Explainer videos, motion graphics & story animations

let's tell yours

You have a unique story

Everyone has a story to tell. Whether you want to share your passion with the world, educate your team, or show off your product, we’ll help you get to the heart of your story.

We want to tell it

We want to help you cut through the words and numbers to show people what you’re about. Bring us your vision, your message, your research in all its complexity, and let us help you craft your story.

Let’s create it together

Don’t know where to start? Don’t worry, we do. Our collaborative process is structured, but flexible. You can tell us whether you want to co-create, sit back and sign off, or anything in between. We’ll guide you through each step.

let's tell yours
Liezl Van Zyl, Hey Plain Jane

StoryGround’s work is exceptional, and they are so easy to work with. Their animations are carefully considered, persuasive, and memorable.

Thea Lamarque, ICLEI Africa

Storyground never ceases to amaze us with their incredible animations and innovative visual solutions to our (often complex) briefs! Highly recommend them!

Mary-Joy, Ackermans

Great team to work with, always work on ways to bring your product story to life.

Lucy Balona, CANSA

It’s an absolute pleasure to work with StoryGround. From the inception, creative process, implementation, and final production – they are hands on, professional and really know how to ‘tell a story’.

Ruby Schalit, ICLEI Africa

StoryGround always make a big effort to deeply understand the subject matter, allowing them to offer creative solutions that feel authentic and help to deliver the message.

BasicData

StoryGround's exceptional team crafted a masterful animation video that significantly increased client engagement and understanding. They're a valuable partner who truly understands the art of storytelling.

Maureen Sellmeijer, Aidsfonds

The StoryGround team excels in telling powerful, compelling stories while working in sensitive settings. The team has the ability to portray people living with HIV with tact.

Gerhard Walzl, Stellenbosch University

StoryGround has impressed with the sensitive manner in which they conduct interviews, be it researchers, clinicians, nursing staff, patients or children. I can recommend StoryGround for creating socially relevant documentaries.

Willem Fourie, South African SDG Hub

The team has the uncanny ability to remain committed to the highest quality while under extreme pressure, and always remaining patient, thoughtful and open to engagement.

Liezl Van Zyl, Hey Plain Jane

StoryGround’s work is exceptional, and they are so easy to work with. Their animations are carefully considered, persuasive, and memorable.

Thea Lamarque, ICLEI Africa

Storyground never ceases to amaze us with their incredible animations and innovative visual solutions to our (often complex) briefs! Highly recommend them!

Mary-Joy, Ackermans

Great team to work with, always work on ways to bring your product story to life.

Lucy Balona, CANSA

It’s an absolute pleasure to work with StoryGround. From the inception, creative process, implementation, and final production – StoryGround are hands on, professional and really know how to ‘tell a story’.  

Ruby Schalit, ICLEI Africa

StoryGround always make a big effort to deeply understand the subject matter, allowing them to offer creative solutions that feel authentic and help to deliver the message.

BasicData

StoryGround's exceptional team crafted a masterful animation video that significantly increased client engagement and understanding. They're a valuable partner who truly understands the art of storytelling.

Maureen Sellmeijer, Aidsfonds

The StoryGround team excels in telling powerful, compelling stories while working in sensitive settings. The team has the ability to portray people living with HIV with tact.

Prof Gerhard Walzl, Stellenbosch University

StoryGround has impressed with the sensitive manner in which they conduct interviews, be it researchers, clinicians, nursing staff, patients or children. I can recommend StoryGround for creating socially relevant documentaries.

Prof Willem Fourie, South African SDG Hub

The team has the uncanny ability to remain committed to the highest quality while under extreme pressure, and always remaining patient, thoughtful and open to engagement.

Our favourite stories

Sun Exchange Explainer
Sun Exchange
CoM SSA Explainer
ICLEI Africa
BasicPSF Explainer
BasicData
PepsiCo POPI Explainer
PepsiCo
The Innovators
Attix5
SportMojos Explainer
PT SportSuite
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Industries we tell stories for

Stories have the power to engage, educate and inspire people. We comfortably work across diverse industries to simplify complex topics and help you connect with the heart of your audience.

Education
Health
Sustainability
Tech
Research
Education
Health
Sustainability
Tech
Research

Our process

Telling your unique story requires more than just words. That's why we have crafted a 9-step process to ensure that we find the essence of your story together. Your collaboration in the process makes for a more impactful, on-brand story.

