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IBM Motion Designer in Boston, Massachusetts


Thomas J. Watson said it best: “Good design is good business.” Visualization is critical to discovering data-driven insights and effectively communicating that knowledge to others. Designers at IBM work to create experiences that work together, work the same, and work for our clients. Does the thought of creating the platform at the heart of solutions like Watson, Blockchain, IoT, and Security excite you? If so, read on!

Your Role and Responsibilities

Thank you for your interest.

This role is located ONSITE (after covid) Southbury, CT, New York City, NY or RTP,NC.

There is no relocation offered and no remote option (post covid).

The IBM CIO is searching for a talented Motion Designer to join our CIO Design team in providing IBMers with a great User Experience for our internal solutions. We drive excellence in employee solutions by successfully merging business and user goals, creating solutions that deliver intuitive user interfaces that increase adoption and drive business success. In this role, you will work closely with stakeholders and other talented creative professionals as part of a multidisciplinary team to create engaging content for the Global IBM user audience.

As a Motion Designer, you will create compelling, high-quality videos for internal broadcast. You should be a detail-oriented, self-starter who will raise the bar for our animated content. When working with project teams, you may be expected to act as lead and direct others as needed. The successful candidate will be involved in each project from storyboarding through to design, animation, and publication. You will work closely with visual designers and other motion designers to create an engaging experience for viewers and ensure a standard of excellence. This role operates in a fast-paced work environment with quick turn-arounds. The successful candidate will be a team player who enjoys working in an ever-evolving environment.

The focus of the Motion Designer / Animator is to:

  • Create visually appealing motion graphics and animations to tell a story in a comprehensive way

  • Work comfortably designing and animating in both 2D and 3D

  • Use text and images in a creative, engaging, and imaginative way

  • Follow and enhance current motion standards

  • Work in tandem with project teams to ensure accurate delivery of final product

IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for these positions now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.


Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 3+ years working professionally as a motion designer or animator, or demonstration of equivalent skill level

  • Advanced knowledge of After Effects

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Illustrator, Photoshop and other design tools to aid in the creation and manipulation of assets

  • Deep understanding of design and typography best practices

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and remain flexible through multiple revisions, while maintaining attention to detail

  • Solid understanding of usability and user-centric design

  • Ability to accept direction and constructive critique

  • Portfolio and/or demo reel of previous projects

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Experience with 3D modeling and animation tools such as C4D or Blender

  • Experience with animation and motion design patterns within a product UI

  • Photography, videography, and video editing skills

  • Knowledge of Adobe Character Animator

  • Storyboarding experience

About Business Unit

The Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) owns IBM’s IT strategy and provides the tools, workstations, devices, and infrastructure that IBMers use to do their jobs every day. Put simply, our mission is to create a productive environment for IBM's 350,000 worldwide employees. Join us as we lead with design to drive simplicity and ease of use, engineering the systems that run the business, and innovating to transform the business.

Your Life @ IBM

What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 350,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement

IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.

IBM intends this job to be performed entirely outside of Colorado.

Being You @ IBM

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.