October 2021

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:
    Irvine, 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
    Bala Mashup Promo

    Bala Mashup Promo

    This video series was used to launch the brand new beverage supplement Bala
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    Sparkhouse 2018 Demo

    Sparkhouse 2018 Demo

    A highlight reel of Sparkhouse's best work from 2018!
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    Allmax | All-Powerful Alkaline...

    Allmax | All-Powerful Alkaline...

    This video was created with a mix of a live-action video shoot in our studio and 3D animations of the batteries.
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    BYLT Fresh Launch Video

    BYLT Fresh Launch Video

    https://byltbasics.com/
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  • 2
    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
    • 85% Video Production
    • 10% Broadcast Video
    • 5% Graphic Design
    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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    Serbin Creative + Directory of...

    Serbin Creative + Directory of...

    For creatives around the world Directory of Illustration annual printed issue is a go-to item that helps them find great talents for their projects. The thing is that DoI is much more than just a book. It’s an extensive...
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    CARiD

    CARiD

    CARiD.com is a place where car owners and enthusiasts of auto tunning have access to a huge number of spare parts. Our job was to create a 30 second commercial for the upcoming campaign.
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  • 3
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Kyiv, Ukraine

    Many enterprise clients count Darvideo 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 Ukraine-based agency is certainly here to make an impact.

    One Darvideo client is a globally recognized leader in their sector, and Darvideo 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
    • 60% Video Production
    • 30% Advertising
    • 10% Broadcast Video
    Darvideo Studio Showreel 2020

    Darvideo Studio Showreel 2020

    Animated video showreel either our proud compilation of the whole year projects or possibility to say biiiig thanks to the big creative team of people who have participated in it's creation. Guys you are all great artist...
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    Sports Games 3D Animation

    Sports Games 3D Animation

    Sports Games 3D Animation Created for Internet and TV Broadcast   We made: 3D modelling 3D animation Comoposing and Post Production
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    Market JS Games Studio Explainer...

    Market JS Games Studio Explainer...

    Market JS Explainer Video Here is the case: Market JS is a gaming and advertising company at the same time. They help companies to involve customers by creating great games. With this new video Market JS easily explains...
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    Benefits of FleetUp Software...

    Benefits of FleetUp Software...

    It’s a new day and a wave of innovation is taking over the fleet industry ?as the fleet manager, the power of command is in your hands ?? But a standard fleet management system isn’t enough. You require more...
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  • 4
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    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
    • 90% Video Production
    • 5% Broadcast Video
    • 5% Graphic Design
    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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    Comarch

    Comarch

    Comarch Fraud Protection is software for every big client that helps fighting issues such as money laundering, abuse of loyalty programs, and cyber threats. What's distinctive about it, is the use of AI and machine...
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    Showreel

    Showreel

    Our work 
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    Long & Foster First Home - retro...

    Long & Foster First Home - retro...

    Long & Foster First Home service helps clients to find the right home by including all of their must-haves and deal-breakers. The animation was meant to encourage the clients in their thirties to participate in the...
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  • 5
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Cincinnati, OH

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

    Epson is a globally recognized leader in their sector, and Epipheo 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
    Lown Institute | The Oath

    Lown Institute | The Oath

    Jim Stengel | Running a Business...

    Jim Stengel | Running a Business...

    StackPath | The More We Connect

    StackPath | The More We Connect

    Fifth Third | Preferred Client

    Fifth Third | Preferred Client

  • 6
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Douglas, Isle of Man

    With an impressively robust client list that includes big names, ANIMATION EXPLAINERS empowers brands with video production. Founded on design-first principles, this Dublin-based firm offers an emphasis on helping brands drive change.

