After Effects, Expressions for Motion Graphics

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

Learn expressions in After Effects, creating a dynamic logo

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (333)
  • 7380 students

Learn expressions in After Effects, creating a dynamic logo

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (333)
  • 7380 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

In this course I will teach you different animation techniques by using expressions in After Effects. Your animations can change shape, color or movement using simple controllers. It seems incredible, but by modifying four settings you can generate different versions of the same logo easily in record time. In addition you will see an entire introduction on generative design, and dynamic logos, also known by flexible identities.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Expressions with After Effects
  • U3
    U3. Applications in practical cases
  • U4
    U4. Dynamic logo
  • FP
    FP Final project
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We will make a brief summary of the possibilities offered by the use of programming in the graphic field. We will see its different applications in generative art, logos in visual systems for flexible identities, typography and also its usefulness in motion graphics.

We will give a short introduction to programming with some basic and simple concepts. From the assisted programming provided by After Effects, to formulas to control color, shape and movement. We will also see other possibilities such as synchronizing audio events automatically and how to create simple drivers with which to apply all these changes.

What is this course's project?

With all the techniques that we are going to see with expressions in After Effects, we will have a battery of elements with which to face our final project, which will consist of the creation of an animated logo. We will add some drivers that will make it easier to change the shape, color or movement. With this we will create different animated versions of our logo. We will also see, different applications of how we can use the logo we have made.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is aimed at anyone who wants to start programming applied to design, animation or generative art, as well as those who want to learn new animation techniques in After Effects.

Requirements and materials

The truth is that the requirements are not many, you should know how to use After Effects (CS5 or higher), Illustrator or Photoshop. Have a computer ready and use your head to have fun. If you do not know how to program there is a small lesson that will teach you the basics of programming and you can always count on the help of Gabriel (@microbians) in the course's 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.


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Gabriel Suchowolski · microbians

Gabriel Suchowolski ( microbians ) is Creative Director at Domestika and has worked on design, illustration and motiongraphics en Cocoe , one of the most recognized Spanish motion graphics studios. He has specialized in solving projects that mix programming, animation and design.

His works have won prizes such as Arteleku 2002, Design for freedom, MINI | LA MJC 2003, LAUS (by la curtains of laSexta) 2011 and a Sun ('Moscas' for Amnesty International) 2008, among others.

He is passionate about illustration and good illustrators, drawing, comics by French masters such as Moebius or Bilal, and Manga with more European touches. He is a composer of minimalist music, a devourer of films from the 50s and good tea, Earl Gray.


  • 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

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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
Creative & Art Director. Madrid, Spain.
Joined May 2002
  • 98% positive reviews (333)
  • 7380 students