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About 87th Street Creative

Owned by award-winning designer Sherene Strausberg, 87th Street Creative creates animated marketing videos for companies and nonprofits using motion design. We have worked on videos for such companies as American Express, Walmart, Healthline, and McKinsey & Company.

Motion design is a great tool when you have a product to sell or a story to tell. We believe in using animated graphics to tell great stories and raise awareness for products and services that are eco-friendly or promote social good and equality. We also offer sound design and music editing, which combine with animated graphics to make a fully immersive visual and aural experience. For a list of client's testimonials visit our testimonials section.

Emmy-Nominated Animator, Motion Designer and Award-Winning Filmmaker

Sherene Strausberg, is a unique creative, combining her experience in film, music, and sound engineering with graphic design and illustration to create animated videos for her clients at the company she founded, 87th Street Creative. Having won a national composition competition in high school, she was awarded a scholarship to the prestigious Indiana University School of Music, where she completed two bachelor’s degrees in four years. Film scores she wrote in her first career, as a film composer, have been heard on AMC, Spike TV, and Netflix. As a graphic designer for Jewish National Fund, she won two awards from Graphic Design USA. Her latest passion project, the short, animated film “Cool For You”, which she animated and scored, has been accepted to film festivals around the world. Recent clients of 87th Street Creative have included Walmart, American Express, and Amazon Web Services.


Through the power of music and sound effects along with moving images, Sherene knew at the age of 16, she wanted to be a film composer. After 10 years pursuing that, while also working as a broadcast engineer at National Public Radio, she changed careers, first to graphic design and then to motion design. Motion graphics returned Sherene to her true passion of how sound and moving images together can immerse the viewer/listener. Combining this with her desire to work with clients who believe in sustainability and social justice, 87th Street Creative has worked with nonprofits and businesses that help make the world a better place.

While continuing to partner with agencies and studios on projects, Sherene also works directly with clients such as Spencer Stuart and Propublica. In 2021, a video that Sherene worked on with Propublica, was retweeted by Senator Elizabeth Warren, received almost 80k views on Twitter, and was nominated for a News & Documentary Emmy. She has been a frequent contributor as a guest blog writer and is also a teaching assistant at the School of Motion. When Sherene is not working, she enjoys reading, running, and pottery. She lives with her husband and three children in New York.

Core Values

To provide businesses and nonprofits with videos that explain complex topics and products through visual storytelling.

Mission Statement

To use animation to explain the most urgent topics in today's world to inspire change, growth and learning.

Vision Statement

Purpose-driven: To believe in and support important causes.

Communicative: To listen and speak transparently, all in a timely manner.

Collaborative: To work in partnership with all stakeholders to bring a project to completion.

Well-crafted: To continuously learn and improve skills to enhance visual storytelling.

Kind: To be friendly, generous and considerate in all interactions.

Core Values

Verticals in Focus




87th Street Creative also brings on freelancers for various projects as needed:

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