October 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

18 Firms

List of the Best 2D Animation Companies in The Bay Area

  • Sausalito, CA
    $10,000 +
    10 - 49
    Sausalito, CA
    $10,000 +
    10 - 49
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Video Production
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Video Production
    “The have a well-oiled machine in place for project management!"
    • Communications Director, Spoken Worldwide
    • “The have a well-oiled machine in place for project management!"
      • Communications Director, Spoken Worldwide
    Sausalito, CA
    $10,000 +
    10 - 49
    ABOUT

    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.

    “The have a well-oiled machine in place for project management!"
    • Communications Director, Spoken Worldwide
    • “The have a well-oiled machine in place for project management!"
      • Communications Director, Spoken Worldwide
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  • San Francisco, CA
    $5,000 +
    2 - 9
    San Francisco, CA
    $5,000 +
    2 - 9
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Video Production
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Video Production
    “They're incredibly good behind the camera and have an excellent creative vision."
    • CEO, Together Casa
    • “They're incredibly good behind the camera and have an excellent creative vision."
      • CEO, Together Casa
    San Francisco, CA
    $5,000 +
    2 - 9
    ABOUT

    LV Productions isn’t your typical video production company, they offer high-end video production services that industry leaders trust. Companies like Lamborghini, Fast, Helium, Forgerock, Webflow, Alexander's Steakhouse, and more have partnered with this company to bring their ideas into reality.

     

    With that being said, a lifestyle apparel and accessories brand named BLVCK partnered with LV production for their product video. The output highlighted the client’s new products by combining engaging shots and incredible musical scores.

    “They're incredibly good behind the camera and have an excellent creative vision."
    • CEO, Together Casa
    • “They're incredibly good behind the camera and have an excellent creative vision."
      • CEO, Together Casa
  • San Francisco, CA
    $1,000 +
    10 - 49
    San Francisco, CA
    $1,000 +
    10 - 49
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Video Production
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Video Production
    “The video absolutely serves its purpose. Users know if our services might be of interest to them within seconds."
    • President, Turing's Craft
    • “The video absolutely serves its purpose. Users know if our services might be of interest to them within seconds."
      • President, Turing's Craft
    San Francisco, CA
    $1,000 +
    10 - 49
    ABOUT

    Recognizable brands worldwide have employed Levitate Video to bring their video production needs to the next level. Based in San Francisco, Levitate Video 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, Levitate Video 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.

    “The video absolutely serves its purpose. Users know if our services might be of interest to them within seconds."
    • President, Turing's Craft
    • “The video absolutely serves its purpose. Users know if our services might be of interest to them within seconds."
      • President, Turing's Craft
  • San Francisco, CA
    $5,000 +
    10 - 49
    San Francisco, CA
    $5,000 +
    10 - 49
    Service Areas
    Broadcast Video
    Video Production
    AR/VR Development
    Graphic Design
    Broadcast Video Video Production AR/VR Development Graphic Design
    Service Areas
    Broadcast Video
    Video Production
    AR/VR Development
    Graphic Design
    Broadcast Video Video Production AR/VR Development Graphic Design
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    San Francisco, CA
    $5,000 +
    10 - 49
    ABOUT

    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.

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  • San Francisco, CA
    $10,000 +
    10 - 49
    San Francisco, CA
    $10,000 +
    10 - 49
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Branding
    Graphic Design
    UX/UI Design
    Video Production Branding Graphic Design UX/UI Design
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Branding
    Graphic Design
    UX/UI Design
    Video Production Branding Graphic Design UX/UI Design
    “They’re a really talented team that is good to work with.”
    • CEO, Blade Kiteboarding
    • “They’re a really talented team that is good to work with.”
      • CEO, Blade Kiteboarding
    San Francisco, CA
    $10,000 +
    10 - 49
    ABOUT

    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.
     

    “They’re a really talented team that is good to work with.”
    • CEO, Blade Kiteboarding
    • “They’re a really talented team that is good to work with.”
      • CEO, Blade Kiteboarding
  • San Francisco, CA
    $25,000 +
    2 - 9
    San Francisco, CA
    $25,000 +
    2 - 9
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Video Production
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Video Production
    ''They jumped in quickly to take care of our challenges.''
    • Executive, Design Agency
    • ''They jumped in quickly to take care of our challenges.''
      • Executive, Design Agency
    San Francisco, CA
    $25,000 +
    2 - 9
    ABOUT

    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.

