Communicating with stories, captivating with design.


Fluent Studios is a digital design agency that specializes in creating animated and interactive experiences that entertain, educate, and inspire. We use the power of multimedia to tell stories, communicate concepts, and deliver messages with impact.

We were founded in the early internet days of San Francisco in 1999, and in 2018 moved across the Golden Gate Bridge to the art and design hub in Sausalito. 

We approach every project with imagination, wit, and strong ideas, and these qualities consistently shine through Fluent Studios’ clean and concise designs. Whether your goal is building awareness of an issue or your brand, articulating a concept, reaching a specific audience, launching a product, getting votes, or generating sales, we find a compelling and effective way to tell your story.

Our clients range from small non-profits and innovative startups, to some of the largest companies in the world. We’ve had the good fortune to work with individuals and organizations changing the world in big and small ways.


We’re experts in creating short explainer videos to make products, services, or ideas — no matter how complicated they are — easy to understand. We use the power of storytelling and imagination to capture and hold users’ attention, and bring together talented creative teams of writers, illustrators, animators, filmmakers, and musicians, to deliver dynamic, engaging, and clear videos. View Videos


We design everything from campaign-based websites, to large-scale custom sites that are easy to update and built to grow. We’ve been making websites since the early days of HTML, and we keep growing and adapting to the newest technologies as they emerge. We also design for mobile, in both responsive and app-based formats. If you have an idea— we can build it. View Websites



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“Fluent Studios was a dream to work with on our large-scale project at Google. Not only is the Fluent team supremely professional and accommodating, but their work is also refreshingly creative and imaginative. I was constantly amazed by how flexible Fluent Studios was on meeting our needs, understanding our concerns and creating such polished and delightful multimedia. They were a joy to collaborate with, extremely well organized and very communicative. I would work with them again whenever the need arose.”

–Matthew Melone


“I have been working with Fluent Studios since 2002, and they are always my first go-to for digital design and animation work. Susan and her team do so many things well, but above all other I value their ability to read their clients’ needs and deliver exactly what they are looking for. They are smart, they are fast, they listen well, and they deliver beautiful and creative work, always on time, and always with the highest degree of professionalism.”

–Emily Coven
Founder, Flax Media


“Fluent Studios brings passion, a sense of ownership, and creativity to every project. I’ve worked with Susan at Fluent while at PBS, KQED, and MTV. In each case, Fluent delivered on time and under budget. More importantly, partnering with Fluent can bring a germ of an idea to life in new and creative ways previously unimagined. The sites we launched with Fluent earned top industry accolades and high-profile awards. We owe that in large part to Fluent Studios’ beautiful design and UX contributions.“

–Angela Morgenstern
Senior Director, PBS