Welcome To A&J Studios!

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Here at A&J Studios we are passionate about creating entertainment and educational experiences for kids. Our wide range of projects include animation and illustration content for on-air, online, mobile, and print. That’s a lot of stuff!

A&J Studios was founded in 2001 by Aka Chikasawa and Jason Fruchter. We are located in Seattle, WA with partner studios in New York City and Tokyo, Japan.

There is so much we want to share with you! So sit back and relax if you’re at your desk, or keep moving if you’re on the go… however you’re viewing us we’re glad to have you!


Licensed Illustration

We are very proud to be officially approved illustrators for many popular kid’s properties. We work with some of the top publishers in the industry to produce artwork for children’s books, games, toys, and other licensed merchandise. Some of the properties we illustrate include:

  • Nick Jr: Dora The Explorer, The Backyardigans, Blue’s Clues, Go Diego Go!, Ni Hao Kai-Lan, Team UmizoomiWalllykazam, Paw Patrol, Shimmer and Shine, Blaze and the Monster Machines, Nella The Princess Knight, Top Wing
  • Nickelodeon: The Fairly Odd ParentsJimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.
  • Disney Jr: Jake And The Neverland Pirates, Doc McStuffinsSheriff Callie’s Wild West, Miles From Tomorrowland, PJ Masks
  • PBS Kids: Dinosaur Train, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Wild Kratts
  • MGA Entertainment: Lalaloopsy
  • Sanrio: Hello Kitty

Our publishing clients for licensed illustration include:
Simon & Schuster, Penguin Random House, Scholastic, Fischer Price, Crayola, Nickelodeon Creative Resources, Studio Fun International (formerly Reader’s Digest Children’s Publishing), Publications International, Ltd., American Greetings, Chronicle Books, Shutterfly.


mobileAnimation For Mobile Apps And Games

We work with leading app developers to create graphics and animation content for mobile device apps, desktop games, and interactive kiosk displays. Creating artwork in the specific format game developers need for their code requires expert knowledge of digital format standards. We thrive in this environment and enjoy the challenge of providing high quality art that conforms to the limitations of the delivery systems the game is designed for. The results are fun and engaging gaming experiences kids and families love!

Our gaming clients include:
Nickelodeon Games, World Leaders Productions, Smashing Ideas, Cricket Moon Media, Discovery Bay Games, Ratio Interactive, Weatherhead Experience Design.


Broadcast AnimationTV

Back in the days before digital media existed, the only way to watch animation on television was to hook up an antenna or a cable box to your TV set. Nowadays online streaming video is revolutionizing how we watch TV. The concept of broadcasting is being re-defined. For our purposes, we define broadcast as non-interactive entertainment delivered by analog or digital means. These include projects for network television, cable TV, home video, streaming video online, animated web series, and video displays accompanying live performances.

Our broadcast animation clients include:
Visionary Media, LLC., World Leaders Entertainment, IMG Productions, Marchand Media, 3 Rings Media.


Original Property Development

In addition to our contract work, A&J Studios develops original content for kid’s media. We are are always seeking opportunities to pitch our ideas to TV networks, book publishers, and mobile app developers. If you are a media company looking for new, fresh kids and family content, we would love to pitch our ideas to you! Please contact Jason Fruchter for more information. Thank you!