A Short History

Mainframe is a creative production studio specialising in innovative short form commercials and brand content.  An independent and resourceful studio entering our 20th year, Mainframe’s heritage in motion graphics and broadcast has evolved to include production, direction, creative direction, animation, post-production and visual effects.

Our strengths include creating concepts and solutions to briefs and we like to get involved in the creative process as early as possible. We also find time to create innovative software and have a long standing working relationship with Autodesk developing new tools for their upcoming software releases.

Working directly with brands such as Amazon, Dyson, Mtv, Virgin and Harrods we have created an efficient model allowing the client contact with all levels of production. We have also developed a good working relationship with many of London’s top agencies.

Our London and Manchester studios are home to a full time set of talented directors, animators, vfx artists and motion designers. We currently employ 20 artists over these two sites. The core team is often expanded through a network of exceptional partners we have developed successful relationships with throughout the years.

Mainframe’s directors have between them more than 50 years experience in motion design and vfx along with management experience in broadcast design and branding. Our directors and creatives are regular contributors to industry press and top awards judging panels.



Both direct to client and through the worlds’ top agencies we have produced work for some of the planets’ biggest brands, including…