Photo by Jordan Rodericks | Mural by El Kamino

Cream Studio is a tight-knit team of veteran motion designers, art directors and producers with a collaborative spirit and an insatiable curiosity for new ideas and perspectives. We are your dynamic arsenal of problem solvers, path-finders and resourceful creatives.

Our skills range from concept and design to animation and visual effects. But that's only half of what we do. We listen, interpret and advise to most effectively execute your vision. We view our clients as far more than a single project transaction. We are friends in long-term collaborative partnerships. Firm believers that true growth comes from taking chances and pushing comfort zones, we’re always ready to dive head-first into the next big challenge. 

The extended Cream Team includes talented directors, editors, sound designers, copywriters, illustrators and composers. So, yep, we’ve got ya covered. Our goal is to always provide exceptional creative with solid execution that surpasses expectations. The results range from quirky to classic, ambitious to clean-and-simple, but always hit the mark.

"When you find the people who not only tolerate your quirks, but celebrate them with glad cries of 'me too!' be sure to cherish them. Because those weirdos are your tribe."
- Nanea Hoffman



Ruth Newberry

Co-Founder • Creative Lead


Dave Swain

Co-Founder • Creative Lead


Amanda Russell

Co-Founder • Creative Lead

Joanna Recinos

Executive Producer


Cream Studio is located in the heart of Richmond, Virginia's Design District and is surrounded by history, art and innovation. Eateries, pubs and coffee shops abound, so there is no shortage of places to meet up and brainstorm, talk shop or just recharge.

Exposed brick, original wood beams, one-of-a-kind artwork and eclectic touches give the studio a modern-meets-rustic feel. Laughter, good coffee, lots of music and the occasional inappropriate joke make it feel like home. It's a cozy environment with mid-century elegance and swagger. Not a bad place to spend 23.8% of your life (we did the math).

"What's the story behind your name?"
- Everyone

Like most creative studios, we set out to come up with a name that's memorable, fun and embodies the spirit of what we do. To be honest, it originally began as a joke. But after a good laugh (and a lot of really bad suggestions) Cream was the clear winner. And here's why: simply put, cream is the best part. You may not be sure why it makes everything so much better, but it does. Our name had to mirror what we offer our clients; a rich experience that adds a compelling visual layer to their message. 

Safe to say, everything is better with Cream.