Hand Lettering in Motion

Jake Bartlett, Motion Designer

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11 Videos (1h 5m)
    • Course Trailer

    • What You'll Need

    • Breaking Down The Lettering in Photoshop

    • Getting Comfy

    • And Cozy

    • Animation Pt. 1

    • Animation Pt. 2

    • Animation Pt. 3

    • Exporting a GIF

    • Exporting a Video

    • Thanks!


About This Class


Do you love hand lettering? Have you ever wanted to add some motion to your designs? This class is for anyone who wants to learn the basics of animation, but never had the opportunity! I'll show you step by step my process of how to break down hand lettering for animating in After Effects, and learn the fundamentals of motion design. You'll be able to follow along even if you've never opened the program before.

By the end of the course, you'll have a completely original animation that you can share with the world. I'll see you in class!

201 of 201 students recommendSee All

A great beginner class to animating type or hand lettering in After Effects! Thanks for this easy to follow class, Jake! Looking forward to creating more projects from your other classes :)
Monica Galvan

Photographer & Designer

Wonderful master class! I really enjoyed it, it's so clear and easy to understand! Bravo!
Very easy to follow and very helpful!





Jake Bartlett

Motion Designer


Hey! My name is Jake Bartlett, and I’m a motion designer from Denver, Colorado. I've been animating in Adobe After Effects for over ten years. After five years of working for an LA-based production company, I have gone freelance full-time and now work from home. Animating as a motion designer professionally is a dream for me. I get to use After Effects every single day for my job.

Since starting my professional career I've animated over 800 episodes of 8 different motion graphics shows for clients like Yahoo!, MSN, Twitter, YouTube, Pepsi, VH1, HGTV, NateGeo Wild, The History Channel, and Ulive to name a few. In my free time I love making animations for myself. I've found that constantly challenging myself on my own time has been the best way to increase the quality of my work. Being able to consistently use After Effects on a daily basis and always having a tight deadline has made me very fast and efficient with the program.

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