Portfolio Animation with After Effects


Learn basic animation techniques to give life and dynamism to your design portfolio
As a designer, what can you do to stand out in a world full, sometimes even saturated, with images? Your portfolio is your business card. Motion graphics designer Borja Holke, known in the industry and on social media as Holke 79, is here to show you how you can make your work shine through animation.

In this course, learn the basic techniques of After Effects to animate your graphic design content and make your portfolio more dynamic and attractive. Discover how to add organic movement to lettering, fonts, and illustrations, and get some tips for standing out from the crowd.


After introducing you to motion graphics and animation curves in After Effects, animation for typesetting, and advanced animation techniques for typesetting, Borja shows you the tricks for applying your new knowledge to a design portfolio.

About this course

First, learn about Borja’s experience as a motion designer and listen to him explain the importance of having a good portfolio as a way to stand out in a world of images. Then, he shows you the work and artists who have most influenced his professional career.

Next, learn about how the Adobe suite works and prepare your graphics in Photoshop and Illustrator so they can be animated in After Effects. Next, see the basic AE tools and take a look at some examples of animated portfolios to get inspired.

Now, start animating in After Effect with keyframes. Go through some different practical exercises, including animating the menu button or hamburger button, a website, logos, and a poster made up of several design elements.

In the next unit, learn how to integrate your animations into mockups to achieve that unique touch. Discover how to integrate the sign you created previously into an urban environment. Then, do the same with the animated website.

Finally, discover the key steps to exporting your animated work for sharing online. See how to optimize the quality of your GIF and MP4 files. Once finished, you will know how to use movement to present a professional-looking memorable portfolio.

What is this course’s project?

Create an animation of your portfolio using simple techniques that will make your work and your unique style shine through.

Who is it for?

This course is for graphic designers who would like to create an animated portfolio but are unfamiliar with Adobe After Effects.

What you need

To take this course, you need some knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Borja will explain the essential processes and tools of After Effects.

Regarding materials, you will need a computer with the previously mentioned software installed


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Author: Ho Quang Dai

I am Ho Quang Dai, from Vietnam – A country that loves peace. I share completely free courses from major academic websites around the world. Hope to bring free knowledge to everyone who can’t afford to buy

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