• Location
    • New York
  • Date Posted
  • Jun. 29, 2021
  • Function
  • Design & UI
  • Sector
  • Business Applications

Squarespace is powered by design. We offer a uniquely independent yet supportive culture, where ideas can come from anywhere and execution is everything. We are looking for a Senior Motion Designer to bring our products and brand to life through animations, prototypes, and videos. You have conceptual design skills and the ability to tell compelling stories through motion.

You show respect for the details, a passion for the power of design, and an understanding of how one affects the other. You’re constantly learning and mastering new tools as a means to work towards your creative vision. You have knowledge in a wide array of technologies, techniques, and applications, with an expertise in one or two specialties. While you spend most of your time working in motion, your passion for design inspires you to create polished final products from a rough initial direction.

You will report to the Senior Design Manager in our Los Angeles office.

All Squarespace employees are working remotely at this time. We are closely monitoring the status of COVID-19 as we continue our work to build a return-to-work plan that ensures a safe return to our offices and provides flexibility for our employees.


  • Create proofs of concept that enhance digital experiences and help tell stories
  • Create animations and videos for a range of front-site projects (Squarespace.com), internal projects and brand campaign work, including campaign microsites and social
  • Work with designers, art directors, and copywriters to create stories through motion
  • Work with designers to expand upon the brand system through motion
  • Keep up with design and motion trends to keep Squarespace at the forefront of design for web.


  • 5+ years of experience in Motion Design
  • Portfolio of shipped work that shows motion as part of UI and UX experience
  • You are an expert in After Effects and knowledge about Premiere Pro
  • 3D skills in Cinema 4D or the like are a bonus
  • Have a passion for telling stories through motion, including storyboarding, editing footage, and motion graphics/animation
  • Comfortable working alone and in collaborative cross-discipline teams
  • Have an eye for detailed design and can understand a variety of aesthetics

About Squarespace

Squarespace makes beautiful products to help people with creative ideas succeed. By blending elegant design and sophisticated engineering, we empower millions of people — from individuals and local artists to entrepreneurs shaping the world’s most iconic businesses — to share their stories with the world. Squarespace’s team of more than 1,200 is headquartered in downtown New York City, with offices in Dublin and Portland. For more information, visit www.squarespace.com/about.

Benefits & Perks

  • Health insurance with 100% premium covered for you and your dependent children
  • Flexible vacation & paid time off
  • Up to 20 weeks of paid family leave
  • Equity plan for all employees
  • Retirement benefits with employer match
  • Fertility and adoption benefits
  • Free lunch and snacks at all offices
  • Education reimbursement
  • Dog-friendly workplace in New York office
  • Commuter benefit in the form of reduced tax (Ireland) and pretax (US)

Today, more than a million people around the globe use Squarespace to share different perspectives and experiences with the world. Not only do we embrace and celebrate the diversity of our customer base, but we also strive for the same in our employees. At Squarespace, we are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or parental status, disability, veteran status, or other class protected by applicable law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.