Located in the trendy warehouse district in downtown Minneapolis, FUSE Animation has been creating award winning memorable artwork for more than a decade. The FUSE team thrives on creative problem solving and the execution of beautiful 3D images.

Our goal is to not only deliver the best art for our clients but to help them through the creation process. 3D animation, virtual photography and photo real custom illustration are our core strengths. When you hire FUSE you’re hiring a team of perfectionists to make sure your vision is carried out to the finest detail on time and on budget.

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We create stunning photo-real images and dynamic animation for manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and advertising agencies. Unlike traditional photography and video, we accurately and beautifully display what sets your product apart from the rest. We reveal your product’s most intricate benefits and features with our cutting edge animation and virtual photography.


Alec Syme

President / Senior Creative Director
Founder of Fuse and mastermind behind everything that happens in the studio, Alec is on the bleeding-edge of anything related to rendering & lighting.


Chris Broeska

Executive Producer
The Man Behind the Curtain. Chris creates the strategy for projects, manages clients and artists, and gives the creative direction that helps our work take shape.


Shawn Letendre

Lead Technical Director
Technical genius of the shop. Everything from custom programming, particle or fluid simulations, or just very difficult animation, Shawn gets it done.


Joe Marx

Project Lead / Lead Modeller
Employee of the month so many times that we had to come up with an Employee of the Year award, Joe leads the way in just about anything that needs doing.


Josh Grundmeier

Creative Lead / Rendering TD
Literally a wizard. Josh is master of the rendering domain and expert in all things lighting and color. When it needs to look perfect, he’s the one to call.


Shawn Frueh

Jr Technical Artist / Plugin Developer
Mathematical genius, plug-in guru and caramel enthusiast. Shawn pushes the technical aspects of our software to the limit and if he hits a boundary, he breaks it.


Ben Lodge

3D Generalist
Modeling, Sculpting, Animating, and everything in between. For Ben, no job is too tough, no effect too tricky. If it can be done, he’ll find a way to make it happen.


Levi Krippner

3D Generalist
Levi worked for FUSE as an intern before leaving to hone his skills elsewhere, and now comes back to us with a background in architectural visualisation.


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There are a lot of things FUSE can do with the 3D medium. Our portfolio features a broad range of different examples of work.
From the hyper-realistic to the weird and wonderful. When the team at FUSE starts a project, the possibilities are limitless.

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Not everything we do ends up on the reel. There are lots of short projects that we talk about in our blog. We try to keep it as current as possible, so check it every month!

5 Feb 2014

Bud Light Superbowl

FUSE has recently completed an exciting Bud Light Superbowl print project with BBDO. We were really excited to have our work displayed all over New York. It was a pleasure to work with such a talented and creative group at

24 Jan 2014

Visa Prepaid Card Animation Treatment

FUSE was contacted by advertising juggernaut BBDO Atmosphere/Proximity N.Y. to create an animation treatment for the new VISA PrePaid Card campaign. Beating out four other NY animation shops for the animation treatment, in the end, the client was more comfortable

24 Jan 2014

Saucony shoes and FUSE

FUSE has created another amazing series of product renders, this time for the Saucony Kinvara4 launch. OLSON approached us looking for hyper realistic images of the newest addition in the Saucony series of running shoes. Unfortunately we recieved an incomplete

24 Jan 2014

Octane Render takes over FUSE!

We don't usually speak to the software we work with over at FUSE but this one has our team really excited. FUSE has started working with Octane from Otoy. It's a new GPU-based renderer which I know sounds like a

24 Jan 2014

Digital Forest

FUSE’s lighting and rendering specialist Josh Grundmeier has outdone himself with this jaw dropping, completely digital outdoor scene. Creating realistic outdoor sets has always been a difficult endeavor for 3D artists. The set was created using several new plug ins


Phone: 612-886-3502

Our offices are located in downtown Minneapolis in the trendy North Loop area.
Fuse is open from 9-5, Monday through Friday.

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