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Hornet is a multidisciplinary production studio with two decades of experience producing award-winning work.

Our work is shaped by a thoughtfully curated roster of directors whose authorship styles are as eclectic and unique as they are effective at connecting with an audience.

We take a savvy development approach to building on the unique voice of our directors to transform the seeds of an idea into ambitious, beautiful, and unexpected work.

For 20 years, behind every frame of every great thing we've ever done is the tireless enthusiasm and genuine love of a diverse group of folks who always put the work first.

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CONTACT US

NEW YORK CITY
116 W Houston Street 4th Fl
New York, New York 10012
Ph. +1 917 351 0520

NEW INQUIRY / NEW BUSINESS
Please contact newbiz@hellohornet.com

HORNET STAGE & ART DEPT
1831 Starr Street
Ridgewood, New York 11385

 

INQUIRIES

INTERNSHIP

Hornet offers Fall, Spring and Summer Internships. 

Our Summer 2022 Internship application is now closed. If you missed the deadline to apply, please check back later in the summer for info on our Fall Session.

If you have any questions regarding the internship program, please reach out to internship@hellohornet.com

RECRUITING
See Careers and Opportunities for any specific positions we're looking to fill in the future.

For full-time inquiries, reach out to careers@hellohornet.com.

For all other freelance inquiries, reach out to hellofreelance@hellohornet.com. Please do not contact the Partners, Producers, or call the studio directly.

REPRESENTATION

USA EAST + MIDWEST
Free Agents
Xavier Egurbide
Angela Kaper
Patricia Claire
Ph. +1 212 255 2252
hello@freeagents.co

USA WEST
Pop-Arts MGMT
Kevin Batten
Ph. +1 310 882 4575
kevin@wearepoparts.com

Crystal Bedford
Ph. +1 310 779 6446
crystal@wearepoparts.com

Nikola Couri
Ph. +1 813 727 1584
nikola@wearepoparts.com

CANADA
Hestyreps
Ph. +1 416 917 6791
lisa@hestyreps.com


ASIA & AUSTRALIA
Unlisted
Katie Mackin
katie@unlisted.co
AU: +61 429 992 292
CN: +86 186 2133 2072  

GERMANY
Tony Petersen Films
Ph. +49 4048 40 5851
Michael Duttenhoefer
michael@tpfilm.de

Established in
New York City in 2001
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Between our post-production facility in Soho and our 5,000-square-foot shooting stage in Brooklyn, Hornet offers a robust and seamless array of mixed media, live-action, animation, and post-production under one roof.

We believe that fostering good communication and creating a fluid experience for our clients is integral to creating outstanding work. We know it’s not enough to be great listeners. We have to interpret to be effective problem solvers and in turn, to do the best work for our clients.

We love our clients and consider our recurring and ongoing clients a badge of honor—not to mention, a part of our extended family.

STAGE

Our 5,000-square-foot shooting stage in Ridgewood, New York is a fully-equipped creative playground where our directors and producers have all the resources they need to fully express themselves. 

 

As a commitment to the process, we’ve invested in our own stages for the last 10 years. This gives us a leg up in terms of speed, efficiency, and a creative freedom that few studios can enjoy.

Having our own art department on-hand, our directors, producers, animators, fabricators, and puppeteers can dive fully into their craft, build new worlds, and bring their vision to life. This allows us to truly push the limits of what mixed media production can be.

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AWARDS
Pictoplasma BAFTA ADC Lion Clio Andy's Sundance Vimeo British Arrows Ciclope Annie One Screen SXSW AICP DDA Webby Ottawa One Dot Zero Annecy
CAREERS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Art Director

Hornet is seeking a full time Art Director to join the team in New York, NY. The Art Director will create concept and production art based on creative briefs, and execute design work for 2D, 3D and Stop Motion animation, which may include character design, concept art, matte paintings and photoreal composites.

This person must be meticulous, have the ability to communicate proactively, manage time accordingly based on each project’s specifications & resources, with passion, enthusiasm and the ability to technically & creatively realize the Director’s vision. The Art Director must be creatively driven, well versed in executing various design styles based on Directors’ creative direction, have the ability to adapt to creative trends, explore & create new styles & techniques.

