Ferns mission is to reveal the power of animation.

Our diverse team of creatives brings emotion to imagery and design in a million different ways. Our collection of award-winning illustrations, brand design, music videos, short films, motion design, and brand product videos are just a few.

We love to work in partnership with clients who are just as excited as we are about storytelling and want to create something that lasts.

Let’s do some good together.

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Who we are
Vera
Babida
Art Director

Vera has two moods, hungry and hangry. Her experience as an illustrator, designer, and animator has given her the ability to oversee projects and wear many hats. She’s most passionate about colors, characters, emotive storytelling, and problem-solving.

Beyond her life on the computer screen, you may find her chasing waves in the cold North Atlantic Ocean or cooking for her favorite human friends.

Alexandra
Badiu
Illustration 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
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.

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.

Inés
Michelena
Senior 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.

Bérengère
Morel
Art Director

Bernie is a creative juice from the City of Lights. She learned about new media creation in France and Canada.


She is passionately curious about all kinds of arts and crafts around her, with six years of freelance experience for major French brands, agencies, and innovation hubs.


When she's not at work, you can find her tufting a rug, playing hide-and-seek with her cat Pablo, or just enjoying a fine wine on a sunny terrace.

Claire
Nest
Creative Director
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.

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.

Lainey
Stevens
Illustrator

A lover of anthropology, history, and literature Lainey is a Las Vegas-born artist that has a passion for character design and storyboarding. Fueled by the larger-than-life stories of her childhood, humorous and occasionally dramatic plays, and her own unique life experiences, Lainey enjoys finding ways to weave her interests into the illustrations and tales she tells. She also strives to make her characters as adventurous, brave, and fearless as the heroes in her well-loved books.

And when Lainey is not working, she is probably off taking long music-filled adventure walks in her desert backyard or experimenting in the kitchen cooking up vegetarian quiches and pasta!

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.

Ellen
Youngblood
Studio Manager

Ellen is a process junkie from the initial idea to final completion.

Her experience includes administrative responsibilities, process implementation, creative production, and managing and achieving company goals, all of which she handles smoothly and on-time. 

In North West Georgia born and raised, on the playground is where this mom spends most of her off-days.

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.
Atlanta + Remote
Remote Freelance Producer
Sep 7, 2022