About - Fred & Eric - London based Design and Animation Agency

Who are Fred & Eric?

Conceived in 2011 over a formica table in Amsterdam... Fred & Eric’s first logo took shape as a hand-drawn ampersand on a paper napkin. A lot has changed since that pivotal afternoon, but much like the dynamic ampersand forming F&E’s company marque, our work and process have been constantly evolving. Adapting to new styles, technologies and trends has kept our work fresh and agile.

Amongst all this change, the core team at Fred & Eric has remained stable. Maggie (Creative Director), Jamie (Head of Production) and Sarah (Managing Director). This all-female directorship proudly fly the flag for women in the animation industry. As for Fred & Eric… well, you’ll just have to meet us to find out more about them.

Notes from our clients.

It has been a genuine pleasure to work with Fred & Eric on our Childhood Trauma, War and Conflict film. This was a highly complex project, with multiple layers of messaging around a highly sensitive topic and multiple stakeholders engaged in the process, including young people who are experts by lived experience. Sarah, Maggie and Jamie were throughout extremely collaborative, flexible and highly skilled in realising our vision by creating powerful and beautiful images and narratives. We couldn’t have asked for better communication, advice or support at every stage of the animation, and we would be delighted to work with them again at another opportunity, and would unreservedly recommend their work.

Adelaide O'Mahony

UK Trauma Council,Resource Development Manager

What we do.

The F&E team specialises in producing emotive animations grounded in great storytelling. Our core work lies in creating engaging explainers, compelling charity awareness films, social media campaigns, promos and commercials.

Whether we’re working directly with brands, agencies or individuals, our team thrives from exploring the challenges of a new brief. Crafting animations through to completion with their own distinct voice.

We love working with a wide range of animation techniques. Our traditional animation expertise includes model-making, puppetry, stopframe and cel animation. The 2D animations we produce feature a wide range of styles from mixed media to typographic and character animation. While F&E's 3D animations often blur the lines between hand-crafted and CG. What fuses all of our work into a unique house style, is F&E's passion for great storytelling, thoughtful design and expressive animation full of character.

Our versatile team can handle all elements of animation production, whether it’s starting completely from scratch, or jumping in right at the end to animate a finished storyboard. We cover all aspects of animation production from concepts, scripts, voice-overs, sound design, translations and everything in-between.

Collaboration is at the heart of what we do. We pride ourselves in creating close relationships with our clients, knowing the best project comes from two-way creative partnerships. Here are just a handful of the clients we’ve worked with over the years: