Illustration for Animation

Tuesday / September 22 / 12:00 PM

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If you’re an illustrator or designer who dabbles, get ready to kick your portfolio up a notch with this workshop on designing for animation.

Katie Trayte — a professional art director at a DC-based animation studio — will walk you through the process of creating assets for an animated project. Get ready to learn how she uses a client script to make creative choices, develop storyboard frames, and create animation-ready assets. This workshop is going to give you the basics and get you ready to start animating your work, so come ready to dive in, ask questions, and learn a new skill.

Event Partner & Sponsor

Duke & Duck Duke & Duck is a DC-based creative agency with a passion for story-telling and a specialty in animation and motion graphics. Since 2009, we’ve worked with many organizations in DC and beyond to help them reach their audience and make the world a better place.


Date & Time

Tuesday, September 22

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM




Katie Trayte

Art Director at Duke & Duck

She | Her | Hers

Katie is an art director, illustrator, and designer currently working at Duke & Duck. She is a Savannah College of Art and Design alumna, and a Midwesterner at heart. Katie loves bringing illustrations to life, and has worked on motion projects for clients including Geico, Patagonia, Ericsson, and Facebook.


Platform and Prerequisites

This event will be streamed via Zoom. In order to participate fully, attendees should plan to join on the Zoom app via their computer, tablet, or mobile device with enough bandwidth to support viewing video. In order to ensure only those who have registered for the event are able to attend — and to create space for intimate conversations — only those whose display name fully matches the name on our registration list will be admitted from the waiting room. You can find more about joining our virtual events, including how to connect, directions to troubleshoot, and information about our refund policy in our FAQ.

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You can learn more about how we’re making DC Design Week an accessible experience by visiting our page on accessibility.

Code of Conduct

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More Information

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