July 2021

Top 2D Animation Studios in Chicago

2D animation provides businesses an enhanced opportunity to communicate with their customers and potential customers. In particular, 2D animation makes it easier to market a brand through explainer videos. The cost of 2D animation varies. The cost of a 60 second 2D animated video ranges between $3,000 and $50,000. In general, producing a 2D animated video costs businesses between $5,000 and $10,000.

Luckily, Chicago has some of the best 2D animation company to hire. Use our list to find and connect with 2D animation company in The Windy City. Evaluate their case studies, project types, and client reviews to determine which company is the best fit for you.

List of the Best 2D Animation Companies in The Windy City

  • 1
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Chicago, IL

    Demo Duck creates videos for companies like Netflix and Blue Cross to humanize brands, educate customers, and promote products. Their main focus is creating videos through 2D animation and stop-motion graphics across a variety of industries like advertising and media. 

    The team at Demo Duck worked with IBM to get users excited about their new video technology that the data-powering capabilities of Watson. They used a playful sci-fi tone to show how the new analytics will launch the business into the future and make for a more intuitive user experience for the viewer. 

    SERVICES
    • 100% Video Production
    Demo Duck Reel

    Demo Duck Reel

    We’ve been evolving quite a bit here at Demo Duck. From expanding our production capabilities to growing our internal creative team, so it felt long overdue to show you, our friends, what we’ve been up to lately...
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    Google Testimonial: Eat Purely

    Google Testimonial: Eat Purely

    Growth is all in the name. Through Google Domains, Jeremiah Green, CEO and founder of Eat Purely, was able to land on a web address that was short and concise, but spoke volumes.   
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    GEICO Pet Insurance

    GEICO Pet Insurance

    No matter if you prefer cool cats or precious pups, it's important to keep your pets—and your wallet—safe in case of an accident or illness. We worked with GEICO to explain the ins-and-outs of pet insurance, while...
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    Lenovo ThinkSmart

    Lenovo ThinkSmart

    Nothing kills the vibe of a meeting like an IT issue. Fortunately, Lenovo’s ThinkSmart Manager gives IT pros visibility into how all of their Lenovo meeting room devices are functioning—all in one place. To...
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  • 2
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Chicago, IL

    Their clients include major enterprise clients like McDonalds, 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
    • 85% Video Production
    • 15% Broadcast Video
    Bottle Rocket Media Motion Design...

    Bottle Rocket Media Motion Design...

    Recent Motion Design work
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    Bottle Rocket Media - Live Action...

    Bottle Rocket Media - Live Action...

    Enjoy a highlight reel of our work.
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    Kenmore Elite Grills Experience 30

    Kenmore Elite Grills Experience 30

    Working with Kenmore's in-house agency, IMX Studios, Bottle Rocket Media produced, directed, and edited this lifestyle video around their new grill product.
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    American Girl - Truly Me

    American Girl - Truly Me

    Bottle Rocket Media worked with American Girl’s creative team on a series of videos for their new Truly Me custom American Girl Dolls. Our role on this project included casting, producing, choreography, directing...
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  • 3
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Chicago, IL

    Imagination to Capture clients include global enterprises and start-ups alike, 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, Imagination to Capture was founded on forward-thinking principles in America.

    When their client needed a complete overhaul of their brand approach, they turned to Imagination to Capture. The agency provided them with an end-to-end analysis of how they could make their approach more targeted, impactful and successful.

    SERVICES
    • 90% Video Production
    • 5% Digital Strategy
    • 5% Marketing Strategy
    Medline Transfer Bench - DME -...

    Medline Transfer Bench - DME -...

    Durable Medical Equipment Showcase Product Video
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    OWP Helping Solve The Epilepsy...

    OWP Helping Solve The Epilepsy...

    We had a huge pleasure helping this non for profit organization, that is solving the epilepsy treatment gap world problem, through their pharmaceutical profits.
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    Opioid Crisis Explainer

    Opioid Crisis Explainer

    The financial breakdown of the Opioid epidemic
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    C-way Zombies

    C-way Zombies

    This short film was created for the C-way kickstarter campaign
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  • 4
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Chicago, IL

    Kindred Content has provided video production solutions for huge names like Welspun as well as dozens of enterprise clients around the world. This America 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 Pyrex Watercolors needed a powerful way to supercharge their strategy, they turned to Kindred Content. Kindred Content completely revamped their approach to highlight some of their most appealing elements and drive higher engagement and sales.

