59 episodes

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.

Motion Hatch: Helping Motion Designers Do Better Business Hayley Akins

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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.

    058: How to build a sustainable career in Motion Design w/ Brian Gossett

    058: How to build a sustainable career in Motion Design w/ Brian Gossett

    It seems that every year or so something major changes in the world of motion design and freelancing in general. Keeping up with the changes means staying flexible as well as resolute in the way you work and find clients. Today’s guest has not only weathered these changes but continues to thrive.

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    057: VR in motion design w/ Colin and Rosie

    057: VR in motion design w/ Colin and Rosie

    Virtual reality is one of the newest and most promising fields in motion design. There’s huge potential for growth as well as exciting opportunities to create unique art. But, if you’re like me, you may have more questions than answers about just what’s involved in being an animator in this exciting new field. Today’s episode is going to answer those questions for you and hopefully point you in the right direction to discover how to use VR in motion design.

    • 46 min
    056: Leveraging teamwork to make passion projects a reality w/ Zac Dixon

    056: Leveraging teamwork to make passion projects a reality w/ Zac Dixon

    Many of us creatives have diverse interests and passions. Yet, often enough, we find ourselves spending our time and energy doing client work and leaving our passion projects on the backburner. But what if it's actually that client work that can make your personal projects a reality? Today’s guest has mastered doing just that.

    • 52 min
    E55: 7 reasons not to freelance w/ Michael Jones

    E55: 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 min
    054: How to promote and market yourself as a motion designer w/ Nick Campbell

    054: 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.

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

    053: 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 min

Customer Reviews

Junogrefplob ,

A super informative podcast!

Motion Hatch is a really excellent podcast. Every episode provides extremely valuable information and great insights. I enjoy the down to earth, conversational nature of the talks with the guests as well as the large variety of people interviewed. Highly recommend listening if you haven’t already!

The_Junkyard ,

Brilliantly structured podcasts full of advice and resources

Amazing Resource for any designers, artists, animators, you name it. Especially if youre based in the UK, but it applies everywhere.

Katatype ,

The best mo-graph podcast.

Lots to learn from this podcast whether you’re new to mo-graph or a veteran. There’s a wide variety of subjects from creative to business matters and an impressive line up of guests. Hayley is doing a great job and I appreciate the effort and hard work it must take to make this podcast and help the community. Great stuff.

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