Online Academy:

Simple Character Animation

Instructor: Jake Bartlett,

Motion Designer and Online Instructor – Denver, CO

with Adobe Illustrator & After Effects

> Course Description:

In this class, I'll show you step-by-step how to design your own personalized character in Adobe Illustrator, animate it in After Effects, and export it as a looping GIF. I'll cover every step of the process in detail, so you can follow along even if you've never used Adobe software before.

> This Academy Meets on:

Monday, July 27​​

Tuesday, July 28

Wednesday, July 29​​

Thursday, July 30

> How to Prepare for this Academy:

1.    Download and Install the free trial of Adobe Illustrator

2.   Download and Install the free trial of Adobe After Effects

3.   Download and Install Adobe Media Encoder

4.   Download the set of files that we will use for our characters.

> Instructor’s Links: 

1.    Website:

2.    Skillshare:

> Lesson Plan:

•    Day 1 - Designing Your Character in Adobe Illustrator

•    Day 2 - Importing Your Character Artwork into Adobe After Effects

•    Day 3 - Animating Your Character

•    Day 4 - Exporting Your Animation

> This academy is for:

1.    Participants of all ages.

2.    Enrollment of up to 20 students.