September 2022

2D Animation Studios

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. Read More

15 Firms

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

  • Chicago, IL
    $5,000 +
    10 - 49
    Chicago, IL
    $5,000 +
    10 - 49
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Content Marketing
    Digital Strategy
    Social Media Marketing
    Video Production Content Marketing Digital Strategy Social Media Marketing
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Content Marketing
    Digital Strategy
    Social Media Marketing
    Video Production Content Marketing Digital Strategy Social Media Marketing
    “Be very passionate; they work well with passion." "
    • Investor, E-Commerce Business
    • “Be very passionate; they work well with passion." "
      • Investor, E-Commerce Business
    Chicago, IL
    $5,000 +
    10 - 49
    ABOUT

    Founded in 2010, INDIRAP is a video production and content marketing company that has worked with notable clients such as Hyatt and the Virgin Group. The award-winning team has extensive experience working with companies from various industries such as business services, real estate, and marketing. 

    Since 2012, INDIRAP has been providing video production services to Miraval Resorts & Spas, a Tucson, Arizona-based luxury resort brand. The INDIRAP team produces videos that showcase Miraval Resorts & Spas’ amenities and rooms. 

    “Be very passionate; they work well with passion." "
    • Investor, E-Commerce Business
    • “Be very passionate; they work well with passion." "
      • Investor, E-Commerce Business
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  • Chicago, IL
    $5,000 +
    10 - 49
    Chicago, IL
    $5,000 +
    10 - 49
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Video Production
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Video Production
    “Their professionalism is impressive and simply a joy to work with."
    • Senior Event Manager, Software Solutions
    • “Their professionalism is impressive and simply a joy to work with."
      • Senior Event Manager, Software Solutions
    Chicago, IL
    $5,000 +
    10 - 49
    ABOUT

    Based in Chicago, New York City, and Minneapolis, Flightless Bird Creative is a boutique and creative film agency. Since 2015, the team has worked with industry giants like HBO, Disney, Adidas, and Johnson & Johnson.

    Among Flightless Bird Creative’s work is with The Terminator Group LLC. In 2020, the team produced an animated video that showcased The Terminator Group LLC’s warehouse space. The output received positive feedback from audiences and was crucial to the client's marketing strategy.

    “Their professionalism is impressive and simply a joy to work with."
    • Senior Event Manager, Software Solutions
    • “Their professionalism is impressive and simply a joy to work with."
      • Senior Event Manager, Software Solutions
  • Chicago, IL
    $5,000 +
    2 - 9
    Chicago, IL
    $5,000 +
    2 - 9
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Video Production
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Video Production
    “Skalawag Productions is the best video production company we've ever worked with!"
    • Co-Founder, PinPoint Collective
    • “Skalawag Productions is the best video production company we've ever worked with!"
      • Co-Founder, PinPoint Collective
    Chicago, IL
    $5,000 +
    2 - 9
    ABOUT

    Skalawag Productions is a full-service video production company that created content for companies such as Kraft, Chomps, Lifghtlife, and many more. The team has an extensive background in working in industries such as food, beverage, and education. 

    Skalawag Productions was contacted by Breville | Polyscience to produce a few quick-turn ads for a pending media buy.  All things considered, the team was successful in producing something that met the client’s objectives, was objectively appealing and beautiful, and was within their budget. 
     

    “Skalawag Productions is the best video production company we've ever worked with!"
    • Co-Founder, PinPoint Collective
    • “Skalawag Productions is the best video production company we've ever worked with!"
      • Co-Founder, PinPoint Collective
  • Chicago, IL
    $25,000 +
    10 - 49
    Chicago, IL
    $25,000 +
    10 - 49
    Service Areas
    Social Media Marketing
    Web Design
    Web Development
    Advertising
    Social Media Marketing Web Design Web Development Advertising
    Service Areas
    Social Media Marketing
    Web Design
    Web Development
    Advertising
    Social Media Marketing Web Design Web Development Advertising
    “Anthony was really good at finding ways to get everyone engaged with the materials.”
    • Head of Digital, International Administration Agency
    • “Anthony was really good at finding ways to get everyone engaged with the materials.”
      • Head of Digital, International Administration Agency
    Chicago, IL
    $25,000 +
    10 - 49
    ABOUT

    Social Driver is a digital agency based in Washinton, DC, and was founded in 2011. They have about 50 employees that specialize in social media marketing, web design, and web development for a wide range of businesses focusing on health care & medical, non-profit, and business services industries.

    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society tapped Social Driver to create an animated video for their nonprofit organization. The team wrote up a script and pre-and post-produced a two-minute video using the client's resources. Social Driver was able to take a topic that’s hard to capture in a visual medium and translate it into moving yet informative video. The team had an excellent command of the project details and timelines and kept everything moving along. 

    “Anthony was really good at finding ways to get everyone engaged with the materials.”
    • Head of Digital, International Administration Agency
    • “Anthony was really good at finding ways to get everyone engaged with the materials.”
      • Head of Digital, International Administration Agency
  • Chicago, IL
    $10,000 +
    10 - 49
    Chicago, IL
    $10,000 +
    10 - 49
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Video Production
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Video Production
    “Their creative, storytelling, and animation skills set them apart from other providers.”
    • CEO, Spoke Services
    • “Their creative, storytelling, and animation skills set them apart from other providers.”
      • CEO, Spoke Services
    Chicago, IL
    $10,000 +
    10 - 49
    ABOUT

    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. 

