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We are Cream.

"When you find the people who not only tolerate your quirks, but celebrate them with glad cries of 'me too!' be sure to cherish them. Because those weirdos are your tribe."

- Nanea Hoffman

Cream is a tight-knit team of Animation Directors, Creative Directors, Art Directors and Producers based in Richmond, VA. We’re best known for our diverse body of work with styles ranging from conservative to “happy hour.” Our portfolio doesn't have a singular visual style, and that's intentional. We prefer to approach each project as an individual challenge that requires a tailored solution.

Our studio’s strength lies heavily in our structure. We understand that each project requires a unique blend of skillsets. So we assemble customized teams of talented artists that often span multiple time zones and bring their diverse styles to each project. This carefully curated array of storyboard artists, character animators, 3D specialists, motion designers, copywriters and sound designers, allows us to stay agile and scale as needed without sacrificing creativity or quality. Our core team of seasoned Directors leads our artists with a clear vision, cohesive aesthetic and the technical know-how that can only come from an experienced career in motion design.

We specialize in creating engaging animated video content to be used for broadcast, web and social, as well as live and virtual events. With expertise in illustration, 2D & 3D animation, frame by frame and stop motion, we see every project as an opportunity to make something memorable.

Our client base is mostly composed of medium to large marketing and advertising agencies, but we’re lucky enough to work with just about anyone. In-house agencies, production companies, startups and established brands have also been steady clients since our inception in 2013.

We are Cream.

"When you find the people who not only tolerate your quirks, but celebrate them with glad cries of 'me too!' be sure to cherish them. Because those weirdos are your tribe."

- Nanea Hoffman

Cream is a tight-knit team of Animation Directors, Creative Directors, Art Directors and Producers based in Richmond, VA. We’re best known for our diverse body of work with styles ranging from conservative to “happy hour.” Our portfolio doesn't have a singular visual style, and that's intentional. We prefer to approach each project as an individual challenge that requires a tailored solution.

Our studio’s strength lies heavily in our structure. We understand that each project requires a unique blend of skillsets. So we assemble customized teams of talented artists that often span multiple time zones and bring their diverse styles to each project. This carefully curated array of storyboard artists, character animators, 3D specialists, motion designers, copywriters and sound designers, allows us to stay agile and scale as needed without sacrificing creativity or quality. Our core team of seasoned Directors leads our artists with a clear vision, cohesive aesthetic and the technical know-how that can only come from an experienced career in motion design.

We specialize in creating engaging animated video content to be used for broadcast, web and social, as well as live and virtual events. With expertise in illustration, 2D & 3D animation, frame by frame and stop motion, we see every project as an opportunity to make something memorable.

Our client base is mostly composed of medium to large marketing and advertising agencies, but we’re lucky enough to work with just about anyone. In-house agencies, production companies, startups and established brands have also been steady clients since our inception in 2013.

Meet the Team.

RuthN_Main

Ruth Newberry

Co-Founder / Creative Director
DaveS_Main

David Swain

Co-Founder / Creative Director
AmandaF_Main

Amanda Russell

Co-Founder / Creative Director
HannahQ_Main

Hannah Quinn

Senior Producer

Photography by Adam Ewing

EmilyE_Main

Emily Eha

Producer

Meet the Team.

RuthN_Main

Ruth Newberry

Co-Founder / Creative Director
DaveS_Main

David Swain

Co-Founder / Creative Director
AmandaF_Main

Amanda Russell

Co-Founder / Creative Director
HannahQ_Main

Hannah Quinn

Senior Producer
EmilyE_Main

Emily Eha

Producer

Photography by Adam Ewing

We love our clients.

And they seem to like us. Here are some nice things that they've said.

We love our clients.

And they seem to like us. Here are some nice things that they've said.

"In the years we’ve worked with this talented team they’ve never failed to impress us with their creative vision, skilled production and brilliant work. When you’re looking for a partner to truly transform your project, do what we do: Call Cream."
Peter Demchuck
Senior Producer | Subject Matter
“We have partnered with CREAM on about 10 animated videos for our largest Client. Our experience has always been great – Amanda and team became an extension of our own team and always delivered strategic and thoughtful stories. They’re flexible, nimble and committed to executing the most beautiful creative.”
Christian Blanco
Associate Creative Director | GSW, a Syneos Health Company
“Working with Cream studio was truly a great experience. From the start it was an amazing collaborative environment and my whole team was impressed with what Cream brought to the project. We hope to have the opportunity to work with them again soon."
Chris Sheldon
Creative Director | Wunderman Thompson
"My experience with Cream Studio has been nothing less than amazing. My first interaction with them as a vendor was via a cold call, and it was one of the best calls I have made in my 20+ year career. One project request turned into a series of campaign partnerships over multiple years. Their creative insight and consistent collaborative spirit helped my agencies and clients increase market share and advance global brand recognition."
Harvey Austin
VP, Managing Director of Video and Art Production | Syneos Heath Communications
"With 4,500 expectant members of our community in the darkened theater, and a name like Obama, Spielberg, or Fey waiting and watching in the wings, the world-class program open created by Cream takes what is an already heightened moment for everyone—and elevates it to an even higher level of 'WOW.'"
Bill Chapman
Executive Director / Producer | The Richmond Forum: America’s largest non-profit speaker series
"The passion they have for what they do is inspiring. It brings out the best of each project, and also makes it fun to play our part. So to summarize: working with Cream is truly a dream, 'cause they make you feel like part of the team."
Travis Tucker
Partner and Head of Production US | Overcoast Music +Sound

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inspiring brands.

Great work starts with
inspiring brands.

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Specialties

Healthcare & Pharma
Tech
Graphics Packages & Show Opens
Financial
Explainers
Social

© 2021 Cream Studio, All Rights Reserved