June 2022

Best 2D Animation Studios

2D animation is the craft of creating movement in a two dimensional space. The objects in 2D animation are 2 dimensional, meaning that they have height and width but do not have depth. 2D animation studios are typically capable of creating digital videos for companies.

Businesses should choose a 2D animation company by asking for existing work examples. This way, businesses can get a sense of a 2D designer’s work style. Also, businesses should ask 2D animation companies what kind of unique work they can produce for the company.

To help you get started finding and hiring a top 2D animation company, we created a list of some of the best agencies from around the world. Browse work portfolios, reviews, and case studies to research which 2D animation studios to connect with. After you create a shortlist of your top 5 2D animation studios, visit their website and schedule an intro call to learn more.

List of the Top 2D Animation Companies

  • 1
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Atlanta, GA

    The DVI Group solves business problems with custom video solutions for brands like UPS, Delta, and Kaiser-Permanente. Their main service line is video production in industries like information technology, healthcare, and consumer products and services. 

    One of their standout portfolio pieces was working with Care Logistics to show how their product can help hospitals change the way they think about care. The DVI team told this story with a 3D animation video that used simple characters to show how the product could help provide leaders with a roadmap for patient care. 

    SERVICES
    • 100% Video Production
    Aptos - Overview

    Aptos - Overview

    Aptos, a retail servicing software that provides powerful omni-channel solutions, wanted a video to showcase the advantages they offer to retailers around the world. At the same time, they wanted to explain everything in...
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    Shine Different

    Shine Different

    TWA, a long-time recurring client, is an advertising agency that wanted us to produce their creative concept for a campaign called “Shine Different.” The video—designed to feature their client’s products in a...
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    Brand Launch Video

    Brand Launch Video

    Payrix, a specialized payment solution designed for SaaS companies, wanted a brand teaser and explainer video for their fresh website launch. They requested high-energy, engaging, colorful animated pieces that would...
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    Holiday Inn - Brand Experience...

    Holiday Inn - Brand Experience...

    Holiday Inn—a global hotel brand known for its comfortable interiors and warm service—engaged us to spearhead a new, interactive, video-based employee training program. Our instructional design and creative teams...
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  • 2
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    San Francisco, CA

    Rocketwheel collaborates with enterprises and mid-market firms to provide video and marketing solutions. The team specializes in video production for clients in the fields of health care, business services, and advertising, creating videos such as explainers, corporate films, and testimonials.

    As an example of their work, Rocketwheel partnered with Studyo. Studyo needed an explainer video to provide information about their platform, and Rocketwheel produced a 2D animation to do just that.

    SERVICES
    • 100% Video Production
    Explainer Video Frame by Frame

    Explainer Video Frame by Frame

    Frame by frame animation takes around 5-6 weeks to complete even when only some of the scenes are done by hand (others vectorized). However every project like this is a welcome challenge for the team.
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    Hybrid motion graphics with stock...

    Hybrid motion graphics with stock...

    Mixing mediums is essential to great story-teller in 2022. In this case we didn't shoot the footage but mixed stock with iconography/motion graphics, to create a unique look for the client.
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    Camera shoot for liquor

    Camera shoot for liquor

    This was a submission to a commercial contest. Our videographer had a great idea so we decided to execute it - the result was victory. You can see the end product. Note: we werent hired by Black Label, even though of...
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    Inventory Optimization Explainer

    Inventory Optimization Explainer

    Mix of 2D animation with some frame by frame character parts. One of our favorite videos of 2021. Anything frame by frame takes more time, but the end result is wonderful.
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  • 3
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Inglewood, CA

    Lemonlight produces high-quality video and media content for clients that elevate brands at an affordable price. Their video production services are offered to clients ranging from small businesses to large enterprises in the fields of arts, education, and health care.

    As an example of their work, Lemonlight was tasked by Lego to produce a video. The video features sets of Lego pieces that are aimed towards a more mature audience with a premium experience.

    SERVICES
    • 100% Video Production
    • 30%
    Lego

    Lego

    Fundraising video for Lego
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    Illy

    Illy

    Product video for Illy
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    Airbnb

    Airbnb

    Digital ad for Airbnb
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    Blue Collar

    Blue Collar

    About Us video for Blue Collar
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  • 4
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Chicago, IL

    IKEA counts BluBlu Studios as their dependable video production experts, so it’s no wonder the company has achieved such widespread success. With years of experience in their industry, this Poland-based agency is certainly here to make an impact.

