STUDIO
Syndrome Studio is an award-winning creative studio specializing in design, animation and live-action production.  
From the elegant to the explosive, they find fun and imaginative solutions for projects of any scale and across all forms of media, pushing boundaries wherever possible.  Fusing their creative expertise with a wildly-diverse skill set and a passion for authentic and well-crafted design, they are at their best when collaborating with their clients to deliver fresh and unique work for networks, brands, and agencies. 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.
WHAT WE DO
DESIGN
BRANDING
EDITORIAL
ANIMATION
LIVE EVENT CONTENT
INTERACTIVE
VISUAL EFFECTS
LIVE ACTION PRODUCTION
CONTENT DEVELOPMENT
THE TEAM
Mars Sandoval
Creative Director / Co-Founder
Micah Hancock
Creative Director / Co-Founder
ADRIANA BLANCARTE
Producer / Project Manager
Dino
Head of Security
AWARDS + RECOGNITION
MTV Video Music Award
Best Hip Hop Video
Eminem "Bezerk"
2014
Nomination
Communicator Award
Opening Titles
Pause Fest 2014
2014
Gold
Pixie Award
Motion Graphics
Pause Fest 2014
2014
Platinum
Pixie Award
Visual Effects
Pause Fest 2014
2014
Platinum
Pixie Award
Animation
Pause Fest 2014
2014
Gold
MTV Video Music Award
Best Rock Video
Imagine Dragons "Radioactive"
2013
Nomination
MVPA Award
Best Rock Video
Imagine Dragons "Radioactive"
2013
Winner
PromaxBDA Award
Open/Titles
2011 MTV Movie Awards
2012
Silver
UKMVA Award
People's Choice
JLS "Eyes Wide Shut"
2011
Winner
PromaxBDA Award
Holiday/Special Event Promo
Disney XD "Summertime"
2011
Silver
Telly Award
Best Music Video
Allison Iraheta "Friday I'll Be Over U"
2010
Silver
Telly Award
Best Visual Effects
Alicia Keys "Try Sleeping..."
2010
Bronze
Telly Award
Best Visual Effects
Disney XD "I'm In The Band"
2010
Bronze
Telly Award
Best Music Video
Eminem "3AM"
2010
Silver
Telly Award
Best Use of Graphics
G4 "2 Months 2 Million"
2010
Bronze
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Video
Alicia Keys "Try Sleeping..."
2010
Nomination
Much Music Video Award
Intl. Video of the Year
Kesha "Tik Tok"
2010
Nomination
MTV Video Music Award
Best Pop Video
Kesha "Tik Tok"
2010
Nomination
MTV Video Music Award
Best Female Video
Kesha "Tik Tok"
2010
Nomination
MTV Video Music Award
Best New Artist
Kesha "Tik Tok"
2010
Nomination
Telly Award
Best Use of Animation
T-Pain "Freeze"
2009
Bronze
Telly Award
Best Use of Animation
New Balance "Candy Collection"
2009
Silver
Telly Award
Best Media Promotion
New Balance "Candy Collection"
2009
Silver
Telly Award
Best Music Video
T-Pain "Can't Believe It"
2009
Silver
Telly Award
Best Use of Animation
MTV "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory"
2009
Gold
PromaxBDA Award
Best Music Video
T-Pain "Can’t Believe It"
2009
Bronze
Plus Camerimage Award
Best Cinematography
Eminem "3 AM"
2009
Nomination
Plus Camerimage Award
Best Music Video
Eminem "3 AM"
2009
Nomination
MTV Video Music Award
Best UK Video
Estelle "American Boy"
2008
Nomination
Shoot Magazine
New Director Showcase
Estelle "American Boy"
2008
Winner
ResFest
Design
"Invisible Identity"
2004
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