80 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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    • 5.0 • 40 Ratings

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.

    How To Use Branding To Get Your Ideal Clients w/ Hollie Arnett

    How To Use Branding To Get Your Ideal Clients w/ Hollie Arnett

    How you brand yourself may be one of the most important parts of being a profitable motion designer. There are so many ways to go about it though. Do you brand yourself as a studio? Should you show more of your personality on social media? What about a logo? How do you stand out from the crowd? Today’s guest is going to help us answer all these questions.

    • 29 min
    How to discover your unique voice and find work you're passionate about

    How to discover your unique voice and find work you're passionate about

    Sometimes we create outstanding work that doesn’t mean that much to us personally. Should you include it on your site anyway?

    Today’s guest suggests that we cut that out and only include the type of work that we really truly want to make. That will get you to the heart of using your unique voice to drive your business.

    • 31 min
    How To Plan Your Best Year Ever

    How To Plan Your Best Year Ever

    It’s nice to get paid for your work. But for many of us, that’s not the ultimate reason we’re in this business. We need to find a purpose in what we do and understand how we can positively impact the world with our creations.

    • 10 min
    How to use Behance to get more clients w/ Felipe Vargas

    How to use Behance to get more clients w/ Felipe Vargas

    Clients can come from many different places. In this line of work, we motion designers can take advantage of numerous resources for this. Today’s guest explains how he does it using Behance and how you can too.

    • 29 min
    How to get hired for your unique style w/ Jess Herrera

    How to get hired for your unique style w/ Jess Herrera

    All of us have something unique to offer, something that sets us apart. Yet, many motion designers ignore that and become generalists instead. Today’s guest finds that it’s her unique niche that lands her more work while allowing her to develop a style all her own.

    • 33 min
    How to Start Your Own Motion Design Studio w/ Joel Pilger

    How to Start Your Own Motion Design Studio w/ Joel Pilger

    For those of us who start a studio, we think it will lead to a new level of freedom. Before too long, we realize that it’s a business and that creativity is just one part of it. Today’s guest helps creative business owners improve the business side of what they do so that they can focus on the parts that they love.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Jack Redley ,

Valuable for not just motion designers!

A designer friend told me to listen to this and I was sceptical at first because I’m not a motion designer but a brand identity designer. How wrong I was!

This podcast has been insanely useful - episodes cover a host of topics which any designer from any discipline needs to know about eg. Work life balance, accountancy, marketing, networking, business, mental health etc. I have also been considering learning motion design as a result of listening to this podcast but the gems sprinkled throughout these episodes about a whole host of other topics have been invaluable.

Hayley does her research before every episode, she’s easy to listen to and while other podcasts meander, hers always provide value throughout. Oh, and did I mention the guests she gets are insane - Matthew Encima, Sabrina Curry, Joel Pilger, Chris Do, Blair Enns...

Just pls listen - you won’t be disappointed!

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.

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