Design, animation, VFX, and live action for businesses and brands who love taking their audiences to new heights and depths.

Who are we?

A studio crazy enough to walk the edge, yet professional enough to take home to mom and dad. Deep Sky’s located in the heart of Portland Oregon where we’ve grown to become one of Oregon’s top animation studios.

We’re a family of design-driven artists with extensive experience in animation, visualization, and live action. Founded in 2006, we’ve built our business on doing the work we love with people who share our passion for building compelling narratives.  And we’re a hell of a lot of fun to work with!

Let’s collaborate!


Founder of Deep Sky

Jared Hobbs
Executive Creative Director

James Horn | Senior Producer

James Horn
Senior Creative Producer

Sara Hertel - Accounts Manager

Sara Hertel
Accounts Manager

Barret Thomson - Art Director

Barret Thomson
Senior Art Director

Esli Becerra - Visual Effects Generalist

Esli Becerra
Senior VFX Wizard

Jack Ellis - Lead 2D Animator

Jack Ellis
Lead 2D Animator

Michael Johnson - 3D Generalist

Michael Johnson
Lead 3D Generalist

Grant Perdew - Motion Designer

Grant Perdew
Lead Motion Designer

Elliott Bynum

Elliott Bynum
3D Technical Director

Zack Dixon - Motion Graphics & VFX Artist

Daniel Bueno
Senior 3D Motion Artist

Anna Koehn - Production Coordinator and Writer

Anna Koehn

Milan Erceg - Senior Motion Designer

Milan Erceg
Senior Motion Designer


Gaby Breiter
2D Animator

Geoffrey Nakanishi

Geoffrey Nakanishi
3D Generalist

Zack Dixon - Motion Graphics & VFX Artist

Zack Dixon
Motion Graphics & VFX Artist


Jordan Heard
3D Animator

Miguel Aguilar - Senior Editor

Miguel Aguilar
Senior Editor

Andrew Lavier - Visual Artist

Andrew Lavier
Editor / Project Manager


What we do

Clients we work with