We get things movin'

Pigeon is a full-service animation studio that creates engaging stories for cinema, broadcast, and the web with a strong emphasis on well-designed characters. We work internationally for advertising agencies and production houses, and also directly with brands.

With a team of art directors, copywriters, illustrators and animators, we provide for every need a company should have in communication - catering to educational, explainer, advertising, internal comms, and more. With our experience in virtually any industry, we also help with advice on the choice of stories, visuals, colours, characters and sound.

 
$5,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2012
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Krakow, Poland
headquarters
other locations

Portfolio

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Ikea, Aviva, UBS, T-Mobile, Saudi Aramco, Nestle, Microsoft, Ideo, FOX Networks, Comarch, the Polish Government

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Animated Video for Creative Agency

"Studio Pigeon was extremely efficient, and the team was very nice to work with."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Dec. 2017 - Apr. 2018
Project summary: 

Studio Pigeon produced a two-minute animated video, providing everything from storyboards to sound design and music.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Australia
Paul Robert Fishlock
Founder and Principal, Behaviour Change Partners
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Internal and external feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Despite initial language and time zone concerns, Studio Pigeon's expert team inspired confidence throughout the project by communicating clearly from the start. Efficiency and responsiveness were hallmarks of their work.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the founder and principal of Behaviour Change Partners, a Sydney-based creative agency that specializes in social marketing projects for governments and NGOs.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Studio Pigeon?

We wanted to produce a two-minute animated video that clearly communicated our message with memorability and style.

What were your goals for this project?

The goal of the video is to influence targeted solicitors to raise the topic of bequests to charities whenever they write a legal will for a client.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We asked three firms to pitch us their ideas. Studio Pigeon outperformed the two Sydney-based animation studios. They produced by far the best treatment, offering excellent creative thinking and value for money as well as being the most enthusiastic.

Describe the video(s) and the process in detail.

We provided the approved script and a guide voiceover. Working from that, Studio Pigeon first developed a storyboard in their proposed style of flat 'collage' animation. Once approved, they went through several stages of animation development, eventually arriving at the final. From there, they completed the video by applying sound design, final voiceover, and music.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

My main project management contact handled all issues and feedback as it came up. I also was able to speak directly with the art directors and animators as needed throughout the process.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

The video has been very well received by clients and key stakeholders, including the target market of solicitors.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

I had some initial concerns about working with animators in a different time zone, and whose first language was not English. My worry was unfounded as there was never a problem. The different time zones worked to our advantage on a number of occasions. I could send my feedback at the end of the day Sydney time, and have a well-considered response from Studio Pigeon first thing the following morning.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Studio Pigeon was extremely efficient, and the team was very nice to work with. They offered excellent value. I had no complaints at all.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Everything was as I hoped and expected. It would be unreasonable to expect the next level of creativity and production without a considerably higher price point.

5.0
Overall Score My client and I were very happy with the result.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were very efficient.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They provided an excellent value.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We wouldn’t expect better quality without paying a lot more.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I'd have no problem recommending them to a colleague.

Explainer Video for Insights Platform

"...Studio Pigeon moved very quickly. The workflow was agile and effective."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Jan. 2015 - Jan. 2016
Project summary: 

Studio Pigeon created an explainer video to communicate a complicated offering to potential clients. They collaborated on the storyboard and worked on many design iterations.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
New York, NY
Nis Frome
Co-founder, Alpha
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The video has been played over 7,000 times and it pushes viewers to engage with the host site more. Although they would benefit from improving their voiceovers, Studio Pigeon managed the project effectively and worked quickly, keeping turnaround time to a minimum. 

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the co-founder of Alpha, an on-demand insights platform. We enable teams to make data-driven decisions about users, products, and new markets.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Studio Pigeon?

We hired Studio Pigeon to help us create an explainer video.

What were your goals for this project?

We have a sophisticated offering and wanted to visually explain how it works, in under 90 seconds, to anyone.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Studio Pigeon had a really impressive portfolio and was very affordable.

Describe the video(s) and the process in detail.