    ''They jumped in quickly to take care of our challenges.''
    • Executive, Design Agency
    • ''They jumped in quickly to take care of our challenges.''
      • Executive, Design Agency
  • San Francisco, CA
    $5,000 +
    2 - 9
    San Francisco, CA
    $5,000 +
    2 - 9
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Content Marketing
    Video Production Content Marketing
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Content Marketing
    Video Production Content Marketing
    “They have great work ethic and are very easy to work with. They take the headache out of producing a video."
    • Director of Marketing & Communications, Riggs Distributing
    • “They have great work ethic and are very easy to work with. They take the headache out of producing a video."
      • Director of Marketing & Communications, Riggs Distributing
    San Francisco, CA
    $5,000 +
    2 - 9
    ABOUT

    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.

    “They have great work ethic and are very easy to work with. They take the headache out of producing a video."
    • Director of Marketing & Communications, Riggs Distributing
    • “They have great work ethic and are very easy to work with. They take the headache out of producing a video."
      • Director of Marketing & Communications, Riggs Distributing
  • San Francisco, CA
    $0 +
    10 - 49
    San Francisco, CA
    $0 +
    10 - 49
    Service Areas
    Advertising
    Branding
    Video Production
    Content Marketing
    Advertising Branding Video Production Content Marketing
    Service Areas
    Advertising
    Branding
    Video Production
    Content Marketing
    Advertising Branding Video Production Content Marketing
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    San Francisco, CA
    $0 +
    10 - 49
    ABOUT

    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.

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  • Oakland, CA
    $1,000 +
    2 - 9
    Oakland, CA
    $1,000 +
    2 - 9
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Branding
    Marketing Strategy
    Video Production Branding Marketing Strategy
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Branding
    Marketing Strategy
    Video Production Branding Marketing Strategy
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    Oakland, CA
    $1,000 +
    2 - 9
    ABOUT

    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.

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  • San Francisco, CA
    $5,000 +
    10 - 49
    San Francisco, CA
    $5,000 +
    10 - 49
    Service Areas
    Advertising
    Video Production
    Branding
    Advertising Video Production Branding
    Service Areas
    Advertising
    Video Production
    Branding
    Advertising Video Production Branding
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    San Francisco, CA
    $5,000 +
    10 - 49
    ABOUT

    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.

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  • Walnut Creek, CA
    $25,000 +
    2 - 9
    Walnut Creek, CA
    $25,000 +
    2 - 9
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Broadcast Video
    Video Production Broadcast Video
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Broadcast Video
    Video Production Broadcast Video
    “They were invested in making sure the script and production came out exactly as we expected them to be."
    • Sr. Director for Corporate Marketing, Quotient
    • “They were invested in making sure the script and production came out exactly as we expected them to be."
      • Sr. Director for Corporate Marketing, Quotient
    Walnut Creek, CA
    $25,000 +
    2 - 9
    ABOUT

    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.

    “They were invested in making sure the script and production came out exactly as we expected them to be."
    • Sr. Director for Corporate Marketing, Quotient
    • “They were invested in making sure the script and production came out exactly as we expected them to be."
      • Sr. Director for Corporate Marketing, Quotient
  • Walnut Creek, CA
    $1,000 +
    2 - 9
    Walnut Creek, CA
    $1,000 +
    2 - 9
    Service Areas
    Social Media Marketing
    Video Production
    Content Marketing
    Digital Strategy
    Social Media Marketing Video Production Content Marketing Digital Strategy
    Service Areas
    Social Media Marketing
    Video Production
    Content Marketing
    Digital Strategy
    Social Media Marketing Video Production Content Marketing Digital Strategy
    “They are actual and follow the trend in social media marketing services."
    • President, Gregoire inc
    • “They are actual and follow the trend in social media marketing services."
      • President, Gregoire inc
    Walnut Creek, CA
    $1,000 +
    2 - 9
    ABOUT

    MG Media Creative is a creative agency based in California and was founded in 2018. They have about 10 employees that specialize in social media management, video production, and digital strategy for a wide range of clients.

