Motion Designer

Alexandria, VA /
Creative /
Who We Are

We’re 522, and we’re on a mission to rid the world of cheesy videos. Behind every pixel we create exists an incredibly talented, highly motivated team relentlessly committed to producing incredible video content that elevates our clients’ brand.

About You
You're an artist who specializes in creating visual assets for animated marketing videos. You develop vector art out of thin air–from human characters to icons to entire illustrated scenes. You’re all about making the complex, simple. You're a digital alchemist in Creative Cloud, After Effects in particular along with the other usual suspects. 

You appreciate a client with strong brand guidelines, but you have enough experience to know that’s not always the norm. But it’s cool, because you know how to apply your design savvy when a brand's aesthetic might not exactly be clearly defined.  

You didn't enter this arena to simply execute someone else's idea. You want to collaborate with an insanely talented team that supports you as much as you support them. But most importantly, you understand that every project is a collaboration between our team and the client, which means you’re an effective and upbeat collaborator throughout the revision process. 

About The Position
The Motion Designer is a member of a 522 Creative Team. They work closely with the Art Director, Producers, and other creative staff to develop videos featuring animation and visual effects that bring value to 522 and its clients. The Motion Designer is creative lead on select animated projects, and assists the Art Director with animation and visual effects tasks on more complex projects. They also support 522’s live-action Creative Directors by executing animation, visual effects, mock-ups, and video editing tasks when needed. Motion Designers ensure that all products meet 522’s standards for quality and help to refine 522’s brand and processes.

Applications must include a link to a portfolio of recent and relevant videos. Applications without a portfolio will not be considered. Direct links to Google Drive or Dropbox also will not be considered. For the primary reason that those links are annoying. Plus, half the time we need to ask for permission… and that takes forever.


    • 2-4 years experience in animation and visual effects for marketing videos
    • Minimum 2 years experience working directly with clients
    • Bachelor's Degree in Film, Graphic Design, or equivalent
    • Proficiency in Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere (bonus points for Cinema 4D)
    • Ability to stay organized and on-deadlineWillingness to learn and accept creative feedback
    • Ambition to shape the future of a fast-growing video agency
What's Next?

Bringing the right people onto our team is one of our most important responsibilities. Our interview process, particularly for full-time work, may consist of multiple rounds of phone, video, and in-person interviews. We take our time to make sure the process is done right. We'll do our best to respond to each applicant, but please know that we appreciate your interest even if a position with us isn't an immediate fit.

If you want to be a big part of a growing business, if you want a team environment to collaborate on creative ideas, if you want to take the next step in your career–come talk to us.

At 522 Productions, we're made stronger by working with people with a diverse set of backgrounds and perspectives. We're an equal opportunity employer and we're committed to providing reasonable accommodations to any applicant or employee with a disability.