The Opportunity

We’re looking for a passionate motion designer to join our team. Based in our Munich studio, you will join a growing team of designers who work across physical and digital product domains. Your global team of colleagues include software and hardware technologists — together you will be tasked with creating industry-defining products.

This is your chance to add your motion design skills to the mix! Grow and spearhead our motion design service line and, in turn, redefine your skills by applying them to the inspiring process of product and service innovation.

You

Must have:

  • A minimum of 4 years of professional experience in motion design
  • Bachelor’s degree or other completed education in motion design, media production, graphic design or adjacent field
  • Professional and engaging communication skills
  • Excellent English, in spoken and written form
  • High visual literacy, engaging storytelling skills and ability to grasp and visualize abstract concepts
  • Profound experience with 2D animation, using typography, graphics, photomontages and UIs
  • Outstanding illustration skills, both as hand sketches and vector-based graphics
  • Experience in post-production, including sound and video editing as well as compositing and color grading
  • Experience with image sourcing and stock footage research
  • In-depth program skills of Adobe After Effects, Premiere, Illustrator and Photoshop, or equivalent software
  • Interest in innovation consulting and design thinking

Nice to have:

  • Experience organizing live-action movie production and video shooting
  • Lifelike character rigging and animation
  • Hands-on 3D animation skills
  • Experience with workshop facilitation and Design Thinking methods 
  • Experience with user tests with video prototypes, qualitative or quantitative
  • Exposure to copy-writing and content strategy
  • German skills, in spoken and written form
  • Skills in visual and UI design 
  • Familiarity with the design for AR/VR and emerging media

Responsibilities

  • Stabilize and grow our motion design practice and team
  • Create animations and videos to convey service visions, UI concepts or interactive products — from initial sketches, through storyboards, to production
  • Develop heart-warming illustrations and evocative icons
  • Work together with clients professionally – setting and meeting their expectations
  • Facilitate output-orientated workshops with clients and team members
  • Manage small and large projects independently, balancing fidelity, time and budget
  • Motivate, art direct and manage project teams members
  • Educate your colleagues about motion design and video editing
  • Cooperate with external partners for video shooting and 3D animation
  • Support public initiatives for brand communication and marketing
  • Proactively handle ambiguity, stay open-minded, willing to learn and ready to improvise

The Company

Star is a global consultancy that connects strategy, design, engineering and marketing services into a seamless workflow devised to support our clients every step of the way – no matter how long or complex their journey. We anchor everything we do in clear and compelling endgames, which in turn enable our strategists, designers and engineers to create useful, scalable products and solutions. We are 750 strategists, designers, engineers and marketers in 12 locations around the world, and we are here to make every great idea, every great person and every great company shine. That is why we’re called Star.

Compensation and Benefits

Star offers competitive and rewarding salary and benefits package, as well as intellectually & creatively stimulating work environment, flexibility, and unique international travel opportunities.

 

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