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Motion Hatch: Helping Motion Designers Do Better Business

Hayley Akins

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Motion Hatch: Helping Motion Designers Do Better Business
Motion Hatch: Helping Motion Designers Do Better Business

Motion Hatch: Helping Motion Designers Do Better Business

Hayley Akins

5
Followers
11
Plays
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Motion Hatch is a bi-weekly podcast hosted by veteran motion designer Hayley Akins, discussing the business side of animation and motion design that so many creatives struggle with. Offering quality practical advice and insight for freelance, full-time or aspiring animators, illustrators and motion designers, hear from a wide range of voices within the industry, including how leading animators started out, tips on managing your business and career advice. For more info on how to take control of your motion graphics career and to join our community of amazing, talented designers, head over to http://motionhatch.com.

Latest Episodes

7 reasons not to freelance w/ Michael Jones

Any freelancer knows that there’s instability in their work. Finding clients, managing your time, keeping your finances in order are all big tasks. And with the looming threat of recession, things might seem really scary. But it’s not all doom and gloom. My guest on this episode has taken a close look at all these issues and has some great insight to share.

49 MIN1 w ago
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7 reasons not to freelance w/ Michael Jones

How to promote and market yourself as a motion designer w/ Nick Campbell

As with anything, there’s a learning curve to 3D animation. There’s always more to learn and more ways for expertise to be honed. Knowing where to look for education and new skills can be tricky. Today’s guest knows this well and has created many resources that any 3D animator can start using right away. Nick and I also spoke about how to promote and market yourself as a motion designer.

69 MIN3 w ago
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How to promote and market yourself as a motion designer w/ Nick Campbell

How to become a motion graphic designer in 11 Weeks w/ Chris Field

Most of us weren’t always freelance motion graphic designers. For those of us that once worked for another company, the change wasn’t straight-forward. Finding new work and having the right support may not have been easy to come by. Today, I’m chatting with someone who recently made this transition to becoming a motion graphic designer what he’s learned in the process.

53 MINNOV 5
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How to become a motion graphic designer in 11 Weeks w/ Chris Field

3 tips to help you achieve your motion design career goals w/ Hayley Akins

As we approach the end of the year, I want to talk to you a bit about goals. Maybe you feel like you haven’t achieved all you wanted to or don’t exactly know what your next steps are. You’re not alone if you feel overwhelmed and exhausted. I certainly have these feelings, but I’ve found some things that help.

21 MINOCT 22
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3 tips to help you achieve your motion design career goals w/ Hayley Akins

The power of in person motion design meetups and events w/ Allison Butler

As freelance motion designers our work can feel very isolating. We’re often working on our own with little if any real human contact. However, it’s crucially important to make actual in-person connections with other people like you.

41 MINOCT 8
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The power of in person motion design meetups and events w/ Allison Butler

How to create the freedom to work on personal projects w/ Beeple

There’s something that happens when you’re constantly creating. Your skills and technique improve and get fine-tuned. You realize what you truly enjoy doing and the ways in which your work is personally meaningful. Few people understand the payoffs of constant creation better than today’s guest. We dive into how to create the freedom to allow you to work on personal projects.

82 MINSEP 24
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How to create the freedom to work on personal projects w/ Beeple

How to boost your motion design career with side projects w/ Kyle T. Webster

As creatives, there are countless ways we can earn an income doing what we love. By keeping an open mind as well as open eyes, you may be able to spot opportunities that lie outside the traditional paths. Today’s guest has done just that. Kyle shows us how to boost your motion design career with side projects.

46 MINSEP 10
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How to boost your motion design career with side projects w/ Kyle T. Webster

How to be an Art Director for Motion Design w/ Nidia Dias

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be an art director for motion design? While it involves a command of many of the skills that you may already have as a designer, there are many other elements to the job that can make it all that more exciting and rewarding. Today’s guest has transitioned from working purely in design to directing some fantastic projects with major brands and studios.

50 MINAUG 27
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How to be an Art Director for Motion Design w/ Nidia Dias

Why pre production is important to us and our clients w/ Evan Abrams

Often times, we overlook the value of the pre-production process, when it’s actually an incredibly important part of what we do. In many ways, a little extra work up front, will save a lot of extra time on the back end. To help us all understand this better, I’ve brought in someone who truly knows the importance of this concept.

