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Mailchimp // marketing platform for small businesses
Design, Full Time    Atlanta    Posted: Friday, December 18, 2020
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Mailchimp is a leading marketing platform for small business. We empower millions of customers around the world to build their brands & grow their companies with a suite of marketing automation, multichannel campaign, CRM, & analytics tools.

Were also a very unique & imaginative brand that isnt afraid of highly expressive, experimental design, advertising & content in service of our mission & our customers. At the spiritual heart of this work is the Brand Design team. We drive our Mailchimps bold creative vision & uphold & evolve our visual identity across channels. Our team makes an exciting range of non-traditional work that benefits & inspires our employees & customers alike. We humbly accept the label of being Mailchimps secret sauce.

We're looking for a Senior Motion Designer to join ussomeone who is the best & brightest of motion design, someone who is eager to commit to our highly creative & gutsy brand, to push the barriers of how Mailchimp moves within our product, illustration & typography. An ideal candidate is someone whos an excellent communicator & collaborator, who can power through projects independently but thrive just as much in a team setting. As an in-house team, we want to make award-winning, groundbreaking work & this motion expert will help us get there together. We value creative, self-driven individuals who care about the work they produce & the people they work withand we love a good sense of humor, too.

What youll do:

  • The execution & on-time delivery of high quality creative motion design work & motion graphics systems (including but not limited to: product UI, packaging elements for video such as title cards, transitions, lower thirds, end cards, etc., custom animations varying in length for our site, social channels & special projects)
  • Help lead design team contributors on motion graphics, animation & video editing projects 
  • Oversee & lead the creative approach & execution of campaign design systems & projects with multiple deliverables that typically include motion graphics
  • Collaborate with fellow designers & writers to deliver beautiful & communicative content
  • Mentor fellow colleagues in motion graphics & animation work
  • Advise on & help evolve the motion identity of Mailchimp to be articulated within our master brand guidelines
  • Interact cross functionally as an advocate & facilitator for brand design 
  • Collaborate with internal partners ensuring roles & project scale & scope are clearly defined
  • Direct external partners & vendors when necessary to ensure the brand vision, tone & voice is always coming off appropriately & successfully 
  • Maintain brand consistency while looking for ways to elevate the brand keeping it fresh & innovate
  • Lead by example by following & enforcing department processes, procedures & expectations 

Wed love to hear from you if you have:

  • An online portfolio demonstrating strong conceptual thinking & impeccable craft with speed & efficiency across a variety of projects
  • Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite, especially After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop & Premiere Pro
  • Expertise in Procreate & Dragonframe
  • Strong & diverse illustration skillsthe ability to create animations from scratch is required
  • Experience in motion graphics as it relates to short form content, on-air packaging & overall video editing
  • Experience establishing branded motion graphics systems to play out through campaigns & seasonal projects
  • Emotional intelligence to think through design problems with partners & arrive at thoughtful & surprising solutions
  • The capacity to mentor & lead fellow creatives to support individual growth as well as the health of the team
  • Compassion & confidence in regards to giving & receiving feedback
  • Exceptional written & verbal communication skills
  • A desire to make visual & compelling content that is both engaging & informative
  • A strong work ethic & willingness to jump in at any stage of a project 
  • Experience in illustration, graphic design, video and/or photography a plus


Mailchimp is a founder-owned & highly profitable company headquartered in the heart of Atlanta in the historic Ponce City Market, right on the Beltline. Our purpose is to empower the underdog, & our mission is to democratize cutting edge marketing technology for small business. We offer our employees an exceptional workplace, extremely competitive compensation, fully paid benefits (for employees & their families), and generous profit sharing. We hire humble, collaborative, & ambitious people, & give them endless opportunities to grow & succeed. If you'd like to be considered for this position, please apply below. We look forward to meeting you!

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Mailchimp is an equal opportunity employer, & we value diversity at our company. We don't discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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