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What to do when you feel like an imposter

I don't usually do this but last week I received an email asking for career advice. The question touched a nerve and I wanted to share my thoughts about feeling like an imposter.

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Issara - Thank you so much for this content. I'm a total newb - and I mean newwwb. I have zero experience in...

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Mind. Blown.

Every time I’m done teaching a full day motion and usability workshop, I do this really stupid thing.

I rebuild my entire workshop from scratch while incorporating all the new feedback, plus new research I’ve done.  

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Motion is hard

 

Hey I wanted to share a new library reference I captured the other day.

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Whenever I encounter motion on my phone I tend to notice the design and execution. I quickly create a video capture for analysis. I add it to my resource library. ...

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How to use adjustment layers to blur your UI animation in After Effects

 

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I created a quick tutorial video to show you how to quickly create an adjustment layer, 3 ways to locate an effect, and 3 ways to quickly apply the effect to the layer.

One of the things that makes the UI animation workflow unique...

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How to package your UI animation project files in After Effects

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This week’s tutorial is a simple and super helpful thing to know.

Sometimes you need to take all your linked UI animation files, copy them into a single location, and have all the links update in your After Effects project file....

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How to import multiple UI Animation projects in After Effects

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This is a really cool After Effects feature. It’s so simple I hesitated sharing it with you.

However, it’s been pointed out to me that I’ve been struck with the ‘curse of knowledge’, as they say. I figured...

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How to retime your UI Animation for client presentation in After Effects

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UI Animation needs to be fast and clean. There’s no two ways about it. If it’s slow, it appears unresponsive, and unprofessional.

In fact, the single biggest mistake I see designers make is that their motion design is way...

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How to scale your UI Animation to any size in After Effects

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Sometimes I discover something amazing in After Effects. This is one of those times.

Over the years, it just so happens that occasionally I need to take my UI Animation composition and resize it.

I’ve found all kinds of creative...

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How to create a video MP4 for Dribbble in After Effects

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Super awesome news if you’re a Dribbble user! Dribbble now supports video files.

I think this is amazing and people have been asking for this feature for years.

There are a few things to know and in this video I’m going to...

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How to create a UI Animation process video in After Effects

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I’m super excited to share this technique with you.

Here’s the idea: sometimes you need to show a video render and actually show the layer handles and UI elements. It’s part of the ‘behind the scenes’ or...

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