A little about us

Were more than just a design shop or motion studio.

̸  Studio

An award-winning creative studio with a singular focus: telling the bigger story.

̸  Work

A multidisciplinary blend of design, animation and live action that elevates brands, campaigns, films and series.

̸  What we do

We bring stories to life. We create icons. We connect to people.

̸  Telling the bigger story

We're an award-winning group of artists and makers who love nothing more than creating something iconic.

Most of the time, we let our work do the talking. But we're also not afraid to talk about how our work can elevate yours. How we can take stories and make them into something bigger. Something that is going to resonate with your audience and make people stop and take notice. Whether it's through design, motion graphics or live action content, we do it all in service of telling the bigger story.

Our people


Josh Norton - Founder, Executive Creative Director
Josh Norton
Founder, Executive Creative Director

As creative director, Josh leads a dynamic team of artists, writers, directors and producers to develop visual approaches for branding and storytelling projects.

Harnessing his talents and company resources to bring truth to power and life to brands, Josh has been creating outstanding visual experiences in the premium entertainment and advertising industries for over 20 years. In addition to being a creative executive and live-action director, Josh is an entrepreneur. He founded BigStar in 2004 and successfully nurtured its growth into a competitive and visionary motion graphics and production company. As a businessman, he believes in organic growth and continuous creative innovation through responsible management and calculated risk taking.

Throughout his storied, award-winning career, Josh has worked on a comprehensive list of media and communication projects with a focus on entertainment brand development and marketing.

Josh is originally from Buffalo, New York and now lives in lower Manhattan.

Carson Hood - Executive Producer
Carson Hood
Executive Producer

For over seven years, Carson Hood has played a crucial role as the executive producer at BigStar. Carson has a wide range of experience from producing to representing directors in the film and production industry. He shares a passion for collaborating on branding and storytelling initiatives with the creative team.

Over the course of his career, Carson has built a series of strong relationships with agencies, networks, brands, and production companies across the U.S. Utilizing his intuition, diverse background, and his ability to wear many hats, he has enabled the success of BigStar projects ranging from series and network branding, to integrated marketing and live action.

A connector at the core, Carson spends much of the time collaborating with his vast network of peers and influencers, honing client strategy, developing partnerships and expanding upon the BigStar portfolio. Always up for new challenges, Carson prides himself on being a trusted resource his clients can rely on to help make their projects come to fruition.

Originally from Lubbock, Texas, Carson spent over a decade residing in Manhattan and is now based in Austin, Texas with his wife, son and their dog, Bo (a local celebrity).