Brainbow is the scientific process by which individual neurons in the brain are distinguished from neighboring neurons using fluorescent proteins.

It is also a Los Angeles-based Design & Motion company.

While we are not scientists per se, our job does rely on a highly sophisticated process whereby iconic imagery is created to excite neurons in the viewer, creating a wondrous chain reaction that moves at lightening speed throughout the nervous system resulting in a broad, full-toothed smile.

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Spring 2015 Motion Reel

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The Grace Helbig Show
Graphics Package & Network Promo

We designed all the graphics and motion for this unique late-night talk show created by YouTube star Grace Helbig on E! From the lower thirds and high-fives, it's fun, punchy and in your face…it's Grace!

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Racing Extinction Title

A film isn't just a story. It's a weapon. In Racing Extinction a team of artists and activists exposes the hidden world of extinction with never-before-seen images that will change the way we see the planet.
From the Academy Award © Winning Filmmakers of THE COVE
We designed and animated the title and Call to Action sequence.

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We like our Hoagies with extra mushrooms especially for making this 60's inspired commercial spot.

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Purina Mighty Dog

Brainbow's Adam Greene Designed and Directed this commercial spot for Purina.

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TeenNick “Halloween” Bumpers

Using just the right amount of spook and fun we built these bumpers to foreshadow TeenNick’s seasonal programming.

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Channel 5 Identity Bumpers

The British entertainment channel asked us to create something cool, colorful and vivid... We delivered.

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Travis Pastrana's Timeline

Working with 180LA we created this animation, for X Games superstar Travis Pastrana (Narrator). The animation is an illustrated timeline of his life for a campaign celebrating his foray into NASCAR.

Below are two additonal short-stories from when Travis was 4 & 10 years old.

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ORBITZ “Beach Finder” Endtag

Our 3D animated spot visually promotes Orbitz’s easy and helpful UX, which finds the very best beach vacation spots.


Sunday NFL Countdown

Always gritty, always tough--Our rebrand for ESPN presents the NFL’s biggest and boldest match ups of the season.

The Standard Hotel

The Schwarzenegger Trilogy

This cell-animated experiment was made for the Standard Hotel, and was quickly picked up by the The Huffington Post, and the The Shortlist and later screened at the Hammer Museum. Even Arnold himself tweeted about it.

NYC Bridge Runners

In collaboration with the NYC agency ALL DAY EVERYDAY we created these identies for NIKE to promote their world-wide weekly running events.

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Little Big Foot
an Interactive Childrens Book

Little Big Foot is our first iPad app! We created all the characters, colorful worlds and directed the animation sequences for the interactive sections of the book.

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Toyota "Moving Forward" Endtag

We animated the Toyota logo as part of the famous “Moving Forward” campaign.



Our fun and friendly rebrand for Soyjoy illustrates the process by which they borrow nature‘s ingredients to create wholesome goodness.


Tex and Company introduction

To accompany our branding for Mark Texeria's (NY Yankees 1st Baseman & narrator) new Impact investment firm we created a short animated video that illustrates their mission and introduces the company to the world.

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7up “Ridiculously Bubbly” Endtag

A fittingly effervescent reveal for the Ridiculously bubbly beverage campaign. How's that for a mouthful!


Network Rebrand for The AMC Channel

Brainbow's Conservative yet regal AMC Rebrand showcases their new Featured Presentations through logo design, 3D animation and lower thirds.

Feature Presentation

Next On

Coutdown Lower Thirds

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John Mayer

Queen of California & Drawsomething app

We made this one-of-a-kind gem exclusively with the popular Draw Something app for Sony BMG. The video originally appeared on Youtube under the guise as a homemade “fan video” and instantly created a huge buzz around his single “Queen of California”.

Rolling Stone
International Business Times


Loup Lookbook Films

Brainbow directed and produced three seasons of lookbook films as part of our on-going collaboration with the NY-based clothing line.

FW 14 featuring Dana Williams

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Coca-Cola Freestyle

We crafted this colorful & thirst-inducing sequence for Coca-Cola’s debut of their touch-screen soda fountain.

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BLINK 182 Tour Visuals

From flying bananas to dogs peeing on hydrants, we created over 30 cell-animated scenes that were based around their acclaimed concept album “Neighborhoods.”

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Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Tour Visuals

Brainbow was named 1 of 3 studios to create content for the Peppers world tour visual package. We worked directly with the lighting team to create over 30 vingettes for 10 songs.



Our projects include motion branding packages, film graphics and bumpers for television commercials. All trained in the arts, our group is a multi-disciplinary minded assemblage of animators, illustrators, filmmakers and photographers. We pride ourselves in being a full service design firm who work with advertising agencies, brand managers and throughout entertainment industry. We love what we do and provide all of our clients with one hundred and ten percent of our creative attention.

We specialize in high end design and animation and we’re the best at it.


We handle all aspects of every project, from conception to execution.
We work with you to develop your ideas and approach.
We guide and enhance the creative, giving you what you want and more.


Harry McGowan

Co-Founder & Partner

Harry brings a fine art perspective and a hands-on approach to his creative role at Brainbow. In addition to working at the ground breaking digital agency Exopolis early in his career, Harry was named Associate Director of the MC Kunst gallery in Culver City in 2006. In addition to producing major installation works for Paul Pfeiffer, Ari Marcopoulos and Daniel Martinez, he artists Kori Newkirk, David Lamelas and Turner prize winner Martin Creed. Originally from Nottingham, England, Harry attended CalArts and currently resides in Eagle Rock with his wife.

Jimmy Thompson

Co-Founder & Partner

Jimmy is responsible for developing the strategic and innovative visual language that has become synonymous with Brainbow. He began his career working under Mike Mills and Roman Coppola at their forward thinking and taste making operation, The Director’s Bureau. Upon leaving the Bureau, he freelanced for such illustrious studios as Süperfad and Brand New School, further solidifying his natural prowess in bridging art and commerce through illustration, animation and design-based projects. Jimmy received a BFA in Character Animation from CalArts and currently resides in Los Angeles.

Adam Greene


A graduate from the film and animation program at California Institute of the Arts, Adam Greene has a strong passion for design and story telling. With ten years of experience, Adam has provided a wide range of high end design and art direction to many established post houses and agencies throughout his career. Adam's goal is to approach every job, big or small with the same creative energy and focus.