Type@Cooper - Movable Type: Animation for Typographers

Movable Type: Animation for Typographers


with Nol Honig




Wed., Feb. 06 – Wed., Apr. 10, 2019
6:30PM – 9:30PM
tuition: $ 460

location: On campus

Motion plays an increasingly pivotal role in graphic design, from UI interactions 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 10-week course, you’ll learn the basics of Adobe After Effects as well as the fundamental principles of animation and its effect on design, 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 toolkit.


    Required Materials

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


Registration for this workshop will open January 3, 2019. Please join our mailing list for updates and announcements.

Save the date: Wed., Feb. 06, 6:30PM


Instructor: Nol Honig

Movable Type: Animation for Typographers
Nol Honig is a director, designer, and animator in New York City. In his spare time, he can often be found wearing neckties.
Over the years he has worked with an impressive array of clients, including Coca-Cola, CBS, MTV, YouTube and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In 2012 he was one of the lead motion designers for Barack Obama's presidential campaign. 
Aside from his client work, Nol is also a passionate educator. In 2017 he received a Distinguished Teaching Award for his work teaching motion graphics at Parsons School of Design. He also is the creator of the popular online class After Effects Kickstart at School of Motion.
In addition to work with The Drawing Room, Nol is a regular contributor to the industry blog Motionographer where he has profiled some of the most innovative and interesting people working in motion graphics today. In 2017 he was an advisory board member and short-list judge for the Motion Awards, the first award show exclusively for the field of motion design.


• Nol's website



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