Sr. Motion Designer at MasterClass
San Francisco, CA, US

Who we are:


MasterClass is transforming online education by enabling anyone in the world to learn from the very best. We are deconstructing what makes an actor able to cry on demand, how an athlete defies gravity, and what it takes to write a bestseller. Our online learning content is available to students anywhere anytime, which supports our mission to democratize education.


We are a quickly growing VC-funded startup based in San Francisco and have created online classes taught by famous masters—Gordon Ramsay, Hans Zimmer, Werner Herzog, Serena Williams, James Patterson, Annie Leibovitz, Usher, Christina Aguilera and many more to come.


Since launching in 2015, we are growing our team. Apply now to find out more about what we are doing behind the scenes.


What we are looking for:


MasterClass is looking for a talented and motivated Senior Motion Designer that will work alongside our content team to develop title sequences and other motion graphics for our classes. They will need to be comfortable working in various design styles and aesthetics, and have a cohesive understanding of motion and how still design will translate into an animated piece. This person should be able to jump into a project at any phase. From idea creation, to storyboarding, to design and animation. The purpose of all of the graphics in our classes is to capture the essence of a story and/or master in our case, and set the tone for what is to come.


Expert  in After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator ( Proficiency in Premiere Pro and Cinema 4D is a plus)

Detail-oriented, organized, and able to manage their own time and work under tight deadlines. Ability to distill feedback and execute revisions

Comfortable writing concept descriptions, designing styleframes and animating motion tests

Strong storytelling skills: make complicated graphic concepts accessible and engaging

Ability to think visually and communicate your thought process

Preferably experienced in designing and animating graphics across multiple mediums: documentaries, short-form, narrative, music videos, commercials a plus

Familiar and comfortable collaborating in a post production environment

Strong aesthetic sensibility demonstrated via a portfolio of design, animation, and storytelling etc.

Responsibilities of the role:


Balance the creation of multiple class graphic assets at a time.

Works with the Motion Designer Director and Creative Producers to craft graphic concepts for a specific instructor’s class.

Runs their own review meetings with relevant stakeholders and confidently presents their work and ideas.

Supervises the work output of 1-2 remote/in-house motion designers and reports progress to Motion Design Director.

Works within the MasterClass established graphic voice to design an engaging set of graphics that elevate the student experience and course so that it feels true to each individual master.

Maintain highest quality standards and organization from concept to delivery.



4-7 years as a motion designer in a professional post-production environment

Excited to work with a small (but growing) interdisciplinary team in a fast-paced environment

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

Work full-time in our San Francisco office

Experience working in a professional environment

Legally eligible to work in the United States