Pleasant Solutions

Pleasant Solutions Careers

General Animator or Motion Designer (3D or 2D)

Not your everyday motion graphics position. Challenging and fast moving, yet friendly and supportive: a career you will look forward to every day. Work with intelligent people in an exciting environment where every month is different.

Positions Available:

  • Full time motion graphics designer / animator
  • Other Positions: We are also hiring for 3d cahracter animator, post-production video editor, graphic designer, writer, marketing project manager, UI/UX Designer, and more). You may apply for multiple positions separately. If you know someone in any of these areas, please do them a quick and friendly favour by letting them know about this posting.

Position Overview:

  • Full time and permanent
  • Flexible hours (for example: choose to start your day between 6am and 10am, work late some days and shorter on others).
  • 85% internal projects (for multiple product lines), 15% client projects.
  • Focus on achieving noticeably remarkable and portfolio-worthy results, with only some projects that simply need to be done in a short timeframe (we aim to win awards for our work).
  • The same variety as working at an agency, but without the cutting corners to deliver too quickly.
  • Engage in constructive debate to challenge your editorial choices; standing up for your choices, while being willing to use respectful criticism, with or without the sugar coating, to iterate into even better designs.
  • Building motion graphics from scratch or from static graphics provided by our graphic designers, and by using third party motion templates.
  • 2D or 3D specialists of all kinds will be considered: you don't need to excel at everything.
  • Storyboarding to present to stakeholders.
  • Assist with motion capture and sci-fi effects.
  • Assist with post-production elements (time coding, video supers, title cards, special effects, typography, transitions).
  • Screen capture production including deciding zoom in, effects, methods of focusing attention, setting up and populating sample data in apps, sensoring information.
  • Occasionally assist video editors depending on your technical finishing skills (color mastering, audio levels, compression, encoding, resizing for multiple destination sizes).
  • Collaborating with video editors, script writers, the marketing team, and providing context to the videographer.
  • Explore and be inventive using A/B testing methodology to create test variations, request resulting data from the analytics team, and iterate until we discover new ways to reach peek results for mission critical videos.
  • Gain experience with numerous video types: animated explainer videos, YouTube commercials, infographic videos, company culture interviews, training videos, entertainment videos (like Sci-Fi short stories), and short snippits for social media.
  • Does not require knowledge of video equipment.
  • Does not involve constant tight deadlines nor overtime that lead to results you are not proud of; there is pressure but it is manageable and work has steady hours.
  • High end equipment to work with (triple monitors with a 40” monitor, pen tablets, whatever keyboard or mouse you want us to buy, etc).


  • Passionate about video storytelling and motion graphics specifically
  • Can be very fast for prototyping variations, but can dig deep for stunning results
  • Superb understanding of factors that affect perception of quality and engagement of viewers
  • Attention to detail
  • Takes pride in work
  • No specific requirements for formal education or industry experience. We evaluate each applicant based on merit and potential rather than formalities, however a portfolio is required.

Nice To Have:

  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite or Creative Cloud (After Affects) and Cinema 4D
  • Experience in a wide variety of video types (perhaps from working in an agency environment or otherwise)

About The Work Environment:

  • Friendly, non-threatening, and non-political environment.
  • Mid-sized company but retaining the speed and flexibility of a smaller company.
  • We are a great environment for both outgoing people and those who are very shy and introverted (applicable to non-client facing positions).
  • We strive to have every employee sitting near a window for natural light and to have plenty of plants throughout the office; we care about employee health.
  • Free onsite massage therapy.
  • Private nap rooms for isolated thinking time or for taking a nap if you didn’t sleep well last night.
  • Atrium to enjoy the sun during lunch.
  • Social events worth remembering (fencing competitions, curling, video game or board game parties, coding competitions, commando combat training, robotics club coming soon, etc).
  • An example of our culture: Lunch together is in a very comfy sofa room, and even the quiet types are comfortable there.
  • Unlimited access to pillage our kitchens for caffeine, sugar, healthy snacks, soups, and more :)
  • Additional perks that are cost-shared like motorized sit-stand desks.
  • Task focused: everyone in the company heavily uses centralized to-do lists to stay organized, prioritize, and coordinate.
  • Fast paced
  • Consistent work/life balance: mandatory overtime is very rare.

About The Company:

  • Pleasant Solutions is a dynamic company headquartered in Edmonton, a large satellite office in Toronto and Vancouver, and small satellite offices across Canada (including in Calgary, Ottawa, etc).
  • We have just recently launched a studio for our own innovative video productions as well as client contracted productions, but we have also been an enterprise software services company since 2007.
  • The studio team has won multiple awards already.
  • We are the most advanced video studio in Western Canada. We might also be, although not fully confirmed, the largest capacity video marketing studio in Western Canada except for television and news stations.
  • Silicon Valley kind of excitement and growth potential.
  • Fast growth: One of the 200 fastest growing technology companies in North America with 955% growth over 5 years (based on growth rates in published rankings of the 2014 Profit 500 and 2013 Deloitte Technology Fast 500). Canadian Profit Guide ranked us #88 out of 500 for fast growth in Canada, announced in Sept 2015.
  • Stable and well diversified.
  • Full of smart and passionate people whom you can learn from.
  • Very low employee turn-over rate, attesting to the value of working here.
  • As of 2021, we are more focused on in-house product development than previous years which had a focus on consulting services. Currently, our lead focus is on Sheetcast, a tool that lets non-technical people build their own full-blown web applications using spreadsheets, and which is beginning explosive growth (see as well as privacy products as seen under We still do some software development services, electronics manufacturing, marketing services, and IT services. Other in-house products include the high-security Pleasant Password Server.
  • An innovative technology company with an aim of achieving results in creative ways.
  • Socially conscious (for example, we pay for employees to sponsor hundreds of WorldVision children).
  • Achieved zero layoffs throughout Covid.



  • motion graphic design
  • motion graphic designer
  • video production
  • lead video editor
  • lead video producer
  • post production manager
  • video director
  • video editing specialist
  • post production specialist
  • explainer video
  • video animation
  • video animator
  • video commercial production
  • training video production
  • social media video
  • product video
  • screen capture video
  • marketer
  • marketing project manager
  • advertising
  • creative director
  • creative lead
  • adobe after effects
  • cinema 4d
  • Plurals:
  • motion graphic designers
  • lead video editors
  • lead video producers
  • post production managers
  • video directors
  • video editing specialists
  • post production specialists
  • explainer videos
  • video animations
  • video animators
  • video commercials
  • training videos
  • social media videos
  • product videos
  • screen capture videos
  • marketers
  • marketing project managers
  • advertising
  • creative directors
  • creative leads
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