Ferns mission is to reveal the power of animation.

Welcome to our corner of the internet, where creativity meets technical excellence. We pride ourselves on creating high-quality animated content customized for brands, agencies, music artists, and non-profits. Our diverse portfolio showcases various art direction and animation techniques, ensuring your vision comes to life in the most engaging way possible.

Our diverse team of creatives brings emotion to imagery and animation in numerous ways. With a collection of award-winning illustrations, brand design, events, music videos, social media content, short films, motion design, and brand product videos, we cover every aspect of animation.

From traditional 2D animation to 3D visuals, we offer a wide range of styles and techniques. Whether you need an animated commercial, an illustration system, or a gorgeous non-profit social campaign, we got the goods to deliver.

We understand that every project is unique. We work closely with you to understand your goals and craft a creative narrative strategy that resonates with your audience. We love collaborating with clients who are as passionate about ideas as we are and who want to produce work that looks like a feeling and sticks with you like a memory.

Let’s do great work together.

New Business & Inquiries
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or email us atproject@fern.team

New Business & Inquires Outside of the US
email POCKO atinfo@pocko.com
Talent
We are always on the lookout for amazing talent.
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Who we are
Alexandra
Badiu
Creative Director

Alexandra may seem like your regular illustrator but in reality she is just a space vampire who tricked her fellow fronds. 



A lady-fern by day, picture book illustrator by night, her creative passion is narrative storytelling 
by focusing on the development 
of elaborate characters and environments.

Beware of opening the pandora’s box of fantasy novels and series.


Quincy
Baltes
Senior Animator & Illustrator

Quincy is a tea-drinking, sweater-wearing moss lover from the wilds of Ohio.

His work celebrates the strange and forgotten with naturalistic animation and solidly stylized characters.

With wider interests in visual development, game design and writing, his style encourages the world to be a little more curious.

Caroline
Lobo
Executive Producer

Caroline is passionate about relationship-building and creative problem-solving, with a cup of coffee in hand, of course.

She’s produced creative for non-profits and Fortune 500 brands on both the client and agency side.

You may find her globetrotting on days off or sharing travel stories and home-cooked meals around the table.

James
Mabery
Founder & Animation Director

James is a pretend botanist and an occasional baker of bread and pastries.

Outside of plants and baked goods, he's been in the creative industry for 18 years. In his career, James worked as a designer for 6 years then his work evolved to the animation side of things.

You’ll rarely see him in the wild without wearing a ball cap. And, there’s an off chance that he may talk to you about his four kitters.

Claire
Nest
Creative Director

Born in France, living in Quebec, Claire is passionate about visual art in all its forms, including the wonderful world of animation. Self-taught and curious, she is drawn to technical and creative challenges and has applied that drive to numerous commercial projects in Europe and North America for nearly a decade.

In her free time, she escapes into nature for canoe-camping with her friends on Canadian lakes or long hikes in the French mountains with her family.

Louis
Robert
Lead Animator

Based in Montreal, Louis has always been interested in geometrical shapes. More precisely circles. Louis really like circles.

Coming from a design school, he gradually developed his animation skills through freelance life. Giving meaning and movement to those abstract things really brings him some mysterious satisfaction.

Messy hair, night owl, he’s constantly seeking inspiration: from new films to jazz/r&b/hip-hop releases to creative sports like skiing and skateboarding.

In the end, Louis is just a curious little guy that likes to have fun with his fellow fronds.

Josh
Trotter
Lead Animator

Josh is a cel animator from down under, with a passion for character animation and motion graphics. He loves low frame rates, strong key frames, and seeing how motion can be interpreted through animation. He’s had the opportunity to work on projects big and small over the 9 years he’s been freelancing - from music videos, commercials, feature films, to everything in-between.

When he’s away from the computer, he’s enjoying cuddles with his little dog Chickpea, trying out a new recipe in the kitchen, and building Gundam model kits.

A few of our partners
100 Black Men of Atlanta
Accenture
Alabama Power
Alfa Rococo
Amazon
Apple
Asana
BCG
BibleProject
Capgemini
Coca-Cola
Emory Healthcare
Exposure Labs
Georgia Aquarium
Georgia Power
Google Nest
Keurig
LinkedIn
Lowe's
MasterCard
McKinsey & Co
Miller Brooks
NCR
Netflix
Opendoor
Overflow
PayPal
Publicis Sapient
PureRED
Revery
Second Story
Stanford University
Starbucks
State Farm
Stella & Chewy's
The Atlantic
The Martin Agency
Twitter
Visa
Vox Media
Waterford.org
Whiteboard
YML
YouTube
Zappos
Awards

Unexpected Discoveries (2017)

  • Vimeo Staff Pick
  • London Film Awards: Best Animated Short Film
  • Los Angeles Animation Festival: Best Art Direction
  • Amsterdam International Film Festival: Special Jury Prize
  • Paris Short Film Festival: Best Short Short Film Award
  • Miami Short Film Festival: Finalist for Best Animated Short
  • Columbus International Film and Animation Festival: Finalist for Best Animated Short

Open Positions

We are always on the lookout for amazing talent.
Give us a shout at jobs@fern.team—we'll set up some time to chat if it's a good fit.
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