They worked with us to storyboard the project, and then on multiple design iterations, until we were happy.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

They provided recommendations based on what they’d seen work in the past, but overall, gave us the creative freedom to do what we wanted.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

We've had 7,000+ video plays in two to three years, and people who watch the video are much more likely to request a demo than are people who don't watch the video.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

We were a small team at the time and Studio Pigeon moved very quickly. The workflow was agile and effective.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their turnaround speed and affordability stood out to us.

Are there any areas for improvement?

The voiceovers could’ve been a bit better.

4.5
Overall Score It's the the best video you can et for the price.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They're very responsive.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They were super affordable.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    It's a strong video.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've already referred them to friends.

User Interface for Interactive Children's Story

“Studio Pigeon delivered high-quality work and impressive results.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May 2017 - Nov. 2017
Project summary: 

Studio Pigeon designed the GUI, illustrations, and promotional campaigns for an iOS interactive children’s story with a view toward maximizing accessibility and mobile responsiveness.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Auckland, New Zealand
Jarek Beksa
CEO, Sonnar Interactive
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Users responded favorably to Studio Pigeon’s designs and the platform’s usability. Their team’s attentiveness and easy-going approach to the project fostered top-notch delivery.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the CEO of Sonnar Interactive. We specialize in developing accessible software and games.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Studio Pigeon?

Studio Pigeon helped with the launch of two interactive stories, Red Riding Hood and Hansel and Gretel, on our Twisted Tales children’s app. We brought them in to create the GUI and provide illustrations for these stories. We required an interface that was both attractive and unique, while also responsive and scalable to a variety of screen resolutions. In addition, Studio Pigeon created two promotional trailers for the Apple App Store.

What were your goals for this project?

We were looking for a detailed UI design and two trailers for the Apple App Store that featured graphics and illustrations that were both aesthetically pleasing and unique.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I knew Studio Pigeon’s CEO, and I was familiar with the high standards of their previous work.

Can you go into detail about the services they provided and the scope of the project?

The team invented the UI for both of the interactive stories. They provided a thorough design for the app, including the layout of the buttons, labels, and fonts, and several full-screen illustrations. In addition, they created marketing icons as well as promotional banners and videos.

What was the team composition?

Our main contact was an illustrator and graphic designer, who had support from two video production specialists.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

Since the stories launched, we’ve received excellent user reviews. Studio Pigeon delivered high-quality work and impressive results.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Studio Pigeon was easy to work with; there were no issues throughout the project.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

We developed a great relationship with their team. The company’s approach to our partnership improved the quality of their service.

 

5.0
Overall Score We will work with them in the future for sure.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We had no scheduling issues. They were very well organized.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They cost more than other companies, but the results are worth it.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Their services were of very high quality.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I will most likely refer them to a friend.

Video Production for Consumer Products Company

"They delivered a high-quality video as per our timeline."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
3.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Mar. 2018 - Mar. 2018
Project summary: 

Studio Pigeon produced an informational video about a company's internal team. They filmed many shots and edited the video to a two-minute length. 

The Reviewer
 
10,000+ Employees
 
Warsaw, Poland
Joanna Okręglicka
Digital Project Specialist, Philips
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Studio Pigeon delivered a high-quality production and film. Their team's creative ideas and clear communication contributed to a smooth engagement. They were responsive and provided real-time feedback.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Royal Philips is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s health. We promote healthy living, disease, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. The company, based in the Netherlands, is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring, and health informatics.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Studio Pigeon?

We needed to produce an internal explainer video.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to increase employee awareness of our internal team.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We compared various vendors by price and by recommendation.

Describe the video(s) and the process in detail.

Studio Pigeon produced an informational video about our internal team. They filmed many shots and edited the video to a two-minute length. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

They delivered a high-quality video as per our timeline.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Our workflow was excellent.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

We were impressed by their creative ideas, clear communication, and real-time feedback

 

4.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 3.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Illustrations for European Language Workbooks

"They were flexible and responsiveness to our needs."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Nov. 2016 - Dec. 2018
Project summary: 

Studio Pigeon designed a set of full-color illustrations.