74 MINAUG 13
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Why pre production is important to us and our clients w/ Evan Abrams

How to get unstuck when you’re feeling overwhelmed w/ Jess and Christopher

Have you ever felt stuck in your motion design career? Maybe you’re feeling like you need to do everything all the time but aren’t sure what is actually helping you move forward in your business or career. If you feel like your to-do list is getting longer all the time and don’t know what to do and you're feeling overwhelmed, this is the episode that you need to listen to.

42 MINJUL 30
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How to get unstuck when you’re feeling overwhelmed w/ Jess and Christopher

Latest Episodes

7 reasons not to freelance w/ Michael Jones

Any freelancer knows that there’s instability in their work. Finding clients, managing your time, keeping your finances in order are all big tasks. And with the looming threat of recession, things might seem really scary. But it’s not all doom and gloom. My guest on this episode has taken a close look at all these issues and has some great insight to share.

49 MIN1 w ago
Comments
7 reasons not to freelance w/ Michael Jones

How to promote and market yourself as a motion designer w/ Nick Campbell

As with anything, there’s a learning curve to 3D animation. There’s always more to learn and more ways for expertise to be honed. Knowing where to look for education and new skills can be tricky. Today’s guest knows this well and has created many resources that any 3D animator can start using right away. Nick and I also spoke about how to promote and market yourself as a motion designer.

69 MIN3 w ago
Comments
How to promote and market yourself as a motion designer w/ Nick Campbell

How to become a motion graphic designer in 11 Weeks w/ Chris Field

Most of us weren’t always freelance motion graphic designers. For those of us that once worked for another company, the change wasn’t straight-forward. Finding new work and having the right support may not have been easy to come by. Today, I’m chatting with someone who recently made this transition to becoming a motion graphic designer what he’s learned in the process.

53 MINNOV 5
Comments
How to become a motion graphic designer in 11 Weeks w/ Chris Field

3 tips to help you achieve your motion design career goals w/ Hayley Akins

As we approach the end of the year, I want to talk to you a bit about goals. Maybe you feel like you haven’t achieved all you wanted to or don’t exactly know what your next steps are. You’re not alone if you feel overwhelmed and exhausted. I certainly have these feelings, but I’ve found some things that help.

21 MINOCT 22
Comments
3 tips to help you achieve your motion design career goals w/ Hayley Akins

The power of in person motion design meetups and events w/ Allison Butler

As freelance motion designers our work can feel very isolating. We’re often working on our own with little if any real human contact. However, it’s crucially important to make actual in-person connections with other people like you.

41 MINOCT 8
Comments
The power of in person motion design meetups and events w/ Allison Butler

How to create the freedom to work on personal projects w/ Beeple

There’s something that happens when you’re constantly creating. Your skills and technique improve and get fine-tuned. You realize what you truly enjoy doing and the ways in which your work is personally meaningful. Few people understand the payoffs of constant creation better than today’s guest. We dive into how to create the freedom to allow you to work on personal projects.

82 MINSEP 24
Comments
How to create the freedom to work on personal projects w/ Beeple

How to boost your motion design career with side projects w/ Kyle T. Webster

As creatives, there are countless ways we can earn an income doing what we love. By keeping an open mind as well as open eyes, you may be able to spot opportunities that lie outside the traditional paths. Today’s guest has done just that. Kyle shows us how to boost your motion design career with side projects.

46 MINSEP 10
Comments
How to boost your motion design career with side projects w/ Kyle T. Webster

How to be an Art Director for Motion Design w/ Nidia Dias

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be an art director for motion design? While it involves a command of many of the skills that you may already have as a designer, there are many other elements to the job that can make it all that more exciting and rewarding. Today’s guest has transitioned from working purely in design to directing some fantastic projects with major brands and studios.

50 MINAUG 27
Comments
How to be an Art Director for Motion Design w/ Nidia Dias

Why pre production is important to us and our clients w/ Evan Abrams

Often times, we overlook the value of the pre-production process, when it’s actually an incredibly important part of what we do. In many ways, a little extra work up front, will save a lot of extra time on the back end. To help us all understand this better, I’ve brought in someone who truly knows the importance of this concept.

74 MINAUG 13
Comments
Why pre production is important to us and our clients w/ Evan Abrams

How to get unstuck when you’re feeling overwhelmed w/ Jess and Christopher

Have you ever felt stuck in your motion design career? Maybe you’re feeling like you need to do everything all the time but aren’t sure what is actually helping you move forward in your business or career. If you feel like your to-do list is getting longer all the time and don’t know what to do and you're feeling overwhelmed, this is the episode that you need to listen to.

42 MINJUL 30
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How to get unstuck when you’re feeling overwhelmed w/ Jess and Christopher
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