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The Monday Meeting

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These weekly meetings are for motion designers all over the world to connect and ask questions, share inspiration, and hear presentations from industry-leading artists. No matter what level an artist is at in their career, from small towns to LA rockstars, we are all facing similar challenges and lo… read more

117 Episodes | 2018 - 2021

May 17, 2021 | Season 4 Finale - Everyone raise your rates!

May 18th, 2021


This week is our season 4 finale! We're going to be taking a few weeks off and do a catch-up in July, and back to our normal schedule in September. …

May 10, 2021 | Portfolio sites, tracking time, and more!

May 17th, 2021


This week's call is a general discussion around hosting your work, best places for reels, tracking your time on projects, and a whole lot more. This …

May 03, 2021 | Responsibilities of a Studio and a Freealancer/Artist

May 10th, 2021


This week, Mark leads the call. It starts as an open discussion that turns into a great topic: who is responsible if a project goes south? If your client or the studio you're working with drops the ball, why does it …

April 26, 2021 | Retiring as a Motion Designer, Creative Ruts

April 27th, 2021


This week we have an open discussion around creative ruts and planning for the future, aka retirement, as a freelance motion designer.

If you'd like to join in or learn more, head over to!

April 19, 2021 | Staying Healthy

April 26th, 2021


This week, we discuss how we're staying healthy. Whether that means, maintaining, gaining or losing weight, making sure to stand and stretch, get some vitamin D outside, or dealing with the mental burden of the last …

April 12, 2021 | Open Discussion

April 26th, 2021


This week, Mark hosts an open discussion covering a wide range of topics.

To join in or learn more, head over to!

April 5, 2021 | Guest: Marc Lawrence | Utilizing Linkedin as a Motion Designer

April 9th, 2021


This week we have guest, Marc Lawrence on to talk about how he utilizes Linkedin to find jobs and how motion designers can take advantage of it.

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March 22, 2021 | Community, Music and more!

March 25th, 2021


This week, Liam hosts an open discussion. We discuss building and keeping a community going, the rise of Clubhouse with motion design, our favorite music for working, and more.

If you'd like to join in or learn more, …

March 15, 2021 | Linkedin, Wins, Earning $200K/year

March 17th, 2021


This week, Liam hosts the call, and we start off as an open discussion talking about who is using Linkedin to get work, some wins that participants have had, and then how does a motion designer earn $200K/year without …

March 8, 2021 | Open Discussion

March 17th, 2021


This week, Mark hosts the call, and I (Liam) haven't had a chance to listen to it. I'm not really sure what was talked surprise episode! Tune in and see!

If you'd like to join in a call, learn more, etc. head …

March 1, 2021 | What's the job market like right now, companies getting motion design right, and a little bit of cryptoart talk

March 3rd, 2021


This week we have an open discussion that moves towards talking about what the job market is like right now for motion designers, the skills places are looking for, and is it time for the rise of the generalist? We also …

February 22, 2021 | Matthäus Niedoba from Anchorpoint

February 23rd, 2021


This week, Liam hosts the call with Matthäus Niedoba from Anchorpoint to discuss new methods of project organization and how Anchorpoint can help creatives in any field. Matthäus gives a fantastic demonstration which …

February 15, 2021 | Working in the Cloud

February 22nd, 2021


This week, Liam hosts the call and we have a general open discussion with a primary focus on moving towards working in the cloud instead of having the latest and greatest hardware locally. It's a pretty short call this …

February 8, 2021 | The Environmental Impacts of CryptoArt

February 11th, 2021


This week, Tory Kervick hosts a discussion around the environmental impacts of CryptoArt. How bad is it? Is it worse than it seems? What are these businesses doing to offset their carbon footprint? What changes are …

February 1, 2021 | What to do when work is slow?

February 8th, 2021


This week Mark host the call and discusses with participants how to handle being slow. Do you reach out to clients? Do you take the time to work on personal work? Both? Leave the industry? When you get slow at work or …

January 25, 2021 | What is success? Who defines that? Why don't we define it ourselves?

January 27th, 2021


This week we started the call with an open topic and quickly moved to talk about success. What is success to us? Why do we listen to other's definitions of success and not define it ourselves? How do we change our …

January 18, 2021 | Client Woes

January 25th, 2021


This week we have a brief discussion about client woes and dealing with poor project management. We also have our normal tangent topics that come up to and an overall enjoyable call.

