Motion Designer, Video & Media Team


About Us:

Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The Company offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, retirement plan providers and sponsors, and institutional investors in the debt and private capital markets.

Morningstar provides data and research insights on a wide range of investment offerings, including managed investment products, publicly listed companies, private capital markets, debt securities, and real-time global market data.

Morningstar also offers investment management services through its investment advisory subsidiaries, with approximately $215 billion in assets under advisement and management as of Sept. 30, 2020. The Company has operations in 29 countries.

Position Details

Motion Designer, Video & Media Team
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

Morningstar is looking for a multi-disciplinary designer with a passion for storytelling with motion. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our global video & media team that supports the creation of video content across a variety of channels. You’ll be helping us promote our thought leadership, tell our brand story, and convey the unique value of our products through compelling video and animated content. Collaborating with other video producers, digital and UX designers, our editorial team, product marketing, and the brand team, you’ll support impactful programs and campaigns that drive customer and employee engagement.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Considering all aspects of a delightful, enduring, brand experience 
  • Conducting conceptual explorations that drive thoughtful design solutions 
  • Creating visually appealing motion graphics and animations that tell a story in a comprehensive way 
  • Using type, imagery, iconography, and other visual elements in a creative, engaging, and imaginative way 
  • Following and enhancing current motion and animation standards 
  • Working in tandem with project teams to ensure effective delivery of final animated assets
  • Able to master complex information, and can translate that information in a way that drives effective storytelling 
  • Able to take projects from start to finish, owning the creative concepting and production execution 
  • A curious self-starter who isn't afraid of ambiguity, or constraints 
  • Open to feedback and knows how to defend design decisions 
  • Continuously striving for better ways of communicating and learning 
  • Comfortable with a fast-paced work environment 
  • Able to bring energy to a team and keep things positive 
  • Able to manage multiple projects and remain flexible through multiple revisions, while maintaining attention to detail 
  • 3+ years working professionally as a motion designer or animator, or demonstration of equivalent skill level 
  • Advanced knowledge of After Effects 
  • Knowledge of Illustrator, Photoshop and other design tools to aid in the creation of animated assets 
  • Storyboarding experience 
  • Good understanding of design and typography best practices 
  • Portfolio and/or demo reel of previous projects

Nice to have:

  • Bachelor's degree in graphic design, video production or animation, or equivalent experience/training 
  • Photography, videography, and video editing skills 
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral

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