How Animation Brings Products to Life

Aarron Walter, InVision, Pablo Stanley, InVision and Ryan McLeod, BlackBox

Gone are the days when animation was used to simply add flair to a design. Today, top companies like Waze and Headspace utilize animation to draw users in, help them learn the product, and increase engagement.

In this fireside chat, the authors of the new InVision Animation Handbook—Ryan McLeod, developer of indie puzzle game Blackbox; Pablo Stanley, Lead Designer, InVision Studio; and Aarron Walter, VP of InVision Design Education—sit down for an in-depth discussion about how to use animation to engage your users.

Tune in to discover:

  • Standout examples of animated design from top companies and what you can learn from them
  • Ways to convey emotion and meaning through animated designs
  • Tips for partnering with engineering to bring your animated designs to life

We hope you’ll join us–it’s a conversation you don’t want to miss.

Can’t make that time but still want to learn? Register anyway. We’ll share a recording plus links to other resources, after the chat.

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Aarron Walter, InVision

Aarron Walter brings 15+ years of experience running product teams and promoting design best practices to his role as VP of Design Education at InVision. Aarron founded the UX practice at MailChimp and helped grow the product from a few thousand users to more than 10 million. His guidance has also influenced design culture at the White House, the US Department of State, and dozens of major corporations, startups, and venture capitalist firms. You can follow @Aarron for his hot design takes and read his best-selling book Designing for Emotion from A Book Apart. Learn more at

Pablo Stanley, InVision

Pablo Stanley is a Mexican designer who is currently traveling around the world while working as a Design Manager at InVision. Before InVision, Pablo was the Designer and Co-founder of Carbon Health. Pablo gives design workshops worldwide that focus on product design and UI animation. You can watch his adventures on his YouTube channel Sketch Together, which features design tutorials, live streams, critiques, and other random stuff. He also co-hosts the Hispanic podcast Diseño Cha Cha Cha, where he interviews Latinxs in the tech industry, and writes and illustrates The Design Team, a comic series that follows the lives of designers working at a startup. Follow him @pablostanley and learn more at

Ryan McLeod, BlackBox

Ryan McLeod is a puzzle maker and self-taught designer with a masters in computer science. He designs and develops the infamous and infuriating game Blackbox, which won an Apple Design Award in 2017. Blackbox is also a testbed for interaction design and accessibility innovation. Off the computer, Ryan cooks a lot and once accidentally bartended a Nobel Prize after party. Follow him @warpling.