We’re hiring a Motion Design Intern in Columbus, OH

Company: Root is a car insurance company founded on the simple idea that people who drive well are less likely to get in accidents, and that means they should pay less for insurance. With a small initial venture capital investment, Root was faced with the challenge of building the entirety of the technology necessary to run a car insurance carrier from scratch. Through applying techniques to gain significant engineering leverage in the short-term without compromising long-term velocity, the engineering team at Root was able to deliver successfully, creating one of the fastest venture-backed companies to ever reach a billion dollar valuation. 

Progress: We’ve been in business now for four years. In those four years, we have become the fastest growing auto insurance company, on a % growth in premium basis. Our most recent round of funding valued us at $3.65B and brought our total VC funding to $523M. In the last year and a half, we have grown our team from 60 to 700.

Embrace the love of the problem.
Question the norm.
Tackle the tough challenges head-on.
Have the uncomfortable conversations.
Ask forgiveness rather than permission. 
Judge on the merits of work.
Celebrate ambitious teamwork.
Lead with empathy. 
Filter the temptation to do the obvious. 
Invest, don’t spend.
Empower the customer to solve.

Culture: Root has been rapidly growing for the last few years. Our early signs of success are in large part due to our unwavering standards in hiring. We recognize that our product is only as good as the people building it. We look for passionate problem solvers who can find solutions by moving through the cycle of ideation to implementation with curiosity and rigor. We work together as one team and expect every team member to lead with empathy and courage.

Position: The Motion Design Intern is responsible with designing and animating an array of motion projects that employ a variety of styles and techniques for various platforms. They are motion generalists with a focus on After Effects motion design. The Motion Design Intern works with cross-functional teams, including Marketing, Business Development, People, Product, and more, delivering high-quality creative work that achieves business objectives.

Reports to: Creative Director, Production

This position is required to work a minimum of 24 hours/week


  • Animate 2D projects for a variety of applications: marketing videos, app and web interactions, internal communications, and experiential displays. 
  • Develop work that is on-brief and on-brand, raising the creative bar while meeting our customers’ needs.
  • Assist with design and look development for motion-based projects.
  • Composite visual effects shots (rotoscoping, screen replacements, etc).
  • Work with designers, copywriters, and directors to ensure projects are creatively successful and collaborative.
  • Maintain an organized and efficient production process.
  • Assist motion designers with file preparation and layering.
  • Create cutdowns and aspect ratio resizing of existing videos.


  • Bachelor’s degree in progress or relevant experience in motion design as a freelancer or part of an agency or in-house team. 
  • Strong animation capabilities: impeccable timing, imaginative staging, and thoughtful compositing.
  • Capable technical expertise of design and animation software (we use a combination of Figma, the Adobe Suite, and Cinema 4D, but are open to candidates with expertise in other programs).
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, particularly with keeping team members aware of project status. 
  • Flexible approach to operate proactively in a fast-paced, evolving atmosphere with ambiguous structures.
  • Strong time management skills and ability to juggle multiple tasks.
  • Extensive understanding of modern animation trends and techniques.
  • 3D design and animation skillset a huge plus, but not a requirement.

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Finding the right people to help us build Root is a top priority. Whether you would like to explore the possibility of working together or simply learn more about the position, we’d love to hear from you!

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If you’d like to be a part of what we are building but don’t see an opening that suits you, email us at [email protected].