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.


Working with Next Day Animations has been such a pleasure. The attention to detail, the thoughtful communication, the understanding of a larger/complex concept - those qualities are what makes this experience so wonderful.
Rashanda Freeman
Rashanda Freeman
20:12 03 Nov 23
"You guys are great. Responsive and on-time, and the end product is EXACTLY what we needed. I've used you twice now, and will continue to do so. I value most your responsiveness and creativity. I had an idea, but you made it better. And you did it on time and made the process enjoyable."
John Brownlee
John Brownlee
17:54 11 Sep 23
My company had a vision for a video, and Next Day Animations went above and beyond to help bring the vision to life. They took the time to ask questions and learn about the topic our video focused on. Their process is easily and quick. They also made sure to communicate often, which allowed us to feel confident that our video was a priority. If ever in need of another animated video, we would use Next Day Animations again!read more
Laura Steinbrink
Laura Steinbrink
15:10 01 Aug 23
I had a great experience with Next Day Animation. We had a very tight 10-week deadline to meet, and our project was managed superbly to meet that timeframe. Besides working with a great team, and having a wonderful experience with our project manager, we loved the final video! Although we work in a very complex industry, Next Day Animation was able to clearly and concisely tell our story through a script and animations that are very palatable in a short 2-minute explainer video.read more
Jen Gaster
Jen Gaster
14:24 11 Apr 23
The team at Next Day Animations put together a great intro video for us to utilize on our website! Their team quick to get us on their calendar, where very responsive to feedback, followed-up with our team regularly, and delivered a high quality product within our budget! We will be going to them again in the future and I'd recommend them to others who are looking for some great educational animations.read more
Mitchell LeGrand
Mitchell LeGrand
17:01 02 Mar 23
It looks like this will be the same thing as every other comment....that is, that is was a great experience. Frankly the process was a little disjointed at first, but I can't say whether that was them or my team (in terms of getting the contract signed). But, once NDA was onboard, everything was gravy. The process that they have developed to ultimately deliver the product that you want seems like it has been hand crafted over decades. They heard and felt my needs for my animation project and were responsive to the work and requests I put forward. I would definitely recommend them to another and would use them again for a next project.read more
Buck Bradshaw
Buck Bradshaw
02:22 17 Jul 19
The best video-production experience I've been a part of. The Next Day Animations team is bright, friendly, supportive, intuitive, thorough, and flexible. Quick turnaround time and expertly-executed production. They were able to take the new, abstract concept we needed a video for and make it digestible and exciting for our audience. Our team will use and recommend them as often as possible.read more
Erin Moriarty
Erin Moriarty
19:52 31 May 19
Next Day Animations are fantastic! They knocked it out of the park with my first video. They were well organized, well prepared, and came back with a well scripted/designed video - fast!! We plan on doing many more videos with them this year and the future. They also made me look really good with my colleagues.
heather hussong
heather hussong
17:40 07 May 19
Next Day Animations knocked it out of the park with my video! They were always kind, helpful, and quick to respond to any request. Our video was awesome and they even helped us implement it in order to get the most traction out of our investment. Thanks Next Day Animations!
Savannah Dudley
Savannah Dudley
12:46 15 Jan 19
Next Day Animations knocked it out of the park with my video! They were always kind, helpful, and quick to respond to any request. Our video was awesome and they even helped us implement it in order to get the most traction out of our investment. Thanks Next Day Animations!
Savannah Dudley
Savannah Dudley
12:46 15 Jan 19
We have a very complex speech therapy technique that has always been a terrible struggle to communicate to laymen. Next Day was able to create a 100 second video that provides viewers with a better understanding of our technique than we can verbally explain in 30 minutes. The visuals not only create a stonger understanding of the material - but the impression lasts for a very long time after the video is viewed. We're looking forward to creating more videos with Next Day for other concepts that we struggle to explain.read more
Guy Lisella
Guy Lisella
21:06 07 Nov 18
It was a pleasure to work with the Next Day Animations team! They are kind, professional, and SO quick/efficient. Would certainly recommend them to anyone and work with them again. We are very pleased with our final product and can't wait to start socializing it across our org!
Jonathan Akpapunam
Jonathan Akpapunam
20:45 10 Sep 18
Next Day Animations has been incredible to work with to create educational whiteboard videos. Our non-profit is committed to conscious raising and promoting awareness around critical issues that affect our local communities. Next Day Animations has been able to distill complex ideas into short, but effective educational and engaging videos. Next Day's entire team is incredibly friendly and easy to work with, and they are super responsive as well. Also, the process of creating a video is pretty efficient as well. We have enjoyed our creative work with Next Day Animations and look forward to making more whiteboard animation videos in the future!read more
Deane Foundation
Deane Foundation
19:05 05 Sep 18
Thank you to the staff at Next Day Animations for their great work on our Early Detection whiteboard animation video.
jeanette baker
jeanette baker
14:26 13 Jul 18
The team at Next Day Animations is terrific and very responsive! They developed a video on what is civil legal aid that creatively explains a complex subject in concise and cogent terms. It will significantly help justice advocates convey the critically important role and value of civil legal assistance.
Sandra Ambrozy
Sandra Ambrozy
15:26 10 Jul 18
Next Day Animations is an amazing organization! From the marketing, to the sales follow-up and through the video creation process..each team member was terrific! They are creative while being good listeners, proactive and clear about the process, smart and flexible in their work. We recently received our first completed work and can’t wait to order the next one! Don’t miss an opportunity to work with them!!read more
Linda Spahr
Linda Spahr
10:15 04 May 18
The whiteboard animation that Next Day Animations created exceeded our expectations. The team is knowledgable with excellent attention to detail. They communicate their process seamlessly and work hard to ensure the final product is flawless. We look forward to working with them in the future!
Angel Rowell
Angel Rowell
18:52 11 Aug 17
We had a great experience with Next Day Animations. Coming from a VERY small office (staff of three), we needed someone who could take our idea and run with it, creating the script and design elements for the video. Given very little to work with, Next Day produced a great video that I feel really reflects who we are as an organization. I highly recommend them to any small nonprofits on a tight budget. The cost is reasonable, plus they saved us a lot of costs in MY time with not having to write or manage a video shoot. Thanks, Next Day, for really understanding a small nonprofit and delivering on everything you promised!!read more
Elissa Kojzarek
Elissa Kojzarek
20:11 21 Jul 17
i work with a lot of agencies, vendors and contractors and Next Day is far and away one of the best. Not only are they priced reasonably, do what they say, and produce quality work, but they take the time to understand our business so the first time we see something from them its 80% of the way there already. Can't recommend them highly enough.
burt rosen
burt rosen
15:47 21 Jul 17
Definitely a five star company! They listened to what we wanted in an animation video and delivered exactly as we asked. The video has paid for itself many times over by how much interest we have gained in our product due the public viewing it. Next Day Animations is a friendly company with great customer service and videos at a price that any company can afford.read more
ToothShower LLC
ToothShower LLC
14:33 14 Jul 17
The friendly group at Next Day Animations ensured that the creation of our scribing video went smoothly. We had no experience with this type of work, but that didn't matter. They answered every question we had and made it fun and easy. Their team truly cares that you end up with what you had envisioned. We look forward to working with them again.

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

Meet the brains behind your project.


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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.