Type Design with Procedural Animation Techniques

A course by Martin Naumann , Interdisciplinary Designer and Digital Artist

Interdisciplinary Designer and Digital Artist. Leipzig, Germany.
Joined October 2021

Learn to create grid-based type designs and animate them using procedural animation methods

  • German with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (45)
  • 2238 students

Learn to create grid-based type designs and animate them using procedural animation methods

A course by Martin Naumann

Ever wanted to learn how to convey complex concepts in an eye-catching, understandable way?
In this online course, interdisciplinary designer and digital artist Martin Naumann shows you how to create grid-based type designs and animate them using procedural and random methods.

His pieces are characterized by vivid colors and futuristic aesthetics, and throughout his career he has collaborated on award-winning projects for clients such as Die Zeit and the chocolate brand Laroché, as well as for the record labels Universal Music and Anjunabeats. Join him on this exciting journey, let yourself be seduced by chance, and create impressive graphic animations.

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What will you learn in this online course?

19 lessons & 16 downloads

Introduction to Type Design
4 minutes, 56 seconds
Introduction to Generative Art
5 minutes, 12 seconds
Letter Design
17 minutes, 22 seconds
Export of the Letters
3 minutes, 57 seconds
Effect 1: Organic Line Patterns
8 minutes, 12 seconds
German with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (45)
  • 2238 students
  • 19 lessons (2h 20m)
  • 16 additional resources (3 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: German
  • German, Spanish, English, Portuguese, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Starting with a word or letter as a central motif, create abstract type designs and build a portfolio of effects that you can use in modules.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone with an interest in experimental type design, animation, or abstract digital art who would like to get started in these disciplines.

It is also appropriate for anyone working in design, motion graphics, and type design in particular.

Requirements and materials

To take this course, you need access to a computer with Adobe Illustrator and After Effects.

It is advisable to have some experience in using these programs, but it is not absolutely necessary as Martin will explain each step in detail.

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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Martin Naumann

A course by Martin Naumann

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Interdisciplinary Designer and Digital Artist

Martin Naumann is an interdisciplinary designer and digital artist currently based in Dessau, Germany. He studied integrated design at the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences and has been working as a freelancer since 2015. He specializes in abstract generative art and his fields of expertise are typography, visual and brand design, packaging, and illustration.

Throughout his career he has worked on numerous award-winning projects for clients such as Die Zeit and the chocolate brand Laroché, as well as for the record labels Universal Music and Anjunabeats. His pieces, which can be defined as experimental and transversal, are characterized by bright colors and futuristic aesthetics.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Inspirations
  • U2

    The Basics

    • Introduction to Type Design
    • Introduction to Generative Art
    • Color Theory
  • U3

    The Type Design

    • Type Design Mood Board
    • Letter Design
    • Export of the Letters
  • U4

    Distortion Effects

    • Distortion Effects in After Effects
    • Effect 1: Organic Line Patterns
    • Effect 2: Pixel Glitch
  • U5

    Colored Effects

    • RGB Gradients
    • Effect 3: Organic Gradients
    • Effect 4: Lava Lamp
    • Effect 5: Multilayer
  • U6

    Export and Continuation

    • Exporting the Videos
    • Generative Art with After Effects
    • Plugins for After Effects
    • Filter Forge
  • FP

    Final project

    • Type Design with Procedural Animation Techniques

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Type Design with Procedural Animation Techniques. 3D, Animation, and Design course by Martin Naumann

Type Design with Procedural Animation Techniques

A course by Martin Naumann
Interdisciplinary Designer and Digital Artist. Leipzig, Germany.
Joined October 2021
  • 100% positive reviews (45)
  • 2238 students