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Express Animation for Social Media with After Effects

A course by Yimbo Escárrega , Animator and Motion Designer

Animator and Motion Designer. Tijuana, Mexico.
Joined January 2016

Learn a quick and easy way to create animations

  • Best seller English, Spanish
  • 97% positive reviews (988)
  • 30388 students

Learn a quick and easy way to create animations

With the right tools and knowledge, you don't have to sacrifice quality for speed. Graphic and motion designer Yimbo, who has more than a decade of experience in the industry, most notably as an animator at Pictoline, teaches you his secrets to be faster and more efficient when creating animations.

In this online course, learn to produce quality motion-graphics content in record time to keep up with the fast-paced rhythm of social media and other digital platforms.

Discover how to streamline your workflow to create animations in the blink of an eye with both video and 2D graphics.

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What will you learn in this online course?

24 lessons & 16 downloads

Formats and Restrictions
5 minutes, 17 seconds
The Intro
9 minutes, 29 seconds
9 minutes, 58 seconds
4 minutes, 43 seconds
11 minutes, 37 seconds
Idea and storyboard
4 minutes, 47 seconds
English, Spanish
  • 97% positive reviews (988)
  • 30388 students
  • 24 lessons (3h 6m)
  • 16 additional resources (12 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English, Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Design two different projects on current topics—one using motion graphics and the other 2D animation—while applying the time-saving tricks and techniques learned through the course.

Create a template for a video project and then bring an infographic to life with animation.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Designers, illustrators, and animators who want to streamline their workflow to create animations quickly and efficiently.

Requirements and materials

To get the most out of this course, you need basic notions of Illustrator, Photoshop, and After Effects, as well as a computer with these programs installed (CC 2015 or later).

New to Adobe After Effects? In that case, we recommend taking Domestika Basics courses to learn how to use the software: Introduction to After Effects.


30388 Students
988 Reviews
97% Positive ratings

Yimbo Escárrega

A course by Yimbo Escárrega

Teacher Plus
Animator and Motion Designer

Yimbo is a graphic and motion designer from Tijuana who has more than a decade of experience in animation. In 2007, he founded Black Dog studio where he worked with companies like Aeroméxico, Sprite, adidas, and Sony Vaio. He then switched roles to animation lead at Pictoline in 2015, adding motion to stories that were shared daily on social media. The experience he gained during his time there gave him the ability to create animations at the speed of light.

Yimbo currently works as a freelancer and regularly collaborates on different projects and with other designers like Eraboy and Charles Glaubitz.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Video summary

    • Formats and Restrictions
    • The Intro
    • Transitions
    • Fly
    • Template
  • U3


    • Idea and storyboard
    • Sketches
  • U4

    Animation of the Earth

    • Illustrate planning the animation
    • Importing to After Effects
    • Creating the Rig of the Earth
    • Animation of the Earth
    • Counter Animation
  • U5

    UI animation

    • Illustrating the UI
    • Creating the scene
    • Encouraging the UI
  • U6

    Character Animation

    • Illustrating our character
    • Preparing the Scene
    • Rig of arms with the "Beam" effect
    • Character animation
  • U7

    Last details

    • Details in Photoshop
    • Final details
    • Final renders
  • FP

    Final project

    • Animated Infographics and Template

What to expect from a Domestika course

  • Learn at your own pace

    Enjoy learning from home without a set schedule and with an easy-to-follow method. You set your own pace.

  • Learn from the best professionals

    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

  • Meet expert teachers

    Each expert teaches what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

  • Certificates

    If you're a Plus member, get a custom certificate signed by your teacher for every course. Share it on your portfolio, social media, or wherever you like.

  • Get front-row seats

    Videos of the highest quality, so you don't miss a single detail. With unlimited access, you can watch them as many times as you need to perfect your technique.

  • Share knowledge and ideas

    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

  • Connect with a global creative community

    The community is home to millions of people from around the world who are curious and passionate about exploring and expressing their creativity.

  • Watch professionally produced courses

    Domestika curates its teacher roster and produces every course in-house to ensure a high-quality online learning experience.


Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

You can redeem the course you received by accessing the redeeming page and entering your gift code.

If you're a Plus member, when you complete a course you've purchased, you'll instantly get your personalized certificate. You can see all your certificates in the Certificates section of your profile. You can download your certificates as PDFs and share the link online. Learn more about certificates.
Express Animation for Social Media with After Effects. 3D, Animation, Marketing, and Business course by Yimbo Escárrega Best seller

Express Animation for Social Media with After Effects

A course by Yimbo Escárrega
Animator and Motion Designer. Tijuana, Mexico.
Joined January 2016
  • 97% positive reviews (988)
  • 30388 students