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Figma is growing our team of passionate people on a mission to make design accessible to all. Born on the Web, Figma helps entire product teams brainstorm, create, test, and ship better designs, together. From great products to long-lasting companies, we believe that nothing great is made alone-come make with us!

We're looking for a Motion Designer to join our Product Education team. They'll use their knowledge of Figma, design, and pedagogy to teach our users to successfully adopt Figma into their toolkit and help Figma make more makers.

Day to day, you'll create guided Video Tutorials for our YouTube Channel, as well as collaborate with other departments on other types of video content. You'll use your skills in motion and design to artfully explain complex topics in terms understandable by junior and prospective designers, empowering them to create.

Our ideal candidate is a passionate educator and collaborator, who is driven by their curiosity to solve problems and learn something new. They're an effective communicator and sweat the details. They should feel comfortable communicating concepts to beginner-level designers and developers in a way that lifts them up and helps them grow.

Ready to apply? A reel or other work samples are required for applications for this position.

What you'll do at Figma:

  • Manage end to end video production, from inception to delivery.
  • Collaborate with Technical Writers to create concise and clear scripts, and record voice overs.
  • Work with our Content Strategists and Education Designers to influence the video project roadmap and video strategy.
  • Ideate new videos, record audio and video, create visual assets, animate, edit, write descriptions, and publish final videos to YouTube.
  • Create eye-catching motion graphics explainers, animations, and transitions to enhance and augment screen recordings.
  • Work with our Product and Engineering teams to understand how new and existing features work, and the problems they solve for our users.
  • Collaborate with the Marketing, Brand, Community, and Growth teams to coordinate positioning of our content for new feature launch days.
  • Identify key success metrics, perform lightweight analytics, and engage with our users in video comments.

Some projects you could work on:

  • A multi-part video series taking the learner through a complex feature or journey to learning a new skill like our Build your first plugin video series.
  • Animated GIFs to elevate product documentation on the Help Center, like for Masks.
  • Tutorials to assist in comprehending some of Figma's most complex features like Variants and Component Properties.
  • Introductory explainer videos for new products like Intro to FigJam.
  • YouTube shorts that squeeze educational information density into 60 seconds or fewer.
  • Tooltip and onboarding animations that encourage feature adoption within the product.

We'd love to hear from you if you have:

  • Have experience animating educational content for SaaS products and features.
  • Prioritize creating clear, concise, approachable, and accessible content.
  • Have an ability to identify the optimal way to teach complex concepts or features, and are okay with abandoning ideas that didn't work along the way.
  • Are creative and collaborative when brainstorming new projects and ideas.
  • Strategize your video projects to amplify impact.
  • You're energized by democratizing design and development to make career paths and opportunities available to everybody.

At Figma, one of our values is Grow as you go. We believe in hiring smart, curious people who are excited to learn and develop their skills. If you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with the points outlined in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

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We will work to ensure individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please let your recruiter know if you require accommodation.

About Figma

Dylan Field and Evan Wallace co-founded Figma in 2012 with the vision of building tools for designers in the browser. Their goal was to create the first design tool that combined the accessibility of the Web with the functionality of a native app. Today Figma is a platform with tools and spaces to support the entire product development process-idea to design to build-and has simplified collaboration for companies like Microsoft, Uber, and The New York Times to name a few.

At Figma, we celebrate and support our differences. We know employing a team rich in diverse backgrounds, experiences, and opinions allows our employees, products, and community to flourish. Figma is an equal opportunity workplace-we are dedicated to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national orientation, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

By applying for this job, the candidate acknowledges and agrees that any personal data contained in their application or supporting materials will be processed in accordance with the applicable candidate section of Figma's Privacy Policy.

Company name: Figma
Remote job title: Motion Designer, Product Education
Job tags: saas / subscription, freemium, design, mobile, photos, software

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