Workshop: Intro to Animation for Designers

Tuesday / September 24 / 6:30 PM

$15 Member $20 Non-member

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Date & Time

Tuesday, September 24

6:30pm - 9:30pm


General Assembly

509 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004


From the UI on your favorite app to the introduction titles at the latest conference, motion graphics are just about everywhere. So if you’ve ever interacted with a seamless animation and thought to yourself, “I want to do that,” we expect to see you at this event!

Whether you’re a designer who wants to add a new skill set, or the mere thought of opening After Effects terrifies you, this event will provide the foundation you need to start animating your ideas to life.

Led by two motion graphics artists, this hands-on workshop include the following topics:

  • The 12 principles of motion
  • Ideal software for motion graphics
  • Transitioning from design to motion
  • Pricing & pitch processes
  • Frame-by-frame techniques
  • Resources for further learning
  • A full-length behind the scenes demo of DCDW animated assets

Participants will be required to bring a laptop with Adobe After Effects already installed.

Does this event sound interesting to you, but perhaps too entry-level? We’ve got you covered. Check out the Expressions Workshop led by David Arbour, which will take place the same night.

Venue Accessibility (elevators, stairs, etc.): If attendees have any questions, they can contact General Assembly at

Parking There are a few parking lots around GA DC’s new location:

  • Atlantic Parking: - 450 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
  • Atlantic Parking #140: 901 E St NW, Washington, DC 20004 (Daily: $19; Evening: $10)
  • Terrell Place Parking Lot: 601 E St NW, Washington, DC 20004
  • Lazparking: 600 E St NW, Washington, DC 20004
  • SpotHero: Reserve a space in advance

Metro/WMATA GA DC is accessible from the following Metro Stations: Gallery Place/Chinatown and Metro Center.

Event Partner: The Duke and the Duck

Founded in November of 2009, The Duke and the Duck has always been about one thing: telling good stories. Whether for education, entertainment, or inspiration, stories are at the core of our humanity. Our name deliberately evokes this age-old obsession with stories by sounding like a fable, The Duke & the Duck, but without coming with the baggage of an already existing tale. Learn more here.


Hannah Churn

Art Director/Animator at The Duke & the Duck

Hannah Churn is an art director and animator located in Washington D.C. Currently, she’s using her right side of the brain for The Duke and The Duck. Outside of work, Hannah is an avid doodler of cats. She once spent a whole year drawing one each day. Hannah is excited to be sharing her motion knowledge again for DC Design Week.


Tiffany Lewis

Associate Creative Director at LAI Video

Tiffany is a Creative Director at LAI Video with a soft spot for motion graphics and an eye for detail. Known to organize a pop-up art gallery in her office while simultaneously delivering creative for proposals and editing, she truly enjoys the diversity of experiences video allows her to inhabit. When she’s not at work she’s probably still working, albeit on documentaries that focus on anything, from 90’s anime cosplayers to women’s beauty standards.


About DC Design Week

Built by 100% volunteer power, DC Design Week is an annual celebration of this community, hosted by AIGA DC. AIGA Member On-Sale begins 9/5 at 10:00am and the General Public On-Sale begins 9/10 at 10:00am. 100% of the proceeds from DCDW events go toward future AIGA DC programming and the Design Continuum Fund (DCF) scholarship fund. We believe in fostering the next generation of designers through helping local design-minded and underrepresented students as they pursue their education.

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If you need any accommodations to fully access the event, please get in touch with us by Monday, September 16, 2019 at:

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