May 2021

Top 2D Animation Studios in San Francisco

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, San Francisco has some of the best 2D animation company to hire. Use our list to find and connect with 2D animation company in The Bay Area. 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 Bay Area

  • 1
    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

    LaCie + DJI - The DJI CoPilot

    Scott's Miracle-Grow

  • 2
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    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
    • 100% Video Production

    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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    Stall-Mates Product Commercial

    Stall-Mates takes sub-optimal potty scenarios head-on in their first product commercial. Part explainer video, part “good excuse to drop some poop jokes,” Stall-Mates doesn’t shy away from talking about the kind of...
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    Cystereo Earbud Launch Video

    Cystereo had a very specific target for their product commercial: electronic dance music lovers. So we researched the very diverse EDM scene and put together two shoot days to cover lifestyle video and photos and a studio...
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    Toyota Commercial - California...

    Toyota partnered with H&L Partners and BX Films to produce this Northern California Toyota broadcast commercial.
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  • 3
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    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

    PVSC - Anti-Littering Children's...

    Captivating and holding the attention of today's youth is easier said than done. Nominated for several awards, our K-12 video anti-littering video revamped a classic New Jersey Duo that have been teaching kids to keep the...
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    Surescripts - National Record...

    We continued the eye-catching 3D style we developed for Surescripts in this video for the National Record Locator Service (NRLS) solution. Their powerful solution gives healthcare providers to ability to locate patient...
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    Studyo Explainer Video

    Yup dragons and wizards.  Why not?
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    Crunchbase Marketplace 2D/3D...

    Short piece we made to introduce the Crunchbase Marketplace.  Inspired by their existing aesthetic of a data inspired space-y world.    
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  • 4
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Novato, CA

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

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

    SERVICES
    • 100% Video Production

    S2 Cybersecurity Explainer Video

    Well known in secure cyberspace, Stage 2 Security trains IT teams and systems on how to outplay the adversary. Holding black hat conferences worldwide, the S2 team provides adversary simulation, protection, and prevention...
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    Vantiq 3D Animated Explainer Video

    Vantiq is a rapid innovation platform for modern digital business solutions. By combining an agile event-driven architecture with low-code high productivity tools, Vantiq enables the rapid creation of applications that...
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    Explainly 2020 Reel

      Explainly is a talented and versatile production studio based in the San Francisco Bay Area that specializes in 2D and 3D animation. We create custom, frame-by -frame animation for businesses, agencies, artists &...
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    Avast Cybersecurity Animated...

     It's time to rethink your network security strategy. Workers are connecting from anywhere and everywhere, bypassing traditional security solutions and exposing business networks. Avast's Secure Internet Gateway protects...
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  • 5
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    San Francisco, CA

    Fog Coast Productions creates video content that captures the essence of messages and brands for clients like Glassdoor, Foster Farms, and the San Francisco 49ers. Their work is heavily focused on content that aligns with corporate identity and connects with their clients' audience and larger marketing goals.

    When startup Closetclicks wanted to launch on Kickstarter, they came to Fog Coast to create the video that would be their first piece of video content. Their team not only created a video that explained the product but used a voice and design system that matched the brand identity and showed it to the rest of the world.

    SERVICES
    • 90% Video Production
    • 10% Content Marketing

    Fog Coast Productions Showreel

    Our Showreel showcasing some of our best work. Fog Coast Productions is a full-service, multi-media production company in San Francisco.
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    Fog Coast Productions 2019-20...

    A look back at some of our work from 2019-20
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    Fog Coast Productions Animation...

    A compilation of our animation work
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  • 6
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Mountain View, CA

    Picturelab is a studio that uses their expertise in filming and animation to make a mark, working with companies such as Google and Samsung. Their video production skills are used to produce commercials, explainers, corporate video, and more, with their animated work focusing on motion graphics.

    As an example of their work, Picturelab worked with ESignal, a stock charting software/ trading platform. ESignal needed a commercial that would be broadcast on national television, and Picturelab delivered just what they needed.

    SERVICES
    • 100% Video Production

    Picturelab Demo Reel

    Picturelab's demo reel featuring our live action and animated explainer videos, creative video productions and much more!
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    ESignal Television Commercial

    National television commercial produced by Picturelab. 
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    Mint Explainer Video

    Picturelab wrote, produced and animated this animated explainer video.
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    Gong Explainer Video

    A live action explainer video showcasing the amazing Gong platform at work!  Picturelab wrote, produced and edited.
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  • 7
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    With companies such as Intel, HP, and P&G as partners, Studio Clutch are experts in their digital studio services. The company offers video production, web design, and UX/UI design for various clients from different industries, with experience in using frameworks such as Adobe, WordPress, and React Native, as well as developing videos such as commercials and interviews.

