UI Motion Designer

Palo Alto, CA /
Design and User Experience – Design and User Experience /
Full Time
As UI Motion Designer, you will work closely with the Brand, Marketing and Development teams, to bring a consistent, end-to-end experience to Rivian’s in-vehicle displays, mobile applications, and websites. You have the mastery of craft to bring UI designs to life through motion. The role will be located in Palo Alto, CA with occasional travel to our other offices. 

This is what you’ll need:

    • 5+ years of experience working as a motion designer
    • Impeccable sense of timing and a deep understanding of motion curves. 
    • Experience working with or creating a motion design language
    • Introspection, humility, maturity, excellent communication skills, and strong systematic problem-solving ability
    • Experience with Figma and the Adobe Creative Suite
    • Strong portfolio, preferably demonstrating interaction design and UI animation.
    • Experience working with Lottie animation files is a plus. 
    • Experience with 3D tools is a plus
    • Experience in the automotive industry is a plus

This is what you'll do:

    • Create animations for in-vehicle screens 
    • Create exploratory animations, demos, prototypes and micro-animations 
    • Cross collaborate with other designers, developers, and branding teams 
    • Following through on design details and working toward fit-and-finish polish 
    • Annotate animations for developers to execute 
    • Maintain a motion design language 
We Are Rivian 
Rivian is building a new kind of car company. Starting from a clean sheet has allowed us to learn from and leverage what’s been done in the past while giving us the freedom to reimagine mobility from the ground up. Our vehicles and technology are designed and engineered to challenge what’s possible and to inspire people to explore the world in new ways. 
We believe in the power of adventure. While a vehicle can’t make someone adventurous, it can nurture that fundamental desire in each of us to go places we’ve never been and do things we’ve never done — thoughtfully and sustainably. Science and invention depend on our innate curiosity and desire to explore the unknown. 
Our development centers are located in Plymouth, MI, San Jose, CA, Irvine, CA and Surrey, England. In addition to these four locations, we have a modern manufacturing facility in Normal, IL and will begin production of our R1T and R1S in 2020. 
The Adventure Is Just Beginning 
Doing something different is never easy. It requires courage, optimism and grit. Core to delivering on our vision is building a team of curious individuals, determined to make a positive impact on the world. This means challenging ourselves, stretching beyond the bounds of conventional thinking, reframing old problems, seeking new solutions and operating comfortably in a space of uncertainty. 
Our team has a diverse set of backgrounds— but at heart, we are adventurers on a mission to move the world in a new direction. We’re currently looking for thinkers and doers with a strong sense of adventure to join us on this journey.  

Rivian is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Rivian is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Rivian are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Rivian will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Rivian encourages applicants of all ages.