    Forbes is a globally recognized leader in their sector, and BluBlu Studios has provided focused and wide-reaching services for the company for the entirety of their working relationship. This includes UX design, UI, overall brand presence and visuals, and more.

    SERVICES
    • 100% Video Production
    • 10% Advertising
    • 10% Broadcast Video
    Samsung x The New York Times

    Samsung x The New York Times

    We've created the animated film, social cuts and print materials for Samsung about their new generation washing machine and its eco-friendly solutions. Global sustainability problems are of highest importance. Our goal...
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    Manifesto reel vol. 2

    Manifesto reel vol. 2

    As 2020 was... well, what it was, we wanted to bring in some positive vibes with our brand new Manifesto Reel. We named it ‘Out Of the Park’ as we really hope that 2021 will be a year of breaching boundaries for all...
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    Moderna - It's within us

    Moderna - It's within us

    The human body is the best tool to fight health problems. It has everything we need to fight infections, viruses and other diseases. The role of tech companies in this area is to support natural processes in the human...
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    Lenovo

    Lenovo

    See the full project below:https://www.behance.net/gallery/121004459/Lenovo
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  • 5
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Kraków, Poland

    Studio Pigeon creates engaging video stories for cinema, broadcast, and web channels for world-renowned brands like Microsoft, Ikea, and FOX Networks. They specialize in video production—specifically 2D animation explainer videos for midmarket and enterprise clients. 

    They worked with sales software company Brisk.io to create introductory explainer videos that would help develop people's interest in the product and influence them to reach out. The resulting videos spoke the language of sales directors, incorporating elements of efficiency, accuracy, and clean design. 

    SERVICES
    • 100% Video Production
    • 10% Broadcast Video
    • 5% Graphic Design
    Showreel 2022

    Showreel 2022

    This year is special! First, we got ourselves a new branding along with a new website studiopigeon.com You should check out. Now, this year's showreel features our best work from years. Enjoy!
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    Vinted tvc

    Vinted tvc

    We wanted to do a project for a company like Vinted and we did it! After direct contact, we started working on a draft script for three short animation versions 30', 20',10'. As Vinted usually produces live-action...
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    Polpharma - enviromental campaign

    Polpharma - enviromental campaign

    In cooperation with M5 agency we have created an animation for Polpharma. A project we made from the ground up, from the writing of the script to creating the illustrations, animations, and sound design.   The idea...
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    U.S. Embassy Warsaw

    U.S. Embassy Warsaw

    Poland has entered the US Visa Waiver Program. For this reason, the US Embassy inPoland challenged us to create an animation that would give Poles the answers to the most important questions on this subject and provide...
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  • 6
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Lake Forest, CA

    Sparkhouse's team fuses digital goals and artistic creativity to create videos for companies like YouTube, Forever 21, and Honda. They create commercial and corporate videos with bold storytelling, cinematic production value, and exciting innovation. 

    The team at Sparkhouse worked with standup paddleboard company—Bord—to produce a short video that captured the lifestyle of the sport. From riding waves to enjoying the sun with friends, the work embodied the spirit of SUP lifestyle and encouraged outdoor enthusiasts to get out on a board and have an adventure of their own. 

    SERVICES
    • 100% Video Production
    2021 Reel

    2021 Reel

    Our latest demo reel!
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    We are Sparkhouse

    We are Sparkhouse

    We create videos that accomplish our client's goals. Learn about the Sparkhouse difference.  
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    Capsule

    Capsule

    Capsule launch video
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    Teracube Launch Video

    Teracube Launch Video

    Teracube is the only phone you'll ever need for the next 4 years and beyond. Better for your pocket, better for the planet.
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  • 7
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    L'viv, Ukraine

    With a passion for both strategy and design, Blue Carrot has provided video production work for clients like AirProducts. Based in the Ukraine, Blue Carrot brings a long history of success to each project they complete.

    When Purolator was just a new brand looking to make an impact, Blue Carrot crafted the entirety of their experience in this distinct area. The result was a splashy entrance into the market orchestrated by Blue Carrot designers and strategists.