01 Consultation

A face-to-face session (online or in-person) where we learn about your history, what ticks you off, and what makes you tick.

02 Concept

Using what we learn during our consultation, we create a concept. It's a flurry of pictures and words as we do our research and come up with ideas for your message.

03 Script

Time to hand over our ideas to the wordsmiths and ink slingers. These experts will distill the essence of your story into carefully crafted copy.

04 Treatment

Just fancy speak for a visual style guide. We’ll dive into your brand and apply your visual identity to the concept in a document you sign off.

05 Storyboard

Carefully following the script, we craft your story frame by frame. First, we’ll work on one slide, then, once you've approved it, we complete the storyboard.

06 Animatic

The animatic is a moving slideshow with voice-over set to music. It helps you check timing, and it gives you a final opportunity to approve the visuals.

07 Animation

The moment where everything comes together. Transitions are seamless,
icons pop, type is transformed, and characters finally come to life
on screen. Magical!

08 Sound

The right music, sound effects, or even silence, can captivate an audience and elevate the animation. We’ll source or create the perfect soundtrack for your message.

09 Follow-up

We proudly hand over the completed product. Then, after a while, we follow up to see how you've used the product, and what the response has been.

Our Team

We’re a close-knit team of talented animators, designers, and storytellers who live to create captivating animations that leave a lasting impression. Storytellers are a different breed of human, and you’ll feel it when you work with us.

Anushka Laubscher

Position: Creative Director
Degree: Brand Comms
Why story: Connection
Connect: linkedin.com/anushka

Philip du Plessis

Position: Creative Director
Masters: Info Design
Why story: Calm and clarity
Connect: linkedin.com/philip

Stephan Fourie

Position: Creative Director
Degree: Visual Comms
Why story: Moves people
Connect: linkedin.com/stephan

Coerine Hattingh

Position: Lead Animator
Degree: Visual Comms
Why story: Empathy
Connect: linkedin.com/coerine

Repro Mpitsa

Position: Content Creator
Certificate: Post Production
Why story: Ideas to life
Connect: linkedin.com/repro

Susan vd Westhuizen

Position: Animator
Degree: Visual Comms
Why story: Meaning
Connect: linkedin.com/susan

Emiel Martens

Position: Creative Producer
Degree: Media Studies (PhD)
Why story: Equality & justice
Connect:linkedin.com/emiel

Our expert storytelling partners

Great work comes from great collaboration. We’re privileged to work with some amazing companies that complement our services and help us bring specialised skills to our projects. Here are their stories.

Our expert partners

Great work comes from great collaboration. We’re privileged to work with some amazing companies that complement our services and help us bring specialised skills to our projects.

It’s our job to help you create clear, effective communication. How do we do this? With 5 easily manageable phases that were designed to turn complexity into clarity.

We record brilliant and gripping Voice Overs. Bring in your professional VO artist, or we can help find you the perfect match.

We help small businesses come up with badass marketing strategies and top-notch social media content.​We write great copy, too.

Our Products

Explainer animations

We’ve broadly categorised our products, but we’re flexible. So, whether you want to create a simple explainer or a complex character animation, we can tailor our product to meet your needs.

Essential

After a brief consultation session, we follow a more template-based approach to bring your story to life.

  • Quick consultation
  • Existing script
  • Existing graphics
  • Basic characters
  • Sourced music
  • Voice over (optional)

Standard

After a detailed consultation session, and thorough research of your brand, we use unique graphics and characters to bring your story to life.

  • Essential +
  • Script editing
  • Moving characters
  • Unique graphics
  • Voice over
  • Sound effects (optional)

Premium

After a few in-depth consultation sessions, and thorough research of your brand, we use unique graphics, sounds and moving characters, to bring your story to life.

  • Standard +
  • Script writing
  • Character expressions
  • Unique music
  • Sound effects

Essential

Standard

Premium

We also tell short stories

Lottie Animations

Character Packs

Gifs

We also tell short stories

Lotties

Characters

Gifs

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We use our powers for good

We’re passionate about seeking out and telling the untold stories that have the power to transform communities. If you would like us to consider telling your story as part of our corporate social investment project, please get in touch!

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Tell your story

If you have a story to tell, we’d love to work with you. Leave us your details, and the short version of your story, and one of our team members will be in touch with you to guide you to the next step. Let’s tell your story!

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