Motion Hatch: Helping Motion Designers Do Better Business
By Hayley Akins
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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.
||Clean024: A legal crash course for motion designers w/ Jamie Lieberman||Let’s face it, we’re motion designers, not legal experts. But in this business, there are myriad legal concerns from understanding contracts to protecting intellectual property. This all may seem scary, but as my guest will tell you, they are nothin||8 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean023: How to find & grow community as a freelancer w/ Jorge Canedo AKA Jr.canest||As freelancers, we often miss out on the team building and community that people in companies and studios have. There’s so much we can learn from each other, but miss out on because we are off on our own. I know this is something I’ve experienced. T||1 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean022: Art school vs online courses: The pros & cons w/ Dorca Musseb & Ryan Summers||So you want to be a motion designer. To go to art school or not? There is a healthy debate over whether or not a formal education is worth your time and money. Especially now with the proliferation of online courses, many aspiring designers are wonderin||17 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean021: How to shape the life you want through your freelance business w/ Tom Davis||As a freelancer, it can be tricky finding the right balance between pleasing your clients and building the work-life balance that is best for you. Tom Davis joins us today to discuss how he has built a business that is fulfilling on both a personal and||3 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean020: 6 tips to avoid burnout and achieve your goals||It often feels to me like there’s a pressure in our industry to always be doing absolutely everything at once. Client work, personal projects, posting daily to Instagram, and oh, don’t forget about family, friends and actually living your life! With||18 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean019: How to use your network to move your career forward w/ Caitlin Cadieux||How much networking do you do in the motion community? Have you ever done a speaking gig? Even though these might not be first things that come to mind when it comes to advancing your career, they’re the kinds of practices that can make a huge differe||28 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean018: When is the right time to make a career turn? w/ Michelle Higa Fox||Over the course of an entire career, spanning different jobs, companies and goals, a lot of people find that their priorities shift, and so do their personal definitions of success. Michelle Higa Fox joins us today to talk about how those concepts have||14 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean017: What Is GDPR And Why Do You Need To Know About It? w/ Silvia Baumgart||Because so many of us work online and across borders, sometimes laws in one country might affect you whether or not you live there. A lot of people who do business or promotion internationally are panicking about the new GDPR law that’s coming into ef||30 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean016: How Niching Down Can Help You Get More Clients w/ Jess Peterson||As freelance designers, many of us remain generalists, afraid we’ll lose project opportunities and income if we specialize too much. Unfortunately, that also means we’re competing against the countless other general designers out there, not sure how||16 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean015: How To Protect Your Work As A Motion Designer w/ Silvia Baumgart||Have you ever felt freaked out and overwhelmed at the idea of creating a contract? If you already have standard terms and conditions, do you feel confident in them, or could they be tighter? Are you even aware of all the legal ramifications that can com||3 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean014: What You Need To Know About Intellectual Property & Contracts As A Motion Designer w/ Silvia Baumgart||Are you a whiz at all things legal when it comes to your businesses? Are you a maverick when it comes to intellectual property and copyrights? Most of us as animators, illustrators and creatives aren’t, and that’s why we brought on Silvia Baumgart,||19 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean013: How To Think About Sound Design & Music As An Animator w/ Wesley Slover||As designers, a lot of us love to think that we are in complete control over the outcome and success of our projects. But how many times have you been blown away after the sound designer worked their magic on it? As I share in the episode, I experience||5 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean012: How To Make The Leap From Full Time To Freelance w/ Mitch Myers||Many of us struggle to make the transition and shift from agency or studio work to independent freelancer. In today’s conversation, Mitch Myers takes us in-depth on that first year of freelancing and all the mindset shifts that it requires.||18 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean011: How To Transition From Freelancer To Studio Owner w/ TJ Kearney of Oddfellows & Instrument||We’ve all wanted something more out of our workplace at one time or another, but how many of us actually take it upon ourselves to create what we’re looking for? TJ Kearney did just that with the help of four friends when they founded Oddfellows and||5 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean010: How You Think Of Your Freelance Business Matters w/ Chris Do||One of the things so many of us creatives struggle with is how to charge what we’re worth. Many of us are in the habit of thinking of ourselves as freelancers, but Chris Do joins us today to talk us through how to change our mindset to think of oursel||22 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean009: What You Need To Know About Accounting As A Freelancer w/ Emily Coltman of FreeAgent||When it comes to our freelancing work or small businesses, one of the aspects that most of us suck at is accounting. Emily Coltman from the accounting tool FreeAgent joins us today to shed some light on what we should be doing with our accounting, and s||8 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean008: The Most Important Freelance Lessons From 2017: Christmas Special w/ Austin Saylor||In this week's Christmas special episode, Austin Saylor and I share some of the biggest learnings we took away from 2017, the goals we've set for our motion design businesses in 2018, and we also have a motion design gift exchange!||18 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean007: What You Need To Know Before Starting A Creative Partnership w/ Wednesday Studio||If you've ever tried working with a friend, you're probably aware that it's not always as straightforward and fun as you pictured starting out. Dani and Iria from Wednesday Studio share some insights on what it takes to form a successful creative partne||4 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean006: How To Build A Motion Design Career That Works For You w/ Joey Korenman of School of Motion||At Motion Hatch, we're big fans of going freelance, but it's not for everyone. As today's guest and all-around amazing human, motion designer and educator Joey Korenman explains, even if you'd like to go freelance at some point, there are some important||27 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean005: How To Balance Personal With Paid Work To Be The Best Designer Possible w/ Irene Feleo||When we first get started in the world of motion graphics, we often have dreams of working on endlessly fulfilling creative projects, always working in our preferred style. Needless to say, it doesn’t take most of us long to realize that this isn’t||20 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean004: Why Collaboration Is The Best Investment You Can Make w/ Andrew Embury||As freelance motion designers, it can be easy to get sucked into our own world, working alone on projects. Andrew Embury explains however how collaboration is essential to improve your skills and grow your freelance business.||13 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003: How To Travel The World As A Freelancer w/ Magoz||Have you ever dreamed of working on the road? Do think it is even possible to work as a motion designer or illustrator digital nomad? Our guest today is the perfect example not only that it’s possible but that it can positively influence your work as||5 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002: What You Need To Be Asking Potential Clients Before Starting Work w/ Lilian Darmono||Too often as freelancers the dollar signs we see behind a project lead us to rush in without asking the potential client the questions we should to minimize conflict down the road. Lilian Darmono shares what we need to be asking to ensure projects proce||5 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001: Weathering The Ups & Downs of Life as a Freelancer w/ Lilian Darmono||As freelancers, we have to live with the fact that work often comes in waves. We might be really busy for stretches of the year, and then face a lean month or two. Learning to predict and work through these cycles is a big factor in creating a successfu||5 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean000: Introducing Motion Hatch||Getting established as a freelance motion designer, animator or illustrator can be incredibly rewarding, but is not always easy, in part because no one seems to be talking about how to run a successful creative business. Motion Hatch is a new podcast th||3 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Informative and interesting podcast!
Great Podcast for any creative freelancers & business owners.
Important Business Chat
These conversations are incredibly vital for anyone in the Motion Graphics industry. Whether you're just beginning your career or are well established, the questions asked here will make you think about your current practice and hopefully inspire new ways to improve your business. This is a must.