A Little Out There. But Totally Down to Earth.
We're a team of gifted, otherworldly types who balance nuttiness with a serious approach to explanation and animation. We call our leaders "Trevor" and "Josh."
Josh founded Planet Nutshell in 2007, with a background in motion graphics, writing, and storytelling.
As a former merchandiser at Amazon.com, Josh worked to explain thousands of products to customers using methods that engaged, informed, and entertained them along the way. Planet Nutshell lets Josh keep exploring new ways to help people "funderstand" a complicated world.
Josh holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Washington in Seattle and he received his BA in English from The Colorado College.
Trevor's project work has included the television shows O’Grady (Noggin/The N), Word Girl (PBS Kids) and Assy McGee (Cartoon Networks Adult Swim). He also directed short animated segments for Between the Lions (PBS Kids).
His most recent independent animated short film Hyperactive Ingredients has screened worldwide, including Annecy International Animated Film Festival, Woodstock Film Festival, Florida Film Festival, and Fantasia Film Festival.
Trevor received a BFA in illustration with an animation focus from The Art Institute of Boston in 2002.
John specializes in animation, character design, and storyboarding. He is passionate about creating original visual stories that educate and entertain.
John's short films have made big screen appearances at the Providence Children's Film Festival, and the Glovebox Film Festival. He has created animations for clients such as the VA Boston Healthcare System and the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. He enjoys iced coffee, ultimate frisbee, and Ninja Turtles.
John graduated from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 2012, where he earned an MFA in Digital Media. He also holds a BA in Graphic Design and Multidisciplinary Studies from Stonehill College.