About Syndrome

Syndrome is an award-winning creative studio specializing in design and motion. Leveraging our broad spectrum of capabilities with our creative and technical expertise and a passion for top-notch aesthetics, Syndrome finds fun and imaginative solutions for complex projects of any scale and budget, pushing boundaries wherever possible. From the elegant to the explosive, our focus is collaborating to deliver fresh, authentic, and innovative design work for agencies, brands, production companies, major networks and studios. Founded by Creative Directors Micah Hancock and Mars Sandoval in 2002, Syndrome Studio continues to reinvent itself over a decade later, expanding and elevating its visual and technical repertoire to keep pace with the ever-evolving landscape of design, media and entertainment.

Awards and Recognition

2014 MTV Video Music Awards Best Hip Hop Video Eminem "Berzerk" Nomination
2014 Communicator Awards Opening Titles Pause Fest 2014 Gold
2013 MTV Video Music Awards Best Rock Video Imagine Dragons "Radioactive" Nomination
2013 MVPA Awards Best Rock Video Imagine Dragons "Radioactive" Win
2012 PromaxBDA General Entertainment - Open/Titles 2011 MTV Movie Awards Silver
2011 UKMVA People's Choice Award JLS "Eyes Wide Shut" Win
2011 BDA/Promax Holiday/Special Event Promo Disney XD "Summertime" Silver
2010 Tellys Best Music Video Allison Iraheta "Friday I'll Be Over U" Silver
2010 Tellys Best Visual Effects Alicia Keys "Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart" Bronze
2010 Tellys Best Visual Effects Disney XD "I'm In The Band" Bronze
2010 Tellys Best Music Video Eminem "3 AM" Silver
2010 Tellys Best Use of Graphics G4 "2 Months 2 Million" Bronze
2010 NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Video Alicia Keys "Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart" Nomination
2010 Much Music Video Awards Intl. Video of the Year Ke$ha "Tik Tok" Nomination
2010 MTV VMA Best Pop Video Ke$ha "Tik Tok" Nomination
2010 MTV VMA Best Female Video Ke$ha "Tik Tok" Nomination
2010 MTV VMA Best New Artist Ke$ha "Tik Tok" Nomination
2009 Tellys Best Use of Animation T-Pain "Freeze" Bronze
2009 Tellys Best Use of Animation New Balance "Candy Collection" Silver
2009 Tellys Best Media Promotion New Balance "Candy Collection" Silver
2009 Tellys Best Music Video T-Pain "Can't Believe It" Silver
2009 Tellys Best Use of Animation MTV "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory" Gold
2009 BDA/Promax Best Music Video T-Pain "Can't Believe It" Bronze
2009 Plus Camerimage Best Cinematography Eminem "3 AM" Nomination
2009 Plus Camerimage Best Music Video Eminem "3 AM" Nomination
2008 MTV VMA Best UK Video Estelle "American Boy" Nomination
2008 Shoot Magazine New Director Showcase Estelle "American Boy"
2004 ResFest Design "Invisible Identity"