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Be a designer who can prototype.

Learn Quartz Composer & Origami in five days.

"I realize how much I've been missing out on as a designer while prototyping my work. I would recommend this course to any designer who is looking for a pivotal tool in the design process."

Matt Johnston
Product Designer at Netflix

All of the most talented people in our industry seem to be using interactive prototyping tools like Quartz Composer & Facebook Origami. So you download the app, fire it up, and...have no idea what to do. The learning curve is steep, documentation poor, and the Internet is scattered with the corpses of half-completed tutorials.

Why Prototype? Why Quartz Composer?

When you create prototypes that can be used, manipulated and tested, you have a massive advantage over other designers who can't. Your prototypes will reflect how your customers really use your products, and that alone will improve their quality.

Not only that, but you'll be producing more creative designs. You won't have to split your energies between coding and creativity. Quartz Composer is powerful because you can see changes on the fly without having to recompile code, reload a browser window or — worse yet — wait for it to be implemented by an engineer.

A Video Course for Designers, by Designers

Like us, you're busy and you don't have time to spend a month learning new tools. So we built a course where you can master the basics of Quartz Composer & Facebook Origami in five days (with time to spare for weekend relaxation!).

In less than an hour, you'll be creating prototypes that can be manipulated with taps and presses. And at the end of the Crash Course, you'll be able to make interactive prototyping an essential part of your design process.


What you'll learn in this video course.

This is everything we wish we had when we started learning Quartz Composer & Origami.

Through both video and optional written lessons, we'll help you every step of the way. You'll learn effective workflow from UI to interaction concept, how to use common mobile UI patches, how to build custom macro patches, how to use Origami, advanced concepts including expressions, and more.

You'll be getting almost 40 videos that walk you through each lesson in its entirety — or, just the segments on which you need extra help. That's almost two hours of video.

Our Quartz Composer compositions will get you started with all of the assets exported and pre-arranged, show you the answer when you need help, and push you harder with our Extra Credit options.

The concepts you learn here can be used for whatever product you want to build. These are real-world scenarios found around a UI we've designed for you, emphasizing the workflow and concepts.

Learn the basics of Quartz Composer & Origami for only $74. You'll more than make up for this after less than two hours of prototyping work for a client or for your product.

1. An Introduction

You'll learn the basics of Quartz Composer & Origami while building a "like" interaction.

2. Complex Animations

Set up an appealing “lightbox” effect on an image tap. Make it juicy!

3. Conditionals & Expressions

We'll control elements of your design with “if, then” logic and create custom expressions.

4. Macro Patches

Keep your workspace tidy and avoid duplicating effort by using macro patches.

5. Create Your Own Patch

Learn new interactions while learning about the power of user-defined patches.

Who We Are


About Chris Slowik

I’ve been involved in the creation of mobile and web apps for years, initially with mainly UI design. It was a natural next step to combine that experience with an interest in animation and get involved in more advanced interaction design. I currently create interaction concepts for all the cool stuff we’re designing at CreativeDash, working with some really neat startups. I’m always looking for new ways to prototype and export interactions.

About Scott Hurff

I'm on the founding team and head of product for Tappy, a mobile app backed by Kleiner Perkins. I've been designing and building products on the Web for over 15 years, consulting with dozens of startups. The products I designed and helped build have been used by over 20 million people and a number of organizations, including VICE, Dick Clark Productions, Greyson Chance, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Puma, INDMUSIC, TMZ and Disney. I've built social networks, SaaS products, e-commerce storefronts and software, marketplaces, email apps and more.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After purchase, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
On what devices can I take the course?

Mobile, tablet, and desktop are all supported.

Can the videos be downloaded?

Yes. You can download any of the videos so you can keep learning on long business flights.

What are the course requirements?
An Internet connection, an Intel-based Mac that has Mac OS X Mavericks or later installed, Quartz Composer, Origami, and desire to learn.
Who should take the course?

If you're the kind of designer who isn't satisfied with resting on your laurels and depending on the Photoshop skills you learned years ago, this is the course for you. Bring life to your designs. Get those animation ideas out of your head. Create interfaces with motion.

If that's you, then take this course.

What's the course's format?

This is a video-first course, but we outline everything in each lesson with segment videos, text and images, as well. We do this so you can choose your preferred learning method.

What happens after I buy the course?

You'll immediately create an account that gives you private access to the course. This account will track your lesson progress so you don't have to remember where you left off. And it allows you to sign into the course from any device.

When does the course start and finish?

This is a completely self-paced online course — you decide when you start and when you finish.

How long do I have access to the course?

You'll have lifetime access for as long as you like, across any and all devices you own.

What if I'm unhappy with the course?

We'd never want you to be unhappy. If you're unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we'll give you a full refund.

Simple and useful, which takes a ton of work. Will be recommending for sure :)

Behzad Aghaei

Chris and Scott's course was exactly what I needed to get started with Quartz Composer & Origami. It was simple enough for beginners, yet even after the first lesson I felt ready to start making my own prototypes. Now that I feel comfortable with Quartz Composer, I realize how much I've been missing out on as a designer while prototyping my work. I would recommend this course to any designer who is looking for a pivotal tool in the design process.

Matt Johnston

Product designers, I highly recommend the Quartz Composer and Origami crash course.

Jordan Lyall



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