We tell stories

Duke & Duck is a DC-based creative agency with a passion for story-telling and a specialty in moving pixels. We believe that absolutely everyone and everything is worth celebrating. Stories are at the core of our humanity and, through animation and motion graphics, we work hard to reach the hearts and eyes of our client’s audience.

Founded in November of 2009, our name deliberately evokes an age-old obsession with stories by sounding like a fable, Duke & Duck, but without the baggage of an already existing tale. Tell us your tale and we’ll light the campfire.

Our Team

Alex Herder - Co-founder

Alex Herder


Dave Ellington - Co-Founder

Dave Ellington


Hannah Churn - Art Director

Hannah Churn

Art Director

Katie Trayte - Art Director

Katie Trayte

Art Director

Victor Verdugo - Animator

Victor Verdugo


Tarisa Shelton - Production Manager

Tarisa Shelton

Production Manager

Cynthia Kim - Marketing Associate

Cynthia Kim

Marketing Associate

Mike Capbarat - Producer

Mike Capbarat


Join us

We are a small, dedicated group of artists and storytellers based in Washington, DC. We are excited to meet you!


Our Clients

Our clients include advertising agencies, big brands, research groups, and non-profits both big and small. We're interested in developing long-term partnerships with organizations we care about. To show that, here are just a few of our clients who have come back to work with us for multiple projects.