Animation for Graphic Designers: How to Animate a Logo | William Kesling | Skillshare

Animation for Graphic Designers: How to Animate a Logo

William Kesling, Motion Designer & Videographer

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14 Videos (2h 21m)
    • Introduction

      1:28
    • Planning Your Animation

      10:49
    • Arranging Layers in Illustrator

      4:55
    • Transitioning to After Effects

      7:20
    • Building the Guiding Object

      14:23
    • Building the Brand Element

      16:16
    • Building Transition I

      21:12
    • Refining Transition I

      13:11
    • Building Transition II

      18:09
    • Refining Transition II

      9:03
    • Building Out the Type

      8:10
    • Creating the Final Loop

      11:38
    • Exporting and Final Thoughts

      3:38
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      0:37
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About This Class

Want to take your designs to the next level? Learn how to bring your logos to life with animation!

Join motion designer William Kesling to learn how to create a compelling logo animation. This class is perfect for designers who want to learn how to bring their static work into the world of movement. Covering everything from initial storyboards to animating in After Effects, you’ll see how to transform an existing logo into an enticing motion design that captures eyes and conveys a brand’s story. You’ll learn how to:

  • Make an animation plan with storyboards
  • Break down a logo into its layers in Illustrator
  • Build initial scenes in After Effects
  • Make transitions for a seamless animation
  • Create a final loop and export your project

William breaks down every tool he uses into clear and understandable terms, so no matter what level you're at you can take this class! Whether you're a graphic designer with an existing logo that you want to push to the next level or an aspiring motion designer, by the end of the class you'll have learned an essential skill that you can use with any logo.

William Kesling is a motion designer for Focus Lab, a strategic, creative, and design studio based out of Savannah, Georgie. Logo design work was done by Alex Sailer.

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William Kesling

Motion Designer & Videographer

William Kesling is a motion designer, animator and filmmaker currently working at Focus Lab, a graphic design house in Savannah, GA. 

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