gabriel polonsky studio demo reel portfolio about us

Gabriel Polonsky Studio (GPS) is an Emmy nominated multi-media production company founded in 1992. We specialize in the design and full production of state-of-the-art 2D animation, stop-motion, mixed media, clay animation, live action and digital effects. We work with clients from creative development through final delivery, to always find the best strategy to bring their vision to life. GPS creates award winning, uniquely styled TV commercials, network ID’s, series opens, web animation and non-broadcast projects. We work with ad agencies, design and production houses and directly with companies creating unique spots, campaigns and branding identities. GPS also welcomes co-production opportunities.

Our complete production services include:
    - Concept, scripting and creative development
    - Character design and development
    - Storyboards, design and art direction
    - Full animation, mixed-media and live action production
    - Complete editing, post-production and audio design.

Our complete creative support services for print, advertising and branding identities include: 
    - Illustration in any medium or style including traditional, digital, realistic, cartoon and caricature.
    - Creative consulting
    - Art direction and graphic design
    - Sculpture, models and specialized prop fabrication

    - Our 2D animation
is created in just about any style including: Traditional hand drawn animation to
      digital color and compositing using Animo© software, After Effects, Flash and 3D using Maya.

    - Our stop-motion, mixed media and clay animation is fabricated in our fully equipped shop and then
      shoot on film or digitally with motion control as needed.

    - Our unique live action
includes creative development & design, scripting, full production with crews
      of top industry professionals, audio design and full post-production.


Gabriel Polonsky began his career in animation at Olive Jar Animation, Boston. He founded
GPS in 1992 and the EMMY nominated Creative Director of the studio. He designs, directs, produces and all projects along with crews of the industries most talented top professionals. In addition to running the studio, Gabriel Polonsky freelances as a sought after Director, Designer, Producer, Creative Consultant and Character Designer. He is also a nationally published, award-winning Illustrator, Cartoonist, Caricaturist, Storyboard Artist and Sculptor.

WHO WE DO IT FOR (selected list of projects):
Commercials for:
    - McDonalds
    - Subway Fast Foods
    - Filene’s Basement, Talbots and Marshalls Stores
    - The FDA
    - Polar Beverages

On-air network ID’s and promos for:
    - Nickelodeon, Sci-Fi Channel, Discovery Channel, Cartoon Network and USA Network

Feature film & national TV animation character design for:
    - Drew Barrymore and Ben Stiller for the Miramax film, "Duplex" for Noodlesoup Productions, NY
    - Sabrina The Teenage Witch for NBC TV

Animated main titles for national TV series:
    - "Peter, Paul and Mary" for PBS
    - “American Plumber” for Discover Channel
    - "Woof! It's a Dog's life with Uncle Matty" for PBS

Long format, web and non-broadcast projects:
    - Volkswagen
    - Videos of the "Dilbert" comic strip
    - Promotional videos of OralB Toothbrushes for Gillette

Gabriel Polonsky as an independent freelance Director, Designer, Producer, Animator:
    - Olive Jar Animation, Boston, MA
    - Wreckless Abandon Studios, East Granby, CT
    - ZAnimation, St. Louis, MO

Gabriel Polonsky as Illustrator, character designer, cartoonist, caricaturist and sculptor:
    - Editorial illustration and caricatures for The Boston Globe
    - Clay animation sculpture of Barbara Walters for WABC-TV, NY
    - ESL textbook illustration for Prentice Hall Publishing, NJ

    - National EMMY Award nomination, "Outstanding Achievement, Main Title Design" for animated PBS
      series open, "Woof! It's a Dog's Life"
    - Silver BDA Award for "Sci-Fi Channel" on-air network promo
    - 3D Illustrators Award for Nickelodeon network ID
    - Telly Award for PBS show open, "Relax! You Only Live Once"


Mr. Polonsky age 2, animating a tricycle for his first stop-motion film


Mr. Polonsky, present Day.
Gabriel Polonsky was born in Boston, MA. He began drawing, animating, filmmaking, illustrating, painting and sculpting as a little kid. He drew constantly, getting kicked out of class often for drawing insulting caricatures of teachers on his desk in permanent marker. His early influences include; R. Crumb, Leonardo DaVinci, Don Martin, Escher, Tex Avery, Michelangelo and David Levine.

His award winning-independent childhood films and fine art were shown worldwide, including; The New England Home Grown Film Festival, WCVB-TV, WNET in New York and the U.N. Educational organization in Moscow, USSR. He is featured in “Artful Scribbles” By Howard Gardner Phd., a book about gifted child artists.

Polonsky began his TV career at age 20 working for Century III Teleproductions, Boston as: Art Director, Storyboard Artist, Prop Fabricator, Grip and Gaffer. He also began working as a
nationally published, freelance Illustrator, Caricaturist and Cartoonist for The Boston Globe.

He then began his animation career working for Olive Jar Animation, Boston as: Co-Director, Head Animator, Art Director, Technical Director, Fabricator and Sculptor for national clay and stop motion TV spots.

In 1992 Polonsky left Olive Jar and founded
Gabriel Polonsky Studio, serving as Director, Producer and Designer which he still does currently.

Polonsky is also adjunct Instructor of advanced animation and drawing at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley College, The Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University and The New England Institute of Art. He continues to enjoy animating drawing and creating from his studio in Belmont, Ma.