Forged in Friendship

The idea for this studio sprouted more than ten years ago by two friends who wanted to take a chance. In 2017, it was made official and Rescue Vessel was launched in earnest.

We believe small is mighty, especially when it comes to creative. By keeping our team minimal, we’re able to adapt to shape our clients’ needs, no matter the project. 

Our goal isn’t to be the biggest studio on the block. 

We aim to bring together spry teams who can duck and weave through the creative ups and downs and make sure you get exactly what you need to take your brand to the next level.

How we can help you

  • Branding

  • Motion Graphics

  • Broadcast Design

  • Website Design

  • Short Form Animation

  • Identity Design

Our Process

We’re here to listen to the challenges you’re up against and deliver creative that gets you where you want to be. That often means we’ll kick off with you, start working, and grow the collaboration as we go.

From show packaging and motion graphics to branding and identity design (and everything in between), we believe in creating custom solutions for each client. 

Collaboration is king.

Part of being a small team includes scaling when necessary. For us, that often means calling on the expertise of friends and collaborators. When a project requires copywriting, illustration, photography, development, content strategy, knitting, or a number of other specialties, we have long-standing working relationships that we rely on. We're proud of our partners and we believe elasticity is a good thing.

Just like The Beatles said, “I get by with a little help from my friends.” 

Our team

Bobby Jeffries

Founding Partner

David O'Brien

Founding Partner

Divya Gadangi

Producer / PM

Erik Ruuska

Designer / Animator

Interested in joining us?

We're always looking for talented designers and animators. We would love to include you in our pool of trusted collaborators or bring you onto our growing team.

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