    “Their creative, storytelling, and animation skills set them apart from other providers.”
    • CEO, Spoke Services
    • “Their creative, storytelling, and animation skills set them apart from other providers.”
      • CEO, Spoke Services
  • Chicago, IL
    $5,000 +
    2 - 9
    Chicago, IL
    $5,000 +
    2 - 9
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Broadcast Video
    Content Marketing
    Video Production Broadcast Video Content Marketing
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Broadcast Video
    Content Marketing
    Video Production Broadcast Video Content Marketing
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    Chicago, IL
    $5,000 +
    2 - 9
    ABOUT

    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.

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  • Chicago, IL
    $10,000 +
    2 - 9
    Chicago, IL
    $10,000 +
    2 - 9
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Broadcast Video
    Video Production Broadcast Video
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Broadcast Video
    Video Production Broadcast Video
    “We’re truly happy with what they’ve done.”
    • Project Manager, Secret of The Pyramids
    • “We’re truly happy with what they’ve done.”
      • Project Manager, Secret of The Pyramids
    Chicago, IL
    $10,000 +
    2 - 9
    ABOUT

    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.

    “We’re truly happy with what they’ve done.”
    • Project Manager, Secret of The Pyramids
    • “We’re truly happy with what they’ve done.”
      • Project Manager, Secret of The Pyramids
  • Chicago, IL
    $1,000 +
    10 - 49
    Chicago, IL
    $1,000 +
    10 - 49
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Content Marketing
    Web Design
    Video Production Content Marketing Web Design
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Content Marketing
    Web Design
    Video Production Content Marketing Web Design
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    Chicago, IL
    $1,000 +
    10 - 49
    ABOUT

    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.

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  • Chicago, IL
    $25,000 +
    10 - 49
    Chicago, IL
    $25,000 +
    10 - 49
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Video Production
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Video Production
    Worked with this company?
    Chicago, IL
    $25,000 +
    10 - 49
    ABOUT

    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.

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  • Chicago, IL
    $0 +
    2 - 9
    Chicago, IL
    $0 +
    2 - 9
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Video Production
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Video Production
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    Chicago, IL
    $0 +
    2 - 9
    ABOUT

    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.

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  • Chicago, IL
    $5,000 +
    2 - 9
    Chicago, IL
    $5,000 +
    2 - 9
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Digital Strategy
    Marketing Strategy
    Video Production Digital Strategy Marketing Strategy
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Digital Strategy
    Marketing Strategy
    Video Production Digital Strategy Marketing Strategy
    “We are completely happy about the process and final product -- no suggestions for improvement."
    • Director of Global Programs, ROW Foundation
    • “We are completely happy about the process and final product -- no suggestions for improvement."
      • Director of Global Programs, ROW Foundation
    Chicago, IL
    $5,000 +
    2 - 9
    ABOUT

    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.

    “We are completely happy about the process and final product -- no suggestions for improvement."
    • Director of Global Programs, ROW Foundation
    • “We are completely happy about the process and final product -- no suggestions for improvement."
      • Director of Global Programs, ROW Foundation
  • Wheaton, IL
    $10,000 +
    2 - 9
    Wheaton, IL
    $10,000 +
    2 - 9
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Video Production
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Video Production
    “More than anything they felt like an extension of the in-house team with thoughtful suggestions."
    • Director of Mktng & Communications, Global Investment Firm
    • “More than anything they felt like an extension of the in-house team with thoughtful suggestions."
      • Director of Mktng & Communications, Global Investment Firm
    Wheaton, IL
    $10,000 +
    2 - 9
    ABOUT

    Charter Creative has provided video production solutions for huge names as well as dozens of enterprise clients around the world. This Illinois-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 Charter Creative. Charter Creative completely revamped their approach to highlight some of their most appealing elements and drive higher engagement and sales.

    “More than anything they felt like an extension of the in-house team with thoughtful suggestions."
    • Director of Mktng & Communications, Global Investment Firm
    • “More than anything they felt like an extension of the in-house team with thoughtful suggestions."
      • Director of Mktng & Communications, Global Investment Firm
  • Wilmette, IL
    $10,000 +
    2 - 9
    Wilmette, IL
    $10,000 +
    2 - 9
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Advertising
    Branding
    Broadcast Video
    Video Production Advertising Branding Broadcast Video
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Advertising
    Branding
    Broadcast Video
    Video Production Advertising Branding Broadcast Video
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    Wilmette, IL
    $10,000 +
    2 - 9
    ABOUT

    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.

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  • Barrington, IL
    $5,000 +
    10 - 49
    Barrington, IL
    $5,000 +
    10 - 49
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Video Production
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Video Production
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    Barrington, IL
    $5,000 +
    10 - 49
    ABOUT

    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.

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  • Chicago, IL
    $10,000 +
    2 - 9
    Chicago, IL
    $10,000 +
    2 - 9
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Broadcast Video
    Content Marketing
    Digital Strategy
    Video Production Broadcast Video Content Marketing Digital Strategy
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Broadcast Video
    Content Marketing
    Digital Strategy
    Video Production Broadcast Video Content Marketing Digital Strategy
    “They bring a level of creativity to the table that goes far beyond running the shoot.”
    • President, Fairhaven Wealth Managment
    • “They bring a level of creativity to the table that goes far beyond running the shoot.”
      • President, Fairhaven Wealth Managment
    Chicago, IL
    $10,000 +
    2 - 9
    ABOUT

    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.

    “They bring a level of creativity to the table that goes far beyond running the shoot.”
    • President, Fairhaven Wealth Managment
    • “They bring a level of creativity to the table that goes far beyond running the shoot.”
      • President, Fairhaven Wealth Managment
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