EY Motion Graphic Designer (San Francisco) in San Francisco, California

Motion Graphic Designer (San Francisco)

Core Business Services

Requisition # SAN007ND

Post Date Apr 05, 2018

Join our Core Business Services (CBS) team and you will help support the important business enablement functions that keep our organization running strong. As a CBS professional, you will work across teams to provide the knowledge, resources and tools that help EY deliver exceptional quality service to our clients, win in the marketplace and support EY’s growth and profitability. Major teams within CBS include Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, Enterprise Support Services, Creative Services Group, Brand Marketing and Communications, Business Development, Knowledge and Risk Management.

Join our Enterprise Support Services (ESS) team and you will provide comprehensive, quality administrative and support services for all of our EY member firms. Our ESS professionals span a wide range of vital roles, from administrative support to facilities management, creative design, tax return processing, file management and emergency preparedness.

With so many offerings, you have the opportunity to develop your career through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. That’s how we develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. Sound interesting? Well this is just the beginning. Because whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

Job Summary:

The Motion Graphic Designer will be responsible for creating complex animated graphics and infographics, kinetic typography and video pre/post production. Responsible for design, creation of assets, bringing them to life, modeling, animation, outputting and delivering high quality and innovative motion graphic content. Prepares design plan and storyboards, concept and layout for motion graphic project and directly consults with customers in the conceptualization of a project. Produces project deliverables, specializing in the media of: audio, electronic dialogue, podcasting, video, and webcasting (Projects include: corporate videos, eLearning, websites, marketing demos, etc.). Advise clients and others on the best use, combination, and repurposing of each medium to meet strategic objectives.


  • Research and analyze best design techniques and solutions to create motion graphics

  • Designing and creating storyboards

  • Concept, layout and design enticing motion graphics videos for various media

  • Work with creative teams to understand project scope and objectives

  • Collaborate with editors, producers and other designers to resolve technical or design issues

  • Edit raw video footage and add effects/elements (audio, video, colors, animation) to enhance motion graphics

  • Participate in brainstorming sessions to share new design perspectives and ideas

  • Maintain and follow best practices for version control, naming conventions and organization of graphic files

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge about latest graphic design techniques

  • Ensure compliance with company guidelines, deadlines and design standards.

  • Lead project teams relating to motion graphics processes, methods, techniques

  • Consult and recommend media to enhance the message through audio, database strategy, electronic dialogue, presentation graphics, podcasting, video, and webcasting

  • Manage the client relationship, acting as project manager and single point of contact for the deliverable

  • Prepare budget and timeline estimates for project deliverables keeping customer up-to-date on status

  • Travel as needed for projects

Knowledge and skills requirements:

  • Creative thinker exhibiting a range of varied styles and techniques

  • In-depth knowledge/experience in 3D modeling/animation and video production techniques

  • Working knowledge of sound mixing and color correction

  • Strong understanding of post-production workflow and the latest production technology

  • Solid understanding of video formats and compression techniques

  • Knowledge of typography and appropriate use of brand colors, images and fonts, allowing for effective legibility and functionality

  • Advanced knowledge with After Effects, Premiere Pro, Audition, Cinema 4D and other associated tools

  • Experience with a variety of 3rd party motion graphic plugins (Trapcode Suite)

  • Proficient in Adobe CC, Microsoft SharePoint and basic understanding of Microsoft Office software

  • Proficient in Mac and Windows platforms

  • Knowledge and proficiency of video cameras, lighting, sound and teleprompter equipment to handle basic video shoots

  • Solid understand of copyright rules and regulations

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and teaming skills

  • Ability to lead project teams, manage multiple assignments and function as a meeting facilitator


A minimum of 5 years of related interactive design experience


Bachelor's degree in Multimedia/Digital Design, Web Design, Graphic Design or related field

Ernst & Young LLP, an equal employment opportunity employer (Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Disabled), values the diversity of our workforce and the knowledge of our people.