Here at Studio Hippo, we’re a creatively-driven, collaborative design studio specializing in animation, motion design and video production. We work with clients of all shapes and sizes to help them create engaging experiences with exceptional outcomes.

We’re storytellers at heart, and we’re passionate about developing concepts and finding innovative and exciting ways to bring those ideas to life. Above all, we believe in beautiful design, great storytelling, experimentation and collaboration. We look forward to working with you!


So … why a hippo?

Animals are awesome. And the hippo was the perfect balance between friendly and fierce…just like us.

Our Services

3D Animation

Need more depth and dimension added to your animations? How about multiple perspectives or different camera angles? We love the endless possibilities of fully animated projects, especially when we get to model, color and animate 3D objects.

Examples: Sutherland Global, Tokio MarinePlum Voice


Characters, scenes, props, icons, infographics, typography…we can imagine it and create it.

Examples: Avnet+Cisco, Denver Recycles, Rosetta Stone Infographic

Motion Design and Animation

We are animators at heart, and we enjoy all phases of the process. We conceptualize, imagine, storyboard, design, illustrate and produce fully animated explainer videos for clients of all shapes and sizes, from big design agencies to start-ups and non-profits to clients like Rosetta Stone and Sanrio.  So whether we’re creating a fully animated video, or we’re combining 2D visual effects with live action shots, this is where we really shine.

Example: Rosetta StoneAvnet and CiscoSynovia Solutions, iOMounts

Live Action

While we’ve transitioned into doing mostly animation and motion design, our background is in video production and we still like to do the occasional live action and/or stop motion shoot. So we can storyboard, produce, film, and edit any live action event, people, place or thing. Need a voiceover and sound design too? We’ve got you covered.
Example: Sanrio, Honey Smoked Fish

My experience working with Studio Hippo was extremely positive. From the initial discussions around the project to the outline and even the first draft was right on schedule. It was a nice collaborate effort, which was wonderful. It really was like having an extended member of our own team. We're really looking forward to working with more in the future!

Annette Rebellato, Creative Director, Rosetta Stone

The Studio Hippo team always delivers impeccable work. I can count on them to bring fresh creativity to the table every time—always with the utmost professionalism. Working with them is like working with a good friend.

Jessie Woodhead, Creative Director, Sutherland Global

Love Studio Hippo. They are true team players and know how to guide clients seamlessly through the video production process – no matter the complexity of the project. They are also excellent at wrangling details and keeping everyone up to speed on progress while still keeping it fun. Highly recommend you give them a try.

Fleetwood Mathews, Owner, Dilate Studios