • Strong Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator skills.
  • Strong creative thinking, with a range or varied styles and techniques.
  • Ability to create high quality content within short deadlines.
  • Great at creative problem solving within a team.
  • Experience with Adobe Premiere.


  • An artistic background.
  • An understanding of all elements in pre and post-production.
  • Experience with a variety of 3rd party motion graphic plugins (i.e Trapcode Suite).