About us - Demo Duck
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Who we are

What we do is make video for business, but who we are is a small team of curious people. Curious about your business, what makes you special, what you’re experts in. We want to know the what, the why, the how–pick your brain and turn the findings into a video.

We’ve spent the past ten years learning about businesses small and large, new and old, local and abroad. Our passion is to take what we learn from you and turn that into video content that can accomplish anything.

Andrew founder of Chicago video agency Demo Duck

Back in 2011, Andrew Follett started whipping up screencasts and demo videos–hence the ‘demo’ in Demo Duck. The ‘duck’ part we made up.

Then, like a dead baseball player out of a cornfield, came the explainer video and our first big break. We built it, and they came.

As the projects rolled in, we started collaborating with artists, designers, animators and filmmakers from all over the world. Sure explainers were our original bread and butter, but we got hungry for more: an advert, a testimonial, a song.

What’s next on the menu? You tell us.

Our values

transparency value of video production agency


We’re not mind readers and neither are you. Let’s be real with each other.

ownership value of video production agency


We take credit for the good, the bad, and the ugly.


Creative with a purpose but knowing that may involve an animated porpoise.

curiosity value of video production company


We pounce on new challenges like cats on lasers.

humble confidence value by Demo Duck

Humble confidence

We prefer to steer the ship, not strut around the poop deck.


We can find a way to make it work by being flexible with how we work.

Meet the Ducks

Tinbit Asfaw
Cody Benefiel
Rachel Bowers
Operations Lead
Theresa Brooks
Executive Producer
Patricia Cando
Colin Hogan
Managing Director
Jarrett Hothan
Lead Writer
Laura Irons
Director of Partnerships
Nicky Mazur
Art Director
Ossian Mendoza
Art Director
Kelsie Ozamiz
Associate Creative Director
Brett Pere
Karen Schmitz
Gaby Sharp
Creative Generalist
Nick Roth
Katie Williamson
Carolyne O'Ryan
Art Director
Chris Reynolds

Some of our creative partners

creative video production agency partners
Laura and Andrew hanging with the Vascolo team in Buenos Aires
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Juan and Andrew in Buenos Aires
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Laura and Colin visiting Eugenia at her studio in NYC
Designers for explainer video production
On a boat with Twin Collective!
explainer video production partners in Canada
Touring Vancouver with the great folks at Linetest
video production company boat ride
Showing Alejo around Chicago
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Who wore it best? Goofing off with Andrew (Ron) from Heave Ho.
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Milton came to visit us!

Ready to talk?

Contact us!
Laura Irons
Director of Partnerships