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Whether you’re aiming to go freelance, grow your client base, update your portfolio or complete a personal project – The Mograph Mastermind Program provides you with the support and accountability you need to achieve your motion design career goals.


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What is a Mastermind?

A mastermind is a peer support group who learn and grow together. Usually meeting weekly or monthly on video calls with between 4 and 6 people.

Mastermind groups provide you with a sounding board to bounce ideas off when you’re feeling stuck. They help you with feedback, support, encouragement and most importantly provide you with accountability for your goals. 

You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.

A mastermind helps you to surround yourself with people who understand your story and what you’re going through.

What is included?


Access to our
Mograph Mastermind Slack Community

Weekly live calls online with your mentor and other Mastermind members

Access to your
Mastermind mentor – offering guidance and expertise

What our members think

When I joined the Mastermind we'd been planning to launch our new animation studio for almost a year, but client work kept getting in the way and our own business priorities fell to the side.

Joining at the start of the year was a great push to get our new website up and running. The weekly meetups kept me on track and it was great to have a team giving support and advice throughout the process.

Steff Lee

Kino Bino

The Mograph Mastermind is a great place to voice my worries and have support with my business issues. When things get tough it can be overwhelming to deal with everything alone. Having the group is mentally helpful alongside the actual and concrete productive help.

Yaya Gadon

Yaya Studio

I had been procrastinating on starting a personal project, so the accountability and especially the hot seats in the mastermind really clarified next steps for me. I feel completely unstuck now. I also got a lot of valuable support when I needed to shift my focus to a membership site I was building. I am super happy I joined and so proud of all the great moves everyone in the group made!!! Hayley facilitated an awesome community of motion designers ready to learn, help each other, and grow together.

Austin Saylor

The Mograph Mastermind Program

Whether you’re just starting out as a motion designer or you have been running your own business for a while, The Mograph Mastermind is a bespoke Mastermind program that will help you get the most out of your motion design career.

Mastermind Structure

Our Mastermind is an 8-week program including weekly calls and access to our Mastermind community on Slack.

Call 1:

Meet & Greet

The first week is dedicated to getting to know your assigned group. You will discuss your background and goals. It’s the first step towards becoming a tight-knit workgroup who support and collaborate on ideas to empower each other's businesses and careers.

Calls 2-7


We will kick off each call with a short discussion on what everyone has achieved over the past week and which goals have been met. Gotta love that accountability!

Then it’s time to go deep and take turns jumping in to the hot seat. When it is your turn you will have the opportunity to discuss what you are working on and any issues you may be facing that week. Your mentor and group will offer feedback and advice to help you move past any struggles and steer you towards your goals.

Based on the results of the discussion, we will plan your next steps and goals for the following week. Even when it isn’t your turn in the hotseat you will always take something away from each call, as we learn and grow with each other.

Call 8:

Your Future Plan

In the final call we look at what you have achieved over the last 8 weeks and help you to create a plan for the future. Setting out how you will continue to grow and strive towards your goals. Getting feedback and suggestions on your plan from your mentor and fellow Mastermind members.

Don’t worry we don’t just leave you there. You will have continued access to the Slack channel for at least 1 year where you can chat with your fellow students until your heart's content. Providing you with some awesome motion design friends you know you can count on.

Ready to unlock your career?

Meet the Mentors

Our Mastermind Mentors will help facilitate each live video session and also be on the slack channel answering questions and providing encouragement and advice in between calls.  

Hayley Akins

Hayley is the founder of Motion Hatch and the host of the Motion Hatch podcast. Her aim is to provide the motion design community with the knowledge and resources they need to build businesses they care about and do work they love.

On her podcast, Hayley talks to influential motion designers about their lives, careers and how they run their businesses. She also speaks with entrepreneurs, accountants and lawyers to get their tips and advice on best business practices for freelance motion designers.

Hayley has worked in motion design for 10 years, her clients have included Google, The Gates Foundation and the United Nations. Hayley is passionate about working on projects that have a positive impact on the world.

Jess Peterson

Jess leads business, operations, and concept development at Mighty Oak, an award-winning creative studio specializing in hand-made animation and design.

She has led campaigns for clients such as Netflix, HBO, Adult Swim, Airbnb, NBC, and The New York Times. To date, their work has reached over 2.5 billion views across platforms.

Named one of Fast Company's Most Creative People in Business, Jess has offered branding and business workshops at venues such as General Assembly, Etsy, The MET, Lincoln Center, and on Capitol Hill.

Monique Wray

Monique is a  San Francisco-based, Miami-born, animator, illustrator, and director. Her work is typically character-driven with a touch of whimsey.

Monique has done work for New York Times, Google, LA Times, Apple, Airbnb, LA Times, Lyft, Disney, IDEO, Droga5, Facebook, Random House, and

Her creative practice Made By Small focuses on 2d animation, illustration, narrative work, and GIFs. All with a pop of color, bold lines, and even bolder subjects.

Christopher Bernal

Christopher is a Bay Area Motion Designer with over a decade of experience in the animation industry working with production studios, agencies, and in-house teams. For the past several years he has organized and participated in events to bring the local motion community together.

Client projects have included several well-known companies, including Apple, Google, Facebook, Brisk, North Face, and Xbox. From pitches to social media campaigns; the content has spanned the gamut with a particular fondness for events recently such as Apple's WWDC, DocuSign's Mo-Mentum and Facebook's F8 Developers Conference.

Collaborating and engaging with the community led to organizing dozens of events based on issues that face those transitioning into motion design, pushing their careers further.

Apply now for a place in our Fall Session

Read our FAQs

You will be assigned your group based on your application. Considerations include which country you live in and what stage of your career you are at.

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It is important that you attend every call. We provide different call times to different groups. You can select a time that works for you when you apply. If none of the times work for you. You are welcome to apply to a future session. We may have different options for times for each session depending on the amount of groups happening at once.

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You have access to the Mograph Mastermind slack group for at least one year. The mentors pop in from time to time and you can continue communication with your group and the other students in your session and previous sessions. There are opportunities to join future mastermind sessions and 1 on 1 coaching is occasionally available for an extra cost.

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