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Art Director, Motion Design

Company: Apple
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

Marcom is Apple's Global Marketing Communications group. We oversee all of Apple's advertising and marketing to ensure the flawless development and execution of world-class communications. We believe strongly that design matters and that it has always been at the heart of Apple and the work that we do.

The Art Director (AD), Motion Design, is responsible for crafting innovative and inspiring motion design solutions for Apple's products, services and events. They choreograph the balance of graphic design, motion, music and editorial elements to pay off creative briefs which communicates Apple's message. This requires broad experience in both designing creative solutions as well as ensuring the accurate implementation of creative intent though the production process. Additionally, they have experience communicating motion design solutions to senior creatives while also having the ability to share that with junior team members.

Key Qualifications
Outstanding conceptual and problem-solving skills.

Portfolio exhibiting thorough grasp of design principles, animation principles, motion theory, typography and visual communication.

Ability to conceive and articulate novel motion ideas both through contemporary references as well as crafting animation in tools such as After Effects, Cinema 4D or equivalent 3D software.

Outstanding design skills with the ability to guide, evaluate, and if necessary, redirect creative development.

Demonstrates ability to learn and adapt quickly and is skilled in creative problem solving in a rapidly changing environment.

Familiarity with production tools (such as Maya, Houdini and Nuke) and how they relate to the design being implemented in a production environment, is a plus.

Skilled animator, designer and illustrator that has experience both pitching creative and leading production from concept to delivery.

Integral member of the creative team responsible for designing and directing the motion design identity for Apple's products, services and events.

Crafts innovative and inspiring campaigns that meet the requirements outlined in Apple's creative briefs, while collaborating with partners and mentoring junior creatives.

Builds relationships, rapport and credibility within their Motion Design team and with members of partner teams to ensure cross functional alignment of creative.

Prepares work for creative reviews with key stakeholders, gathering feedback on direction and ensuring work aligns with other projects within Apple's Design community.

Dynamic communication style, capable of realtime creative problem solving.

Contributes to planning and art directing projects from initial blue sky ideation through final production and delivery.

Education & Experience
Ideally you have a college degree and 7-10 years work experience in the creative and design field or the equivalent.

Additional Requirements

  • To learn more about opportunities at Apple, visit
  • We offer health benefits and paid vacation.
  • Apple is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We also take affirmative action to offer employment and advancement opportunities to all applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Apple will not discriminate or retaliate against applicants who inquire about, disclose, or discuss their compensation or that of other applicants.
  • We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Keywords: Apple, Santa Clara , Art Director, Motion Design, Executive , Santa Clara, California

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