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Design Director - Motion

  • Sky
  • Osterley, Isleworth TW7, UK
  • 22/05/2024
Full time Executive Marketing

Job Description

Unleash Your Creativity as our next Design Director!

Are you a visionary, passionate about turning bold ideas into stunning motion masterpieces? Do you enjoy leading projects and inspiring a team to create work that everyone can be proud of?

If so, we want YOU to join us as our next Design Director!

Sky Creative is an award winning, highly creative, busy and exciting department. We are an internal Creative agency, supporting the whole business - both the platform and the network of channels, providing creative and design solutions on-air, off-air and for convergent mediaWe pride ourselves on the commercial quality of our output across our on-air, off-air and online areas including: channel branding, programme packaging, promotions & commercials. 

What you’ll do

We are seeking a dynamic and innovative Advertising Motion Graphics Design Director to lead a team in the development of industry-leading motion graphics and visual effects for our advertising campaigns. As a high-end 3D generalist, we require you to be able to execute all aspects of 3D/CG Motion pipeline (Look-Dev, texturing, animation, lighting and compositing). Have a strong eye for design, composition and colour and experience leading projects from concept through to completion. 

You’ll work on Sky’s most important
advertising projects to push our motion output to continue to lead market trends, create impact and disruption in our media channels and help the Creative Director build a world class advertising motion team.

Working in the Sky Creative Advertising Design team is an opportunity to help shape award-winning campaigns, leading, inspiring and developing distinctive and exciting motion design to engage our consumers. You will be part of a high-performing specialised team whose work will be seen by millions of customers every day. 

What you’ll bring

  • Must use C4D/Redshift/After Effects (knowledge of Houdini a plus) at a high level, along with Adobe Creative Suite. 
  • A passion for advertising and an industry-leading knowledge of motion-led media formats. 
  • You are on the pulse of industry trends pushing our relevance in markets and media.   
  • Extensive professional experience working in motion graphics, with a proportion being in a leadership function.  
  • Excellent communication skills with an outstanding design portfolio and a great eye for aesthetics and craft. 
  • The proven ability to work under pressure and manage multiple projects. 
  • Ability to work with Creative Directors, Designers, Producers and external partners. 
  • Strong leadership skills, and an ability to lead projects from conception to completion. 
  • Proven experience of managing teams and enjoys developing junior members of the team. 
  • Experience working with VFX teams, in both 2D and 3D. 
  • Excellent collaboration skills and a strong desire to work in a fast paced company, always looking to produce the best work across all areas. 

The Rewards:

There are reasons people can't stop talking about #LifeAtSky. Our great range of rewards really are something special, here are just a few:

  • Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place!
  • A generous pension package
  • Private healthcare
  • Discounted mobile and broadband
  • Access a wide range of exclusive Sky VIP rewards and experiences!

How you'll work:

We know the world has changed, and we want to offer our employees the chance to collaborate at our unique office spaces, whilst enjoying the convenience of working from home.

We've adopted a hybrid working approach to give more flexibility on where and how we work. You'll find out more about what this means for this role during the recruitment process.

Your office base:


Our Osterley Campus is a 10-minute walk from Syon Lane train station. Or you can hop on one of our free shuttle buses that run to and from Osterley, Gunnersbury, Ealing Broadway and South Ealing tube stations. There’s also plenty of bike shelters and showers.

On campus, you’ll find 13 subsidised restaurants, cafes, and a Waitrose. You can keep in shape at our subsidised gym, catch the latest shows and movies at our cinema, get your car washed and even get pampered at our beauty salon.


At Sky we don’t just look at your CV. We’re more focused on who you are and your potential. We also know that everyone has a life outside work, so we're happy to discuss flexible working.

We are a Disability Confident Accredited Employer, and welcome and encourage applications from all candidates. We will look to ensure a fair and consistent experience for all, and will make reasonable adjustments to support you where appropriate.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Why wait?

Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can’t wait to hear from you.

To find out more about working with us, search #LifeAtSky on social media. A job you love to talk about.