    SERVICES
    • 70% Video Production
    • 10% Broadcast Video
    • 10% Content Marketing
    • 10% Other
    Picture Your Life Without Migraine

    Picture Your Life Without Migraine

    Kindred Content teamed up with Yakkety Yak to make this motivational, award-winning video for The American Migraine Foundation‘s website and #MoveAgainstMigraine social media campaign. With over 50,000...
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    Welspun

    Welspun

    KC was trusted to help one of world’s largest textile companies roll out new products with animated video. The catch? The client wanted the videos to be understandable with and without sound. So, we collaborated with...
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    Pyrex Watercolors

    Pyrex Watercolors

    When Pyrex wanted to show off how their new Watercolors bowl was perfect for any home or lifestyle, we concepted a product release video that would show a signature mixing bowl while the world changed around it. This...
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    Binny's Beverage Depot

    Binny's Beverage Depot

    Kindred Content re-vamped Binny’s Beverage Depot “Road to Binny’s” concept, creating four broadcast spots for the brand. We went beyond who Binny’s is, to also cover Binny’s value...
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  • 5
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Barrington, IL

    Delack Media Group has provided video production solutions for huge names like Fulton County as well as dozens of enterprise clients around the world. This America 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 a respected hospital needed a powerful way to supercharge their strategy, they turned to Delack Media Group. Delack Media Group completely revamped their approach to highlight some of their most appealing elements and drive higher engagement and sales.

    SERVICES
    • 100% Video Production
    Delack Media Group Branding Film

    Delack Media Group Branding Film

    Stories come in many forms. They can be told through voice, shared in text, paintings, and even video. But what happens when you’re told a story that you’ll never forget? Delack Media Group is a creative video...
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    Government Animated Explainer Video

    Government Animated Explainer Video

    2D animated explainer video produced for a government client
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    Hospital Fundraising Video

    Hospital Fundraising Video

    Fundraising video produced for a hospital.
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    Social Media Video

    Social Media Video

    Social media marketing video for an augmented reality toy
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  • 6
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Chicago, IL

    This established video production company counts major brands among their clients. Based in Chicago, Lightswitch Video brings a bright and impactful approach to each unique enterprise project they take on.

    One client creates products for customers around the world. They turned to Lightswitch Video for a focused strategy that would highlight their unique brand voice and audience. Lightswitch Video delivered with highly modern and striking approach focused on making an impact.

    SERVICES
    • 70% Video Production
    • 10% Content Marketing
    • 5% Web Design
    Cannabis Video

    Cannabis Video

    Lightswitch created a video produced for a Cannabis store, resulting in increased authority and familiarity for potential visitors and customers.   www.lightswitchvideo.com
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    Cooking style video

    Cooking style video

    This client needed a top-down style cooking style video for a grocery store, and Lightswitch delivered with a flawlessly professional finished product.    www.lightswitchvideo.com
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    Build your video team

    Build your video team

    Lightswitch's Marketing Video
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    Your clients need video

    Your clients need video

    Lightswitch's own marketing videos
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  • 7
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Chicago, IL

    Since 2008, ODDMACHINE has offered full-service and post-production content services for clients from their headquarters in Chicago. Their video production solutions are aimed towards clients ranging from small startups to large firms in the fields of advertising and arts.

    One of ODDMACHINE’s projects involved working with The Scumbag Barbers of Rotterdam. ODDMACHINE produced a short documentary that features a unique barbershop with a colorful cast of barbers.

    SERVICES
    • 100% Video Production
    Reel of Work

    Reel of Work

    A montage of various work by Odd Machine 
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    Visual Effects Reel

    Visual Effects Reel

    Check out the latest creations from our motion graphics team. Our post production capabilities include editorial, color, audio and full motion graphics.
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    Behind the Scenes: CAT "Bucket...

    Behind the Scenes: CAT "Bucket...