If you'd like to learn more or join …

January 11, 2021 | We're back!

January 25th, 2021


We're back from our holiday break and we've got a lot to discuss. This week's call was an open discussion and we cover quite a bit.

If you'd like to …

December 21, 2020 | Last Call of the Year!

December 22nd, 2020


This is our last call of 2020! We talk about our biggest wins and losses of the year, and not to toot our participants' horns, but it was super inspiring to hear so many great stories of triumph over hardships. From …

December 14, 2020 | Course Correction During a Project (Host: Mark Cernosia)

December 16th, 2020


This week we had a participant request to talk about the best ways to course-correct during a project. How to not overproduce and burn out. Making sure communication stays high. The soft skills of being a freelancer or …

Monday Meeting: December 07, 2020 | Responsibilities as a Vendor/Artist (Host: Liam Clisham)

December 8th, 2020


This week we have a reasonably lengthy call about the responsibilities we have as vendors/artists. Not overpromising and under-delivering. What does …

Monday Meeting: November 30, 2020 | What's everyone buying? Black Friday/Cyber Monday Talk (Host: Liam Clisham)

December 7th, 2020


This week, Liam hosts an open discussion that turned to a talk about what deals everyone had gotten on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. 

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Monday Meeting: November 23rd, 2020 | Greyscale Gorilla Open Discussion with Nick Campbell and Chad Ashley (Host: Mark Cernosia)

November 29th, 2020


This week, Nick Campbell and Chad Ashley from Greyscale Gorilla join us to talk about all things GSG! Mark hosts an open discussion and fields questions from the attendees.  There is some great info in there about the …

Monday Meeting: November 16th, 2020 | Open Discussion: Estimates, Critiques, and more! (Host: Mark Cernosia)

November 20th, 2020


This week, Mark hosts an open discussion on the call. We talk about sending out estimates to clients and a variety of ways to do it. Afterward, we ask, "why doesn't critique happen in the industry?" Why do people get so …

Monday Meeting: November 9th, 2020 | Crypto Art: What that f*ck is it all about? (Host: Mark Cernosia)

November 12th, 2020


This week Mark tried to figure out, "what the f*ck is Crypto Art?".  There are a ton of new platforms selling crypto art selling works from big names …

Monday Meeting: November 2nd, 2020 | Activism in Motion (Hosts: Torey Kervick and Mark Cernosia)

November 12th, 2020


This week we are joined by a special co-host, Torey Kervick.  Torey is a phenomenal motion designer from Chicago and has been using her skills and her spare time for activism, mainly with the Sunrise Movement.  This is …

Monday Meeting: October 26, 2020 | Resumes, CVs & Reels continued! (Host: Mark Cernosia)

November 2nd, 2020


This week, we continue our discussion on how resumes, CVs and reels can get you a job.  Do they matter? 

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Monday Meeting: October 19, 2020 | Resumes, CVs & Reels. (Hosts: Mark Cernosia and Liam Clisham)

October 26th, 2020


This week, we discuss how resumes, CVs and reels can get you a job.  Do they matter?  After looking at lots of reels over the past few weeks, Mark and Liam give their two cents on what makes artists stand out in their …

Monday Meeting: October 12, 2020 | Stop the echo chamber! (Hosts: Mark Cernosia and Liam Clisham)

October 14th, 2020


This week, we discuss the echo chamber of the industry. How can we get more artists, lesser-known artists on projects or in front of people? Why do we always hear from the same people? The industry in the last 6-12 …

Monday Meeting: October 5, 2020 | I got fired. Now what? (Hosts: Mark Cernosia and Liam Clisham)

October 12th, 2020


This week Mark and Liam host the call as we field a question from Lukasz Parson about being let go from FT employment and transitioning to freelance. Participants chime in on what to talk to your significant other …

Monday Meeting: September 28, 2020 | Does software dictate your career path? (Hosts: Mark Cernosia, Julie Craft and Liam Clisham)

September 29th, 2020


This week we have a conversation about how software may dictate your career path a bit. It's a bit 3D heavy, but we also talk about how for 2D motion designers, they really only have to worry about AE most of the time. …

Monday Meeting: September 21, 2020 | A title or something...idk I'm not a book (Hosts: Mark Cernosia and Liam Clisham)

September 25th, 2020


Another Monday, another meeting! Except today is Friday if you're listening to this the day it got posted. We had a fairly general discussion about lots of things. Going around, calling on people. Mark and I (Liam) …

Monday Meeting: September 14, 2020 | Season 4 Has Begun! (Hosts: Mark Cernosia and Liam Clisham)

September 16th, 2020


Hey everyone! Welcome back from our Summer break. Liam here - I'm going to be honest with you, we talked about so much stuff this episode that I didn't really take notes, so I'm going off my memory. We discussed …

Looking for hosts for next season!

