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Motion Design Manager

Remuneration:Market related 
Benefits:Two complimentary online short courses per year, medical aid subsidy, on-site gym, discounted healthy meals and an in-house barista.
Location:Cape Town, Observatory
Education level:Degree
Job level:Senior
Company:GetSmarter / 2U

Job description

Reporting to the Head of Creative Studios, the Motion Manager is tasked with the effective management of the motion design department and resources. The ultimate goal is to create an industry-leading, engaged workforce that efficiently produces quality output to drive engagement in marketing, increase learning gain in course content and brand awareness.

Key Role and Responsibilities:
  • Creative direction
  • Process Improvement
  • Team Development

Company Description

GetSmarter, a wholly-owned subsidiary of 2U, Inc., is a digital education company that partners with the world's leading universities to select, design and deliver premium online short courses with a data-driven focus on learning gain.


  • 10+ years' relevant work experience
  • Five+ years' people management experience
  • Relevant tertiary qualification
  • Demonstrable mastery, knowledge and understanding of all aspects of motion design and application thereof across marketing, pedagogy and brand
  • Pedagogical knowledge (previous experience advantageous, if not must up-skill for this role)
Additional skills and attributes that will help you succeed in this role:
  • Business acumen and commercial intellect
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Excellent conceptual and problem-solving ability
  • Future-focused, purpose-driven and high Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
Management Responsibilities:
  • Manage direct reports: Two Lead Motion Designers
  • Responsible for the entire motion design team (currently nine employees)

Posted on 23 Apr 08:07

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