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Based in San Francisco, First Person® is a design and storytelling company for B2B enterprise.

Our ethos is Inspired Stories, Intelligently Told.

We are looking for an Art Director with a background in Motion Design to join our team.

As one of San Francisco's leading storytelling agencies in both direct and digital design, First Person offers an established market presence, a diverse client portfolio, and supportive, open team culture with room for advancement, competitive salaries, and an attractive benefits package.

There is no B Team at 1P. We are a small company of highly skilled experts who have built lasting relationships with the leadership at some of the world's most successful organizations and we are looking for someone exceptional to join us, who loves design and enjoys working with other incredibly talented people.

The Art Director provides the visual creative voice of the project and is entrusted with crafting the aesthetic and maintaining that look from concept through to completion. The AD is responsible for generating mood boards, style frames, storyboards, color studies, type studies, layouts, renderings, prototypes, and any other tasks related to bringing the story to life.

Additionally, the Art Director lends their leadership and expertise to developing and guiding the plan (in collaboration with the Project Management team) to choose the right internal and external resources necessary for optimal art creation and completion.

Candidates should be hands-on with the ability to visually and verbally lead projects from concept to completion. An online portfolio that shows a mastery of the principles and practice of graphic design with an emphasis on typography, identity, layout, editorial, and systems thinking for digital, interactive, and print are required.

If you know the difference between branding and identity, love advertising, motion graphics, typography, and technology, you might just be the person we’re looking for.

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6-9 years


2D, 3D, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, Design Strategy, Figma, Type Design

Date Posted

November 22, 2021

Managed By

Brandon Grande


  • Retirement PlanRetirement Plan
  • Dog FriendlyDog Friendly
  • Generous VacationGenerous Vacation
  • Parental LeaveParental Leave
  • Work From HomeWork From Home
  • Medical BenefitsMedical Benefits

Fine Print

Works directly with Project Managers and the Creative Team to deliver each project at an industry-leading quality.
Responsible for designing and directing the motion design for animated projects.
Comfortable sharing and presenting ideas with both our team and clients.
Approach every job, especially the challenging ones, with a positive, “How do we make this happen attitude?"
Outstanding design skills with the ability to make recommendations, and if necessary redirect in the moments where initial concepts are unsuccessful.
Attend any relevant meetings, working collaboratively amongst the production team
Embrace principles of Human-Centered Design & Design Thinking.
Creative problems are solved to overcome moments of time or budget limitations.
Willingness to learn and embrace new tools and workflows

7+ years of experience.
Strong portfolio displaying a variety of project types (i.e. live action, VFX, design, animation, web development and user experience)
Preferred prior experience as an Art Director in an agency and or post environment. Exceptions can be made for those with an exceptional portfolio
Expert knowledge of Adobe After Effects and Adobe Creative Suite
Strong experience working in 3D. Cinema 4D preferred. Exceptions can be made for Houdini, Maya, or Blender for those with an exceptional portfolio
Highly skilled at multitasking, sometimes working across multiple projects at once
Strong creative and technical problem-solving skills
Organized / systems thinker
Excel in a team environment, setting an optimistic tone and build/maintain positive relationships through strong collaboration efforts

Bonus Qualifications
Experience using AI / Machine Learning tools to streamline manual tasks
Experience with Unreal Engine, Unity, or Blender
Experience with Figma or similar tools such as Adobe XD
Experience with content and visual definitions for digital experiences.
Experience in design and production path for web and digital
Experience in presentation design

To apply please email workingnotworking@firstperson.is