July 24th, 2020


Hey everyone! Monday Meeting ( is getting ready for our 4th season starting up after Labor Day and looking to add additional hosts. You'd be hosting around once per month, either in open …

Monday Meeting: June 29, 2020 | End of Season 3, Business Ethics, Open Discussion (Host: Liam Clisham)

June 30th, 2020


This week, Liam Clisham hosts the call. We have an open discussion about some business ethics and doing business as a freelancer, the end of season 3 and our upcoming summer break, and more! We will be returning to our …

Monday Meeting: June 22, 2020 | Open Discussion (Host: Julie Craft)

June 29th, 2020


This week, Julie Craft hosts the call. We have an open discussion about not centering yourself, being anti-racist instead of "not being political", …

Monday Meeting: June 15, 2020 | Exhaustion (Host: Liam Clisham)

June 16th, 2020


This week, Liam Clisham hosts the call. We talk about how the motion design industry as a whole can be exhausting. What can we do about it? How are …

Monday Meeting: June 08, 2020 | Open Discussion (Host: Mark Cernosia)

June 15th, 2020


This week, Mark Cernosia hosts an open discussion around what Mograph Mondays and the community at large can do better to give a voice and support POC. 

If you haven't checked out the website lately, we are now doing …

Monday Meeting: June 01, 2020 | Let's Get Political (Host: Liam Clisham)

June 2nd, 2020


This week isn't a normal call. It can't be. It didn't feel right to try and ignore what is happening in the United States. We do our best to talk our way through what's going on.

If you haven't checked out the website …

Monday Meeting: May 25, 2020 | Guest: Laura Porat (Host: Julie Craft)

May 26th, 2020


This week, Julie Craft hosts the call with special guest Laura Porat. Laura talks about her background a bit, getting into political work, and what …

Monday Meeting: May 18, 2020 | Generalist vs. Specialist (Liam Clisham)

May 19th, 2020


This week, Liam Clisham hosts the call. The call is an open discussion around choosing to be a generalist or a specialist. Is being in motion design specializing enough already? What about style? How do you choose what …

Monday Meeting: May 11, 2020 | Open Discussion (Mark Cernosia)

May 12th, 2020


This week, Mark Cernosia hosts the call. The call is an open discussion about how everyone is doing and dealing with the person/family sides of everyone being stuck at home. Setting boundaries at home and with clients, …

Monday Meeting: May 4, 2020 | Open Discussion and Missing Conferences (Caitlin Cadieux)

May 5th, 2020


This week, Caitlin Cadieux hosts the call. The call starts as an open discussion but quickly gets into missing all the great motion design …

Monday Meeting: April 20, 2020 | Losing Control and Being Okay with It (Julie Craft)

April 28th, 2020


This week, Julie Craft hosts the call. Julie and participants talk about when things happen that you can't control, like hardware failure or a client …

Monday Meeting: April 20, 2020 | FITC / Sarofsky 2020 Titles "What You May Find"

April 21st, 2020


This week we are joined by the teams from FITC and Sarofsky as they breakdown the FITC 2020 Titles "What You May Find".  We had an amazing turnout this week and the discussion and breakdown does not disappoint!  If you …

Monday Meeting: April 13, 2020 | Yesterday, Tomorrow and Today (Liam Clisham)

April 14th, 2020


This week, Liam Clisham hosts the call. We have a general discussion and check-in with everyone. We discuss what we're doing to continue finding work, how current projects are working out as clients get used to remote …

Monday Meeting: April 06, 2020 | Breaking down the SBA Loans for freelancers (Mark Cernosia)

April 7th, 2020


This week, Mark Cernosia hosts the call. We breakdown what is happening with the SBA loans (EIDL and PPP) and how you as a freelancer can take advantage of them!  We are also joined by Tim Thompson of RevThink who drops …

Monday Meeting: March 30, 2020 | General Discussion (Caitlin Cadieux)

March 31st, 2020


This week, Caitlin Cadieux hosts the call. We chat about how everyone is feeling, some Animal Crossing, how brick and mortar studios are adapting versus places with remote work already in place, general shenanigans, and …

Monday Meeting: March 23, 2020 | How's everyone feeling? (Julie Craft)

March 24th, 2020


This week, Julie Craft hosts the call. We chat about how everyone is feeling right now. A lot of mixed emotions from depressed to hopefulness and …

Monday Meeting: March 17, 2020 | Working from Home 101. (Liam Clisham)

March 17th, 2020


This week, Liam Clisham hosts the call. We chat about Working from Home and go over a little introduction and wisdom from those of us who have been doing it for a while. We discuss the pros and cons, favorite hacks, …

Monday Meeting: March 09, 2020 | COVID19 and its affects on the industry. (Mark Cernosia)

March 11th, 2020


This week, Mark Cernosia hosts the call. Mark leads the call through various discussions about Corona Virus (COVID19), and how it is affecting our industry. People have had had jobs canceled or delayed, events are …

Monday Meeting: March 02, 2020 | Career Goals and Accountability (Cait Cadieux)

March 11th, 2020


This week, Caitlin Cadieux join the Mograph Monday's team as a new host! She leads the call through various discussions about setting goals for your career, accountability, are Masterminds worth it or are they just hang …

Monday Meeting: February 24, 2020 | Time. Estimating and Managing it.

March 9th, 2020


This week, Julie Craft hosts. The meeting covers estimating for projects, managing time locally as well as client expectations, what to do when a …

Monday Meeting: February 17, 2020 | Who's Calling the Creative Shots?

February 18th, 2020


This week, Liam Clisham hosts a discussion about who is calling the creative shots when we work? Is it the suits and execs with no background in creativity? Are we being trusted professionals? Is it a partnership …

Monday Meeting: February 10, 2020 | Breaking into the Industry

February 11th, 2020


This week, Julie Craft hosts, and talks about a topic that came up in slack this week: how do people break into the industry? The call focuses around …

Monday Meeting: February 3, 2020: Mental Health Mini-Series — Guest: Jason Poley

February 4th, 2020


This week's meeting featured guest Jason Poley, who recently gave a riveting presentation at NODE Fest about his journey with mental health in our …

Monday Meeting: January 27, 2020: Mental Health Mini-Series — Coping Mechanisms for the Stress of Mograph

January 27th, 2020


This week's call is part of a mini-series on mental health in mograph. This week, Liam Clisham hosts as we discuss coping mechanisms to help with all the stress that comes with working inside the motion design industry.

Monday Meeting: January 20, 2020 | XR and the Future

January 21st, 2020


This week, Mark Cernosia hosts the call for an open discussion that quickly turned into a big discussion about XR and the future of motion design.

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Monday Meeting: January 13, 2020 | Getting Personal

January 20th, 2020


This week, Julie Craft hosted the call and we all get personal. Talking about feeling stagnant in the industry, how everyone got their start and how …

Monday Meeting: January 06, 2020 | Freelancing in the New Year

January 10th, 2020


On this call, Mark and Liam co-host as we kick off the new year. We cover a good bit of things that happened while we were away on holiday break and …

Monday Meeting: December 16, 2019 | Guests: Mark Lindner and Simon Holmedal from Panoply

December 16th, 2019


This week, Mark Cernosia hosts and welcomes guest Mark Lindner and Simon Holmedal from Panoply. We discuss their background, their newest work for …

Monday Meeting: December 9, 2019 | Generating Ideas and Getting Repeat Clients

December 16th, 2019


This week, Julie Craft hosts, and discusses generating ideas and getting repeat clients. We talk about everything ranging from particular workflows …

Monday Meeting: December 02, 2019 | Discussion: Finding new clients, working internationally and creative exercises

December 9th, 2019


This week Liam Clisham hosts the call. We talk about a range of suggested topics from finding new clients without any media presence, working internationally and rates, to quickly touching on creative exercises and does …

Monday Meeting: November 25, 2019 | General Discussion

December 9th, 2019


This week Mark Cernoisa hosts the call. It's an overall open discussion. The topic of great stories but mediocre animation comes up. Why does the story matter so much more than the artistic quality of the visuals? What …

Monday Meeting: November 18, 2019 | Guest: Rachel Reid from Gunner

November 19th, 2019


This week we welcome Julie Craft as a new host to Monday Meetings as well as guest, Rachel Reid from Gunner in Detroit, MI. Julie and Rachel talk …

Monday Meeting: November 04, 2019| Andy Needham talks XP Challenge, a quick chat about holds, and more!

November 5th, 2019


This week Andy Needham talks to us briefly about the annual X-Particles Challenge. Afterward, we open up the call for general discussion and talk …

Monday Meeting: October 28, 2019 | Goal Setting with Guest, Hayley Akins

October 28th, 2019


This week, Hayley Akins joins us to talk about setting goals. How to go about it in your career, or personally, and how her quarterly mastermind group can help you with goals too.

If you'd like to join in a call or get …

Monday Meeting: October 21, 2019 | Office Configurations

October 28th, 2019


This week we talk about our offices. Do we sit or stand? What kind of mice are we using? How about wacom? What kind of desks and montors? We talk …

Monday Meeting: October 14, 2019 | Open Discussion, and Animation Festivals, and Mograph Events...Oh My!!!

October 16th, 2019


This week Penny Nederlander hosts an open discussion that transforms into talking about animation festivals vs. motion design events. We've got a lot of notes and links for you this week, so head over to

Monday Meeting: October 07, 2019 | Camp Mograph 2019 Recap

October 8th, 2019


This week we discuss everything that happened at Camp Mograph . We go over some of the activities, but have a bunch of participants who were at Camp discuss their own personal thoughts about the event.

As always, if …

Monday Meeting: September 23, 2019 | Blend Fest Recap and Open Discussion

October 8th, 2019


On this week's call, we discussed Blend and had a general open discussion. We talk about the Blend titles as well as the Half Rez ones and more.

Monday Meeting: September 16, 2019 | First time host, Penny Nederlander!

September 19th, 2019


This week we welcome Penny Nederlander as a new host for the Monday Meeting calls. She absolutely killed it. We talked about everything ranging from …

Monday Meeting: September 9, 2019 | Guest: Chad Ashley

September 11th, 2019


We are stoked to have Chad Ashley (@chad_gsg & @cgpov) join us for this week's meeting to go over his process for creating materials in Substance Designer.  Chad walks us through a lot of the creative decisions and …

Monday Meeting: September 2, 2019 | Open Discussion

September 4th, 2019


This week's meeting was an open discussion and consisted of some good topics.  We touch on the School of Motion "state of the industry" survey, bad …

Monday Meeting: August 26, 2019 | What does success look like?

August 29th, 2019


This week's call was an open discussion that turned into looking at what success means. Does it mean you're famous and working with all the big names? Does it mean you're not homeless? What constitutes success for us?

Monday Meeting: August 19, 2018 | Does Location Matter for a Motion Design Career

August 20th, 2019


This week we discuss a wide variety of things. The original topic started out questioning does location matter to a motion designer career. We branched off and talked about the importance of networking beyond the …

Monday Meeting: August 12, 2019 | What it takes to have a career in motion design. Tips, pricing, and more...

August 13th, 2019


This week we did a quick recap of SIGGRAPH since we skipped it last week. The main focus of this week's call was about having a career in mograph. Some harsh truths about what it takes to make it in the industry; Some …

Monday Meeting: August 5, 2019: Reels and Cold Emails

August 6th, 2019


This week the group talks reviews a couple reels and talks a briefly at the end of the call about using Linkedin for doing sales and cold emailing. 

Monday Meeting: July 29, 2019: Tutorials & Self Critiques

July 31st, 2019


There are so many resources for learning motion design.  From free tutorials to paid courses and everything in between, what's the best way to go?  Pros and Cons?  And once you learn more skills, how do you critique …

Monday Meeting: July 22, 2019: What's going on in the industry lately?

July 26th, 2019


Have you noticed the industry seems to be shifting a lot lately? We have too. This week we discuss how the industry is changing. Studios closing and downsizing. The huge increase in freelancers. Lots of big names now …

Monday Meeting: July 15, 2019: Handling Late Payments, Overtime, and more!

