To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow | Skillshare Projects

Leo Gomez

Designer and hand lettering artist.



To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow

Hello everyone,

I’m happy to share with you my project. For those who are not familiar with me or my work, I’m Leo Gomez. I specialize in hand lettering, logo design and brand identity for creative businesses. Nice to meet you! By the way, feel free to introduce yourself in the comments, let’s connect! 


After effects and animation has been an interest of mine for a few years, I was looking to learn a few techniques to animate my designs. Also, during this time I was experimenting with monoline lettering and smiliar typographic styles, so the “Write On” technique was very appropriate. 

I created a custom hand lettering design inspired by the quote: To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow, by Audry Hepburn. My goal was to use this design for a short animation that I could use to share a few personal words for the new year with my audience on Instagram. Also, I thought the “Write On” technique was great for adding an extra layer of love, joy and encouragement to the quote and my message.

These were my words shared on Instagram:

I believe in perspective, purpose and intention, and these are things I remind myself on daily basis. As the new year evolves I can see growth in the future. But in order to grown we must plant a seed and cultivate it. Each day we need to focus inward and take a bunch of small steps towards reaching the big goal.

I love this quote by Audry Hepburn because it reminds to believe in my personal journey, and to water my own garden to find the place I seek to be.

What are your plans for this year? How do you imagine your garden? I would love to know. 

I approached this class with no knowledge of After Effects. The worked showcased here is mine, created in my studio in St. Petersburg, FL. Additonal credits: Photography - Unplash.

Huge thanks to Jake for the great class! He really knows what he is doing. I believe he has a very unique way of teaching, it's very clear, straight forward and easy to understand. I recommend this class to anyone looking to properly learn cool animation techniques in After Effects.









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