Nexmo is the Vonage API platform. Essentially, they make communication tools that connect people to people. These tools plug directly into a company’s website or app; if you’re using a chat app in Airbnb, that’s an API.
With this Nexmo mixed-media animation we wanted to focus on the human touch aspect of communication. The idea is that an API is already technical and impersonal, so we wanted to counter that by working with real objects and people.
We used a combination of live action, stop motion, and illustrative digital elements to give the technology a story and a soul.