    Saberr hired MG Media Creative to provide social media marketing for their software company. The team manages a series of posts and campaigns, increasing leads and online presence. The client was impressed by the teams' responsiveness to their ideas while being an expert and has successfully increased the company’s social media followers weekly. They easily communicate through weekly check-in calls. Moreover, their responsiveness and prowess in this field have ensured a successful ongoing partnership. 

    “They are actual and follow the trend in social media marketing services."
    • President, Gregoire inc
    • “They are actual and follow the trend in social media marketing services."
      • President, Gregoire inc
  • Mountain View, CA
    $5,000 +
    2 - 9
    Mountain View, CA
    $5,000 +
    2 - 9
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Video Production
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Video Production
    “They were able to portray our software in the best light."
    • VP for Marketing, Brazen
    • “They were able to portray our software in the best light."
      • VP for Marketing, Brazen
    Mountain View, CA
    $5,000 +
    2 - 9
    ABOUT

    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.

    “They were able to portray our software in the best light."
    • VP for Marketing, Brazen
    • “They were able to portray our software in the best light."
      • VP for Marketing, Brazen
  • San Jose, CA
    $1,000 +
    2 - 9
    San Jose, CA
    $1,000 +
    2 - 9
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Graphic Design
    Marketing Strategy
    Other Design
    Branding Graphic Design Marketing Strategy Other Design
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Graphic Design
    Marketing Strategy
    Other Design
    Branding Graphic Design Marketing Strategy Other Design
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    San Jose, CA
    $1,000 +
    2 - 9
    ABOUT

    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.

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  • Santa Clara, CA
    $1,000 +
    2 - 9
    Santa Clara, CA
    $1,000 +
    2 - 9
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Video Production
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Video Production
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    Santa Clara, CA
    $1,000 +
    2 - 9
    ABOUT

    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.

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  • San Jose, CA
    $25,000 +
    10 - 49
    San Jose, CA
    $25,000 +
    10 - 49
    Service Areas
    Advertising
    Video Production
    Media Planning & Buying
    Content Marketing
    Advertising Video Production Media Planning & Buying Content Marketing
    Service Areas
    Advertising
    Video Production
    Media Planning & Buying
    Content Marketing
    Advertising Video Production Media Planning & Buying Content Marketing
    “Colormatics’ creative editing is their strength.”
    • Owner & Creative Principal, ThinkinBig Communications
    • “Colormatics’ creative editing is their strength.”
      • Owner & Creative Principal, ThinkinBig Communications
    San Jose, CA
    $25,000 +
    10 - 49
    ABOUT

    Colormatics has provided video production solutions for brands in need of powerful marketing video, including companies like H&M. This U.S.-based agency delivers is known for dazzling clients with their ability to help them create world-class video at a manageable rate and within a quick timeframe.

    When Shiseido needed a powerful way to supercharge their marketing of a new cosmetic product with video, they turned to Colormatics. Colormatics created an upbeat and fun video that was also informative and true to the brand’s identity.

    “Colormatics’ creative editing is their strength.”
    • Owner & Creative Principal, ThinkinBig Communications
    • “Colormatics’ creative editing is their strength.”
      • Owner & Creative Principal, ThinkinBig Communications
  • San Francisco, CA
    $25,000 +
    10 - 49
    San Francisco, CA
    $25,000 +
    10 - 49
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Broadcast Video
    Branding
    Marketing Strategy
    Video Production Broadcast Video Branding Marketing Strategy
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Broadcast Video
    Branding
    Marketing Strategy
    Video Production Broadcast Video Branding Marketing Strategy
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    San Francisco, CA
    $25,000 +
    10 - 49
    ABOUT

    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.

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  • Sunnyvale, CA
    $25,000 +
    10 - 49
    Sunnyvale, CA
    $25,000 +
    10 - 49
    Service Areas
    Mobile App Development
    AR/VR Development
    Graphic Design
    UX/UI Design
    Mobile App Development AR/VR Development Graphic Design UX/UI Design
    Service Areas
    Mobile App Development
    AR/VR Development
    Graphic Design
    UX/UI Design
    Mobile App Development AR/VR Development Graphic Design UX/UI Design
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    Sunnyvale, CA
    $25,000 +
    10 - 49
    ABOUT

    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.

    Worked with this company?
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