Business School For Ambitious Animators

We Help Motivated Animators Build Successful Freelance Careers and Studios

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Our Framework is Simple

The Animators Operating System™ is the key to success for any freelance animator.

Attract

Learn how to consistently attract the right prospects.

Convert

Convert those prospects into paying clients.

Produce

Produce high-performing videos fast.

Promote

Promote your client's videos to help them get new clients.
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Our Mission

We aim to help animators build a successful freelance career or studio by learning the business side of animation.

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Discover the only 3 ways of attracting new animation clients with 22 total marketing tactics you can try.
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Who We Are

Founded by Ben Marvazi
Since 2011, Ben Marvazi has grown a highly successful animation studio in Los Angeles to 7-figures - working with clients like Uber, Kaiser, NASA, Intuit, Pfizer, Verizon, Dunkin Donuts, Anheuser-Busch, Capital One, Comedy Central, FOX, Cisco, and many more!

Now, Ben focuses his time on helping animators get to six and seven figure incomes with proven systems, processes, and techniques that he’s learned through trial and error over the past 9+ years as a studio owner, and 16+ years as an entrepreneur and marketer.

Since Ben Marvazi’s background is in marketing and entrepreneurship rather than in animation, he’s able to offer the necessary training, tools, and resources most animators lack - in order to succeed in the growing business of animation.
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How We Can Help Animators

Free Handbook

Discover the only 3 ways of attracting animation clients with 22 total marketing tactics you can try and use to start consistently getting new clients today.
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Free Masterclass

Learn how to build a 6-figure freelance animation business even if you think you don't have enough experience, money, clients, or confidence.
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Our premiere online training program for animators who have completed our free masterclass and are serious about taking the next step to grow their businesses.
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Your animation demo reel is like your cover letter or resume when applying for a job. It’s your first opportunity to show your ability to create amazing animations that stand out from other animators. It has to attract your animation client’s attention enough for them to want to work with you If you already made […]

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6 Tips to Prepare for Your First Animation Client Meeting

Meeting an animation client for the first time can be nerve-wracking for sure, especially if you’re just starting out. There would be so many concerns racing through your mind. You might even be so overwhelmed to the point where your first meeting with an animation client causes you to be more stressed than excited. Questions […]

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9 Tips to Keep Your Animation Clients Happy

As a freelance animator or an animation studio owner, it’s challenging to get clients every now and then. And when you do secure those animation clients, it would be another challenge entirely to keep them happy. Now that you’ve got clients trusting you with their animation needs, how do you keep them happy? In this […]

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Best CRM Tools for Animators

Having trouble keeping up with your relationship with your animation clients? Frustrated with spending too much time organizing client profiles and interactions instead of focusing on animating? Often losing track of emails, calls, inquiries, and whatnot?  Being a freelance animator or an animation studio owner comes with its own barrage of responsibilities, from administrative to […]

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Animators are under constant pressure to be creative, but more often than not, pressure can stifle or hinder creativity rather than allow it to thrive. Though many animators are passionate about their craft, the pressure to be creative combined with a heavy workload can make them feel burned out. Burnout is a result of chronic […]

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Why a Growth Mindset Is Crucial for Animators

In anything that you do, approaching with the proper mindset is key. For animators, it’s important to have a growth mindset rather than a fixed mindset. This way of thinking allows you to look at challenges as opportunities for growth while having a fixed mindset makes you less inclined to believe that new skills can […]

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5 Differences Between Generalist and Specialist Animators

A major crossroad in your animation career lies in deciding whether you should generalize or specialize. This decision will determine both your education and your career path as an animator. Because you’ve got a long road ahead of you, it will also really help if you make a decision early on.  A generalist is an […]

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5 Simple Ways Animators Can Write Their Vision Statements

According to Hellen Keller, "The only thing worse than being blind is having sight and no vision.” Vision is defined as the ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom. Also, as a mental image of what the future will look like. Your personal vision statement as an animator, in this […]

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10 Client Retention Tips for Animators

One cannot underestimate the power of a loyal client base. Not all of the animation clients you get remain loyal to you. As a matter of fact, only 12 to 15 percent of clients remain loyal to one retailer. However, they represent 55 to 70 percent of retail sales. A lot of businesses focus on […]

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