Motion Hero

Animation Design Short Course

What Will You Learn?

 In this After Effects Short Course, you will learn how to come up with ideas for animations, learn how to design an animation and finally animate a complete project in After Effects. This covers real world After Effects techniques I use as a working professional to deliver projects for paying clients.


If you're a Graphic Designer, Illustrator, or After Effects user who wants to know how to design an Animation? I'll show you how to take an idea and turn it into an animation.

  • How to concept a project and come up with ideas.
  • How to design an animation.
  • How to animate your design in After Effects.
  • Over 5 professional training videos. 
  • Real techniques you can use for paid projects.

What Is Included?

1. Design & Inspiration

In lesson one we look at what makes good Motion Graphics & Animation? We cover the design aspects, look at resources for design and how/where to get inspired!

  • What sort of animation do you want to create?

  • How to create a design mood folder.

  • Resources for design inspiration.

  • How to concept a Motion Graphics Design.

2. Motion Design

In lesson two we look at how to take a concept and turn it into a design. I take you step by step through methods I use to design projects from scratch.

  • Cover professional tips for motion artists.

  • Look at the four main design elements I like to use.

  • Breakdown of some good designs.
  • How to choose elements for your Motion Graphics projects.

3. Creating Frames

In lesson three we create our first frames in After Effects. I share my step by step process of how I take my design concept and start to lay it out inside of After Effects.

  • More professional tips for motion artists.

  • How to start laying out your design in After Effects.

  • Creating a series of frames for your animation.
  • Create elements for your Motion Graphics projects.

4. Animation Part 1

Lesson 4 is all about the animation of our design. I take you step by step how to animate your design in Adobe After Effects.

  • How to animate our project.

  • Creating animated typography.

  • Creating typography transitions.
  • Animate images into your project.

5. Animation Part 2

In Lesson 5 we continue with the second part of our animation in After Effects. I take you step by step how to animate your design in the program.

  • Animating shapes and effects (seen in the promo).

  • Animate cool zoom transitions.

  • Animate circle transition.
  • Finalize our Motion Graphics Project.

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Hey, I'm Ross

Through helping video creators grow their After Effects skills and personally growing a community of over 87,000 YouTube creators, including working with some big name brands as a Motion Artist...


I created Motion Hero to help teach people what it takes to create Animated Motion Graphics Projects. These are some of the actual techniques I use on paid projects.

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If you are not satisfied with any of the course you paid for you are entitled to a full refund within 30 days of the purchase upon written notice and request to us coupled with an explanation as to why you deserve a refund.


Make an honest attempt to follow through each video, and I will literally guarantee you will learn new skills! Read our full refund policy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this course for me?

This course is useful for Motion Artists, Students, Graphic Designers, Animators, People with an interest in Motion Graphics & Motion Design or anyone looking to understand the process of how to design and make Motion Graphics from start to finish.

Can I start the course anytime? How long do I have the course for?

Anytime you wish! Once you purchase the course you can complete it in your free time, online and whenever suits you. The course is online and you will have access for as long as we operate, please take your time!

I'm a beginner to After Effects can I still complete this course?

Some prior After Effects knowledge is preferred but not necessary. As long as you follow the lessons carefully you will be able to follow along just fine. If you're brand new too After Effects maybe consider our beginner course first.

Where do I access the course?

The course and all course materials are 100% online. Upon purchasing the series you can login and access all the material you need to complete the course.

Do I need After Effects to complete this course?

Yes, you can simply download a FREE trial version of After Effects. If you have an Adobe Cloud based subscription you can simply install After Effects from your desktop app.