We’re hiring a Visual Designer, Motion 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.

Values:
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 Visual Designer, Motion is responsible with designing an array of motion projects that employ a variety of styles and techniques for various platforms. They are design generalists who delight in switching gears between character-based illustration, infographic-style design, typography, and much more...often times on the same project. The Visual Designer, Motion 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.

Responsibilities

  • Create visual design to be implemented 2D and 3D animation 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.
  • Maintain an aesthetic on every project that is consistent with brand visuals and values, while helping push the brand forward.
  • Ensure that all work is designed for motion-based applications in visual appeal, story structure, and file layering.
  • Design styleframes to pitch concepts to internal stakeholders.
  • Build full storyboards with thoughtful transitions and motion ideas that can be handed off to animators.
  • Create assets to be incorporated into live-action shoots.
  • Work with animators, copywriters, and directors to ensure projects are creatively successful and collaborative.
  • Maintain an organized and efficient production process.

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of experience in design as part of an agency or in-house team.
  • Experience in designing specifically for motion, with knowledge of how to prep design files for animation.
  • Exceptional design capabilities: imaginative storytelling, beautiful illustration, thoughtful use of composition.
  • Comprehensive design expertise, with technical mastery of design software (we use a combination of Figma, the Adobe Suite, and Cinema 4D, but are open to candidates with mastery in other programs).
  • Capabilities in frame-by-frame cel animation or 3D modeling / design are a strong plus, but not required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, particularly with keeping stakeholders 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 design and animation trends and techniques.

Get in touch

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].