Motion Designer
Pamela Farhat & Michel Doumit

About the job:

What you do

As a Motion Designer, you create artwork for the web, television or film. This could include movie clips, trailers, commercials, title sequences, etc. You use visual effects, animation and other cinematic techniques to bring life to your creations. Put simply, you design graphics that are in motion.

The tough stuff

As a 3D Motion Designer, you will have to:

  • Deal with tight deadlines
  • Deal with clients
  • Be good at managing your time 
The cool stuff

As a 3D Motion Designer, you will get to:

  • Tell stories in an interesting way
  • Do creative work
  • Be fairly well-compensated for your technical expertise
Typical work hours
  • 50 hours a week

Are you the right fit?

Classes you should be good at
  • Math
  • Art
Best high school track(s)
  • Any Track
Personal qualities
  • Expressing yourself verbally
  • Visualization
  • Time Management

Will you make money?

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Education stuff:

Education required
  • The most crucial step for anyone hoping to pursue a career in Motion Graphics Design is to become familiar with the basics of both Animation and Graphic Design
  • The software most frequently used in Motion Graphics Design is After Effects, Cinema 4D, Final Cut Pro, Flash, Photoshop and Premiere Pro. It’s also important to have a solid understanding of design and animation basics.
Helpful resources
Local universities
International universities


Video Description

If you have dreams of becoming a Motion Graphics Designer, it’s important to acquire the necessary skills and hands-on experience first.  Check out what co-owners of Tic Motion, Pamela Farhat and Michel Doumit, have to say about this field!

Biography

Pamela received a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design from NDU with an emphasis in Motion Design. After working as an
art director in a Magazine, she started Tic Motion with Michel. Michel studied at IESAV-USJ and then focused on production at ALBA. He worked as a video editor for a few years before moving to animation and starting Tic Motion.