Location: Houston, Texas

We're Softway. We are an independent digital agency with offices in Houston, TX and Bengaluru, India. We do work we're proud of. Work that makes an impact on our clients' business and, hopefully, the world. We do it by bringing bright people together from all walks of life and every imaginable background, letting them loose on a challenge, and giving them the freedom to explore the possibilities.


WHO WE WANT:

We’re looking for a Motion Designer with 3+ years of professional experience to join our Houston team. The following items should sound like you:

  • Versatile

You understand the full video production pipeline and can work on storyboards and digital assets when necessary. You should get just as fired up about a kinetic type video as the next best logo animation.

  • Practical artist

You take pride in your work, but you also understand client demands and deadlines. Being able to find the right balance is key.

  • Elevate corporate communications

Businesses are people too! Effective communication doesn’t change when you put on a blazer, and you are always looking for a way to make even dry content more relatable and impactful.

  • You take action

You don't wait for others to tell you what to do—you figure things out on your own. You ask questions. You get clarity. You iterate and iterate. You find inspiration outside, online, in secret places. You find the best way.

  • A well-calloused ego

Great work works. But to get to great work, you have to take a few punches in the creative gut once and a while. The bar is high here and we all help each other raise it every day.

  • You’re an over-communicator

You recognize the importance of communication and take a proactive approach to communicating with team members.


WHO WE DON’T WANT:

We want to save your time and our time, so here are a few things we don’t want in a Motion Designer. If any of these things sound like you at all, please do not apply. This is not the place for you.

  • You are too good to work on a corporate “talking head” video or something not-so-creative. (We do a wide range of projects and they all can’t be super high level creative. We have fun no matter what we do and find joy in the process and the people around us).
  • You are afraid of working directly with clients and presenting to them. (Our clients see us as partners and enjoy working face-to-face with the creative team).
  • You can’t handle change, a little chaos, sarcasm, or shade. (Things change here daily, no project is the same, and we love each other enough to throw as much shade as possible.)

WHAT WE EXPECT OF YOU:

As a Motion Designer at Softway, we expect you to:

  • Have a strong understanding of the principles of animation.
  • Fully understand the video pipeline.
  • Be a strong visual story teller
  • Work on storyboards and digital assets depending on the project.
  • Experiment and iterate, a lot.
  • Be comfortable presenting work internally and to clients.
  • Listen, really listen, to your colleagues and your clients.
  • Own your projects and ask lots of questions.
  • Be an After Effects wizard, but also dabble in other animation programs.
  • Be a well rounded designer, able to adapt to different styles as needed.
  • Bring your passions, no matter how peculiar, to the agency.
  • Understand the technology platforms we use every day.
  • Collaborate easily with Creative Directors, Art Directors, Writers, other Designers, Project Managers, Executives.


We will only consider applicants who include a resume and a link to a demo reel.

If we choose to begin the interview process with you, we will be giving you a design assignment and we typically go through multiple rounds of interviews. (We have to get to know you and you have to get to know us—it has to be the right fit for everyone.)

WHY SHOULD YOU WORK AT SOFTWAY

  • A special place.

Softway is an agency that’s truly a special place to call home. It’s hard to explain. Just visit a few times and you’ll see.

  • An ego-less workplace.

While there are egos here, none are too big for the organization. We’re ambitious, not pretentious. We all have each other’s backs.

  • We are lovers of learning.

We push each other to do things differently, to learn a new skill, to share a success. We push you, but we won’t let you struggle.

  • We take work and play very seriously.

In a perfect world, the lines between the two are blurred. We like to keep it light around here.

  • Salary and benefits

You’ll get a competitive salary. Paid time off. Full benefits.

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We’re all about opportunity.

At Softway, we’re always looking for fresh new additions to the team. If you haven’t had a chance yet, get to know us a little better by exploring our site. Like what you see? Then we want to know more about you, too. Fill out the form or email us at uscareers@softway.com or indiacareers@softway.com

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