Simba Sleep

Motion Designer / Editor

Based: London
Level: Senior, Mid-Weight
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract: Full Time
Applications Close: 16 June 2018
Twitter: @SimbaSleep
Job Listing Added: 02 May 2018

At Simba, we do things differently, and we're here to turn the mattress world around.

We're on a mission to create the best night's sleep for everyone. We want to deliver on a promise to offer unparalleled simplicity and customer experience. Do you think you can help us on this mission?

Our story started with a single piece of thread and has grown exponentially since then. As our fierce growth plans show no sign of slowing, we are looking for a Motion Designer/Editor to join the Design Team in our swanky new office in London Victoria.

We are looking for someone who is in love with design and has a can-do attitude and great attention to detail.

No shrinking violets here! We’re very much a start-up culture, so you’ll be diving straight into projects when you join. We are looking for someone with at least 3 years experience and experience within an in house creative team would be beneficial.

You’ll be working in a fast paced environment and joining a talented design team alongside a Senior Integrated Designer, UI Designer, Print Designer, Artworker and Video Creator, reporting into the Head of Design.

The job in a nutshell:

  • Conceptualise and implement motion and video design solutions that meet the creative and business needs of a variety of platforms and content types
  • Work with the design team and wider marketing teams to concept, design, develop, build and deliver motion graphics projects (animated motion, manipulating video footage etc)
  • Ensure production efficiency through sound resource planning, productivity and vision

Skills that we’re looking for:

  • Knowledge of multiple video and motion graphics workflows with the ability to marry video footage with type and design
  • Strong graphic design ability and type sensibility suitable to a retail environment
  • Fluency in After Effects, Photoshop and Premiere. Cinema4D is a bonus.
  • Strong understanding of colour profile management for video
  • Strong understanding of video encoding, specifically for web
  • Ability to efficiently work both independently and as part of a team environment
  • Imaginative thinking and up to date with design trends that can be adapted into an innovative digital brand communication.
  • Thinking outside of the box - but within the toolbox. We’ve got a great brand that we’ll be evolving over the course of the next few months, and we want someone who’s excited by the chance to be the first designer to use these tools and bring them to life.
  • Someone with a can-do attitude, great attention to detail and who’s unafraid to voice their ideas and brings them actively to the table.
  • We’re designing for people - so the user must be at the forefront of your thinking.
  • Comfortable working in a start-up culture with a high growth/agile environment. A fearless problem-solver with a can-do approach who embraces constant change.
  • A seasoned designer who is aware of what’s going on in the design world and enjoys digesting design in their spare time - and brings that excitement back into the team and wants to apply it to their work


  • Health care & life assurance
  • Brand new iMac to work on
  • Pension
  • Discounted Gym membership
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free mattress
  • Breakfast/lunches/soft drinks/beer fridge (for afterhours consumption)

How to Apply

If you’re interested, please send your CV and portfolio across to [email protected]

Please write ‘MOTION DESIGNER’ in the subject line and outline your desired salary in the email. We look forward to seeing some awesome portfolios!

You will need to show evidence of design thinking from the ideation phase, through concept development, on to the final product in your design portfolio. We will need to see prior campaign work and complex digital assets that wow.