Motion Graphics for Social Media: Create A Sticker Pack

A course by Alex Foxley
Photographer, Illustrator, Graphic Designer, and Animator. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined July 2017
, Photographer, Illustrator, Graphic Designer, and Animator

Unleash your creativity by designing your own animated stickers from scratch and amplify your social media presence

  • 112 students
  • Audio: English
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
Motion Graphics for Social Media: Create A Sticker Pack

Unleash your creativity by designing your own animated stickers from scratch and amplify your social media presence

  • Available from April 14, 2021
  • 112 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: English
  • Level: Beginner
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever

Social media stickers take on a whole new meaning when they are made by your own hand. Whether they are based on fact or fiction, the possibilities are endless. In this Domestika course, designer and art director Alex Foley teaches you how to make a dynamic set of stickers with your own unique designs.

Discover how to use Illustrator and After Effects to bring your motion graphics to life. Learn all there is to know about using vector lines to create animations, and use them to build a lively online presence.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Ideation
  • U3
    U3. Digitisation and Animation
  • U4
    U4. Promotion
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Begin by getting to know Alex. He shares his journey that led him from the UK to become a designer and art director in Barcelona. He also shares the inspiration behind becoming an artist and the influences that have shaped his work.

A sticker is only as good as its concept. Learn what makes a good sticker by exploring themes, styles, and existing references. Before making your sticker set, learn some animation techniques to create GIFs in After Effects. Then, make some sketches to generate ideas and select your favorite ones.

Transfer your selected sketches to Illustrator using a scanner or a photo and turn them into illustrations. Using the Pen tool and shapes, learn how to create vector lines from your drawing. Then, transfer the vectors to After Effects and learn how to animate them. Next, see how to render your animations and create GIFs.

Once your GIFs are ready, it’s time to share them on social media. Set up a GIPHY account, upload your files, and start using them across different platforms. Learn Alex’s tips on how to give your motion graphics more visibility through the use of tags and keywords.

What is this course's project?

Create a GIF sticker pack for social media using hand-drawn sketches, Illustrator, and After Effects.

Who is it for?

This course is for anyone with an interest in illustration, animation, or anyone that wants to learn how to create animated stickers for social media.

What you need

For this course, you will need a computer with Adobe Illustrator, After Effects, and Photoshop.

No previous knowledge is required.

New to Adobe After Effects? In that case, we recommend taking Domestika Basics courses to learn how to use the software: Introduction to After Effects.

Alex Foxley

A course by Alex Foxley

Photographer, Illustrator, Graphic Designer, and Animator

After graduating from university in the UK with a degree in Commercial Photography, Alex packed his bags and moved to Spain to embark on his creative career. After persevering through a series of setbacks, he has now built an impressive creative portfolio.

He has worked with brands like OFFF Book Illustration, Jump From Paper, Paperwallet, and Everpress. He has created graphics for clients like Adobe, HP, and UNIQLO. Currently, Alex is an Art Director at Vasava, a graphic design studio in Barcelona.


  • U1


    • About Me
    • Influences
    • What Will We Do in This Course?
  • U2


    • Definition of Theme and Details
    • Style Research and Existing References
    • Techniques in After Effects for Creating GIFs
    • Sketches
  • U3

    Digitisation and Animation

    • Vectorization in Illustrator 1
    • Vectorization in Illustrator 2
    • Vectorization in Illustrator 3
    • Importing Illustrator Files into After Effects
    • Working on After Effects 1
    • Working on After Effects 2
    • Working on After Effects 3
    • Rendering
    • Preparing the GIF with Photoshop
  • U4


    • Share on Social Media
    • How to Use Stickers and Tips for Future Projects
  • FP

    Final Project

    • X Sticker GIF's for Social Media

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Motion Graphics for Social Media: Create A Sticker Pack. A 3D, and Animation course by Alex Foxley

Motion Graphics for Social Media: Create A Sticker Pack

A course by Alex Foxley
Photographer, Illustrator, Graphic Designer, and Animator. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined July 2017
  • 112 students