SPECTRUM: Algernon Quashie
In this issue of SPECTRUM, Lilian Darmono chats with Algernon Quashie about challenging the status quo and drawing on music as a creative advantage
Eve Weinberg on learning to code and bringing motion design to the browser
In this month's guest post, the talented and versatile Eve Weinberg discusses her love for motion design as well as her shifting perspective on the… Read more
Are you a “bricklayer” or an art director? Chris Do explains.
Chris Do clarifies some of the controversial assertions he made in the "Rethinking Design Education" video that made the rounds on social media earlier this… Read more
Motionographer Scholarship: School of Motion Design Bootcamp
Think you've got what it takes to get a full scholarship for School of Motionographer's new Design Bootcamp course? It won't be easy!
Review: Division05’s “Snapdragon”
We review the latest educational offering from Division05, "Snapdragon," a comprehensive dissection of a real-world motion graphics project for Qualcomm.
Tidying up for the muse: Interview with Liz Blazer, author of “Animated Storytelling”
Equal parts inspiring and practical, Liz Blazer's book, "Animated Storytelling" is a step-by-step guide to get readers from idea to final render. In our chat… Read more
Author of “Design for Motion” talks industry, education and the state of design
We interview Austin Shaw, the author of "Design for Motion: Motion Design Techniques and Fundamentals."
School Profile: Ringling College of Art & Design
Our second school profile looks at Ringling College of Art & Design's Motion Design program
Are brick and mortar design schools worth it?
An engaging interview and a follow up article from two leaders in online education for motion design challenge the value of traditional four year design… Read more
Ash Thorp teams up with friends to launch Learn Squared
Ash Thorp, Andrew Hawryluk, Maciej Kuciara and Anthony Jones have teamed up to launch Learn Squared, an offering of online courses that (for now) focus… Read more
How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Start Loving the Graph Editor
Editor’s note: As part of our ongoing education series, we present a guest post from Nol Honig, co-founder of The Drawing Room and part-time professor… Read more
30 Weeks Admissions Open
If you’re a designer with an entrepreneurial itch, you might be a good fit for 30 Weeks, a 15-week startup bootcamp in NYC. With a curriculum… Read more
Motion design education: MoGraph Mentor
My recent op-ed post, “6 Problems with Motion Design Education,” looked at challenges facing students and educators through the lens of brick-and-mortar design schools. But over the last 20… Read more
Joe Donaldson: First of All
“First of All” is designer / director Joe Donaldson’s swan song to NYC before making the big leap over to LA to join Buck as… Read more
6 challenges facing motion design education
This post is the first in a series exploring the state of motion design education. We’ll look at the issue from multiple angles, asking ourselves and the… Read more
CypherAudio’s John Black reflects on 15 years of sound design for motion
Filmmaker George Lucas famously declared, “The sound and music are 50% of the entertainment in a movie.” Everyone I know who’s crafted a film or animation or game… Read more
Learn the business of design (and the design of business) from The Skool
If you’re at all interested in the business of design, add The Skool to your radar. Their YouTube channel features honest talks with Chris Do… Read more
NYC: Image Design course offering from SVA
I’ll be giving a talk for an interesting new class, “Image Design,” taught by accomplished art director Ricardo Villavicencio. Offered by SVA’s Continuing Education program,… Read more
VFX World Map
The VFX World Map plots commercial and features studios, schools and other relevant entities on — you guessed it — a map of the world.
Eyeo 2014: Robert Hodgin
…I’ve been trying to come to grips with an internal struggle. It’s the struggle between doing something correctly and doing something expressively. Those two things… Read more
School of Motion’s Joey Korenman talks design education and work/life balance
Working out of his HQ in Sarasota, Florida, Joey is blazing his own path, one tutorial at a time
Pearson English: “One”
Although the script is a bit on the dry side, this explainer video from Territory kept my attention with its whimsical cel work and cheerful… Read more
Xiangjun Shi: Why Do I Study Physics?
Physics and animation are not often bedfellows, but in the hands of Xiangjun “Shixie” Shi, they seem as natural a pairing as space and time.… Read more
“Book People Unite” PSA
Remember the wild things, giant bean stalks, and green eggs? How about drawing worlds with purple crayons, traveling the Yellow Brick Road or flying off… Read more