Our digital printing has changed. Find out what's new

How Animade uses a newspaper to get clients on the same page

A handy step-by-step guide to the animation production process from Animade. Printed by Newspaper Club. www.newspaperclub.com

Working with clients always involves lots of moving parts. At Animade, an animation studio in London, those parts are often dancing, jumping, chasing each other around and, when needed, party pooping.

Founded by childhood friends Tom Judd and James Chambers, Animade helps some of the best-known companies in world bring stories to life with warm, playful characters. They turned Airbnb’s logo into a jogger for the New York City Marathon and helped Facebook introduce its Reactions feature, adorably:

Though the finished animations look like they've sprung to life on their own, lots of planning, storyboarding, and revising happens behind the scenes.

To educate clients about what they do, and how they do it, Animade published The Seven Steps of Animation Production on their blog in 2016. The friendly step-by-step guide walks through every stage of their process, from first phone call to final delivery. It’s an indispensable resource for Animade’s clients, and a fun read for anyone who’s wondered how animations are made.

A handy step-by-step guide to the animation production process from Animade. Printed by Newspaper Club. www.newspaperclub.com

“The response we got was phenomenal,” says Amy Knight, Animade's Head of Marketing, about the original blog post. “We realised what a handy tool it was for introducing people to the animation process in a studio like ours.”

Since Animade often works with clients who have very little experience with animation, they decided to turn the blog post into a newspaper to help set expectations, and get everyone on the same page, when they first meet. The “friendly and pick-up-able feel" of our mini newspapers helps break the ice.

A handy step-by-step guide to the animation production process from Animade. Printed by Newspaper Club. www.newspaperclub.com

Using the original illustrations from their blog post, Animade designed a print booklet that’s fun and easy to understand. “Filled with bold, eye-catching designs, the newspaper has just the right balance of feeling disposable yet special,” says Knight.

A handy step-by-step guide to the animation production process from Animade. Printed by Newspaper Club. www.newspaperclub.com

When meeting new clients face-to-face, the Animade team brings along a few copies of their newspaper, plus some project postcards—as they describe them, “nice things to refer to and decorate the desk!”


Print your own mini newspaper. Stapled and trimmed like a magazine – these booklet-sized newspapers are a great way to tell your story.

Related posts

See all posts