    In one of Studio Clutch’s projects, the studio worked with Gemmacert. Gemmacert is an e-commerce platform that handles the buying and selling of cannabis - with a focus on transparency in the potency of their products. It allows breeders and growers to know exactly what they’re buying, selling, and breeding.
     

    SERVICES
    • 40% Video Production
    • 15% UX/UI Design
    • 15% Branding
    • 30% Other

    Our 2020 Showreel

    This is a quick video that shows what we have done in the past 12 months
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    Hackers 3d illustrative video

    This 3d design video brings to life how we set up traps to catch hacker in action
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    PROACTS interactive video

    A video production focuses on both realistic imagery with 3d design
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    Traps Video campaign

    Traps - Advanced Endpoint Protection Video Campign which includes several videos:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGbZaMCbNyghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZooAAceKMkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XAApUDojBM
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  • 8
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $0+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    With a passion for both strategy and design, Across the Pond has provided video prodoction work for clients like Google. Based in UK, Across the Pond brings a long history of success to each project they complete.

    When Rosewood was just a new brand looking to make an impact, Across the Pond created not only their recognizable video strategy but the entirety of their experience in this distinct area. The result was a splashy entrance into the market orchestrated by Across the Pond designers and strategists.

    SERVICES
    • 25% Advertising
    • 25% Branding
    • 25% Video Production
    • 25% Other

    Vicky & Martin - Alzheimer's...

    Contrary to common thought, Alzheimer’s isn’t an incurable disease. But a cure will only be found if there’s more funding. To tackle misconceptions and to enable people to empathise with those living with the...
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    The Invitation

    The Invitation YouTube Social Impact came to us with a special ask — to tell an engaging and empowering story about Indian women in STEM for International Women’s Day. We saw it as an opportunity to help change the...
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    Driving change with Rolling Study...

    Rolling Study Halls is a Google for Education initiative to provide wifi devices and onboard educators on school bus routes across rural America. This allows children to maximise their school day and get their homework...
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    Box Fort - Google DataStudio

    Google Data Studio helps marketers create rich, interactive data reports by pulling from live data sources. So reports that would typically take days to create can now be designed and published in a fraction of the time...
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  • 9
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    San Francisco, CA

    Google counts Bonfire Labs 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 San Francisco-based agency is certainly here to make an impact.

    Salesforce is a globally recognized leader in workforce management software, and Bonfire Labs has provided focused and wide-reaching video production services for the company for the entirety of their working relationship. This includes a wide range of productions across a spectrum of needs.

    SERVICES
    • 40% Video Production
    • 30% Broadcast Video
    • 20% Branding
    • 10% Other

    Company Montage Reel

    Our company montage reel
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  • 10
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Santa Clara, CA

    Spiral Moon Media’s goal is to provide the absolute best product possible in every project they work on, with clients such as Google and Samsung. They specialize solely in video production solutions primarily catered towards small startups in the industries of advertising & marketing, business services, health care, and other industries.

    As an example of their work, Spiral Moon Media used a combination of live-action and motion graphics to produce a video for the Santa Clara Valley Water District. The video was produced over the course of 9 months as an attempt to educate viewers on groundwater in the area.

    SERVICES
    • 100% Video Production

    Santa Clara Valley Water District...

    A combination of motion graphics and live action, this video was produced over 9 months to help the Santa Clara Valley Water District teach their constituents about groundwater.
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    Mission Bell Recruiting Video

    We produced this video for Mission Bell to help them fill their ranks and find quality candidates!
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    HP Zero Gravity Shoot

    One of our videographers went on a zero G flight with HP to make this video!
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    Simon-Kucher interview with...

    Three camera shoot with CEO of Segment for a video produced by Simon-Kucher.
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  • 11
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    With a passion for both strategy and design, The Circle has provided advertising work for clients like American Express. Based in New York City, The Circle brings a long history of success to each project they complete.

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

    SERVICES
    • 55% Advertising
    • 40% Video Production
    • 5% Branding

    Move! Animation School

     Move! Animation School
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    LG OLED

    Boasting revolutionary energy efficiency and a sleek, ultra-slim design, LG OLED TVs deliver maximum picture quality and minimum power consumption
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    Frozen Raptor

    Trans Navi

  • 12
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Oakland, CA

    This established video production company counts major brands like Bitdefender among their clients. Based in California, Hurricane Images Inc. brings a bright and impactful approach to each unique enterprise project they take on.

