Motion Design Director

Landor k

San Francisco, CA

May 10
Job Description

Immerse. Evoke. Reframe. Create. At Landor, that’s how we approach design.

We are currently seeking a Motion Design Director to join our San Francisco office.

Could this be you?

About us…

Landor builds some of the world’s most iconic and agile brands. Our global team of strategic experts and creative explorers solve complex business and brand challenges in unexpected ways. It’s one of the reasons we took home four Cannes Lions this past June.

The role…

The Motion Design Director will explore and conceptualize design options and solutions that maintain Landor’s vision and creative beliefs– ‘great ideas expertly and beautifully crafted and delivered with rigor and flair’. You will be a part of our leadership team of Directors and fellow Designers, evaluate design options, develop and push to find ‘big ideas’ based on design strategy and the creative brief. You will create high-impact presentations with compelling visual and verbal storytelling. You will develop straightforward design approaches to complex design challenges across brand development, corporate identity, mobile, digital and user experience design projects. You will create a conceptual designs, developing storyboards collaborating with a team and executing high-quality motion graphics and animations.

What we’re looking for…

A Motion Design Director, who over the last 10 years, has flawlessly designed agile brands, has 8 years of broad creative and management experience (required) with a global sophistication and the ability to adapt to different cultures. You are a strategic thinker, understand branding and love it when you really understand a client’s business and arrive at insights that solve their challenges via their brand. You perform well in a team environment and foster communication and cohesion between internal teams and functions. You have a love of design: must have passion for creative excellence, branding, and visual communication. Excellent and current creative and design trend knowledge and skills (from branding identity, digital, to time-based media). You’re strong in conceptual thinking and design development, have communication skills and working knowledge of graphic design, digital media and motion design. You work well within large teams and independently and participate and contribute in design critiques. Must be an excellent communicator. Must have outstanding technical skills with Adobe Creative Suite; familiarity with new media technology/software is a plus. Must be capable of collaborating confidently with other agency and supplier team members and have a passion for cracking tough strategic and design problems. Evidence of strategic and creative solutions that supports project goals. Evidence of understanding to B2B and B2C businesses. You hold a BFA or similar is graphics or motion graphics.

NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.


Thousands of brands that people encounter every day were created by Landor. - We design for the future—in ways that make sense right now. We’re strategic experts and creative explorers committed to solving complex challenges. With smart tools and global resources, we examine the implications of every brand choice, create new experiences, and open doors to opportunity. In 1964, our founder Walter Landor did something no one expected: He moved Landor’s headquarters onto a ferryboat named the Klamath, which he’d purchased at auction and docked in the San Francisco Bay. It was a bold choice—and a symbol of fresh thinking. The Klamath quickly became renowned for the groundbreaking creative work coming out of its studios and the myriad cultural luminaries who loved to visit: Andy Warhol, Tom Wolfe, Issey Miyake, Marshall McLuhan, and many others. Walter’s legacy is still with us today. As long-established brands find themselves under siege from nimble, digitally savvy competitors, conventional approaches to branding no longer work. So we’ve revolutionized our practices to help our clients build agile brands that seize opportunities—and thrive on change.

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