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Motion Design Internship


Walker Sands is looking for a Motion Design Intern to join our team in downtown Chicago this fall. You should have a strong understanding of video, animation and graphic design and be comfortable working independently and in collaboration with other designers and video editors. You also should be enrolled in an academic program that relates to motion design and exhibit a passion for video and motion editing. Likewise, you should feel comfortable working in a fast-paced agency environment.


  • Create motion graphic videos and GIFs, using After Effects.
  • Create and prepare assets for animation, using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Contribute to brainstorming and storyboarding for motion design concepts and deliverables.
  • Maintain and update existing video content.
  • Conduct music and SFX searches.
  • Explore a range of motion directions and participate in internal and client reviews.
  • Iterate and refine motion and storyboard design based on client feedback.
  • Work in a timely manner to meet deadlines.


  • Education in motion design, visual design or a related field
  • Strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, including After Effects, Illustrator, Premiere and Photoshop
  • Ability to understand client needs and translate that knowledge into video design ideas that resonate with target audiences
  • Strong motion design portfolio showcasing conceptual thinking and detailed execution
  • Strong interpersonal communication and problem-solving skills

Bonus points

  • SVG animation
  • Ability to bring designs to life, using prototyping tools or code
  • Strong graphic design skill set