    Hilton Worldwide creates products for clients around the world. They turned to Hurricane Images Inc. for a focused strategy that would highlight their unique brand voice and audience. Hurricane Images Inc. delivered with highly modern and striking approach focused on making an impact.

    SERVICES
    • 65% Video Production
    • 10% Branding
    • 10% Marketing Strategy

    Music Video - Spice 1

    Music Video - Spice 1

    Production Reel

    Fashion Photography - Love What...

  • 13
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    When a company like Tesla needs video production or post-production work, they engage with Suite Spot. Founded in the U.S. and featuring a range of directing, producing, and editing professionals, Suite Spot helps brands RESULT with expert video creation and CGI execution.

    Suite Spot also prides themselves on bringing clients the video production results they need in a timely and affordable manner. That’s why they’ve become a go-to name in video production that continues to expand their client list to include brands like Samsung and others across a range of industries and client specialties.

    SERVICES
    • 45% Broadcast Video
    • 35% Video Production
    • 10% AR/VR Development
    • 10% Other

    Live Streaming Reel

    Our award-winning team has always produced and streamed events with one outcome in mind: our client’s success. With equal parts creativity and technical know-how, we have the flexibility to join your project at any...
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    Commercial Production Reel

    Our award-winning teams have produced and edited content for every type of client across a multitude of industries. Being a one-stop-shop allows us to jump in at any step of the way, whether it’s starting creative...
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    Post-Production Reel

    You know that old chestnut about how sharks can’t stop moving or else they’ll die? Well, we can relate. Our post department lives and breathes motion, function, and style, and we can create the perfect graphics for...
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    Immersive Reel

    360º video and virtual reality experiences have become a critical part of today’s marketing mix. Our strategists and developers have mastered this medium, become visionaries in the field, and continue to invent...
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  • 14
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Ahmedabad, India

    Recognizable brands like VR Anax have employed GameAnax to bring their mobile app development needs to the next level. Based in USA, GameAnax was founded with a focus on helping brands evolve into their best, most user-friendly selves.

    When Snoopy Whoopy needed a more impactful and effective strategy for reaching goals nationwide, GameAnax 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
    • 40% Mobile App Development
    • 30% AR/VR Development
    • 10% UX/UI Design
    • 20% Other

    Go Karts Ultimate - Real Racing...

    The ultimate KARTING game is here! Test your faith in this fast-paced, nerve-racking race that’s not for the faint-hearted! Channel your inner racer and zoom away to gain the glory of the best racer on the...
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    Blazing Bikers

    This is not just any street racing this is the real deal! Race against mean street bikers. Breakout and ride to the top of the game, get your gear shifting timings perfect or be ready to lose your cash or your bike and...
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    Snoopy Whoopy - The Adventure...

    Snoopy loves exploring and does not think twice before venturing into unknown territories. But this time Snoopy's curiosity has landed him in deep trouble. A peep in the volcano and he finds himself plummeting down the...
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    Gunslinger - Virtual Reality...

    This is Virtual Reality Shooting Challenge Game. Extreme Features 24 action-packed challenging levels Special Night mode levels Easy game mechanics to ensure a smooth western style shooting experience Save...
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  • 15
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    San Jose, CA

    Many enterprise clients count The Parker-Lambert Agency as their dependable branding experts, so it’s no wonder the company has achieved such widespread success. With years of experience in their industry, this San Jose-based agency is certainly here to make an impact.

    One The Parker-Lambert Agency client is a globally recognized leader in their sector, and The Parker-Lambert Agency 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
    • 15% Branding
    • 10% Graphic Design
    • 10% Marketing Strategy
    • 65% Other

    Amazon Carousel Images

    We created this set of images for an Amazon product page. Using the image carousel to tell the product story builds engagement and allows customers to make a purchase decision without scrolling below the fold to view the...
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    E-Commerce Site

    The entire Oral I.V. e-commerce site was running on Shopify. While Shopify is a capable e-commerce platform, it’s not particularly well suited as a general purpose host for landing pages, blogs, or other content beyond...
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    Package Assets

    This isn’t just one project, but an example of the work we’ve done as the agency of record for the Cooler Master gaming hardware division. We provide high resolution, photorealistic renderings of their keyboards...
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    Amazon Store Page

    U-Turn Audio builds every one of their custom Orbit turntables by hand in Woburn, Massachusetts. When it came time to expand their Amazon presence, Parker-Lambert provided U-Turn Audio with a custom, hand-built store page.
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