Everyday Monster – GD 216 ’18

After Effects Online Tutorials

There are so many great After Effects tutorials online that its a real challenge to edit them down to just a short list. The following are just a few of my favourites.

School of Motion

One the best websites and youtube channels for learning motion design.

Video Copilot

The grand-daddy of motion graphics and visual effects tutorials, Video Copilot has written the book on how do things with After Effects.
Their beginner tutorial series is a great place to start.

Envato Tuts+

For the novice to intermediate After Effects user. These guys have been around for a long time. High quality video instruction makes these tutorials easy to follow.

Mt. Mograph

Mt. Mograph is a Youtube channel that covers some big concepts. It is also the source of one of the best AE plugins, Motion2. Here is a tutorial about how to use the Motion2.


This Youtube channel includes a 4 part series that shows how to use easing to create dynamic and expressive kinetic typography.


Skillshare has many After Effects tutorials series that go into some detail about how to achieve many different effects. This is a paid site, however I think it’s worth every penny.

Okay Samurai

This is Adobe’s Character Animator tutorial Youtube channel.

I will be adding to this list. As well please send me your suggestions for great tutorials.


Children’s Book Illustration – GD 216 ’18

The students in Illustration I were asked to adapt a classic story or fairytale to tell an original and contemporary visual story. Here is the brief for this project.

Georgia Straight Cover – IDES 237 ’18

Classical Elements – GD 216 – ’18

The students in GD 216 were asked to created an illustration set inspired by the classical elements. Here is the brief for this project.

Everyday Monster – IDES 237 2018

Here are the great everyday monsters created by the students in IDES 237 – Digital Illustration at Capilano University. Read the creative brief here.