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2D-Focused Online Animation Training

If you’re looking to go all-in on 2D design and animation, then our online 2D animation courses are for you. Lay a solid foundation and elevate your 2D work into an impressive portfolio, through live mentorship and on-demand workshops.  

20% OFF on individual courses* & resources purchase - Use code FALL21

Apply code during checkout. Limited Time Offer – Ends September 11th – *Bundles, All-Access, and Mentorships not included

Mentorship

Foundational Mentorship

2D animation training must start with a grasp on the foundational principles of Animation, Design, and Process. This 9-week live mentorship will help lay a foundation you can build on.  

A 9 week mentorship to help you master animation principles and the workflow of animating with Adobe After Effects. You will spend your time animating and learning to animate complex scenes using Adobe After Effects, with both vector and pixel-based assets.

Chat, design and animate LIVE

Come bring questions or just hang out and make art, and animation with us during our weekly office hours live sessions.

Courses

Master Your Craft

Becoming a master of Motion Design is no easy feat. There are many skill sets to choose from. Having an area of expertise, whether in 2D or 3D, is a good way to land the gigs and clients you want. Our goal is to provide you online 2D animation courses that will help you flourish within your chosen industry path.  

Henrique Barone

Henrique
Barone

$199
$199

Learn traditional animation using Adobe Animate from animator Henrique Barone. Unlock your 2d work by understanding the process of traditional animation in a vector-based software.

Henrique will walk you through 3 projects that will help you understand his entire process.

Sara Wong - Illustration mentor

Sara Wong

$119
$119

Understanding the workflow and mind-set of creating illustrations for motion design execution. Illustrator Sara Wong, will show her technical process, but also discuss her process/mindset in crafting visual art that communicates the associated subject matter.

Create more compelling artwork for your portfolio.

Portrait Robert Huth

Robert Huth

$99
$99

Understanding the discipline of character design. Starting with a foundation in basic draftsmanship and progressing to figure drawing, we will take a multi-week journey in exploring this discipline. 

You will learn basic drawing techniques and hear from the world’s top character designers at Disney Animation Studio.

Steve Savalle

Steven Savalle

$59
$59

This course is for beginners who want to become better illustrators. Learning to draw with proper perspective and shading is a useful skill for motion designers.

Steve Savalle will walk you through perspective drawing, shading basics and using real analog tools to improve the look of your sketches.

Elevate Your Skillset & Portfolio

Once you have a solid grasp on the fundamentals, you’re ready to continue your 2D animation training by adding more disciplines to your skill set. You can choose to focus on character design, traditional animation, or perspective drawing. 

Refine Your Style & Approach

As you continue to build the portfolio that makes sense for, these courses can help inspire your own work. Understanding new processes, techniques, and software is a great way to stay sharp and in a growth mindset.

Kirk Wallace

Kirk Wallace

$199
$199

Kirk Wallace has a unique approach to creating appealing 2d characters for animation. His artistic process is brought to you in this exclusive workshop.

You’ll learn exactly how Kirk creates beautiful characters.
If you want to create better-looking 2d characters for your animations, then this workshop is for you.

Karen Kuo

Karen Kuo

$99
$99

Karen Kuo is a Visual Development Artist at Dreamworks TV. In this course, she will focus on developing a scene painting. This workshop is for anyone who wants to create better artwork and illustrations for their work.

Karen will also show you the fastest way to develop scenes with convincing environments.

Colin Hesterly portrait

Colin Hesterly

$79
$79

Colin Hesterly is a director with an emphasis on animation and motion design. He has directed spots for many of the world’s biggest brands. This course is all about his approach and process to directing ads and pitching clients.

Along with Director Colin Hesterly you will work through the entire process of scripting, storyboarding and designing.

Introduction to Adobe Animate

Taylor
Jon Peters

Adobe Animate has become an indispensable tool in 2d animation production. The ability to animate in a vector-based workflow is powerful and flexible for motion designers. TJ Peters will teach you the basics and walk you through the creation of your own animation. 

Bundle Up!

Many of our courses make sense together. If you’re going to study character design, it also makes sense to study traditional animation. We want to make this training accessible to as many people as possible, so if you’re a hard core learner, then our bundle deals may be a good fit for you.

Henrique Barone
& Robert Huth

$298
$208

All the techniques, workflows, and processes needed to start from the ideation of your original character, all the way through to a fully animated shot.

We are combining two of our most popular workshops and offering this bundle at a discounted rate.

Sara - Karen -
Steve - Michael

$277
$194

This compilation of courses is designed with motion designers in mind. You get everything you need to improve your illustration skill.

Create better animations and more compelling pieces with the illustration bundle.

Robert Huth-
Kirk Wallace

$298
$208

This compilation of courses is designed with 2D artists in mind. You get everything you need to improve your character design skills.

Learn the fundamentals of character design and create more appealing and original characters.

Resources

Resources, Rigs & Scene Files

Dig into our collection of resources to help you create work or simply experiment. Our list of resources includes free animated textures, 3D rigs, and scene files.

MoGraph Mentor

$79
$79

Handcrafted, drag-and-drop design assets across media types. This Studio Art Asset Pack is for any motion designer who loves that mixed-media style.

– 700+ High-Quality Assets
– Animated Loop
– 11 Media Categories
– Ready for After Effects, Photoshop, and C4D

Remington
Markham

FREE

Start practicing your 3d character animation skills with this free, premium blender character rigs.

Michael Jones Portrait

Michael Jones

FREE

Practice 3d character animation with these free, premium rigs made for Cinema 4d. These rigs will help you work your way from simple, to more complex. Bo, the ball, is rigged for advanced squash and stretch controls. Iggy, our bi-ped ball, is rigged for more advanced poses with tons of controls.

Remington
Markham

FREE

Bring your MoGraph Renders to the next level with our free MoGraph Texture Pack!It includes 33 free textures and 6 patterns to mix up your textures.

Blog

Blog & Tutorials

Explore our blog and tutorials to learn more motion design tips, tricks, and news.

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Ways To Stay up To Date in Animation Design Trends

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Reasons To Add Motion Design To Your Skillset

Reasons To Add Motion Design To Your Skillset

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Practical Ways To Become a Better Motion Designer

Practical Ways To Become a Better Motion Designer

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How To Create A Rolling Sphere Simulation in Cinema 4D

The classic sphere rolling down a path using Cinema 4D. An easy process with a few notes to make sure your simulation works correctly. We’ll also look at building our shaders and lighting the scene for a final render.

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How To Create Stylized Smoke/Liquid Effect In Cinema 4D

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