After Effects, Expressions for Motion Graphics

A course by Gabriel Suchowolski · microbians
Art & Creative Director. Madrid, Spain.
Joined May 2002
, Art & Creative Director

Learn to use expressions in After Effects by creating a dynamic logo

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (350)
  • 7998 students

Learn to use expressions in After Effects by creating a dynamic logo

In this online course, art and creative director Gabriel Suchowolski, better known as microbians, teaches you different animation techniques using expressions in After Effects.

Learn how to change the shape, color, or movement of your animations using simple controllers. It may seem too good to be true, but by modifying four settings, you can easily generate different versions of the same logo in record time. Gabriel also gives you a complete introduction to generative design and dynamic logos, also known as flexible identities.

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What will you learn in this online course?

22 lessons & 18 downloads

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (350)
  • 7998 students
  • 22 lessons (4h 56m)
  • 18 additional resources (6 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create an animated logo in After Effects using expressions. Add some controllers to make it easier to change the shape, color, and movement. Then, play around with different animated versions of your logo and explore a range of applications.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone who wants to get started in programming applied to design, animation, or generative art. This course is also great from anyone interested in learning new animation techniques in After Effects.

Requirements and materials

A working knowledge of Adobe After Effects (CS5 or later) and Illustrator or Photoshop are required for this course.

As for materials, just bring a computer with these programs and come ready to learn and have a blast. If you don't know how to program, a short lesson on basic programming concepts is included, and you can always ask Gabriel (@microbians) for help in the course forum if you have any questions.

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.


7998 Students
350 Reviews
98% Positive ratings

Gabriel Suchowolski · microbians

Gabriel Suchowolski ( microbians ) is Creative Director at Domestika and has worked in design, illustration, and motion graphics at Cocoe, one of the most renowned motion graphics studios in Spain. He specializes in projects that mix programming, animation, and design.

His work has received accolades from numerous entities, including awards from Arteleku 2002, Design for Freedom, MINI | LA MJC 2003, LAUS 2011, and Sol 2008.

He is passionate about drawing, illustration and great illustrators, comics by French masters, such as Moebius and Bilal, and manga with European overtones. He also composes minimalist music, devours '50s movies, and loves a good cup of Earl Grey tea.


  • U1


    • About microbians and project presentation
    • Introduction to generative art and programming in graphic design
  • U2

    Expressions with After Effects

    • Introduction to programming
    • Expressions with After Effects I
    • Expressions with After Effects II
    • Expressions with After Effects III
    • Expressions with After Effects IV
    • Expressions with After Effects V
  • U3

    Applications in practical cases

    • Jim Beam I (Swimmers)
    • Jim Beam II (Swimmers)
    • Canal + Imaginaccion (Garbage)
    • Ibercaja cards I (Follow me)
    • Ibercaja cards II (Follow me)
  • U4

    Dynamic logo

    • Inspiration
    • Conceptualization of the logo and animations
    • Prepare animated modules for reuse I
    • Prepare animated modules for reuse II
    • We create flexible identity I
    • We create flexible identity II
    • We create the flexible identity III
    • We create flexible identity IV
    • Other apps
  • FP

    Final project

    • Motion graphics and generative design

What to expect from a Domestika course

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    Enjoy learning from home without a set schedule and with an easy-to-follow method. You set your own pace.

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    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

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    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

  • Connect with a global creative community

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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After Effects, Expressions for Motion Graphics. Design, 3D, and Animation course by Gabriel Suchowolski · microbians

After Effects, Expressions for Motion Graphics

A course by Gabriel Suchowolski · microbians
Art & Creative Director. Madrid, Spain.
Joined May 2002
  • 98% positive reviews (350)
  • 7998 students