The 4 ways to leverage UI Animation in your design portfolio to land that high paying tech job

Over the years of teaching UI animation and helping designers and animators integrate motion into their online portfolios, I've noticed a major trend: designers do not integrate motion well into their online portfolios.

When it comes to the strategic design of your portfolio, it's important to...

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How to curve your UI in After Effects

How to curve your UI in After Effects
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In this tutorial, I show you step by step how to curve your UI in After Effects.

This tutorial will let you add your UI to any curved screen in After Effects.

We’ll be covering the ‘Bezier’ effect, which gives you handles...

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My top 12 After Effects feature requests for UI animation

Here is my list of 12 After Effects UI Animation feature requests. 
 
The backstory: some folks at Adobe reached out to me about my UI animation workflow and pain points. I think the larger context is that Adobe is really trying to figure out UX prototyping and they're starting to...
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How to Quickly Animate a Page Swipe in After Effects

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In this tutorial video, you are going to learn how to quickly animate a page swipe in After Effects. You will also learn some great easing numbers to create smooth gestural animations. You will also be learning critical keyboard...

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How to Add your Prototype to Any Device in After Effects

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In this tutorial video, you are going to learn how to put your prototype on any device in After Effects.

This is a great way to share your work on your portfolio or in a presentation.  Your design feels more real and...

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Double your speed with 24 UI animation with AE keyboard shortcuts

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Ok so full confession, I LOVE keyboard shortcuts. I love being fast and building my ui animations in after effects with lightning speed. I don’t expect you to get blazingly fast right away, but you are guaranteed to at least double your overall...

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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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