Who we are

We are an award winning animation and visual effects studio, set up by Mike Richter as a sole trader in 2008 and joined by Jason Robbins, his co-director in 2012. The Guardian’s startup company of 2014, we operate as a core team of three, and work with freelancers all round the world on a variety of different projects.


Based in Cornwall, we collaborate with clients on a national and international level. We cover projects within advertising, gaming, architectural visualisation and film, working with both private and public sector clients from Huawei, Hachette, BBC, Sky, NHS, and Ogilvy. Our work has been featured online, on TV, at events, and in films and games.


We have a wide range of skills, including 3D animation, character animation, motion graphics, CGI renders, VFX integration (compositing, green screen, tracking etc.), Virtual Reality visuals, and titles.


To learn a little more about what we do and to take a look at our work process check out this short video below, “A Cup of Tea at Engine House”, or take a look at our portfolio page.


If you have an idea you’d like to chat through or are on the hunt for an animation and visual effects studio, get in touch today and see how we can help.