Workshop — Intro to Animation for Designers

From the UI on your favorite app to the introduction titles at the latest conference, motion graphics are just about everywhere. So if you’ve ever interacted with a seamless animation and thought to yourself, “I want to do that,” we expect to see you at this event!

Whether you’re a designer who wants to add a new skill set, or the mere thought of opening After Effects terrifies you, this event will provide the foundation you need to start animating your ideas to life.

Led by two motion graphics artists, this hands-on workshop include the following topics:

  • The 12 principles of motion
  • Ideal software for motion graphics
  • Transitioning from design to motion
  • Pricing & pitch processes
  • Frame-by-frame techniques
  • Resources for further learning
  • A full-length behind the scenes demo of DCDW animated assets

Participants will be required to bring a laptop with Adobe After Effects already installed.

Does this event sound interesting to you, but perhaps too entry-level? We’ve got you covered. Check out the Expressions Workshop led by David Arbour, which will take place the same night.

Venue Accessibility (elevators, stairs, etc.): If attendees have any questions, they can contact General Assembly at

Parking: There are a few parking lots around GA DC’s new location:

  • Atlantic Parking: - 450 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
  • Atlantic Parking #140: 901 E St NW, Washington, DC 20004 (Daily: $19; Evening: $10)
  • Terrell Place Parking Lot: 601 E St NW, Washington, DC 20004
  • Lazparking: 600 E St NW, Washington, DC 20004
  • SpotHero( Reserve a space in advance

Metro/WMATA: GA DC is accessible from the following Metro Stations: Gallery Place/Chinatown and Metro Center.

Event Partner: The Duke and the Duck

Founded in November of 2009, The Duke and the Duck has always been about one thing: telling good stories. Whether for education, entertainment, or inspiration, stories are at the core of our humanity. Our name deliberately evokes this age-old obsession with stories by sounding like a fable, The Duke & the Duck, but without coming with the baggage of an already existing tale. Learn more here.

About DC Design Week

Built by 100% volunteer power, DC Design Week is an annual celebration of this community, hosted by AIGA DC. AIGA Member On-Sale begins 9/5 at 10:00am and the General Public On-Sale begins 9/10 at 10:00am.

100% of the proceeds from DCDW events go toward future AIGA DC programming and the Design Continuum Fund (DCF) scholarship fund. We believe in fostering the next generation of designers through helping local design-minded and underrepresented students as they pursue their education.

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Accessibility: If you need any accommodations to fully access the event, please get in touch with us by Monday, September 16, 2019 at:

Code of Conduct: All AIGA DC events adhere to our Code of Conduct.

Questions? If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at:

View additional speaker information for this event on the DC Design Week website.

When & Where
Tue, Sep 24, 2019 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM EDT
General Assembly
509 7th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20004