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

    SERVICES
    • 100% Video Production
    DHL

    DHL

    DHL connects people in over 220 countries and territories worldwide.  As a thought leader in the logistics industry, DHL structurally invests in trend research and solution development. We helped them simplify their...
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    Glu Group

    Glu Group

    GLU-Digita is a global leader and industry winnder in building and delivering Digital, Cyber and Customer Transformation practices with partners, while delivering true value propositions to customers. We helped them...
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    Dele Health

    Dele Health

    Dele Health Tech offers innovative data fusion for fall management within multiple healthcare scenarios. The combination of advanced software and in-room sensor devices provide fast, accurate Fall Detection, and Fall...
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    AIG

    AIG

    AIG offers benefits to help people if they have been diagnosed or are receiving treatment for Cancer with cash paid directly to them and for them to use any way they want to. Our video explains the insurance benefits and...
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  • 7
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Washington, DC

    DCV has provided video production solutions for huge names as well as dozens of enterprise clients around the world. This Washington, D.C.-based agency was founded on a will to be great and has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When their client needed a powerful way to supercharge their strategy, they turned to DCV. DCV completely revamped their approach to highlight some of their most appealing elements and drive higher engagement and sales.

    SERVICES
    • 90% Video Production
    • 10% Marketing Strategy
    Nat's Park, Grab A Bite

    Nat's Park, Grab A Bite

    Ad Agency VIVA Creative turned to DCV with the request to create 18 video spots for the Washington Nationals in 2, 2 day periods. It required organizing 40+ extras, camera crane, wireless gimbal control, dolly movements...
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    US Coast Guard - Join The PSU

    US Coast Guard - Join The PSU

    The US Coast Guard has a much smaller recruitment budget than the Army and Navy, it’s also more rigorous in its applicant selection. This meant our advertising and content efforts needed to be targeted and nimble. Our...
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    Joola - Exclusive Walmart Product...

    Joola - Exclusive Walmart Product...

    One of a series of videos created for Joola, a leading table tennis manufacturer, for their online Walmart product catalog.These were designed to educate and engage potential buyers at the middle and bottom of their...
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    Introducing Joshua Johnson - 1A,...

    Introducing Joshua Johnson - 1A,...

    WAMU is home to some of the nation's most beloved broadcasting shows. After years of dedicated service, their main host, Diane Rehm, decided to retire. Leaving huge shoes to fill, the studio took a risk on the talented...
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  • 8
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    San Francisco, CA

    ALCHEMYcreative clients include Adobe, 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, ALCHEMYcreative was founded on forward-thinking principles in California.

    When Pure Storage needed a complete overhaul of their brand approach, they turned to ALCHEMYcreative. 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
    ALCHEMY 2019 Production Reel

    ALCHEMY 2019 Production Reel

    Nest - Black Friday Campaign 2018

    Nest - Black Friday Campaign 2018

    LaCie + DJI - The DJI CoPilot

    LaCie + DJI - The DJI CoPilot

    Scott's Miracle-Grow

    Scott's Miracle-Grow

  • 9
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $0+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Severna Park, MD

    Their clients include major enterprise clients like Microsoft, but Early Light Media is a video production agency that hasn’t lost its focus on innovation or creativity. This Baltimore-based firm helps organizations around the world focus their strategy for greater success.

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

    SERVICES
    • 100% Video Production
    Hollister: The Founder's Words

    Hollister: The Founder's Words

    The Founder's Words is a short film about John Dickinson Schneider whose rise to global business success began in 1921 in his parent's basement in Chicago. Hollister hired us to help tell his origin story so that the film...
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    PayActiv: We Heard You

    PayActiv: We Heard You

    We conceptualized, produced, directed, animated and delivered this animated film for PayActiv which reached a million views on YouTube in under a week. It's a celebration of the humanity of each worker. 
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    Throw: An Early Light Media Film

    Throw: An Early Light Media Film

    The first installment of Invisible Thread, an ongoing Early Light Media passion project series, Throw tells the story of an outsider from East Baltimore, an area challenged by gang violence and poverty. Often...
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    D.C. United: Stadium Megatron...

    D.C. United: Stadium Megatron...

    We were tasked with getting the Audi Field crowd as hyped as possible before games! This was such a fun spot to produce. 
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  • 10
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Plovdiv, Bulgaria

    Why is NipperElectric experiencing record sales? They’ve turned to Kashu for video production expertise. This Bulgaria-based agency has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When Kashu launched a platform targeting their unique users, Kashu analyzed the entirety of their approach to create key features and design a strategy that would bring together all elements of the client’s brand. The result was a huge success, and continues to drive progress for the brand today.

