Fern | Studio
Fern is a design and story-driven animation studio, proudly based in Atlanta. Fern is unapologetically authentic & simple. We specialize in design, animation, and narrative. We have the passion & desire to make great work for everyone to enjoy.
Animation, Design, Illustration, Atlanta, Storytelling, Narrative, Short stories, Georgia, Character design
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Fern is nothing without the individuals & teams with whom we collaborate.

We strongly support our team members to make the best creative possible but also to help them achieve their personal goals and ambitions outside of Fern.

Fern was formed out of Passion & Desire to make great work for people to enjoy. That’s all.

we do.


• Motion Graphics

• Traditional 2D

• User Interaction

• Experimental


• Illustration

• Style Development

• Character Development

• Sound


• Storytelling

• Editing

• Photography

• Film

we are.

James Mabery

Animation Director & Illustrator.

Founder of Fern and oversees all animation and illustration. James hails from rural Tennessee. With 14 years in the industry, he has worked with many clients such as AT&T, BMW, Nike, Under Armour, and Xbox one. James has many baseball caps and loves his three cats dearly.

Michael Cambardella

Writer & Producer.

Michael is an Atlanta native with 11 years of experience as a writer, storyteller, and strategist for Adidas, Alabama Power, American Cancer Society, AT&T, and many others that don’t start with “A”. He’s a proud new father with 20+ years of experience wearing dad jeans.

of Fern.