July 22nd, 2019


This week we discuss a lot having to do with invoicing. How to deal with late payments, overtime, and more.

As always, you can join in or learn more at

Monday Meeting: July 8, 2019: Year One

July 22nd, 2019


We have been doing this for one year! This week we discussed what our first year of meetings has been like and how thankful we are for you, the …

Monday Meeting: July 1, 2019: Passive Income

July 2nd, 2019


 This week we have a pretty loose discussion about ways to generate passive income, some chat about creating tutorials and how that could generate …

Monday Meeting: June 17, 2019: Guest, Noah Wohl

July 2nd, 2019


This week we chat with Noah Wohl about being a business owner in the motion design industry, how he got started, why a business vs. freelance, and lots of hot questions from participants. 

 As always, you can join in …

Monday Meeting: June 10, 2019: 2019 Goals Review

June 16th, 2019


This week we catch up with a lot of attendees to see how their yearly goals are going.  Are people accomplishing them?  Have some been put on the back burner?  Some good conversations come about while reviewing a bunch …

Monday Meeting: June 03, 2019: Splitting Business Types & Parenting While Progressing

June 4th, 2019


This week we discuss is it worth splitting your business or types of work into different businesses?  Or should you keep it all under one roof?  We …

Monday Meeting: May 20, 2019: R&D In Your Work

May 20th, 2019


 This week we discuss how you incorporate Research and Development into your project workflow.  Do you set aside time to do it?  How much time do you spend with R&D?  The group weighs in.

As always, you can join in …

Monday Meeting: May 13, 2019: The Blunt Nature of the Industry

May 18th, 2019


This week we discuss the blunt nature of the industry: Does being a fantastic artist and good at what you do really get you more jobs or is there more to it? Can you "cheat" your way into more lucrative jobs just by …

Monday Meeting: April 29, 2019: Time Management

April 30th, 2019


This week we discuss time management. How do remote workers vs. on site workers, best and worst practices, and more!

As always, you can learn more and join in at

Monday Meeting: April 22, 2019: Discussion on Mental and Physical Health

April 25th, 2019


This week we have open discussion that focuses mostly on mental and physical health. Everything from the tole this industry takes on us to the tole …

Monday Meeting: April 15, 2019 | NAB 2019 Recap

April 16th, 2019


Mark, Liam, and many others who attended NAB 2019 have a great overall discussion about what they saw at the show.  From presentations at the Maxon booth and other show floor topics to after parties and gambling, this …

Monday Meeting: April 01, 2019 | Guest: Raphael Rau

April 1st, 2019


 Raphael joined us this week to talk about his most recent project, "METERS." He goes into how he developed some of his procedural materials, his inspiration and takes questions from the participants.

For show notes and …

Monday Meeting: March 25, 2019 | Guest: Kyle Hamrick

March 28th, 2019


 This week, guest Kyle Hamrick joins the call to discuss his 30 days of AE Text Tool experiments while dropping a ton of juicy After Effects tips and …

Monday Meeting: March 18, 2019 | Discussion: Negotiation & Etiquette in our Industry

March 21st, 2019


 For this meeting, we discuss finding negotiation and etiquette with in the motion graphics industry.  This is a topic that has been coming up a lot in the various Slack channels and on Twitter.  There is some great …

Monday Meeting: March 11, 2019 | Guest: Tyler Bay

March 12th, 2019


 This week, guest Tyler Bay joins the call to discuss his Houdini wizardry, tutorials and tips of getting started with Houdini.  If you have never heard of Houdini or are a seasoned artist, this episode is worth a …

Monday Meeting: March 05, 2019 | Discussion: Live Reel Critiques

March 5th, 2019


This week, we hosted our first live reel critiques! If you want to follow along visually, the video will be up at You can also get …

Monday Meeting: February 25, 2019 | Guest: Caitlin Cadieux

February 28th, 2019


This week, guest Caitlin Cadieux joins the call to discuss her workflow, how she works as an illustrator, 2D and 3D animator, and a lot of questions …

Monday Meeting: February 18, 2019 | Do you take shortcuts?

