Creating 2D Animations

2D animations are everywhere! We watch animated series on TV, more and more advertisements are animations, and when you hop on a (Dutch) train, there are 2D animations on the screens.
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Looking for a 2D animation? Bigfish is the expert and market leader in creating high-quality 2D animations, perfect for social media content! Even while scrolling through content, 2D stands out and makes an impact.

Creative session

How do we approach creating a 2D animation? Co-creation often leads to the best end result. That’s what our experience tells us. Therefore, we prefer to kick-off a project with a creative session with you. Together, we exchange ideas, determine the specific objective of the animation, and develop an initial pre-concept.

Learn more about Bigfish’s creative sessions, or request a session directly.

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Jeroen Buurman
ANWB - Brand Marketeer
 Bigfish is the preferred supplier for ANWB. They're a customer-centric animation agency that operates swiftly, requires minimal instruction, thinks creatively, and seeks solutions even under tight deadlines. They're an excellent partner to work with.
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Oresta Druiven
ASML - Branding & Content
Bigfish excels at transforming ASML's intricate processes into comprehensible content using animations, infographics, and illustrations. Embracing a hands-on approach, they delve deep into the subject matter and proficiently articulate our complex processes.
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Merel Martensen
Eneco - Brand Manager
Working with Bigfish is such a pleasure! Quick turnaround times, excellent work quality, and great people to collaborate with.
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Maarten Kleingeld
Brand Coordinator at ProRail
Working with Bigfish is a pleasure. They respond quickly to inquiries and requests, and have a knack for transforming complex subjects into beautiful, clear animations and (info)graphics.
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Lichelle van der Wiel
Marketing Manager at Rinkel
What makes collaborating with Bigfish so enjoyable is the swift communication, creativity, and flexibility of the entire team. It was no easy task, but we're highly satisfied with the end result!
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Sander Groenewege
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Managing Director
Jeroen Westenbroek
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Creative Director
Luc Lutters
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More than high-quality 2D animations

Looking for a sleek, professional, and impressive 2D animation? Then our animation studio is the place to go. Our 2D animation studio has years of experience in all types of 2D animation. And not just the standard version, but also so-called isometric 2D animations, 2D animations with 3D elements, and full 3D animations.

Ever thought of an isometric 2D animation?

It’s a unique form of 2D animation that adds a sense of depth and perspective to the image. Sometimes it appears 3D, but in reality, everything remains two-dimensional. Isometric 2D animations are ideal for, for example, technical visualizations or explainer animations.

Mix it up: a 2D animation with 3D elements

Not sure whether to opt for a 3D or 2D animation? You don’t have to choose between 2D or 3D, combining is also possible. The whole shebang. A combination of both styles is created by adding 3D aspects to a 2D animation. We love to pool our team’s strengths!

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2D animations for social media content

Creating a 2D animation can suit any story and any budget. For example, for technical visualizations and internal or external explainer videos. However, creating a 2D animation is also highly suitable for web content, commercials, and social media campaigns. Think of short snippets or ads for use on LinkedIn, TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or another online platform. Our designers are well-versed with all the intricacies of each platform and effortlessly adapt the content accordingly.

Learn more about content for social media.

 Frequently Asked Questions
What is 2D animation?

2D animation is a form of animation in which we use two-dimensional images to create moving pictures. This form is literally one dimension flatter than 3D animations. 2D animations can be hand-drawn or created with computer software. A combination of these two is the whiteboard animation.

Why choose a 2D animation from Bigfish?

Is it due to our decades-long experience in creating animations? Or because we are the market leader in the 2D animation field? Because we are among the best animation agencies in the Netherlands? Or because we enjoy working for large A-brands as much as for friendly small to medium-sized businesses around the corner. Check our portfolio and see who preceded you.

How long does it take to create a 2D animation?

Naturally, this depends on various factors. However, one thing is certain: your project will not experience delays because we can’t schedule it in. That’s the advantage of choosing a party with a large in-house team like Bigfish Animation. We work on several projects simultaneously here. Therefore, creating a 2D animation with Bigfish takes on average between three to eight weeks. We always establish a realistic timeline in advance.

What does it cost to create a 2D animation at Bigfish?

Well, what does a car cost? Since we approach each project in a unique way, we don’t have standard prices. We don’t just make standard animations, but impactful films! Of course, costs depend on the complexity of your message, the number of characters you want to animate, the level of detailing in the background, the number of languages in which we need to deliver the animation, the type of 2D animation, and so much more. One thing is certain: our prices are market competitive, without any compromise on quality or professionalism.

To what extent can my corporate identity be incorporated into the animation design?

At Bigfish Animation, we always create unique animation styles and custom work. Everything is custom-made and exactly on-brand within your organization’s corporate identity. When developing a unique animation style, our designers know how to best integrate the output into your marketing communication mix. So yes, we always take your corporate identity into account. Our designers know how to interpret every brand book and corporate identity guide correctly.

Have a look at the case page for more details.