Motion Graphics Designer

Posted: 24th January, 2020

Glasgow, United Kingdom

About Twig

At Twig Education we’re passionate about science education. We care about what we do and how we do it. We aim to bring a sprinkle of magic into the classroom. 

Since launching in 2011, our resources are now used by hundreds of thousands of teachers, in over 60 countries and in 19 different languages. Our award-winning videos, digital resources and lesson materials are created in our head offices in Glasgow, near Kelvingrove Park, by a team of around 80 educators, filmmakers, designers, developers, writers, academics and parents.

We pride ourselves on the quality of our films and currently seeking an experienced Motion Graphics Designer to work with us on a range of projects for teenagers in the United States.  

Working with Editors and Producers, the main purpose of this role is to develop and design age appropriate, educationally relevant, graphic sequences and video content, which engages, broadens knowledge, and entertains students.

At Twig we embrace the sharing of knowledge and experience. Our edit team have varying levels of graphics abilities, and part of this role is to support and develop editor skill sets.  

This is a full-time position, with an immediate/February start date, initially on a 12-month contract with a view to extension for the right candidate. 

Skills and Experience

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in producing motion graphics and graphic sequences. You’ll have extensive experience using Adobe CC programmes – After Effects and Adobe Premiere and Photoshop skills are a must, Cinema 4D is desirable. Digital illustration skills would be advantageous. 

The ability to think visually and translate complex ideas into engaging sequences and films is critical.  


You will be motivated, and be able to work collaboratively with our experienced in-house editors and producers. You’ll be comfortable with deadlines, and agile – you’ll have no problem managing multiple sequences and films at a time, and your projects will be set out and archived clearly and sensibly.

Key Responsibilities
  • Designing and developing graphics and graphic sequences 
  • Working with Producers and the Executive Producer to devise solutions to address the communication of scientific processes and concepts
  • Realising these solutions independently and/ or working with the Lead Editor and Editors
  • Digesting and acting on feedback from Producers and the Executive Producer
  • Liaising with our archive and rights team to ensure archive and assets are clearable
  • Engaging with established workflows and taking responsibility for your projects
  • Understanding and adhering to technical and best-practice requirements, when delivering to Post-Production
  • Raising risks to quality, schedule or budget
  • Sharing experience and encouraging the edit team to develop their graphics skills through day-to-day support and informal training sessions
What is it like to work at Twig?

We strive to maintain an open, fair, relaxed and flexible culture where hard work is recognised and rewarded. Plus our Glasgow office is dog-friendly!

Some other benefits of working at Twig include:

  • Salaries are in line with market rates and commensurate with skills and experience
  • Free refreshments including breakfast, hot drinks and snacks
  • We offer flexibility around working arrangements
  • Cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers, pension contributions and other benefits
Think you might be right for this role? We'd love to hear from you!

To apply for this role, please complete the Online Application Form, attaching a CV, links to a showreel or examples of relevant work, along with a covering letter demonstrating the extent to which your skills, abilities and experience meet the requirements of this role. Applications close on Friday the 7th of February 2020 at 12pm. 

Please note: We would like the successful applicant to start immediately.

Applications will be considered as they are submitted and interviews may be conducted ahead of the application deadline.

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