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Senior Motion Graphic Designer

Two of Canada’s leading digital and creative marketing agencies, McKim and Sherpa, have joined forces. And now we’re looking far and wide to find great minds who want to join the momentum.

A bit about us: McKim.Sherpa works with some of the farthest-reaching brands in the country. We enjoy collaboration. We emphasize envelope-pushing. And we ensure progress by our team and for our clients.

A bit about you: Sheesh. You’re one of the best. You have an open mind and positive vibe. And you want fulfilling work, mutual respect from colleagues and leaders, and fresh opportunities.

We’re excited for our future because we work hard to make every project and every day better than the one before. So, the questions is: do you want to do the same?

Job Summary and Scope

Reporting to the Art Creative Director, you will work collaboratively with other members of the McKim.Sherpa team to create and deliver complex graphics, animation, and live video content for a diverse array of media, including smartphones, handheld electronic devices, the web and television, among others, from conceptualization to storyboard and editing.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Develop, test, document, and deploy high performance creative that drives ROI for McKim.Sherpa clients using a variety of tools and techniques
  • Ability to tell stories through creative execution of graphic design, video and illustration
  • Build animatics and storyboards
  • Collaborate with art directors on conceptualizing and ensuring brand consistency
  • Edit music, SFX and VOs to work with visuals, with precise timing
  • Work independently
  • Ensure projects meets company standards and client goals
  • Deliver tasks within given deadlines and budgets

Required Competencies

  • Strong typography skills
  • Great portfolio of work
  • Creativity
  • Excellent communication, time management, troubleshooting, analytical, and interpersonal skills
  • Diligence and commitment to quality assurance and self-assessment of your own work

Technical Requirements

  • Adobe Creative Suite – Premiere, After Effects, Animate, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Cinema 4D, Maya, Blender
  • Publish/code HTML5 animations
  • Understanding of special effects, 3D and compositing
  • Windows 10
  • MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

Bonus Skills

  • Illustration
  • Lightroom
  • InDesign
  • HTML, CSS, Wordpress

Job Qualifications
Education, Skills and Experience

  • Post-secondary diploma/degree in graphic design/digital media
  • 5 – 7 years experience
  • Flexibility to adapt to a fast-paced, deadline-oriented work environment
  • Ability to work under pressure, and quickly assimilate large quantities of information
  • Detail-oriented
  • An optimistic attitude and a willingness to learn
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal and team skills
  • A thorough understanding of the creative process


  • McKim.Sherpa is a growing company. As with growing companies, employees are expected to help fill any gaps in work as each person’s capabilities allow
  • Occasional travel may be required
  • We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment. We have a vaccination policy for employees, vendors and visitors
  • In the spirit of Reconciliation, our staff have undergone training
  • We care about the environment and believe in climate change. Sustainability and best practices for our planet are in place at our workplace. We are proud to support and champion our many clients who are doing great things for us all

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Due to the number of applications received, only applications who are selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.