Add a creative spin to educational content with whiteboard animation services

Whiteboard animation is an instantly recognizable video style showcasing animated content hand-drawn on a whiteboard in real-time. For complex messages, whiteboard explainer videos facilitate clear, concise communication through simplified graphics and keywords making intricate or highly technical information much easier to understand—and remember.

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Whiteboard Video Animation Overview

How Does It Work?

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How Does Whiteboard Video Animation Work?

Whiteboard video production is distinguished by a signature feature: a human hand that actively draws visuals on screen while the audience watches. Unique character animations in whiteboard videos are supported by a voiceover that walks viewers through a carefully crafted journey and perfectly aligns with the video sequences.

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta: How Does The Heart Work?

This explainer video was created for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta to help parents understand the basics of how the human heart works.

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta: Transposition Arteries

This video, one of a four-part series, was made to explain a difficult subject to parents with children who are born with congenital heart defects. This video explains Transposition Arteries and the implications for parents and their children.

Our 5-Step Video Production Process

01 Pre-Production Kickoff

We begin our animation services with a kick-off call or meeting where we can discuss your overall goals, big ideas, and other essential elements of the final product. We also walk you through specific questions concerning your branding considerations, color palette, voice-over preferences, and more. Then we make certain that the timeline works for all project stakeholders.

02 Script & Voice-Over

Next, our team of writers drafts a script for your video. You will need to provide us with all relevant reference materials and information before we begin. Sharing is easy and can be done with a word document, PDF, brochure, email, etc. Once you approve the script, we send the script to our voice-over partners so they can record it according to your voice-over preferences, including lip sync and tone.

03 Storyboard

Once you approve the script, we create the storyboard for your video. Our storyboard contains a series of loose sketches that will give you a clear idea of the visual concepts, flow, and direction we will use in your video.

04 Illustration

When you approve the storyboard, our expert team creates the actual illustrations that will be in your video, depending on the video style you choose. For a Whiteboard video, they will be physically drawn by hand as opposed to being digitally drawn by hand (for 2-D Animation style video) or digitally created using vector graphics (Motion Graphics video).

05 Final Edit

Our production team will perform the final edits, ensuring that the animation reflects your brand, vision, and message while meeting your quality standards. You'll receive digital versions of your video and can start sharing your message with the world!

Whiteboard Animation Services

 are a Great Fit For:

Corporate communication & internal presentations

Concept overviews and explainer videos

Customer-facing marketing, promotions, and sales

Product rollouts and launches

Educational, instructional or training materials


The Value for Audiences

The Value for Clients

More Efficient Messaging

Animation has become one of the most efficient ways to consume information. In a digital world filled with near-constant distraction, animation helps streamline your messaging in an appealing format that is faster and more impactful than reading through emails, blogs, ebooks, slide-decks, or whitepapers alone.

Entertainment & Engagement

Animated videos are fun to watch! Content that is entertaining and enjoyable increases engagement and viewership, enabling maximum impact of critical messaging. The more fun it is, the more people will pay attention.

Increased Comprehension

Science shows that people learn best visually, by consuming of pictures and images used in tandem with text and audio. Video animation is one of the most impactful ways to deliver digestible content that your users can quickly understand.

Longer Retention

Science also shows that visual communication helps audiences remember content far longer than if they simply heard or read it. Long after your audience has moved on from your video, they will retain the big ideas and be more likely to take appropriate action as a result.

Clear Call-to-Action

With such high levels of engagement, video animation is an effective and appropriate medium for encouraging your audience to take specific actions like sign-ups, product purchases, registrations, engaging in further learning, and more.

Maximized Shareability

Visual content is by far the most shared form of communication online. Because of this, animated videos offer serious potential for amplifying existing marketing strategies or communication plans. From social media posts & email marketing to product demos and more, animations are highly shareable due to their engaging and consumable nature.

Ease of Production

Compared to live-action production, animated videos are much more efficient to produce. Video animation eliminates the need for on-screen talent and the many expenses associated with live-action videos like renting a production studio and hiring a full production crew.


In addition to production efficiency, animated video services are significantly more cost-effective than typical video production. Hiring an experienced animation agency is a less expensive way to create high-quality content that maximizes your messaging power.


