Val Head, Animation Director

Native web animations, when used well, can improve interactions and bring delightful moments to the experience of using your site or service. Nobody knows this better than Val Head, a designer and web animation consultant with a talent for getting designers and developers alike excited about the power of animation. 

Val Head, Animation Director

Val is the author of The Pocket Guide to CSS Animations and Designing Interface Animation. She shares her passion for animation and UX by curating the UI Animation Newsletter, hosting the All The Right Moves screencast, and cohosting the Motion and Meaning podcast.

Obsessed with type and code, and passionate about what web and interaction designers can learn from classic Disney animation, Val helps the designers and developers at studio.zeldman craft interactions and animation style guides that bring your brand to life. 

Of Note

What Disney’s Classic Animation Principles Could Teach Web Designers
Fast Company, January 26, 2016

Putting Your UI in Motion with CSS by Val Head
An Event Apart (video), May 8, 2015

How does your brand live in motion?
The Big Web Show (podcast), September 23, 2015

Safer Web Animation for Motion Sensitivity
A List Apart, September 11, 2015

Designing Interface Animation
.net Magazine #265 (cover story), February 19, 2015

UI Animation & UX: A not-so-secret friendship
A List Apart, February 11, 2014

Prototyping Animation with Edge Animate
.net Magazine #254, September 16, 2014

Meaning in Motion: An Interview with Val Head
An Event Apart, May 12, 2016