2D/Motion Design Lead

Brand New School

Los Angeles, CA, USA Remote Hybrid work only in our Los Angeles office

Full time

$125-145k (annually)



Nov 16

Who We Are

We are creators who live to be original.

For the past two decades, we’ve been building a playground for the creation of original work. A place where a diverse collective of artists, thinkers and makers can express themselves, be bold, and experiment freely. A place where brands come to be authentic, challenge conformity and stand out from the crowd.

We’re not simply a design studio, production company, or visual effects house. We’re a modern creative company. We strategize, we ideate, we design, we create, we make. We go wherever our pursuit of originality takes us.

To be original requires a new school of thought. We are Brand New School.

What We're Looking for

Leading design and creative studio, Brand New School is seeking a 2D/Motion Design Lead for a full-time hybrid role at our LA studio. We are looking for someone who has mastered motion design as well as 2D animation, has a passion for storytelling, and knows how to mentor others. This means you’ve developed a strong personal style but are still capable of working outside of your wheelhouse. You’re a clear and easy communicator, great manager of projects and people, has a defined creative process, and is willing to take a leadership role in the department.

Our team is creative, energetic, widely respected and full of talented, intelligent artists. With ~60 employees across the United States, we are a tight community with one common goal - making great work.


  • Lead, manage, and work closely with 2D animation teams.
  • Mentor and coach younger animators while also cultivating a sense of community across departments.
  • Continue improving processes and ensuring quality output.
  • Work with design teams to accomplish creative goal of a project and its team.
  • Balance the demands of producing exceptional work while also satisfying the needs of our clients.
  • Manage multiple projects in a collaborative and creative environment.
  • Collaborate with producers and creative directors to help resource jobs, plan production pipelines, manage workflow and manage deadlines.
  • Be an active participant and contribute to the creative culture of the studio.


  • Mastery of Adobe Suite software, especially After Effects, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
  • Adobe Animate, Toon Boom, TVPaint, and 3D animation skills are a plus but not a mandate.
  • Ability to 2D character animate—via cel animation, character rigging, shape layers.
  • Animation, Design, or related degree, along with relevant work experience.
  • Minimum 8 years experience, with at least 3 years as a senior animator.
  • Deep familiarity with workflow, saving and rendering best practices.
  • Familiar working on projects for all major content platforms.
  • Know how to take creative direction, respond to feedback in a timely manner and be respectful of project deadlines.
  • Available to work on-site at BNS LA per our hybrid work schedule


  • Competitive salary
  • Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
  • One Medical account
  • Company sponsored continued education
  • Peer bonus system
  • Generous PTO / sick leave
  • Company administered 401(k) plan
  • Apple Fitness+ digital membership (12 month)
  • Dog friendly work environment 🐶

Salary Range

$125,000 - $145,000

Brand New School attracts a team with unique skillsets and varying levels of experience. Therefore, the salary range provided is broad and will be refined during the interview process.

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