Hello There!

Planet Nutshell is a full-service animation studio that has been serving technology companies, healthcare organizations, non-profits, and educators since 2008. We are small by design, so that we can focus on forming lasting and personal relationships with our clients. We listen to our clients. We learn from them. That’s how we create impactful, beautiful things for them. 

Our People

Joshua Gunn
Joshua Gunn


John McGowan
John McGowan

Creative Director

Jen Sanchez
Jen Sanchez


David Trexler
David Trexler


Our Process

  • Discovery

    The first step is getting to know you. We want to understand your audience: Who are they? What do they care about? What are some key use cases and scenarios that embody your product, idea, or service?

  • Script

    A great script should tell a unique and fun story, and not just rattle off a bunch of features. It embodies your identity and brand in an original way, and it reveals the why, not just the what.

  • Storyboard

    This phase lets you visualize your Nutshell before we produce it. We brainstorm the best visual metaphors and imagery. Then, we sketch out each scene so you can see how the story will unfold.

  • Design

    Time to make things lovely! We propose artwork and assets that will appear in the final video, including characters, props, and backgrounds.

  • Animation

    And…Action! In this phase, we execute on everything that has come before. Smoke rises from the studio and a great many cupcakes are consumed as we animate your video and engineer a soundtrack.

  • Delivery

    Your video is delivered in an industry standard format that’s ready for upload to your video host. You feel part of a truly collaborative process. Somebody might get hugged.