Type@Cooper - Movable Type: Animation for Typographers

Movable Type: Animation for Typographers


with Todd Goldstein




Mon., Jun. 11 – Tue., Jun. 12, 2018
9:00AM – 4:00PM
tuition: $ 440

location: On campus

A discount is available to Typographics conference participants. A promotional discount code will be found on the PDF of your conference ticket. Please apply the code to workshop registration.

Motion plays an increasingly pivotal role in graphic design, from UI demos to logo animations to full-scale motion graphics sequences, but it can be intimidating to designers whose experience is primarily in static, type-focused disciplines.

In this 2-day crash course, you’ll learn the basics of Adobe After Effects as well as simple animation principles and their effect on typography and meaning. Through a series of lectures and hands-on projects, you’ll learn techniques for making your static compositions come to life—how to craft motion styles, how to fine-tune timing, how to tell a story through cause and effect—as well as an overview of After Effects’ arsenal of type-based effects. You’ll leave with a generous foundation in a wickedly fun new discipline, making motion a fundamental addition to your typographic toolkit.


    Required Materials

  • Laptop with Adobe After Effects and Illustrator CC 2015 or later
  • An mp3 of a favorite song (with lyrics)




Instructor: Todd Goldstein

Movable Type: Animation for Typographers
Todd Goldstein is a designer, animator, and musician from Boston, MA. He is an Associate Partner on Emily Oberman’s team at Pentagram New York.



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