mtdesign started in 2006 when the simple need for more Apple Motion templates in the market sparked off graphic design artist, Darryl Allen, to fill the gap and create

Over a period of 5 years, Darryl saw the need for more Motion templates from other artists in the market, and the business grew to include works from other artists. Motion Templates Inc was thus incorporated in 2011 and 4 years down, they are one of the largest, best selling artists on MotionElements. They are also our chosen featured artist for the month of May.

We asked Darryl our questions to find out more about the magic behind the work.

0515-mtdesign_375x400Where are you based in?  

We are located in Westchester County, New York

How many of you are there in Motion Templates Inc?

I’m the President / CEO of Motion Templates with no other employees. But I work with other freelance artists to produce our templates.

What are you working on now?

We are working on more dynamic 3D space projects, Motion 5 plugins, and Motion templates for videographers and photographers. In 2015, we are creating not only Motion 4 and 5 templates but FCPX templates for users who don’t feel comfortable using Apple Motion.

What’s the most enjoyable thing about what you do?

To see our customers happy. When they are in a crunch and need a project done quickly for a client, they may find a template from us and get the project done on time and on budget. That is our satisfaction.

What tickles your creative bone? Who/What is your biggest muse?

(1) It’s the early morning quietness with a cup of coffee, looking out the window and seeing nature’s animals and birds feeding. The ideas just start flowing and get captured on a writing pad.

(2) Caroline Myss and Clarissa Pinkola Estes

When and How did you start of selling stock?

Back in 2006– there just wasn’t enough templates to choice from and use in Apple Motion, so I spent endless hours learning the program and decided to built a website/ store and start selling them.

Do you have a favourite piece you made? If so, what is it and why is it your favourite?

I would say I don’t have any favorites but the video wall and wedding templates are the most exciting I think.

How would you describe the work that you do?

It’s very time consuming building templates from scratch, and making them very affordable. A lot of effort goings into each template and finding the right theme that customers may need at any given time can be challenging. We try to display a variety of styles that may appeal our customer. To sum it up, it’s hard work and long hours but

That satisfaction of happy customers out weighs the hard work that go into them.

Find more wonderful Motion templates on mtdesign’s MotionElements Artist Page.

You can also visit their online store at