Creative Animation Portfolio:

Below you will find animation examples of looping GIFs, explainer videos, infographics and more. Feel free to get in touch via the contact button with any questions or projects. This animation portfolio is 100% works of my own, Jon, a U.S. based motion graphics designer (currently residing in Colorado).

Motion Graphic Examples & Services

a brief note

Below you will find examples of 2d motion graphics and popular categories. Browse samples or get in touch with questions about a custom project. Common motion graphics formats include GIF and video. 

If you are looking for a motion graphics or animation with a transparent background I would recommend either .MOV or a Lottie (also known as JSON) format. Learn more about popular animation formats at the bottom of this page. 

Infographics & Flow Charts

Infographics and flowcharts range in complexities. Depending where the final placement of the animation will go, a format is chosen and design created. 

From here we start animating and incorporating other (optional) components, such as voice overs and background music.

Infographics & Data Animations

Dynamic data animations are ready for presentations, landing pages and more. Ideal for showcasing infographics, charts and graphs. 

Very useful if you want to include a visual representation of your company’s services and features against the competition.

Icon Animations

Logo animations and icons are great for video intros/outros. The workflow begins in Adobe Illustrator with your vector or SVG files, moving into After Effects for motion graphics. The final component lies in Adobe Premiere Pro for sound FX and background music. 

Logo Animations

Logo animations and icons are great for video intros/outros. The workflow begins in Adobe Illustrator with your vector or SVG files, moving into After Effects for motion graphics. The final component lies in Adobe Premiere Pro for sound FX and background music. 

Custom Video Overlays

Video overlays are can be simple or complex in nature. Used for dynamic headlines, animated buttons and video presentations.

Start with the original video footage and then build on custom icon loops, calls-to-action buttons and more.

Corporate Explainer Videos

Whether you are releasing a new product line or featuring updated business features, an explainer video can incorporate both visuals and audio for fast learning. 

Internal communication can also be assisted through the use of training videos and tutorials to inform employees of new best practices.

Custom GIF Designs

Learn more about looping GIFs and other animation formats. A common misconception about GIFs is that they have a transparent background. 

Other animation formats, such as JSON or transparent video backgrounds might be better suited for your projects or website.

Powerpoint Animations

Click and wait for the next slide is typically the approach for Powerpoint. But why not convert your presentation to an animated video with custom transitions, logo animations and more?

Alternatively, GIF and video files are easy to embed (drag and drop) to most PPT presentations.

Website Animations

Animations for websites include icon animations, color changes and more. The credit card icon here is a looping animation set to autoplay.

Seamless GIFs have no “skip” which means higher quality viewing. These can be further enhanced when exported into “JSON” format (your developers will know what this is) for a transparent background.

Video Ad Campaigns

Scrolling banner ads, Facebook updates, and infinite content surrounds us. Help your ideas stand out from the pack with moving components.

Some of the important metrics to look at for any video ad campaign include; total watch time, click-through-rate and average duration of your visitors after the click-through.

Get in touch to chat further and if you already have a design in adobe illustrator or vector format, learn how we can turn it into an animated motion project.

About Animation Formats

Transparent Backgrounds

Transparent backgrounds can appear on most animated formats, except for GIF (they become pixelated and look terrible). The majority of times when you see an animation with a transparent background on a website it is actually a Lottie animation. If you see a transparent animation on a video file, it is most likely a .mov video with ‘alpha layer transparency’ that is merged on top of the original footage (see an example in the 4 Popular Animation Formats explained below).

It’s always best to start with the end goal in mind, where the animation will be placed and then choose the format needed for that platform or software. Glad to help, just get in touch using one of the contact form buttons.

4 Popular Animation Formats

Learn about the four popular animation formats, these make up about 99% of any animated content that you come across.

Animations For The Web

Learn about the four popular animation formats, these make up about 99% of any animated content that you come across.

Videos .MP4

One of the most popular video formats. Almost all of the videos you might see on social media, LinkedIn, websites or elsewhere use this standard format. 

Supports HD video resolution but not full background transparency. If you are considering an animation for a website section, the video background can be created to match the section so it appears to fit in seamlessly.

Video .MOV

There are multiple formats of .mov but if you are looking for a video with full background transparency you will want a .mov file with ‘alpha layer transparency.’ Typically this file format is used for overlaying one video animation on top of another.

Supports full background transparency and HD video for crisp animations. If you choose a .mov with transparent background you will need to have some video editing knowledge on how to embed.

GIFs

The great thing about GIFs is that they autoplay without any need for developmental knowledge or background. GIFs also loop automatically, so it’s best for any type of GIF creation that the first frame (start) of the animation matches the end frame exactly.

This way GIFs won’t appear to have any ‘skip’ that is commonly associated with them. The drawback of GIFs is that they do not support transparent backgrounds. Also, due to being a self-contained animation format, more complex animations can create large file sizes.

Lottie/JSON

Fully supports transparent backgrounds and are great for animated icons on a website or app. Lottie utilizes scaleable vector graphics (SVGs) for creation. Their fast load time allows for a much more compressed animation than GIF if page load time is important.

The only drawback for Lottie is that it requires a certain amount of developmental knowledge to install on the webpage or app (Lottie format comes in a .JSON txt file that looks like a bunch of robot code).

Lottie also allows for user-interactions on a website, hover-over effects and autoloop are just two of them.

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