Freelance animators or motion designers

Contracted to Full Time

Column Five is a B2B-focused creative agency that helps ambitious brands find and tell their best stories to drive real results.

We’re consistently looking for good creative people and pairs of hands. Particularly, we’re looking to work with freelance (or full time) Motion Designers or Animators

Motion Designers & Animators must be able to solve complex design problems using skills in storyboarding, design, animation, and creative storytelling. Advanced skills in After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop, Cinema 4D and the ability to translate static design into memorable motion graphics are all required for this role. 

Beyond motion and animation skills a motion designer should have a solid understanding of foundational design elements from compositional layout to illustration to typography. A Motion Designer should be able to execute a sound design from start to finish and give solid direction to music being composed for motion work.


  • Have portfolio examples of leading projects in generalist motion graphics work, 2D animation, character rigging/animation, 3D animation and UI animation
  • Advanced skills in Adobe Creative Suite, specifically in After Effects, Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Ability and passion to learn new techniques and plugins
  • Knowledge of Cinema 4D and Premiere Pro 
  • Broad knowledge of and ability to work in a variety of design aesthetics
  • Strong communication skills, ability to clearly articulate design decisions and execute a client or product story
  • Humility to listen, grow and learn 
  • Comfortable working directly with clients and with a team to create good work
  • A few years of experience in an agency or comparable animation/motion design ability through work-for-hire as a motion designer or animator

How to Apply: Drop us your reel in this application and we'll get back to you if you are a good fit for what we are looking for!

If you are looking for a full time role, we are definitely interested in speaking to motion designers who have really strong reels *which may equate to 5 years of experience, or may not!

We are a remote-first company. This means that we are open to working with freelancers from wherever you live.



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