    SERVICES
    • 100% Video Production
    Blue Carrot Showreel | Animated...

    Blue Carrot Showreel | Animated...

    Sharing with you our best shots. Our portfolio of 300+ stories includes: Explainer videos Promo videos Commercials Corporate videos E-learning Cartoons
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    Explainer video for Touch-type...

    Explainer video for Touch-type...

    The TTRS team approached us to create an explainer video for their online program aimed to help people learn from anywhere, strengthen spelling skills, enhance reading fluency, and build their confidence. The target...
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    Explainer Video for Social Platform

    Explainer Video for Social Platform

    We received a request from the Punahou school for a general introduction and safety video for a new software platform that they developed called Global Aloha. Goal: Punahou’s goal was to combine their general...
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    Corporate Explainer Video for...

    Corporate Explainer Video for...

    Takeda’s corporate video was aimed to feature the main goals and mission of the Nordic Innovation Hub (NIH) to its employees. We did this by creating an inspirational 78-second animated video in a trendy style...
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  • 8
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Castle Rock, CO

    Snowy Peak Entertainment tells stories through videos for global brands like Oracle, Chipotle, and AAA. Based in Colorado, they work with everyone from thriving enterprises to local businesses in industries like media, entertainment, and information technology.

     

    A recent example of their work was providing strategic and creative guidance to a new brewery emerging in Colorado. Their team delivered videos along with a viewership strategy that garnered a 2,424% increase in views in just 6 months.

    SERVICES
    • 100% Video Production
    Broadcast Commercial for Law Firm

    Broadcast Commercial for Law Firm

    Challenge: How do you take a household name in Personal Injury Attorneys, introduce a new managing partner, and make them stand out from the rest of the noise?   Solution: We brought a unique lifestyle approach to the PI...
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    Trouble in Paradise

    Trouble in Paradise

    Challenge How do you showcase a brand new lifesaving backboard and training course?   Solution We packed our bags, and camera gear, for a trip to Roatan, Honduras! We spent a week filming on scuba diving boats, and...
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    Rocky Mountain Wolf Action Fund

    Rocky Mountain Wolf Action Fund

    The RMWAF approached us wanting an Introductory and Educational video for public awareness of their campaign. Prior to our client being involved, another video production company had filmed high-quality cinematic footage...
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    MyGreeley - Open for Biz

    MyGreeley - Open for Biz

    Challenge How do you highlight the many pieces of art in a city not known for its esthetic beauty?   Solution We worked with Barnhardt Communications to show the wide variety of artwork in all its disciplines throughout...
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  • 9
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Toronto, Canada

    Signature Video Group is a studio based in Toronto that transforms the stories of their clients into video. They specialize in video production and content marketing, producing videos such as commercials, documentaries, branded videos, and more.

    One of Signature Video Group’s projects involved working with Cushman and Wakefields, a commercial real estate company. Signature Video Group produced a brand video that showcased the various spaces that the company offers.

    SERVICES
    • 100% Video Production
    Ode to Our People - OEC

    Ode to Our People - OEC

    Utilities company Oakville Enterprises Corporation keeps cities across Ontario running. But the people behind the scenes are the real superheros.  In this brand film, we followed the companies that make up OEC and...
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    Next Stop Taste - SWOTC

    Next Stop Taste - SWOTC

    We've been working with Southwestern Ontario Tourism to produce a series of documentaries called Next Stop Taste. Each episode featuresr a different region in Ontario and the amazing food, drink and accommodations it...
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    Draw the Line - Autodesk Sketchbook

    Draw the Line - Autodesk Sketchbook

    We worked with Autodesk Sketchbook to produce a series of short, documentary films that profiled some of the world's most prolific artists. Origin story, inspiration and the tools they use. We also created multiple TV...
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    The Next Level Chair - Nightingale

    The Next Level Chair - Nightingale

    We produced a series of videos to showcase the elegance, beauty and functionality of the NLC (Next Level Chair) collection. This included a launch sizzle, in-depth product demo's and social assets.
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  • 10
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Seattle, WA

    Webdew clients include Uber, and they specialize in providing a design-centric approach to video production for their clients. With a focus on emphasizing the most vital elements of brand messaging, Webdew was founded on forward-thinking principles in Seattle.

