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THE ESSENTIAL CHECKLIST: What to look for when hiring an animation studio 101

Need help bringing a big project to life but not sure where to start - here's our ultimate guide and tips on finding the right partner for your next 2D, 3D, or Motion Graphics project.



  1. Look for a studio with a strong portfolio of work similar to your project's needs. This will give you a good sense of the studio's capabilities and style, and help you determine if they are a good fit for your project. Useful tip: ask if they can share an overview deck that explores recent projects.

  2. Consider the studio's size and scale. If you have a large, complex project, you may want to work with a larger studio with the proper resources and experience to handle your needs. On the other hand, if you have a smaller, more targeted project, a smaller boutique studio may be more nimble and able to provide personalized attention.

  3. Research the studio's reputation and track record. Look for reviews and testimonials from past clients to get a sense of the studio's reliability and professionalism. You can also check if the studio has won any industry awards or recognition, which can be a good sign of their quality and expertise.

  4. Make sure the studio has the necessary technical and creative capabilities. Depending on your project's requirements, you may need a studio that specializes in a specific animation style or has experience with certain software or technologies. Be sure to discuss your project's needs with the studio to ensure they have the necessary skills and expertise.

  5. Consider the studio's pricing and payment terms. Make sure the studio's fees and payment terms are clear and reasonable, and that they align with your project's budget. It's also important to understand any potential hidden costs or additional fees that may arise during the course of the project.

Overall, the key is to do your research and communicate clearly with the studio to find the best fit for your project. Remember, successful projects are a result of great collaboration. Be intentional with who you work with and take your time to find the right partner.


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