Design heavyweights Adobe curate a streaming platform that enables designers worldwide to tune in and interact with industry-leading creatives. The sessions are free, high-quality, educational and delivered in real time. I'm thrilled to have presented four separate Adobe Live sessions on typography and animation.
In 2021, I did a two-part session on path animation; the first of which involved some Illustrator shortcuts for prepping vector files to animate. It also explored how to fold layers of meaning into an artwork through concept development and movement.
Hand-lettering I created to announce the collaboration, ahead of the first 2021 Adobe Live session.
Animation I created to illustrate the techniques that would be covered in the second session.
The second 2021 session was all about path animation in After Effects, but it also covered some puppet tool techniques, and more broadly, different ways to inject anthropomorphic narrative into visuals involving letterforms.
This is the final animated artwork I created throughout the two 2021 Adobe Live streams.
I conducted another two sessions in 2020. The first session dived into static type, and explored things like layout and composition, experimenting with styles and establishing a typographic tone of voice, and vectoring with the pen and pencil tools in Illustrator.
Hand-lettered piece I created to announce the collaboration, ahead of the first Adobe Live session.
Animated piece I created to illustrate the techniques that would be covered in the second session.
The second session was all about making words move, and looked at basic frame animation in Photoshop, alongside some simple vector animation techniques in After Effects.
This is the final animated artwork I created throughout the two 2020 Adobe Live streams. To find out why on earth I spent so long making something inspired by a discount chemist (and more importantly, exactly how to make type like this!), check out the sessions above.