Regarding COVID-19:
For our immediate needs, this position will be remote. In the long term, this will be a hybrid role out of our Manhattan studio. Candidates must be flexible to travel between Manhattan and our Ridgewood Studio from time to time.

Apply
Creative Director

Hornet is seeking a Creative Director to join our team!

The role of a CD is to create, plan, and deliver strategic creative vision for our clients. The CD plays a monumental role in selling the vision of a project and ensuring the overall quality of the work we produce is at the standard we demand as a studio.

Ideal candidates should possess the soft sensibilities of an artist combined with the authoritative punch of a creative leader. We want someone with strong people skills, proven management experience, and a dynamic personality who can lead large and small teams of artists, collaborate with directors, bid against complex briefs, and present work to clients confidently and clearly. Candidates should have a strong design background, a creative mind, and unrivaled storytelling skills.

Regarding COVID-19:
For our immediate needs, this position will be remote. In the long term, this will be a hybrid role out of our Manhattan studio. Candidates must be flexible to travel between Manhattan and our Ridgewood Studio from time to time.

Apply
Designer

Hornet is seeking a talented and passionate Designer to join our team!

The ideal candidate must be efficient, detail-oriented, and able to work under tight deadlines. But most importantly? They must be completely dedicated to the craft of design—whether it’s motion, illustration, animation, or some other visual-oriented “-ation” between. We want people who will create illustrations and designs that surprise and delight us—and our clients—every time. They must be comfortable working with various design styles and aesthetics, and have a robust understanding of motion and animation. The designer will work alongside our creative team and under the creative guidance of our directors to develop the creative vision of each project.

Regarding COVID-19:
For our immediate needs, this position will be remote. In the long term, this will be a hybrid role out of our Manhattan studio. Candidates must be flexible to travel between Manhattan and our Ridgewood Studio from time to time.

Apply
Hornet Internships

Our Summer 2022 Internship application is now closed. If you missed the deadline to apply, please check back later in the summer for info on our Fall Session.

If you have any questions regarding the internship program, please reach out to internship@hellohornet.com

Apply
Motion Designer

Hornet is seeking a Motion Designer to join our team!

The Motion Designer will work with our Motion Design Lead on on pitches, jobs, and internal projects. Candidates must be meticulous, have the ability to communicate proactively, manage time accordingly based on each project’s specifications & resources, and bring passion, enthusiasm, and the ability to technically and creatively realize the Director’s vision. 

Design and create motion work for pitches, design special projects, including studio website and social media, and create, design, and animate as required.

Regarding COVID-19:
For our immediate needs, this position will be remote. In the long term, this will be a hybrid role out of our Manhattan studio. Candidates must be flexible to travel between Manhattan and our Ridgewood Studio from time to time.

Apply
Senior Producer

Hornet is seeking a full-time Senior Producer to join our team.

The staff Senior Producer must be creatively driven, well-versed in various types of production management based on creative direction, and have the ability to adapt to creative feedback. Candidates must have the ability to bid, pitch, and produce projects within the scope of work and budget, effectively provide client care, manage agency and client expectations through communication, and manage a team of artists.

The Senior Producer is responsible for overseeing the production process, working closely with the Executive Producer, Head of Production, agency, and client from project kick off—working with leads and production teams to determine technical specs, workflow, tracking of all assets, and notes—through to final quality control and delivery.

Regarding COVID-19:
For our immediate needs, this position will be remote. In the long term, this will be a hybrid role out of our Manhattan studio. Candidates must be flexible to travel between Manhattan and our Ridgewood Studio from time to time.

Apply
Social Media Manager

Hornet is seeking a full-time Social Media Manager to join our team in New York, NY. The Social Media Manager will be responsible for leading the full cycle of social media content creation from concept to posting and will work collaboratively with Hornet’s Leadership, Production, and Animation teams.

The ideal candidate is an organized, passionate, and fun storyteller who thrives on diving in and making things happen. ​​Lead, develop, and launch social strategies and campaigns, flex your content creation skills, and push creative boundaries alongside Hornet’s award-winning animation and production team.

Regarding COVID-19:
For our immediate needs, this position will be remote. In the long term, this will be a hybrid role out of our Manhattan studio.

Apply
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