Typeface design education from Cooper Union
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Movable Type: Animation for Typographers
with Shira Inbar and Jonathan Katav

Motion is everywhere these days, and is an increasingly important part of any designer’s toolkit. And yet learning the time-based software and fundamental principles of animation can be intimidating to designers whose experience is primarily in static disciplines.

This 10-week course was created to take the mystery out of motion, and make learning Adobe After Effects as fun as humanly possible. Through a series of in-depth video lessons, in-class lectures, hands-on projects, critiques, and classroom discussions, you will learn techniques and approaches for making static compositions come to life, as well as understand the powerful links between Photoshop and Illustrator with After Effects. As part of the classwork, we will also talk about the complex history of motion design, as well as check out some of the most amazing work by the best contemporary studios and individuals in the field today.

You’ll leave with a generous foundation in a genuinely fun discipline, a greater ability to view and discuss animation, and a new enthusiasm to bring your own design work to life.

Registration is now closed

Thu, February 25 – Thu, April 29, 2021

Where: Online

About Shira Inbar

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A graphic designer with an edge of motion, making work in broadcast, nightlife, media, and event production. She’s a founding member of Little Cinema, an immersive theatre company based out of House of Yes, Brooklyn, and maintains an active practice of collaboration with studios, nonprofits, and creative individuals of all kinds. She partnered with AIGA Eye on Design Magazine to design the Psych issue, winning Stack Magazine’s Cover of the Year for 2018. She has made work for Pentagram, Medium, The New York TImes, New Yorker Magazine, GIPHY, Squarespace, The FADER, and MTV News; attempting to make cable television relevant again via interstitials, GIFs, broadcast takeovers, and general randomness. Shira holds a BFA from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, and an MFA from Yale University, and currently teaches motion graphics at Parsons School of Design in New York City.

About Jonathan Katav

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A multi-disciplinary designer with diverse experiences in the sectors of motion design, branding and environmental design. Jonathan is currently a senior designer in the Pentagram New York office. Prior to Pentagram, Jonathan worked and collaborated with studios like 2x4, Other Means and Gretel working to projects for international clients like Apple, Google, Nike and more. He graduated from The Cooper Union, during his final year he worked on the Lubalin 100 project creating animations from Herb Lubalin’s original storyboards.