Motion Design Intern - Fall 2021

Visual Design · San Francisco, California
Department Visual Design
Employment Type Contractor
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Punchcut is looking for a Motion Design Intern to (remotely) join our team. You should have a strong understanding of user-centered design and be comfortable working independently and in collaboration with other designers. You are currently enrolled in an academic program in a related field and are passionate about design for mobile and other emerging user interfaces such as voice, automotive, and VR/AR. You feel comfortable working in a fast-paced, collaborative, creative design studio environment.



  • Serve as Motion Designer on client-facing projects.
  • Explore a range of motion directions and participate in client reviews to make informed selections.
  • Iterate and refine motion systems based on client feedback.
  • Create production assets and document motion systems for engineering teams as necessary.
  • Sketch product concepts as part of a collaborative project team.


  • Experience designing interfaces for mobile devices
  • Education in Motion Design, Visual Design or related fields
  • Strong understanding of user-centered design theory and practice
  • 3D design, live action video editing, and/or experience with AR/VR
  • A strong motion design portfolio showing conceptual thinking and detailed execution
  • Comfortable using Adobe After Effects, Sketch, InVision, and other visual and motion design tools
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills
  • Sense of humor and positive, flexible attitude


  • Knowledge of iOS/Android design standards
  • Able to bring designs to life using prototyping tools or code


Punchcut is a human interface design and innovation company headquartered in San Francisco. For eighteen years, we've worked with the world's top companies to envision, design, and launch connected products and services that engage customers and transform businesses.  

We love the diversity, challenge, and satisfaction that come from our projects. Whether envisioning the next autonomous vehicle or working with engineers on next year’s hottest wearable, Punchcut designs the future.

As a Punchcut intern, we'll never send you out to fetch coffee. Rather, you'll play an active role on client projects, getting real-world, hands-on experience. Each day, you'll learn from insightful and experienced co-workers while enjoying the beautiful city of San Francisco. We mix it up with game nights, afternoon field trips, lab days, snack Fridays, and more, all to ensure work/life balance. 

Please include your reel in your application. 

This position is located in San Francisco, CA. Punchcut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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  • Location
    San Francisco, California
  • Department
    Visual Design
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience