Midweight Graphic Designer & Animator

Job Added: 01 April 2019
Applications Close: 01 May 2019
Level: Mid-Weight
Contract: Full Time
Based: Hackney
Salary: Undisclosed
Twitter: @mouscase

About Us

Mous is a young, disruptive and rapidly growing lifestyle accessory start-up. We provide smart solutions centred around protection and functionality that hold design and craft at their core. We’ve grown from a guerrilla crowdfunding campaign to an internationally recognised brand, shipping to almost every country in the world. Since day one, we’ve been determined to disrupt the saturated lifestyle accessory market, whilst constantly pushing the boundaries of what it means to be an engaging brand. We knew that in order to achieve this, our products needed to be three things: stylish, functional and protective. After months and months spent designing and testing, we created our unique AiroShock technology and paired it with raw materials to launch our signature Limitless case.

…that was in 2016. Since then, we have rapidly developed and expanded our product range, offering multiple cases per phone with an array of add-ons! We’ve also picked up numerous awards along the way, including best ‘UK Crowdfunded Business of the Year in 2017’ and coming 3rd in The UKStartups100’s in 2018!

After going from strength to strength (we hit annual revenue of £8.5M last year!), we are continuing to exceed the limits of what we can do and there has never been a more exciting time for our Creative team! We are looking for an experienced Midweight Graphic Designer & Animator with an innate ability to conceptualise unique ideas, coupled with the technical proficiency to bring them to life! We’re seeking those who challenge, who question, and who always look for new ways to improve products and solve problems.

About the Role
As a Midweight Graphic Designer & Animator at Mous, you will join a tight knit Creative team who are passionate about challenging convention whilst bringing a bit of fun to the serious world of tech! In a highly versatile role, you’ll be instrumental in creating unique visual and motion designs, increasing brand awareness and engaging our customers. Your responsibilities will include:

• Conceptualising, designing and illustrating digital assets for use across social media and our website
• Taking illustrated digital assets and adding 3D animation to generate engaging and dynamic content
• Conceptualising and designing high quality motion graphics sequences to educate people about our story and our products
• Enabling the wider Creative team to build proficiency in motion design
• Developing the visual and interactive elements of the Mous website experience, refining the site towards a coherent and innovative design, considering typography, iconography, layout and brand identity
• Working across departments, particularly Marketing and Retail, to support on design and to provide guidance on brand awareness and use of content.
• Providing input on overall brand direction and creative strategy.

About You

• You’ll have graduated with at least 2:1 degree in a Design-focused discipline
• You’ll have outstanding portfolio, displaying high quality work across graphic design, animation and motion graphics
• You’ll have at least 3 years’ experience in creative content creation, motion graphics and animation – either in-house or within an agency environment
• You’ll be highly proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, After Effects and Cinema4D
• You’ll be expected to be highly-skilled in 3D, with a focus on modelling, using Maya, Z-Brush, Houdini or similar software
• Conceptual ability paired with day-to-day design delivery skills
• A demonstratable interest and ability in typography and lettering
• Authentic style with a unique approach to design
• Impeccable understanding of core design principles including typography, colour theory and layout.
• Proactive and makes the most out of all opportunities
• Intrinsically creative with the storytelling ability needed to generate exciting and authentic narratives
• Brand vision and appreciation
• An effective communicator with the ability to express ideas across departments and to inspire the wider team
• Understanding of ROI

What We Offer

Based at our East London offices at a WeWork, you’ll be working in modern open plan offices surrounded by young creatives and innovative businesses. With our own beer taps, happy hour Thursdays and regular team events, you’ll have the opportunity to play hard as well as work hard.

• A competitive starting salary and regular performance related bonuses
• The opportunity to flex your creative muscles in a highly collaborative business
• Charlie HR perks package including discounts on hundreds of high street brands and services
• Employee Pension Scheme
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Outgoing and sociable team with regular company socials
• Discounts for F&F on Mous products
• Huge opportunities for career progression in a high-growth start-up. Dream big, work hard and make things happen!

Before you carry on with your day, check some of videos here:

Our unusual story:

We sent a phone to space:

Drop Tests in Sydney, Hong Kong and London:

What our employees think:

How to apply

Please send an up-to-date CV, portfolio and show/demo reel to [email protected]