MGFX Designer / Animator

  • Full Time
  • London, UK
  • 07/04/2023

Gorilla Gorilla

Salary or Budget: £35K - £40K p.a
Experience required: 5+ years

Hello hello!

We’re Gorilla Gorilla! An independent film and animation studio that tells powerful stories of change. We’re on the hunt for a talented MGFX Designer / Animator to join our growing team in Angel.

Office / homeworking

This is primarily an office-based role (we’re on City Road near to Angel / Old St / Farringdon). We support homeworking with number of office days determined on a role-by-role basis with a current expectation of a minimum of 3 office days per week for all team members.

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. Daily 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 various 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 several projects at once, working with other members of the GG team and specialist partners and freelance staff.
  • Solid organisational skills (we like people who keep their projects tidy).
  • 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.

Why it’s important to us

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

How you’ll make us feel

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

In 3 words, how you’ll make us look

  • Creative
  • Confident.
  • Expert.

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.
  • Expert understanding of animation project workflows i.e. style frames, storyboarding, animatics etc.
  • Expert in Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Expert in After Effects.
  • Experience in Premiere.
  • A good understanding of the full lifecycle of design and moving image projects from creative to technical delivery.
  • 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.
  • Experience of frame-by-frame animation using Photoshop, Toon boom, Procreate or similar.

And finally, what can Gorilla Gorilla! offer you?

The opportunity to join a growing creative business at an exciting time that offers the chance to learn and grow as part of a supportive, friendly team who love what they do. We also offer a range of additional benefits including regular paid-for team lunches and nights out (we love to eat and are a bit obsessive about food!), a personal wellbeing and training allowance, a profit share scheme, mobile phone, company pension, and employee share scheme.

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