Motion Designer

Pittsburgh, PA
Contracted to Full Time

Deeplocal creates inspiring moments for brands in the real and virtual worlds. We strategize, imagine, design and fabricate ambitious experiences from concept to execution. Our innovative work is driven by inventive new media, data, design and most importantly, humans. As part of WPP since 2017, Deeplocal brings an entirely unique modern and cultural approach to Brands.

Deeplocal is seeking a motion designer who can deliver beautiful motion design and breathtaking visuals. Whether your strength lies in 2D, 3D, or both, we're looking for someone with the creativity to bring ideas to life and the technical skill to execute them flawlessly. Our projects bridge the gap between physical and digital interaction; the ideal candidate for this role brings an understanding of how screen-based content can interact with physical objects in novel and beautiful ways.

This is a freelance position with potential for conversion to full-time in approximately 3 months.


This position may be a fit for you if:

  • You are someone who solves design challenges with cross-media interactive solutions.
  • You have experience in interdisciplinary teams in the creation of engaging and interactive digital storytelling. 
  • You can handle multiple projects simultaneously, keeping track of deadlines and self-directing your workload and priorities.
  • You are a creative problem solver and have a sense of ownership over the success of our projects and be a relied-upon team member when challenges arise. 
  • You are aesthetically agile and can design for a variety of brands with different styles, tones, palettes, and voices.
  • You are self-motivated and strive for creative excellence by going above and beyond project asks and requirements.
  • A passion for innovation, eager to explore new techniques and technologies that push the limits of motion design.
  • You have 2-4 years experience, preferably in a creative agency or similar environment.



  • Concepting and Ideation - Bring a digital point of view and eye to early phase concepts 
  • Visual and Motion Design Reference - Work with creative teams during concepting and pre-production phases to communicate to clients the role that digital content will have in a physical installation.
  • Design and Animation - Create high-quality, engaging motion graphics for a variety of applications, including digital installations, interactive experiences, and brand storytelling. Your work will bridge the gap between imagination and reality, bringing concepts to life through motion.
  • Creative Collaboration - Work closely with our team of designers, developers, and creative thinkers to conceptualize and deliver innovative solutions. Your ability to communicate visually will contribute to the collaborative development of projects from initial concept to final execution.
  • Technical Proficiency: Utilize industry-standard software and tools (e.g., Adobe After Effects, Cinema 4D, Maya) to produce compelling animations. Familiarity with real-time visual development platforms (Unreal Engine, Unity) is a plus but not required.
  • Visual Storytelling - Leverage your skills in motion design to enhance narratives and provide audiences with unforgettable visual experiences. Your work will not only capture attention but also communicate messages in unique and impactful ways.


Desired Skills

  • Proficiency in 2D and/or 3D motion design, with a portfolio that showcases a wide range of styles and techniques.
  • Strong conceptual and visual communication skills, able to translate ideas into dynamic visual content.
  • Creative thinker and problem solver; flexible and adaptable.
  • Ability to express your creative ideas through mockups, mood boards, styleframes, and motion prototypes.
  • A keen eye for detail, composition, color theory, and typography.
  • Prototype and express design/motion approach across 2D and/or 3D animation, interaction design, and visual effects. Familiarity or proficiency with Figma, After Effects, C4D, or similar programs

Hybrid Candidates

Ideal candidates are those who can contribute across several disciplines. We’re a small and collaborative creative team (with mostly multidisciplinary backgrounds). We love people who prefer to work across diverse skill sets and tasks!

This is the range of disciplines we use across our projects:

Physical Design

Interactive Design

Experience Design

UI Design

UX Design

Motion Design


3D Modeling

Graphic Design

Art Direction

2D + 3D Visualization

We’re currently searching for Experience Designers and Visual Designers, cross competency with these roles is a huge plus.

The team is based in Pittsburgh, PA, but remote candidates will be considered.

A portfolio of work is required to be considered for this position. 


About Deeplocal

Deeplocal is a quickly growing, internationally-recognized, innovation studio based in Pittsburgh, PA. Deeplocal’s team of 100+ includes experts in marketing, engineering, design, and fabrication who collaborate to develop never-seen-before physical experiences for brand clients.

From creating a mind-controlled bike that allowed riders to shift with their thoughts, to building a robotic pitching machine that allowed a child to throw out the first pitch at a baseball game from thousands of miles away, to a single button that dims the lights, orders food, silencers your phone and puts on your favorite show, to a machine that graffitied tweets on the roads of the Tour de France, our projects are wide-ranging and unique.

Deeplocal has been behind some of advertising’s most talked about campaigns: the Netflix Switch, Google Photos Pay With A Photo, Google Fiber Nick’s First Pitch, and the Nike Chalkbot. Deeplocal’s current clients include Google, Nike, and Nest.

Deeplocal’s studio is located in a renovated brewery loft space in Sharpsburg, PA—just outside of Pittsburgh and within a few minutes of Lawrenceville. All team members at Deeplocal contribute and participate in work for our amazing roster of clients.

Deeplocal has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Western Pennsylvania for the past four years and has received numerous awards in advertising and design. Deeplocal’s work has been featured on Fast Company, Wired, NYTimes, USA Today, the Today Show, Good Morning America, Gizmodo, Engadget, Forbes, and many more.

Our Mission
Invent products and experiences for innovative brands.

Our Purpose
To be a place where amazing talent can invent, create and inspire.

Our Core Values
Deeplocal is committed to maintaining the company's core values and culture as the company grows. Employees should exhibit the following Deeplocal core values:

  • Impactful
  • Efficient
  • Inventive
  • Resourceful
  • Humble

Fill Time Employee Benefits Include:

Competitive and comprehensive health care coverage  

Flexible retirement plan with employer matching

Paid vacation time and winter break 

Flexible working style

Family and pet friendly policies, including best-in-industry parental leave

Wellness, Technology and Professional Development subsidies

Community service flex time



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