From story consultation to final product, Planet Nutshell is a full-service creative studio that has been serving technology companies, healthcare organizations, non-profits, and educators since 2008. We listen to our clients. We learn from them. That’s how we create impactful, beautiful things for them.
Senior Designer & Animator
Partner, Art & Animation Director
Designer & Animator
Founder, Creative Director
Executive Producer

With extensive experience in marketing and business development, Jody Snider is a dynamic producer of award winning creative and strategic projects.

In her different roles, she has been a recipient of a George Foster Peabody Award and several Emmy awards. She created a production company for young people that produced award winning interactive live programming for TV and radio that were featured on Today, The Tonight Show and in the New York Times.

Before coming to Planet Nutshell, Jody managed and developed new business for a nationally-known animation company, Soup2Nuts, owned by Scholastic Publishing Company.

After working as a digital content producer at, Josh Gunn founded Planet Nutshell in 2008 to help people understand a complicated world and inspire them to take action.

He consults personally with each client to deeply understand their communication challenges and to uncover the elusive magic that makes a story great.

Josh holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Washington and a BA from Colorado College. In his spare time he writes for major publications including The Atlantic and

Born in Santa Monica, CA and raised in Massachusetts, Jane Winters has a love for all things nature, and often creates work inspired by her surroundings. 

Before joining Planet Nutshell, Jane worked as a freelance artist on a variety of projects designing and animating for music videos, animated ads, children’s media, concept art for games, and educational content. 

She holds a BFA in Animation from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Franziska is an Emmy and DuPont-Columbia Award winning filmmaker. Before joining Planet Nutshell, Franziska worked for more than 25 years in the documentary field, mostly on highly acclaimed films for public television. Her body of work includes the esteemed mini-series on health disparities, “Unnatural Causes”, films for the PBS series NOVA and American Experience, and many other award-winning documentaries.

In recent years she has focused on video editing, her favorite element of filmmaking. On her days off, Franziska is finishing the edit of her directorial debut “Echoes from Elaine – The Long Shadow of a Massacre,” a feature documentary about facing race and history. Franziska grew up in Germany, received her B.A. from the University of Stirling, Scotland and her MA from Emerson College, Boston.

Songyi Park holds her Master of Arts in Motion Media Design from Savannah College of Art and Design. 

A native of South Korea, Songyi received her BFA in Motion Arts Design from Namseoul University in Cheonan. Her team project, “Bestival Show Opening” received the Adobe Design Achievement Award in 2019 for Top Talent in Motion Graphics and Animation.

Songyi is an amazing cook of Korean cuisine, as well as a coffee connoisseur.

Jen Sanchez heads up our animation and design team, with a rich and accomplished background in digital storytelling, storyboarding, design, character animation, and motion graphics.

She holds a BFA in Animation and Storyboarding from the Savannah College of Art & Design, from which she graduated magna cum laude. Her short film, "Papi's Bakery" has screened at animation festivals across the country.