    When Microsoft needed a complete overhaul of their approach to a specific product strategy, they turned to Webdew. The agency provided them with an end-to-end analysis of how they could make their approach more targeted, impactful and successful.

    SERVICES
    • 100% Video Production
    • 15% Web Design
    • 15% CRM Consulting and SI
    2D Animated Explainer video for...

    2D Animated Explainer video for...

    HatchPath’s wellness community helps to choose the right personal health coach easily. So, take control of your well-being and your wellness journey only with HatchPath.
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    2D Animation Explainer video for...

    2D Animation Explainer video for...

    Talent Pro is a professional recruitment consultancy firm that believes that recruiting the best employee is one of the most crucial elements of any successful business. And as far as candidates are concerned, Talent Pro...
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    Live action video for Sammamish...

    Live action video for Sammamish...

    Sammamish Mortgage brings you innovative programs and strategies that you need to get your offers accepted in today’s competitive house market.  
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    2D Animated Explainer video for...

    2D Animated Explainer video for...

    Thanks to iBBQ's social grilling's immersive dining experience; people can now sit, interact and dine with their friends and family.
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  • 11
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Covalent is a U.S.-based agency focused on helping brands tell their stories with video production. With clients that include TechStars and a long list of successful work in a range of industries, Covalent has already made a name for itself as a go-to source for expert video production.

    When 412 Food Rescue was searching for a way to convey the power of their organization, Covalent leveraged their industry expertise to deliver a targeted video that would meet their desire to create emotionally resonant content about the importance of food security for children and families. The result was stellar client feedback and a successful engagement that led to future work.

    SERVICES
    • 100% Video Production
    • 30%
    • 10% Broadcast Video
    • 15% Other
    DO Dollar Bank Campaign

    DO Dollar Bank Campaign

    We were brought in to lead Dollar Bank's new TV & Social Media videos for their new "DO" campaign. The campaign targets the millennial generation and centers around the theme of "What are you going to DO with your...
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    How to Toll by Plate & E-Z Pass

    How to Toll by Plate & E-Z Pass

    The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission hired us to create three short promotional videos (30, 15, 6 second) to educate people how much money they would save if they started using E-ZPass to travel on the turnpike. One of...
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    Rosetta Stone

    Rosetta Stone

    Can you learn a new language and immerse yourself in it and the culture of the language without ever leaving the country? Rosetta Stone believes you can and that was our mission to capture in this French Language Learning...
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    Adopt a Retired Racer

    Adopt a Retired Racer

    We didn’t know much about Greyhounds other than the bus company named after them. However, during this project for the nonprofit Wheeling Island Greyhound Adoption Center, we discovered they are not just excellent...
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  • 12
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Ottawa, Canada

    With an impressively robust client list that includes names like WalMart, Simple Story Videos

    empowers brands with video production services. Founded on design-first principles, this Ottowa-based firm offers an emphasis on helping brands drive change.

    One example of Simple Story Videos’s experience is their work for Bell Canada, one of the world’s respected brands. Simple Story Videos helped them target their audience of customers with a complete reevaluation of their video strategy. This resulted in powerful engagement and an increase in perceived authority for them.

    SERVICES
    • 100% Video Production
    Simple Story Videos Reel

    Simple Story Videos Reel

    In our 10th year of business, we could not be prouder of the relationships, assets, visual stories that we have had a hand in developing. This reel is a celebration of some of our favourite projects to date.
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    Project with Shopify

    Project with Shopify

    Stories have shown to have a significant impact on the human mind. Good storytelling leaves people feeling connected and empowered to take action. The Art of my Confusion was a sonnet-inspired video series, and visual...
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    Blackcart

    Blackcart

    Blackcart brings together the best of both worlds with its easy-to-implement technology. We partnered with them to showcase their try-before-you-buy solution in a light, curious and sophisticated animated explainer video. 
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    Farmwave

    Farmwave

    Farmwave is a digital platform that enables growers and agri companies to access relevant, smart farming data in order to make better decisions. They leverage the power of Google’s AI through what they call the...
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  • 13
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Walnut, CA

    Recognizable brands worldwide have employed VeracityColab to bring their video production needs to the next level. Based in California, VeracityColab was founded with a focus on helping brands evolve into their best, most user-friendly selves.

