A series of 4 exercises exploring various principles of design, time-based media, and animation while learning industry standard 2D animation software Adobe After Effects. These exercises will focus on the design, editing, timing, and animation skills needed to complete our larger class project "Title Transformation". Individual exercises will be graded separately. There will not be a final critique of the work, but there will be brief daily feedback from the instructor, and students are encouraged to seek feedback and critique from each other. Although there's a lot of software to learn during this exploration, we must never lose sight of the fact that we are designers and communicators first, and software operators second.