In the Words of

   Our Partners   

"We partnered with The Sketch Effect to create an animated video to explain our team management platform and are very happy with the results! From the initial script to final animation, the team made the entire process easy for us and delivered a creative and effective final video. Our Pickle Juice platform has only benefited from utilizing this video and look forward to continued growth, thanks to our new animated explainer video!"

Kellie H.

Customer Support & Onboarding Specialist

Pickle Juice

"The Sketch Effect is awesome! The animated video they made for us at Cure VCP Disease will be instrumental in spreading awareness about our important cause. The Whiteboard Animation helped communicate a complex and serious issue in a clear, understandable way, and guided viewers towards actionable next steps. This video will help us further our mission in a profound way. Thanks Sketch Effect!"

Nathan Peck


Cure VCP Disease, Inc.

"I came to The Sketch Effect with a rough idea for an animated universe to house a new product family and they brought it to life! As someone who is not a designer, it can be very difficult to get ideas out of my head and the team at Sketch Effect are so good at asking the right questions to get a feel for what I’m looking for and deliver it so well, and then some! They are creative and responsive and always eager to problem solve!"

Hannah Higerd

Marketing Services Manager

Acuity Brands

"Our business is complex. In looking for simple and shareable means to communicate our issues, we found The Sketch Effect. The relationship started with several illustrated videos explaining the workings of power plants and the electric grid. We have also advanced to using the team for Live Sketching at internal meetings and training sessions. Their ability to simplify messaging into layman’s language and visuals has been astonishing to see and beneficial to our success. We value the partnership."

Ronny Just

Governmental Relations Manager

Southern Company

"We cannot thank The Sketch Effect enough! Our team was really pleased with the illustrated video and how well it communicated the vision for our project. The Sketch Effect team did a phenomenal job turning our long winded elevator speech into something people could grasp and get excited about quickly."

Tresa Sharma

Field Marketing


"Having artists from The Sketch Effect join our virtual meeting was a huge hit. In a season full of virtual meetings and staring at our screens, every meeting can begin to feel the same. The Sketch Effect made this meeting stand out. The live-sketching helped participants stay engaged added a unique creative element to the presentation, and provided tangible takeaways for all of our participants. "

Kevin Scott


ADDO Worldwide

"Our animated video with the Sketch Effect turned out wonderfully and we were very happy with the entire process. It was great working with the Sketch Effect team – they really understood the assignment and our goals for this communication effort! We launched the video to the entire Staff and have been receiving compliments ever since! As our work in this space continues, I’m sure we will be back in touch for more animation projects with The Sketch Effect."

De’Johna S. Council

Corporate Legal

Chick-fil-A, Inc.

"Our video has been a big hit and we've received a lot of positive feedback. It’s such a great storytelling technique and way of visually engaging our stakeholders. As you can imagine, with a company our size there is a lot of “noise” when it comes to communication – this is a great way to stand out."

Douglas Bremner

Global Quality & Food Safety

The Coca-Cola Company

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Animation Services FAQs

How long does it take to create an animated video?

On average, between 6 and 9 weeks (depending on a variety of factors)

Do you help with scriptwriting?

Yes! We have a team of professional script writers who will draft an excellent script for your video (with input and approval from you, of course!)

How many revisions do we receive?

Our standard Scopes-of-Work include one round of revisions each for the scripting, storyboard, and final edit step. We can build in additional rounds of revisions if needed.

What type of animation style is right for my business?

This depends on a number of factors, including your audience, goals, message, and more. Our team will be happy to consult with you on what type of video will be best based on your needs.

What sets you apart from other whiteboard animation companies?

First, we don’t use any stock imagery or assets pulled off the internet…everything we make is entirely custom! This includes our Whiteboard videos, which are created by a real human being in our studio. This makes each of our videos entirely unique and tailored to each specific client and their specific needs. Also, our price point is in the “just right” zone. We won’t be the cheapest (because our work isn’t cheap), but we also won’t break the bank.

Do you offer 3D animation services?

Not currently.

How do I know if my business needs explainer videos?

If you want your business to be successful, you need an explainer video!

How much do animated videos cost?

We price out each project individually based on a variety of factors (including style, timing, length, and more). Book a call with one of our sales representatives to get a more specific idea of how much your video animation project might cost.

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