Cisco Networking Academy

Art Direction, Illustration, Animation

Cisco Networking Academy prepares more than 1 million students with the technical training and problem-solving skills they need to get a job, start a business, or solve the world’s biggest challenges. We partnered with Cisco to tell this story in a vibrant, creative an unconventional manner.

At a time where all things are becoming more digital and with a tech giant client like Cisco, how do you make your voice stand out? We crafted a series of video animations using a combination of analog and digital techniques.

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1M students, 9K academies, 170 countries, 20K instructors

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We then created five different video animations based on the different master courses at Cisco Networking Academy. Each video is a journey guided by a different instructor. Students learn the different stages and certifications they will achieve after completing a course.

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At the end of the day for every certification is an open door to opportunity in the work field.

Sketches —

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Behind the scenes —

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Client: Cisco
Agency: John McNeil Studio
Creative Director: Per Nilsson & Doug Green
Art Director: Alexandra Camacho
Director of Photography: James Davis & Robert Lewis
Production Director: Brandon Kutcha
Editor: Luke Thibault
Illustrator: Michael McClain
Project Manager: Lisa Borland
Producer: Liz McBee
Art Coordinator: Rachel Groat
Art PA: Omid Matthew
Art PA: Laura Kenmotsu


Client: Cisco
Agency: John McNeil Studio
Creative Director: Per Nilsson & Doug Green
Art Director: Alexandra Camacho
Director of Photography: James Davis & Robert Lewis
Production Director: Brandon Kutcha
Editor: Luke Thibault
Illustrator: Michael McClain
Project Manager: Lisa Borland
Producer: Liz McBee
Art Coordinator: Rachel Groat
Art PA: Omid Matthew
Art PA: Laura Kenmotsu