We strongly believe people are the most important part of what we do and that we have a responsibility to act in everyone’s best interest. That includes yours, your audience’s and ours. We only work with people that value the work we do and have a great deal of respect for their audience.


  • “Working with Made by Things was a delight. Matt understood our business goals for the project and was able to develop a creative strategy that aligned perfectly with what we wanted to achieve. Our video from Made by Things was — and continues to be — a smashing success.”

    Nils Root

    Marketing Partner, Drive Capital

  • “We chose Made By Things because they do great work and are awesome to work with. The thinking, guidance and foresight of what’s possible and what works is why I work with them. The nice thing about working with MXT is that they are more of a partner rather than a “vendor” or “contractor”. They work collaboratively, bringing creative ideas to the table, and can be trusted to deliver. The part that made me happiest about working with them was the collaborative nature of project. When we both can contribute to the outcome we both can feel ownership. With our video, we can make our story visible and accessible now for someone not so familiar with machine learning.”

    Jon Linton

    Gamalon (Cambridge, MA)

  • “Working with the Made by Things team was a dream from the start. They understood our vision and our desire to create an engaging, fun experience for patients of all ages but what’s more, every member of the team was highly engaged in our project at every phase of development, painstakingly working through the clinical details with the same talent and humor they brought to character personalities’ and environment design. I couldn’t have asked for a better partner in this project and our Doctors and patients are delighted with the result!”

    Joseph Cleveland

    Smile Doctors

  • “We had never worked with a creative group that developed animations, so we were a bit hesitant in the beginning. However, that quickly changed after our first two meetings when Matt gave us comfort in that he and his team could create exactly what we were looking for (and within the quick timeframe we were running against). From the beginning to the very end, we felt informed and excited about our project. It was an absolute joy to work with this group and we would highly recommend them to anyone looking to create more engaging content.”

    Jenna Koenig

    Marketing Specialist, Palmer Donavin

  • “The final work was A+. The attention to detail was spot on. Made By Things successfully managed five 60-second animations over a 4-month time frame….not once but twice. The individual project schedules were never set in stone so the flexibility and efficiency with which they work was great.”

    Thomas Payne

    Invested Digital (Boston, MA)

  • “Made By Things is very straight forward and laid out clear expectations. They were able to collaborate with our internal post-production team to complete the project; and in the end, the team and more importantly the client was thrilled with the result.”

    Rick Nelson

    People Who Think (New Orleans, LA)

  • “The final product Matt and his team delivered blew us away. Matt helped us take a complicated concept and distill it down into a concise and digestible story. Our main goal in creating this explainer video was to help educate our future customers about the massive benefits of Rhove. One of the biggest challenges in the Fintech space is building trust. Many companies in the space face the challenge of having a highly regulated, complicated product offering. This explainer video will be a game-changer in terms of generating awareness for and understanding of our mission and our product. Matt’s iterative and collaborative process delivered on-time and on-budget every step of the process.”

    Jonathan Slemp

    Co-Founder, Rhove

  • “Of all those experiments [we’ve run in the early days of Root Insurance], “Stupid Simple” was one of the two top performers and is the only one that is still brand-aligned enough to continue to run to this day.”

    Kevin Rapp

    Root Insurance

  • “Matt and the Made by Things team were incredible partners from the get-go. They took the time to understand our business and our goals, and produced incredible high-quality videos on a tight timeline. Can’t recommend them enough!”

    Tom Newton

    Head of Demand Generation, Huckleberry

  • “When we first spoke with Made By Things, we wanted an “explainer” video that was outside the norm, much more than: “we are UnifiHealth and we do this”. Made By Things picked up our direction instantly but pushed us to ensure the video would have a commercial impact, that it would help us move our company forward by driving sales activity and brand awareness. Ultimately, Made By Things created a unique and valuable asset for our business and was a pleasure to work with.”

    Brodie Stone

    CFA, UnifiHealth

  • The Made x Things team are experts in choreographing a fine balance between compelling storytelling and nuanced animation about a technical subject matter to deliver inspiring results that drive customer engagement through both excitement and education.

    Matt and the team were a pleasure to collaborate with as we worked together to tell our story.

    Joshua Linton

    Business Development Manager, IBEX

  • The Made By Things team did exceptional work across many projects for us at HOMAGE. They were collaborative, reasons to our direction and incredibly skilled to deliver us quality stop motion. It make be cliche to say, but I’m going to say it anyway…they brought our products to life. They gave personality and whimsy to our tees in a way that’s authentic to our brand and I look forward to working with them in the future.

    Justin Nottke

    Associate Director, Digital Design, HOMAGE

  • Made by Things did a great job bringing our character concepts to life giving each of them a unique personality for our client. They also worked closely with our team as those characters were integrated into our custom software. They were incredibly flexible, patient, and a delight to work with!

    Meg Miller

    Account Manager, ENVOY

Awards + Recognitions

  • 2023 — Bronze Anthem Award — Illustration and Animation
  • 2023 — C2A — Winner in Promotional video / TV / Film / Animation
  • 2022 — Creative Best — Judge's Choice and Best of Animation Category
  • 2021 — Creative Best — Award of Excellence
  • 2020 — Gold Telly Award
  • 2020 — Cleveland International Film Festival Selection
  • 2019 — Creative Best — Best of Animation Category
  • 2018 — Creative Best — Best of Print Category
  • 2017 — Creative Best — Award of Excellence
  • 2016 — Creative Best — Judge's Choice, Best of Motion Design Category
  • 2015 — Creative Best — Award of Merit


Made By Things works with many strategic partners to accomplish different kinds of goals. Those partners might be freelance designers, or they may be large video production companies. We have a base team that grows as needed with these partners for each project. Here’s our base team below!

  • Matt Vojacek

    Founder & Creative Director

  • Colin van 't Veld

    Lead Animator

  • Katie Weger


  • Megan Vojacek


  • Melissa Lee Johnson

    Art Director & Illustrator

  • Shelby Hagerdon

    Producer & Writer

  • Yousef Alhaddad

    3D Artist

  • Daye An

    Motion Designer

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