About Us

Pixeldust Studios is an award-winning, animation studio, interactive media design and full service video production company with 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 Augmented Reality and games, 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, 541613
  • DUNS 174220116
  • CAGE 5M5Y4

Senior Team

Our Clients

Television & Film

Showtime • A&E Television Networks • Animal Planet • Discovery Channel • National Geographic Television • Discovery Latino • History Channel • Investigation Discovery • Military Channel • Morena/Lyons Productions • MSNBC • CuriosityStream • NatGeo Wild • NBC • NHNZ • BigFish Entertainment • PBS • Smithsonian Channel • Speed Channel • Spike TV • TLC • Tru TV • Red Rock Films • Infocus Asia Pte. • Xtreme Media • G4 • RL – TV • HGTV • Travel Channel • ITV • Sirens Media • Left Field Entertainment • Blue Bear Films


VISA • Alaska Airlines • Benelli USA • WebMD • Business Media Partners • Carlyle Group • Carus Publishing • Luxury Card • Computer Technology Services, Inc. • Crosby Marketing • EVS Communications • Global Advertising Strategies, Inc. • Hendricks Investment Holdings • HistoriVision • LM&O Advertising • Red Bank Veterinary Hospital • Social Cloud Holdings, LLC • Unilever • Viva Creative • Nanomech • Planet3

Institutions, nonprofits & museums

NIH • NIA • Cornell University • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation • Doha Film Institute • Holocaust Museum • Smithsonian Air & Space Museum • The British Museum • United Nations • 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 • IUCN


Pixeldust Studios Animates Remarkable Journey By NASA’s “New Horizons” Spacecraft, Featured In New Documentary Film “The Year of Pluto”

For “The Year of Pluto,” Pixeldust Studios had to render more than 10,000 frames for the entire Kuiper Belt sequence, which ran nearly 6-minutes long. The company deployed its robust render farm for this monumental task which was  comprised of 70-80 render nodes running Intel i-7 processors with 12-16 GB of RAM. Renderer used was […]

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 […]

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