MOVE IT! Dazzling Type Animation Workshop

MOVE IT! Dazzling Type Animation Workshop
with Zipeng Zhu

Type West Public Workshop
Online Workshop at Letterform Archive
Sat, Feb 27, 2021
10:00am–5:00pm PDT

Add motion to your message with award-winning animator Zipeng Zhu.

Have you ever seen a cool type animation on Instagram or in an ad and wish you could make letters move and tell a story in a new way? Well, you are in luck! Mr. Dazzle, Zipeng Zhu, is here to teach you how to animate type and give it the ultimate dazzling splash. Bring your own words and learn how to use After Effects transformations and transitions to bring them to life.

Required Materials

A computer with Adobe Illustrator and After Effects installed.

Learning Outcomes


About Zipeng Zhu
Zipeng Zhu

Zipeng Zhu is a Chinese-born designer, art director, illustrator and animator in New York City who wants to make every day a razzle-dazzle musical. His clients include Apple, Adidas, Adobe, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Twitter, Netflix, New York Times, Harry’s, Viacom, The New Yorker, Fox, Away, Animal Planet, CNN, MTV, Refinery29, Chobani, and Samsung. After he graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, he worked at Pentagram and Sagmeister & Walsh. He was one of the Art Directors Club Young Guns 13 winners and has been recognized as Print magazine’s New Visual Artist and The One Show Young Ones. His work has been exhibited all over the world including New York, Barcelona, Dubai, Mumbai, Shanghai and other major museums and institutions. Now he runs his creative practice Dazzle Studio and gift shop Dazzle Supply to push dazzle to the next level.

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