Who are the Explanimates?

We are a motion design studio specialized in making explanimations. Founders Iris and Sylvia met during their studies at Art Academy Minerva in Groningen. Both have worked as freelancers in various sectors for years. In 2015 they decided to combine their experience and skills and continued as the Explanimates.

The best part of our job is that we get to know so many different fields, disciplines and people. We enjoy presenting all this knowledge to a larger audience through our explanimations. We work together with many other creative freelancers, such as copywriters, voice-overs and sound designers. Dedicated people who, like us, aim for the best result and proactively contribute their ideas. For every project, big or small, we assemble the right team and expertise to bring your story to life.

 Sylvia van Schie

Sylvia van Schie

Illustrator | Amsterdam

Sylvia is a skilled illustrator on paper as well as on the computer. She prefers to work with Illustrator and Photoshop and has a good sense of style. Sylvia has an academic background and loves to analyze and  dive into complex information. She effortlessly combines the whishes of our clients with an existing branding. Her illustrations form the creative base of every explanimation.

 Iris Visser

Iris Visser

Animator | Groningen

Iris is a digital 2D animator and enjoys working with Adobe After Effects combined with Illustrator. Iris is the main contact during the production of an explanimation and makes sure everything runs smoothly. Iris is proactive, a true producer and a communication expert . She knows which questions to ask to get to the essence of a clients story.

Our clients

The collaboration was very enjoyable. Clear and precise agreements. A tight schedule and good expectation management provided.
Folkert Linnemans, Bouwgroep Dijkstra Draisma
Iris and her team were diligent, professional and creative. They grasped our complicated brief quickly and produced very impressive results, on time and within budget. Highly recommended.
Nicholas Kent, Opemed
Explanimates have made a clear animation in a very short amount of time. Iris is proactive, has a good eye and ear for the clients whishes and even worked outside office hours to facilitate us. For us this was an enjoyable first acquaintance with the use of animation.
Gilbert Sewnandan, Nationaal Coördinator Groningen

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