Do you need some encouragement and support in your motion design career?
Full Harbor Membership is committed to providing not only top-notch business and creative advice, but also fostering a safe community for all to come as you are. We are a special bunch and we encourage each other to become better humans, not just better animators.
I spent 8 years in a job that was not right for me. I eventually found mentors and community that helped me go out on my own. Many years later, I've started my own membership to help others work through career transitions, rough spots and plateaus.
Full Harbor Membership is for you if...
*You're in a job that sucks your soul
*You have a hard time creating personal projects to fill out your portfolio
*You're stressed about not bringing in enough money from client work to pay the bills each month
*You're wondering if you are good enough to raise your rates? Should you be charging more?
*You're not sure what you should focus on... character animation, 3D, cell animation, 2D motion graphics, or UI/UX animation?
There are so many potential obstacles to keep you from feeling confident in what you're doing. Do you have a support system for helping you make these big decisions with confidence?
💬 Ask questions and get answers quickly on things like After Effects problems, animation feedback/critique, and pricing
🗣 Have deep and open conversations about difficult topics (ie. how much to charge, are you ready to go freelance, how to deal with a difficult client)
💎 Deepen your network (aka make good motion friends)
💼 Establish foundational business skills via live workshops
🧠 Discover mindsets that have been holding you back and swap them for mindsets that open you up to more opportunity and possibility in your life
The Pillars of Full Harbor Membership
In Full Harbor Membership, we take a wholistic approach to creating your extraordinary career and life.
As creatives, the business side is scary and frustrating. So these once-a-month workshops are essential for sharpening your business skills.
Building a More Effective Online Presence
How Much Do I Charge for Motion Design?
Being Financially Secure as a Freelancer
(see the full list in the Course Curriculum below)
Full Harbor Chats
In an effort to get to know other members and share experiences and ideas, we do a topic-focused fireside chat.
This is a live, online video chat where we discuss the topic of the month as a group. All voices are heard and respected, and we always come out more informed and connected than we were going in.
Members get access to the beating heart of Full Harbor Membership… the private Slack channel.
The beauty of this group is how much everyone cares about each other. We help each other out with project quotes, pricing questions, project feedback and one of the members even started a book club (thanks Coralie!).
Full Harbor Members are all top notch humans, whether they are just getting started or 10 year veterans in the industry.
- Ben Marriott Q&A (75:04)
- NFTs (cryptoart) (110:25)
- Project 200k (82:21)
- Character Animation (63:11)
- Being Professional (107:43)
- Mac vs PC (94:43)
- Blogging Pt. 2 (53:11)
- Blogging Pt. 1 (97:39)
- Notion (the app) (70:22)
- Ae Templates (49:38)
- CRM (Client Relationship Management) (76:36)
- Art (92:18)
- Passive Income (66:54)
- Packaging up your services for clients (hot seat) (76:36)
- Goal Setting for 2020 (80:55)
- Networking: What's working, what's a struggle (75:01)
- Reels (46:15)
- Client Processes (84:21)
- Reel Review Feb 2020 (89:56)
- COVID-19 Stress and Encouragement (67:02)
- Taxes (37:48)
- Mind Management, Not Time Management (76:33)
- Rework (68:36)
- Steal Like an Artist (62:21)
- The War of Art (84:55)
- So You Want to Talk About Race (89:22)
- Find Your Artistic Voice (63:50)
- No Hard Feelings (100:32)
- Start with Why (86:36)
- Deep Work (62:02)
- The Win Without Pitching Manifesto (65:55)
- Digital Minimalism (66:22)
- Social Media Strategy (focus on Instagram) (77:12)
- Becoming a Thriving Artist (and coping with the COVID-19 economy) (110:17)
- How to Build Your Client Process (115:26)
- Goal Setting Workshop (91:50)
- Getting your money right (88:52)
- Build Your Own Repeatable Animation Process (72:03)
- Being financially secure as a freelancer (118:22)
- How much do I charge for Motion Design? (135:51)
- Build an Effective Online Presence (4:20)
- Textures – give your animations some gritty goodness (33:45)
- Geometric Fun - Part 1 - Rolling Rig (25:15)
- Logo Animation (part 1 & 2) (49:32)
- After Effects Text Animators Super Guide (51:38)
- Lettering Animation Workshop Pt 1 - Monoline write-on (37:28)
- Lettering Animation Workshop Pt 2 – Variable width write-on (38:21)
- Lettering Animation Workshop Pt 3 – Bouncy write-on (39:37)
- Text on a circular path (16:31)
Hi, I’m Austin Saylor 👋
Half of my time, I'm a freelance motion designer doing work for clients like Honda, Pat Flynn, Vans, and ConvertKit.
The other half I’m running Full Harbor Membership and The Lettering Animation Course.
After my wife and I narrowly escaped our apartment burning down, we had the proverbial (as well as literal) fire lit under our butts. Life is too short to hope you get the career and the experiences you want. I spent the next year waking up early and putting everything I had into getting good at motion design. And one year later I left my day job to go freelance.
While I don't recommend the experience of losing everything in a fire, I want to transfer the urgency to act today for the future you want tomorrow.
I'm obsessed with living an extraordinary life, creating work that matters, and helping others in their own personal journey.
"Being part of the Full Harbor membership has had more benefits on my journey then I can list. It is great to be able to talk about all things motion from freelance questions, project feedback and even financial concerns.
The workshops Austin runs are also a great way to hear about interesting topics and being able to ask specific questions regarding that topic.
Since joining I have found myself reaching out to more people and overall just being more involved in the motion design industry as a whole."
– Brian Howlett, Motion Designer
"Full Harbor is a community like no other. Each month, Austin inspires personal growth through live workshops on a variety of topics as well as animation training. He has cultivated a tight nit group that is always encouraging growth.
If you’re looking for accountability towards growth, or just an amazing group of kind, positive colleagues – then Full Harbor is right for you."
– Allison Butler, Motion Designer
I’ve benefitted a ton from all the resources in Full Harbor, especially the 30 Day Networking challenge. Towards the middle of the challenge, I started emailing people and dream clients I admired outside of my industry, not expecting results or a response. But two of my favorite YouTubers ended up hiring me, and one is already a repeat client! Participating in this challenge led to thousands of dollars of exciting, portfolio-building work with MAJOR dream clients. Full Harbor is the best!!
– Lindsey Deschamp, Freelance Motion Designer
I love wonderful wins like this. The members in Full Harbor are here for you, even, or especially, when you feel down about yourself.
In December '19, we went through the 30 Day Networking Challenge together. Mikolai came through with some clutch advice on picking yourself back up when you fail.
As a community, we encourage each other to grow... and it was awesome to see Bryan do the scary task of raising his rates with a current client. As you can see, this not only paid off in getting a higher rate, but also in getting more work from that client!
Full Harbor Membership
Yearly plan = $470/year
Monthly plan = $47/month
Full Harbor Membership is a place for you to:
🎞 Grow your animation skills
💎 Deepen your network (aka new friends)
💼 Build foundational business skills
🧠 Develop mindsets for success
If you feel like any of that is missing in your life, I invite you to join Full Harbor Membership.
See you inside!
If you are unhappy with the membership within 30 days, you get a full refund.