Pixeldust Studios creates compelling productions through innovative creativity and award-winning visuals




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 VR 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-seven Emmy Award Nominations
  • Seven 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


Do you have a Curious Mind?

  Pixeldust Studios is pleased to be part of today’s launch of CuriosityStream, a new SVOD service focused on high-quality, educational programming created by Discovery Channel Founder John Hendricks.  Our original 15-episode series, A Curious World, seeks to answer some of life’s most compelling questions: Why do we dream? What’s the universe made of? and Can we ever […]

Pixeldust Studios receives a 2014 CINE Golden Eagle Award

  Pixeldust Studios receives a 2014 CINE Golden Eagle Award for the open of Natgeo’s series “All Access 360: World’s Heritage” , produced by Infocus Asia.  featuring an exclusive tour behind the scenes of select UNESCO World Heritage sites. As the earth animates and rotates, famous monuments and sites are revealed with a vibrant, high […]

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 […]

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