LA Design Lead

Location: Culver City, CA

Department: Commercial

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced


ZOIC STUDIOS, an award winning visual effects company is currently seeking an in house Design Lead to collaborate with our ECDs, VFX Supervisors, and producers in the creation and execution of impressive design and motion graphics work for Broadcast, Digital and New Media campaigns. This is a permanent, full time position in house.

"Visual Evolution" is our mission. This is the perfect opportunity for a senior designer tracking to become an art director in the future.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Work with ECDs, VFX Supervisors, and producers to conceptualize and design various 2D and 3D design elements and motion graphics for pitches and awarded projects, including but not limited to style frames, typography, logos, motion graphics, animation, and internal branding campaigns.
  • Manage multiple projects at various stages of development or production and see them through from concept to completion.
  • Able to work independently on the box, but also lead a small team.
  • Remain positive if/when original designs are changed or direction is modified by clients, producer, supervisors or ECDs.
  • Ability to work fast without compromising quality or organization.
  • Effectively communicate creative ideas with clients, ECDs, Supervisors and Producers at the start of the creative process.
  • Come up with clever solutions to improve workflow.
  • Inspire the team with innovative, brilliant design.
  • General housekeeping of software, plugins, assets, style-guides, and naming convention compliance
  • Export and deliver appropriate files to provided specifications.


  • 3 years experience leading various sized teams on design and animation projects in a post-production or design agency environment.
  • A polished online portfolio with a wide array of 2D and 3D design and motion graphics work, including styleframes.
  • Expert-level knowledge of After Effects, Cinema 4D and Adobe Creative Suite. Knowledge of Octane Render a major plus.
  • An ability to come up with winning style frames, concepts, and motion tests from scratch.
  • A natural ability to collaborate with others and thrive in a dynamic deadline-driven environment.
  • Possess a solid understanding of industry trends combined with a willingness to explore new creative ideas.

NOTE: This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities; other duties may be assigned.

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K matching, vacation & PTO. We also have the best homemade guacamole served in Culver City.


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