    A look behind the scenes in the creation of the CAT "Bucket List" campaign.
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    The Scumbag Barbers of Rotterdam

    The Scumbag Barbers of Rotterdam

    A trailer for the short documentary by Odd Machine director/co-founder Seth Henrikson
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  • 8
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $0+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Chicago, IL

    Hike Creative is a full-service commercial studio based in Chicago that believes in adventure awaiting every brand that they work with. They offer their video production expertise to both small and medium-sized businesses in the fields of advertising, creating videos such as commercials, branded videos, and corporate videos.

    As an example of their work, Hike Creative collaborated with Swaby, a fashion brand. Hike Creative was tasked to produce a commercial for the brand, and Hike Creative used a black-and-white theme to provide a striking and captivating video.

    SERVICES
    • 100% Video Production
    Heidenhain: Future Engineers

    Heidenhain: Future Engineers

    Brand film for Heidenhain Engineering.
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    Jayco 50 Years and Still Fun

    Jayco 50 Years and Still Fun

    Commerrcial for Jayco RVs.  Winner of Telly Award for branded content (bronze, 2020) and two Davey Awards (2019). 
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    Equilibria Brand Film

    Equilibria Brand Film

    Brand film for Equilibria CBD.
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    Open Water: More Ocean, Less...

    Open Water: More Ocean, Less...

    Social content for Open Water.
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  • 9
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Chicago, IL

    Big Teeth Productions counts impressive brands like Sesame Street among their key clients. So it’s no wonder that this America-based firm has achieved widespread success in a wide range of industries for their targeted video production work.

    One example of their web development success comes from AXA Insurance, a globally recognized brand. Big Teeth Productions helped them revitalize their materials to stand out in a crowded market and leave a powerful impression on more customers than ever before.

    SERVICES
    • 50% Video Production
    • 25% Advertising
    • 25% Content Marketing
    Scrub30 “Don’t Scrub Dirty” -...

    Scrub30 “Don’t Scrub Dirty” -...

    We created this spot as the start of a campaign to launch Scrub30, a bath product subscription start-up. The premise of the campaign was to take viewers through a look at bathing throughout history and ultimately show...
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    RoomIt Brand Highlight Film

    RoomIt Brand Highlight Film

    We partnered with RoomIt, a corporate travel package company, to highlight the company's overall messaging and services. This video was 1 of 3 edits we created to serve as an eye catching highlight...
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    AOA "HEART"

    AOA "HEART"

    A 2D animation piece Big Teeth created for the American Osteopathic Association & AL Media. The character movement and bold coloring allowed us to deliver all the information of the HEART program while keeping the...
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    Seattle’s Best - We’ve Got You...

    Seattle’s Best - We’ve Got You...

    We've got your cool covered with this animated piece created for Seattle's Best coffee. This is one in a series of animated videos meant to provide a recipe and instructions for several drinks and desserts that can be...
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  • 10
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Wilmette, IL

    Coat of Arms has worked diligently to provide creative design and media solutions to clients since 2010. They are experts in video production, advertising, and branding services for clients that range from small firms to large businesses in the fields of arts, advertising, and IT solutions.

    One of Coat of Arms’ projects involved working with Lullaby Theories. Coat of Arms helped produce a series of videos that aim to inspire women to engage in the field of science and discovery.

    SERVICES
    • 40% Video Production
    • 15% Advertising
    • 10% Branding
    • 35% Other
    Coat of Arms Reel

    Coat of Arms Reel

    We're grateful to our clients and collaborators for all we've accomplished together in the last year. There's so much more we want to do. Here's to what's next! All creative by Coat of Arms
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    Lullaby Theories (Series: Season...

    Lullaby Theories (Series: Season...

    ///Lullaby Theories Season Logline:  On a mission to explore the world through science, four year old, identical, twin girls discuss complex theories with their mother. ///Lullaby Theories Season Synopsis: Coat of Arms...
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    Google for Education

    Google for Education

    Education is evolving at a faster pace than any other period in recent history. There’s a growing awareness among educators and families that today’s curriculum needs to evolve to meet tomorrow’s reality. Beyond...
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    An SPMS Story - in 360˚ (Vimeo...

    An SPMS Story - in 360˚ (Vimeo...

    Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis sucks! One mans journey with the disease echoes—"I'm still here."    This is a 360˚ film
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