    SERVICES
    • 70% Video Production
    • 25% Graphic Design
    • 5% Broadcast Video
    NipperElectric explainer video

    NipperElectric explainer video

    The animated explainer video that we created at www.kashu.co
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    Explainer video at Kashu

    Explainer video at Kashu

    The explainer video for Filtr that we created at Kashu
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    Explainer video

    Explainer video

    The animated video that we created at Kashu for 
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  • 11
    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
    • 85% Video Production
    • 15% Broadcast Video
    The DVI Group Agency Reel 2021

    The DVI Group Agency Reel 2021

    The latest Agency Reel for The DVI Group
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    Live Action Reel 2021

    Live Action Reel 2021

    A 2021 Live Action Reel for The DVI Group
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    Animation Reel 2021

    Animation Reel 2021

    The 2021 Animation Reel for The DVI Group
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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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  • 12
    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
    Snowy Peak Demo Reel

    Snowy Peak Demo Reel

    Here's a summary of our recent work
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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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    Corporate Video Demo Reel

    Corporate Video Demo Reel

    Samples of our recent corporate and documentary-style video production
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    The Meadows Castle Rock Community...

    The Meadows Castle Rock Community...

    The Meadows came to Snowy Peak wanting a video package showcasing their Community in Castle Rock. The video package would supplement a new website that was being developed and would feature the community and its amenities...
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  • 13
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Luton, United Kingdom

    mhf creative is a video production company that produces video content for businesses, brands, and agencies, including Coca Cola, Universal, and Expedia. In addition to video production, they provide corporate photography services to a clientele of primarily midmarket and small businesses. Their clients come from the advertising and marketing, business services, and financial services industries amongst others. 

    A digital marketing agency engaged mhf creative to advance their brand identity and highlight internal resources. Leading a collaborative process, mhf creative created a storyboard and produced several videos of various lengths. The final selection increased not only website traffic but also brand awareness and engagement.  

    SERVICES
    • 80% Video Production
    Pitch Presentation Video

    Pitch Presentation Video

    This was a pitch presentation video with integrated animations for recruitment start up Stint.  This video explains their model and showcases some of their platform functionality for an audience of hospitality CEO's.
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    Hill Interiors Customer...

    Hill Interiors Customer...

    We created this video for Autumn Fair to showcase some of their key customers and why they choose to trade at Autumn Fair
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    Wraptious customer testimonial...

    Wraptious customer testimonial...

    We created this video for Autumn Fair which showcases the story of Wraptious, their business and how their business benefits from trading at Autumn and Spring Fair.
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    Animated Explainer video for...

    Animated Explainer video for...

    THis is a custom illustrated animated video to explain the Vamoos app and how to use.
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  • 14
    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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  • 15
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Walnut Creek, CA

    What do Cisco and PayPal have in common? They’ve both turned to BX Films for video production expertise. This California-based agency has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When Trov launched a platform targeting their unique users, BX Films analyzed the entirety of their approach to create key features and design a strategy that would bring together all elements of the client’s brand. The result was a huge success, and continues to drive progress for the brand today.

    SERVICES
    • 75% Video Production
    • 25% Broadcast Video
    Toyota Commercial - California...

    Toyota Commercial - California...

    Toyota partnered with H&L Partners and BX Films to produce this Northern California Toyota broadcast commercial.
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    Womply Commercial

    Womply Commercial

    Womply is on the front lines of connecting small businesses to lenders for PPP Loans, and we were fortunate to partner with them on this timely campaign! ⁠⁠In fact, so timely that we did this project from start to...
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    Narwal - World's First...

    Narwal - World's First...

    Get ready to get up close and personal with Narwal, the world’s first self-cleaning robot mop and vacuum. We worked with Narwal to launch their T10 product with a video that would land all over the internet — web...
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    LARQ Kickstarter Video

    LARQ Kickstarter Video

    LARQ is the San Francisco tech startup who invented the LARQ Bottle — a self-cleaning water bottle that uses UV-C light to eradicate bacteria. Massively successful, LARQ turned its innovative gaze to the water pitcher...
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