February 19th, 2019


 This week we discuss taking shortcuts in your work.  Do you use templates from sites like Adobe Stock, VideoHive, etc?  If you do, do you feel guilty or is it about getting the job done? Lots of interesting discussion …

Monday Meeting: February 11, 2019 | Guest:

February 13th, 2019


Joe Clay and Sev Ojea join in the call this week to talk a bit about their backgrounds, how Workbench got started and general Q&A from the …

Monday Meeting: February 04, 2019 | 2019 Goals Review, Superbowl Ads, and new Monthly Challenge

February 7th, 2019


 This week we review our 2019 Goals, discuss the Superbowl commercials, talk shop and issue the next monthly challenge: create a new demo reel. 

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Monday Meeting: January 28, 2019 | This We Wish We Knew Getting into the Industry

February 1st, 2019


This week we discuss thing we wish we knew before we got into the industry, freelance, etc. 

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Monday Meeting: January 21, 2019 | Guest: Dorca Musseb

January 22nd, 2019


This week, Dorca Musseb, a designer and animator joined us to talk about her work on "Patriot Act with Hassan Minhaj," and some general discussion. We also discuss a bunch of inspirational links that came out this past …

Monday Meeting: January 14, 2019 | Discussion: Can taste be taught?

January 15th, 2019


 Can you teach taste? Is art/design a skill anyone can learn? This week we discuss that and other many tangents about schooling, mentoring, …

Monday Meeting: January 07, 2019 | Discussion: 2019 Goals & Challenges

January 8th, 2019


In this week's meeting, we discuss our goals for the upcoming year and reveal some challenges that we think will help push your skills as a freelancer, artist and business person.  

Monday Meeting: December 17, 2018 | Discussion: Your Ideal Workday or Schedule

December 27th, 2018



  • With holidays coming up, we are going to take the next 2 weeks off.  Next meeting will be Jan 7th
  • Got some ideas/guests planned …

Monday Meeting: December 10, 2018 | Discussion: Finding Your Artistic Voice

December 11th, 2018


For this meeting, we discuss finding your voice as an artist. The topics was brought up the previous week by motion designer Elizabeth Grigg. The meeting goes deep into what is an artist, finding your voice, and how …

Monday Meeting: December 03, 2018 | Discussion: Mograph Education & Awards

December 6th, 2018


This meeting was an open forum with some suggestions from the community. We cover the democratization of technology and education in the motion …

Monday Meeting: November 26, 2018 | Discussion: Building Trust, Workflows, Client Issues and More!

November 27th, 2018


This meeting was an open forum with some suggestions from the community. We covered everything from building trust with clients and co-workers, workflows internally and with clients, general client woes and so much more!

Monday Meeting: November 19, 2018 | Discussion: Branding Yourself

November 20th, 2018


An instant classic.

This week, the group discusses the topic of branding yourself. Should you brand yourself as your name? As an alias? As a …

Monday Meeting: November 5, 2018 | Guests: Brett Morris & Chad Ashley

November 6th, 2018


Guests Brett Morris and Chad Ashley discuss how small studios, such as Ranger and Fox, take on large projects. Throughout the discussion, we focus on project management, Redshift render, and other workflows that Brett …

Monday Meeting: October 29, 2018 | Discussion: Freelance Financials

October 30th, 2018


This week, the group discussion is led by Liam Clisham, who shares his financials from the past 3 years of freelancing. A great discussion ensues after with a large Q&A from the community.

Monday Meeting: October 22, 2018 | Guest: Ryan Summers

October 30th, 2018


Guest, Ryan Summers, talks to the group about career tips in the animation/motion design industry, the industry as a whole, how to find inspiration, …

Monday Meeting: October 15, 2018 | Discussion: Types of Learning

October 30th, 2018


This week, the group discusses different ways of learning. From how to learn to where to learn.

Monday Meeting: October 08, 2018 | Guest: Hayley Akins

October 30th, 2018


Guest, Hayley Akins, talks to the group about the new Motion Hatch Contract Bundle, making the contracts work for you, and how to protect yourself and your work.

Monday Meeting: October 1, 2018 | Client Red Flags

October 30th, 2018


In this meeting, the group discusses what are client red flags, how to avoid them, and different steps you can take to protect yourself and your business.

Monday Meeting: September 24, 2018 | Guest: Barton Damer

October 30th, 2018


Guest, Barton Damer, talks to the group about running a smaller studio, the industry, and how to make moves in your career to get ahead.

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