Fern is an animation & design studio that takes pride in creating bonafide work.

Our diverse collection of award-winning content includes illustrations, music videos, short films, motion design, and brand product videos. And, mmhmm, we design for brands, too.

But we aren't anything without all the good folks who make up Fern. We come from various backgrounds and upbringings, combining our capabilities to make something powerful.

Let’s do some good together.

New Business & Inquiries
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or email us atproject@fern.team
Talent
We are always on the lookout for amazing talent.
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Who we are
Alexandra
Badiu
Art Director & Illustrator

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
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.

Megan
Flaherty
Senior Producer

Megan has worked in large and small agency environments and blends a variety of client service experience into her role. She goes above and beyond to help clients with strategic branding initiatives, video, production and project management. Megan leads the charge from start to finish and loves seeing a project come to life.

Outside of Fern, she goes by dog mom and real mom—both dog and baby keep her on her toes!

Woo Young
Kim
Animator

Woo Young Kim is a motion graphic designer and animator from South Korea.

He is passionate about general craftsmanship and his VHS animation-addicted childhood became the basis of his enthusiasm for motion. He aims to communicate his experiences through emotion-oriented character animation.

When he is off work, you can find him giving a fresh haircut to his friends.

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.

She’s inspired by travel and sharing 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.

Inés
Michelena
Producer

Inés is a Venezuelan-born, Miami-raised producer with experience ranging from micro-budget music videos, to multinational episodic television, and independent features.

Her passion lies in sparking moments of happiness through the power of storytelling. She is optimistic, friendly, and a true believer in the magic of a good spreadsheet.

On weekends, you can find her cooking up new ice cream recipes, or hiking with her rambunctious pup, Jack.

Aly
O’Neal
Junior Animator

Typically found with a slushie in one hand and tea in the other; Aly is a Planet Earth watcher, the Marias listener, and a mango lover.

Aly is passionate about developing funky characters with personality traits so exaggerated they feel true to life. Her narrative goal is to tackle the hard parts of life through a comedic and strange lens.

Aly is especially interested in animating with extreme bounces, smears and splats.

Alvaro
Parra
Animator & Illustrator

From Northern Spain, Alvaro is a motion designer with a particular interest in narrative and character design.

He is driven to fun yet simple stories with conceptual ideas. He also has a deep passion for music and believes in the importance of those elements inside the communicative experience.

When he is not working, you can find him doing video chats with his doggo Pepe and his cat Anselmo.

Nelam
Patel
Director of Business Development

Nelam takes in every moment, but doesn’t stay put often. She knows the best is yet to come, so she is always ready for an adventure.

You will most likely find her reading a book at a coffee shop, hopping around breweries, chasing waterfalls, checking out a new gym or, in Fern's case, pursuing our dream clients.

Catch her if you can.

Lacey
Valentini
Design Director

Lacey is an experienced design director who has led the creative efforts for a variety of branding, online experiences, and digital products with both studios and partners—including WarnerMedia, Under Armour, Google, Dolby, and Capital One.

She is most interested in creating meaningful, fulfilling work through design.

A few of our partners
100 Black Men of Atlanta
Accenture
Alabama Power
Alfa Rococo
Amazon
BCG
Emory Healthcare
Georgia Aquarium
Georgia Power
Google Nest
Lowe's
MasterCard
McKinsey & Co
Miller Brooks
Publicis Sapient
PureRED
Revery
Second Story
Stanford University
Starbucks
State Farm
The Atlantic
The Martin Agency
Twitter
Visa
Vox Media
Whiteboard
YML
YouTube
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.
We kindly ask that you make an appointment before studio visits, phone calls or any other meetings with our team.
Give us a shout at jobs@fern.team
Atlanta + Remote
Designer
May 24, 2021
Animator
May 24, 2021