Ignite. Engage. Create.

At Pixeldust Studios, we believe a spark is all it takes to stir the human imagination
and fuel the creative process. Our award-winning team offers a range of expertise for a variety
of industries including digital, advertising, TV, corporate, government and nonprofit.

That's the Pixeldust magic. We'll let our work speak for itself.




About Us

Pixeldust Studios is an award-winning, full service digital, design and interactive company with an expertise in creative intelligence and a focus on delivering exceptional client service. Located in Metro Washington, D.C. and New York City, our world-class roster of editorial and design talent commands the latest technological tools to visualize and execute your project.

Founded by Ricardo and Elizabeth Andrade in 2004, Pixeldust’s global client portfolio ranges from broadcast television and entertainment to corporate clients, retail, museums, nonprofit, academic, research and scientific institutions and organizations.

We love what we do because every new job presents its own unique set of challenges… whether it’s reconstructing archaeological remains of ancient civilizations, creating an engage advertising campaign or developing a cool, new web app. Bottom line… we’d love to apply our talents to your next project and bring your story to life in the most engaging way possible.

Professional Awards

Over 90 national and international awards, including:

  • Twelve Emmy Awards
  • Thirty-six Emmy Award Nominations
  • Three New York Festival World Medals
  • Numerous Telly Awards
  • Several AAF Best-of-Show Awards 
and Special Judges Awards


  • Visual Effects Society
  • American Advertising Federation
  • National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
  • Women in Film & Video
  • Minority Certification MDDC CR15769
  • NAICS codes 541430, 541490,512110,512191,512199,519130,517919
  • DUNS 174220116
  • CAGE 5M5Y4

Senior Team

Our Clients

Television & Film

A&E Television Networks • Animal Planet • Discovery Networks • Discovery Latino • History Channel • Investigation Discovery • Military Channel • Morena/Lyons Productions • MSNBC • National Geographic Television • NatGeo Wild • NBC • NHNZ • Pipeline39 • PBS • Smithsonian Channel • Speed Channel • Spike TV • TLC • Tru TV


Benelli USA • Business Media Partners • Carlyle Group • Carus Publishing • Computer Technology Services, Inc. • Crosby Marketing • EVS Communications • Global Advertising Strategies, Inc. • Hendricks Investment Holdings • HistoriVision • Infocus Asia Pte. • LM&O Advertising • Red Bank Veterinary Hospital • Social Cloud Holdings, LLC • Unilever • Viva Creative

Institutions, nonprofits & museums

Cornell University • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation • Doha Film Institute • Foundation for Hospices in Sub-Saharan Africa • Howard Hughes Medical Institute • National Geographic Missions • Inter-American Development Bank • NOAA • The Nature Conservancy • National Museum of the American Indian • National Democratic Institute • Population Services International • National Coalition to Save Our Mall • Smithsonian Air & Space Museum • The British Museum • United Nations • Water Filters for Kenya


Pixeldust Studios Expands Creative Production Capabilities, and Launches Hispanic Market Division

Emmy Award Winning Producer Lori Butterfield is Named Senior VP, Creative Content & Development Bethesda, MD –(SPW)–  Pixeldust Studios, a multi-award winning digital animation and broadcast design studio, is expanding its creative production capabilities to now include providing clients with innovative script-to-screen video production and interactive design. While animation and visual effects will remain at […]


Pixeldust Studios has been awarded a Silver Telly Award for excellence in Animation and a Bronze Telly Award for excellence in Advertising & Promotion during the 34th Telly award competition. Both Awards were for National Geographic’s Specials  Alien Deep with Bob Ballard. Pixeldust used 3D animation to create an immersive journey through the depths of […]


Pixeldust Studios was awarded the Gold World Medal at the 2013 New York Festivals. This award is for our work on the NOVA series, Fabric of the Cosmos, combining over 1,000 visual effects, green screen shots, 2d and 3d animations, and digital sets to create imagery for over 80% of each episode. Our work in […]

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