8 Motion Design Resources to Make You a Better Designer

A Real Look at Motion Design Resources for 2024: No Fluff, Just Stuff You Can Actually Use
Lexi KaneLexi Kane
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Written by the one and only Lexi Kane
8 Motion Design Resources to Make You a Better Designer, by Lexi Kane
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Coming from a graphic design background, I know all the basic graphic design resource sites: the Dieline, AIGA Eye on Design, It’s Nice That, etc. Recently, I had some time to dive into 2024 motion graphics trends, and I realized I had a harder time finding motion design resource sites than I do when I look for graphic design inspiration. Out of the goodness of my heart, I have decided to compile a list here for you. I hope these help you as much as they helped me.

Pixel Bakery

Not to toot our own horn, but we have a whole section of our website dedicated to accessible education. Expanding educational opportunities is more possible now than ever with technological advancements. Pixel Bakery believes open-sourcing our files is one of countless ways we can break down legal, financial, or technical barriers that prevent creativity and believes that everyone should have access to high-quality educational experiences and resources.

The Creative Codex

The Creative Codex is revolutionizing the motion design industry by uniting top names and studios to establish a standardized language and process. As a free community-driven resource, they empower creatives worldwide with reliable industry insights and educational materials. Their mission extends beyond terminology correction; they’re cultivating a comprehensive hub of knowledge and resources to fortify and elevate our creative community.


Panimation, formerly known as Punanimation, emerged in 2015 from the collaboration of Bee Grandinetti, Hedvig Ahlberg, and Linn Fritz, blossoming into a robust global community of 4000+ women, trans, and non-binary individuals in animation and motion graphics. Initially a Facebook group addressing industry gender imbalances, Panimation has evolved into a dynamic hub fostering knowledge exchange and support. Inspired by its members, Panimation has expanded its mission to offer a comprehensive talent directory, actively challenging the industry's male-dominated landscape. Beyond advocacy, exploring Panimation's diverse portfolio serves as a rich source of inspiration for creative endeavors, showcasing the immense talent and creativity of artists that are often overlooked in the industry.


While not primarily focused on inspiration, Animography serves as a valuable resource in the realm of animated typefaces. Particularly beneficial for those engaged in kinetic typography, it offers a curated collection of custom animated typefaces accompanied by comprehensive case studies showcasing their application. Exploring Animography's offerings can provide valuable inspiration for upcoming typography projects.

Great Women Animators

Great Women Animators is a dedicated database illuminating the contributions and profiles of female animators spanning from the 1900s to the present day. Continuously evolving, the database undergoes semi-regular updates with the mission to educate, disseminate, and champion the work of an international cohort of women animators across the last century. Inclusivity lies at its core, extending its embrace to encompass women, trans, and gender non-conforming animators. Each entry offers concise profiles for further exploration and sharing. Delving into the annals of animation history not only provides valuable insights but also serves as a source of inspiration. It underscores the importance of learning from the experiences and achievements of those who paved the way, enriching contemporary creativity with lessons from the past.


Since its inception in 2006, Motionographer has stood as a cornerstone of the motion design community, providing essential resources for visual storytellers to refine their skills, showcase their achievements, and navigate the nuances of the industry landscape. Their mission is to uncover the essence of "unexpected inspiration" and to disseminate it globally, making Motionographer an indispensable source for staying ahead of current trends and finding creative inspiration.

Good Moves

Good Moves is the crème de la crème of motion design. Every day their algorithm crawls the web to find the videos that are making waves around the globe before hand-selecting their favorite.

Ordinary Folk

Much like Pixel Bakery, Ordinary Folk has released full projects, snippets, rigs, and scripts out into the world for you to download and play with. We find that one of the best ways to learn is to see how other people do things, and this is a great opportunity to dig into an accomplished motion design studio’s files.


Animation Techniques
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