The Reviewer
 
10,000+ Employees
 
Warsaw, Poland
Anna Strąk-Wiśniewska
Content Development Manager, Pearson Central Europe
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

They delivered high-quality illustrations on time. During the demanding timeline, the team was patient and accommodating to feedback and a range of requests. High levels of cooperation and flexible service made the partnership effective.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the Content Development Manager for Pearson Central Europe’s English coursebooks department.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Studio Pigeon?

We needed numerous illustrations for a series of workbooks.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted the illustrations to be good quality and delivered on time.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We had been in touch with them for a separate animation project and were aware of the team’s past illustration work. Their portfolio was varied and attractive.

Describe the project in detail.

We produced the workbooks for a four-level English (as a second language) course for younger teenagers. In addition to the student and teacher versions, the books had a wide array of features including audio, video, and digital components.

What was the team composition?

Our in-house team had six people. I’m not sure how many resources Studio Pigeon had.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

The full-color illustrations were high quality. Studio Pigeon delivered them on schedule within a demanding timeline. They were responsive to feedback and implemented requested changes with great patience and diligence. The team was also cooperative regarding payment schedules and paperwork.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The partnership was very effective.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They were flexible and responsiveness to our needs.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Studio Pigeon’s quotes were higher than other vendors, but the rates matched their level of service.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Interactive Video Content for Children's Learning App

"We weren’t expecting their professional and elastic approach, but it was an amazing surprise."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Aug. 2017 - July 2018
Project summary: 

Studio Pidgeon developed video content for a kids app for smartphone and tablets that interacted with a robot. They developed multiple iterations of story drafts, characters, and settings based on a masterplan.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Bialystok, Poland
CEO, Child Robotics Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

With objective-oriented project management, a flexible approach, and a calm demeanor, Studio Pidgeon continues to be a valuable business partner. Although they would benefit from offering more direct communication with their storytellers, it’s by no means a serious issue.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the CEO of an educational startup that manufactures educational robots for children.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Studio Pigeon?

We needed to create an interactive application for kids that had ten different chapters.

What were your goals for this project?

The app uses a physical robot and storytelling platform on smartphones and tablets to help kids learn the basics of programming.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We tested a few vendors, but Studio Pigeon had the best ideas and experience.

Can you go into detail about the services they provided and the scope of the project?

Our workflow was based on the masterplan of the story. Every month, Studio Pigeon created a storytelling draft, location propositions, and characters. Each draft usually went through one or two iterations.

What was the team composition?

We worked with a four-person team from Studio Pidgeon.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

Their work was (and still is) very important for the development of our company.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Their project management was really professional, patient, and results-driven.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

We weren’t expecting their professional and elastic approach, but it was an amazing surprise.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

We would have liked more direct communication with storytellers during our briefings.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Animated Videos for Infant Nutrition Company

“They are experts in animation.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jan. - June 2017
Project summary: 

Studio Pigeon produced animated videos for a digital marketing campaign. They collaborated with an internal team on scripts and storyboards.

The Reviewer
 
5,001-10,000 Employees
 
Poland
Barbara Walawender
Digital Specialist, Danone Nutricia
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Through a collaborative process, Studio Pigeon successfully created videos that have garnered millions of views and boosted brand awareness. Their creativity, expertise, and efficiency yielded impressive results.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am a digital specialist for a company focused on early life nutrition.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Studio Pigeon?

We were looking for a specialized agency that could conceptualize the brand heroes in an animation video.

What were your goals for this project?

We hoped to see an increase in traffic, with visitors spending more time on our website.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We selected Studio Pigeon through our partner social media agency.

Describe the video(s) and the process in detail.

We received professional support and expertise from Studio Pigeon. After they learned about our product and goals, we collaborated on the scripts and storyboards of six videos and six trailers for social media. They were part of a digital campaign that targeted pregnant women and mothers and educated them about immunity and child development. One of the most popular lecturers in Poland also assisted us with the videos.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

So far, we’ve had 17 million page views, 4 million full views, and 100,000 clicks. Our reach display is at 3.5 million for YouTube and 1 million for Facebook.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

They were highly organized and cooperative. They also had an excellent feedback process, allowing us to discuss which solution would be better.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They are experts in animation.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer