Tell us a little about The Duke & The Duck—what kind of company are you? Is there a particular line of work you specialize in?
An awesome company! We’re a video production agency that takes great stories and outputs them with eye-catching visuals and animation. We specialize in motion graphics, creating explainer videos, presentations, motion branding, and live action video.
What makes The Duke & The Duck different from other video production companies?
What sets The Duke & The Duck apart from other production companies is the passion for telling great stories with our work. Just in the name “The Duke & The Duck,” you’re already wondering what the epic story could be behind the name.
Tell us a little about yourself—before taking a job at The Duke & The Duck, what was Hannah doing?
Previous to Duke and the Duke I was working for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, creating cartoons about online safety for children. I’ve always had a passion for animation, ever since I was a kid. What started as making flipbooks from post-its led to pursuing a career in bringing stories and ideas to life through animation.
I hear you are (relatively) new—are you new to DC? What has your experience at Canvas been so far?
I am new, one month this week! I’ve been living in the DC area though for the last 6 or 7 years. I’m really enjoying the Canvas space! I came from the land of endless beige cubicles, so I’m a huge fan of the open work space and impromptu ping-pong breaks.
Do you have any dream clients or projects?
As an animator, obviously having Disney as a client would be amazing. On the personal project side, I hope to someday make an animated short from beginning to end.
Outside of animating, do you have any hidden talents? What’s something awesome that people might not guess by looking at you?
I know how to play 5 instruments. I’ve played the piano, saxophone, harp, guitar and steel drums. I’d say my favorite out of the bunch was the steel drums—such a cool sound!