    When their client needed a more impactful and effective strategy for reaching goals nationwide, VeracityColab provided them with focused service that continues to this day. Their strategy involved refining their client’s distinct voice as well as their visual profile to become more effective in a crowded digital space.

    SERVICES
    • 100% Video Production
    Life Happens | A Promise Kept

    Life Happens | A Promise Kept

    A touching love story about a husband who kept his promise. See the case study at veracitycolab.com/work/life-happens-a-promise-kept
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    simplehuman | sensor mirror hi-fi

    simplehuman | sensor mirror hi-fi

    The latest simplehuman mirror is not only a great mirror… it’s the ultimate makeup workstation, complete with a built-in, Alexa-enabled, high-fidelity speaker. Our task was to quickly show the uncompromising quality...
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    Thermo Fisher Scientific |...

    Thermo Fisher Scientific |...

    Having already made the launch videos, we knew plenty about the product. The challenge instead came in how to create an engaging visual demonstration of the features. Some of the key features are based around connectivity...
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    Microsoft | Azure Batch Case Study

    Microsoft | Azure Batch Case Study

    Microsoft came to us with a truly unique storytelling opportunity. In most case studies, the hero of the story is bringing their solution to an external client. Here, Microsoft was not only providing the solution in the...
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  • 14
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Chicago, IL

    Their clients include major enterprise clients like McDonald's, but Bottle Rocket is a video production agency that hasn’t lost its focus on innovation or creativity. This America-based firm helps organizations around the world focus their strategy for greater success.

    If you want to see how Bottle Rocket helps brands communicate with their audiences in a unique and crowded space, look no further than their work for Kenmore. Bottle Rocket helped them define a strategy for their audience to improve their reach.

    SERVICES
    • 100% Video Production
    • 10% Broadcast Video
    Bottle Rocket Media - Live Action...

    Bottle Rocket Media - Live Action...

    Enjoy a compilation of some of our favorite projects. 
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    Bottle Rocket Media - Motion...

    Bottle Rocket Media - Motion...

    Recent Motion Design work
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    Basis Brand Video

    Basis Brand Video

    Our long-time client, Centro, did a massive re-branding/name change effort in 2021. They are now called Basis Technologies. As part of the re-branding, they re-designed their whole website and wanted to create all new...
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    Crafthouse Cocktails Backstory

    Crafthouse Cocktails Backstory

    The luxury pre-mix cocktail brand, Crafthouse Cocktails, wanted a video to tell their origin story in a compelling way. 
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  • 15
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Kasra Design has carefully crafted over 500 explainer and corporate videos from scratch for clients like Commonwealth Bank, AdMaster, and Affin Bank. They have collaborated with over 600 brands around the world to create custom animated video solutions. 

    The Kasra Design team collaborated with ad agency Ogilvy & Mather to create a video for the American Wood Council to educate the public about fire safety and wood construction. Their video demonstrated how the AWC works with fire code officials to make science-based codes stronger and more efficient. 

    SERVICES
    • 100% Video Production
    Showreel 2020

    Showreel 2020

    Our Showreel for year 2020 is finally here. We put together some of the noteworthy / distinctive videos we've created for various industries and brands (mainly since 2018 to date), such as 2D & 3D animations, live...
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    MegaGrass - Measure Your Lawn

    MegaGrass - Measure Your Lawn

    "Measure Your Lawn" is the first video we produced for MegaGrass and it sets to educate viewers about how MegaGrass helps their customers cut grass in any size they like, whether it's a small-scale landscaping project or...
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    SALT Lending - Cryptocurrency...

    SALT Lending - Cryptocurrency...

    SALT was founded in 2016 by a group of Bitcoin enthusiasts who aimed to prove that people didn’t need to compromise their lifestyle or forego their needs in order to pursue a long term outlook on cryptocurrency. Sign up...
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    Abstract Motion Graphics | IBFC...

    Abstract Motion Graphics | IBFC...

    We had the pleasure to work with IBFC, a comprehensive midshore solution in Labuan island that is striking the ideal balance between client confidentiality and compliance with international best standards and practices...
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