Motion Graphic Designer


  • Manchester  
    Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Company
    JD Sports  
    Start date
  • Closing date
    16 May 2023  
    Posted on
    16 March 2023  

Established in 1981 with a single store in the Northwest of England, the JD Group is a leading omni-channel retailer of Sports Fashion, Outdoors and Gyms with over 60,000 colleagues and over 3,400 stores across several retail fascias in over 30 markets around the world.

JD Sports Fashion Plc was listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1996 and has been a FTSE100 publicly quoted company since 2019 and continues to grow in the UK and internationally.

We want to be the leading global omnichannel retailer in the sports and outdoor industry. To be a part of this successful company and help us to achieve this you will have the desire to ingrain our strategic goals of being a people-led, innovative and customer-focused organisation which provides operational excellence whilst identifying new areas of growth as part of our day to day objectives.

Role Overview:

In this role you will be responsible for the creation of motion design for digital screens instore, digital outdoor media, social media, and web. You will be a team player who collaborates closely with the motion team, digital designers and creatives to produce best in class content for JD which is impactful, engaging, dynamic and contemporary. You will be a self-starter, process driven, organised, proactive, and self-motivated. You will be confident working individually and as part of a team. You will be creative, innovative and passionate about motion design. You will have a strong foundation of motion graphics design principles. You will have a modern and fresh approach to creating high quality motion design, pushing the boundaries in what is possible in motion design.

Key Areas Of Responsibility:

  • Produce motion design for various platforms, sometimes to tight deadlines, whilst maintaining high quality across all outputs.
  • Collaborate cross-function to produce impactful motion whilst maintaining the integrity of the original design / artwork / creative supplied.
  • Deliver motion which elevates campaigns and mixed media content.
  • Design within JD brand guidelines and ensure all content is produced in a customer focused manner maintaining quality standards.
  • Maintain awareness of relevant industry technology / innovations and software releases, sharing knowledge with the team and pitching ideas to management to ensure approach, processes and techniques remain current and efficient.

Skills/Experience/Knowledge needed:

  • Fluent in Adobe After Effects. Strong knowledge of Adobe CC: Media Encoder, XD, Photoshop, Illustrator and Premiere Pro.
  • Ability to work independently and also as part of a part of a squad, to conceptualise and deliver high quality motion for various campaigns and mixed media projects across all channels.
  • Strong motion graphics design skills.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Strong creative / concept development skills with ability to storyboard concepts quickly and clearly articulate ideas to line manager, key stakeholders, and other team members.
  • Strong understanding of compressing and encoding video formats.
  • Interest / working knowledge of video production.
  • Able to follow the department’s quality management and project management systems and employ a methodical approach to digital asset management and project organisation.
  • Working knowledge of Maxon Cinema 4D is advantageous.
  • Appetite to move content forward and create exciting, on brand motion.
  • Focused on personal and professional development.

We know our employees work tirelessly to make JD Sports the success it is today and in turn, we offer them some amazing benefits:

  • Free parking.
  • Holiday Allowance.
  • Discretionary Bonus Scheme.
  • up to 50% Staff Discount On JD Group and other brands within the organisation, depending on level of role.
  • Pension Scheme.
  • Flexible Working Hours.
  • Health plans – Depending on level of role.
  • Personal development opportunities to learn and develop at work.

Due to the high volumes of applications our opportunities attract, it takes time to review them all. If you don't hear back within two weeks of you applying, please consider your application to have been unsuccessful on this occasion

Applications that meet the skills criteria will be contacted for a 1st stage meeting with the talent team. Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to interview with the hiring manager.

Thank you again for your time.

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