MGFX Designer / Animator

  • London  
    perm, temp to perm  
    Salary based on experience.  
  • Company
    Gorilla Gorilla!  
    Start date
    January 2020  
  • Closing date
    1 December 2020  
    Posted on
    8 October 2020  

Hello hello!

We’re Gorilla Gorilla! A rare breed of intelligent film and animation company that helps brands and businesses make a powerful connection with their audiences. We’re on the hunt for a talented MGFX Designer / Animator to join our growing team in Angel to support clients including HSBC, Anglo American, PepsiCo and Sainsbury’s.

The role:

The Motion Graphics Designer / Animator will conceive, develop and deliver a range of high- quality motion graphics / animation projects to agreed parameters - from abstract motion graphics to motion typography to character animation. On a daily basis they will collaborate with and report to the in-house Producer team. More broadly, they will report to our Animation Design Director.

In particular, the role requires:

  • Design skill and conceptual flare with the ability to work across a number of visual styles and animation / MGFX techniques.
  • The ability to work independently and to collaborate as part of a team to explore briefs, generate ideas and produce projects in a constructive and positive way.
  • Development, preparation and delivery of creative to lead / support proposals and pitches.
  • The ability to think strategically about brand design and animation.
  • A good sense of visual timing and narrative / storytelling.
  • The experience / ability to work on a number of projects at once, working with other.
  • members of the GG team and specialist partners and freelance staff.
  • A willingness to encourage and support other members of the GG team and clients in
  • their understanding and use of motion graphics / animation and to work with them as
  • appropriate.
  • The maturity / experience to help manage freelance MGFX / animation personnel where
  • required.
  • A keen interest in keeping on top of the latest developments in the motion graphics /
  • animation sector and the ability to advise GG accordingly.
  • Someone who is happy to be hands-on and with the desire to develop towards creative
  • leadership within the business.

Why it’s important to us:

As a growing film and animation business, extending our reputation and skills base in motion graphics design / animation is key to our future success.

How you’ll make us look:

  • Creative.
  • Confident. 
  • Expert.

How you’ll make us feel:

  • You’ve bought energy and enthusiasm.
  • You’re in it for the long haul.
  • Our business is more than likely to grow with you on the team.

Your personality:

  • Engaging and creative with a willingness to learn and passion to grow.
  • The desire to produce high quality work.
  • The intellect and curiosity to get to grips with a client’s communication needs.
  • Thoroughness with an attention to detail.
  • Well-presented, collaborative, open, friendly and sociable.

Skills / Background:


  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience in-house / freelance.
  • A good understanding of the full lifecycle of design and moving image projects from
  • creative to technical delivery.
  • Expert in Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Expert in After Effects.
  • Experience in Premiere.
  • Ability to come up with great creative concepts that answer client briefs.
  • Passionate follower of new and inspirational design styles - you know what is hot.
  • Excellent taste - you know what is amazing...and what’s not.


  • Good / persuasive presentation skills.
  • Good knowledge video compression / encoding / delivery.
  • Experience in one of 3D Studio Max, Cinema4D or Maya.

And finally, in 3 words, you will be:

  • Passionate.
  • Collaborative.
  • Fun.