Our award-winning animation team is made up of smart, talented and remarkably nice people. We are expert animators, voiceover actors and illustrators located across the U.S. with offices in Baltimore, MD and Minneapolis, MN.

Explainer animations are increasingly recognized as one of the best ways to communicate, allowing your audience to absorb your message through visuals, sound and text simultaneously.

We make exceptional explainer animation videos for all your company communication needs. Our animations are used for everything from corporate employee conferences and training sessions to start-up website explainer videos.


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As an organization, we strive to make positive change in our communities and the world. In 2016, we launched the Illustrating Awesomeness Scholarship and Animations to Change the World Grant. Check out our social responsibility scorecard for some of the ways we measure our impact.

Next Day Animations is a brand of Simplicity Works Benefit LLC which works to find ways to communicate complex ideas quickly. The company is owned by Jesse Austell and Caitlin Rogers.


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Need an amazing animation, fast? Call us at (202) 747-0404.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How quickly will I get my animation?

We can produce a video for just about any deadline, but our recommended non-rush process takes about 20 business days from start to finish.

We need a video tomorrow! Can you help?

You bet. We are proud of our ability to work the magic that gets you what you need.

Rush projects compress the labor of a multi-week process into as few as 12 hours, so the cost of a rush project will be affected accordingly to make that magic happen.

And if you’re not in a rush? Great. A non-rush process means we have more time to get everything ironed out just right — there’s no reason to rush a video if it’s not necessary.

What styles do you offer?

Our styles include whiteboard, 2D, 3D, kinetic text, character and stop-motion animation. Check out our style reel here. Interested in something else? Not sure how to describe it? Give us a call.

How much will my animation cost?

Pricing is determined by your video’s length (for example, three minutes) and deadline (for example, one month from today). Give us a call, and we’ll be happy to provide a quote.

Who makes these things?

We do! Your animation is created in-house by our team of expert writers, animators, illustrators, editors, and project leads. You’ll have one primary contact for the project, but many others work behind the scenes to bring you each draft.

How can I pay?

We accept payment by credit card, check, and EFT. Payment details will be on your invoice, but if you have questions, give us a call at 202-747-0404.

How many revisions do I get?

Our standard process includes unlimited revisions during scripting and, once the script is finalized, three animation revision cycles. Additional revisions will be billed at an hourly rate (although clients rarely request this because our process is efficient, effective, and well tested).

Can I get Audio Description (AD) for my animation?

Yes! Our Audio Description Package includes two versions of your video: one with AD and one without. The AD version will contain audio descriptions of everything that appears on the screen. Listen to an example video at the link here.

Do you have any experience in my particular industry?

Yes! We’ve had the pleasure of working with all sorts of people and organizations. Check out our different industry case studies to see some sample clients and creations. 

Do I have to provide my own script?

No! Scripting assistance is included with every project. During our kickoff call, we’ll ask you questions that get to the heart of your message. From there, we can draft a script from scratch.
If you’ve already got a working script that you like, even better — we can start there, too.

How can I use my animation?

Once complete, your video is yours to use however you like. Common uses include:

  • Website landing pages
  • Tradeshows
  • Conferences
  • Sales/demo meetings
  • Investor pitches
  • Included in your email signature
  • On the TV or elevator in your office
  • Television and YouTube advertising
  • Event kickoff

Can I provide my own voiceover?

We generally discourage clients from creating their own voiceover because the best quality recordings require specialized equipment and a trained professional voice actor. But we can work with you to find a voiceover artist with a voice and style that are similar to your own. If need be, we can work from your recordings.

My animation is awesome. How can I ever thank you?

Aw, shucks. We consider your positive words and referrals the highest compliment. We love tweets, testimonials, and introductions to people who might be in need of our services. More than 40% of our business comes to us through repeat or referral customers. We’re thrilled to be part of long-term collaborations around the world.

Telly Awards:

The Organic Center, Bronze (2017)

Solidarity Center, Silver (2016)

BallotReady, Bronze (2016)

Save the Boundary Waters, Bronze (2015)

Next Day Animations: in the Press

2017 – PR Newswire: Next Day Animations Honored with Two Telly Awards for Whiteboard Videos


2017 – Kansas State University: Marketing student receives Girls Who Illustrate Awesomeness scholarship from Next Day Animations

2017 – Solidarity Center: Solidarity Center Video Wins Telly Award!

2016 – PR Newswire: Next Day Animations Launches Scholarship Program for Young Women of Color

2015 – Save the Boundary Waters: ‘Save the Boundary Waters’ video wins first place for 2015 Outstanding Environmental Video at the State Environmental Leaders Conference


Interested in working with us?

While not always actively hiring, we are always on the lookout for talented folks to join our team. We accept resumes and portfolios on an ongoing basis. Fill out the form below to get in touch.

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Affiliate Marketing

Next Day Animations Affiliate Program builds partnerships with awesome people and organizations to connect to a larger audience.

As an affiliate, you will receive a competitive commission on every sale! We will provide you with a unique link that tracks the leads and sales you generate. We’ll handle all the rest from production to customer service to delivery.

To apply to be part of the Next Day Animations Affiliate Program, fill out the form below.