BrainCraft Studios is a learning media company producing content to educate, inspire & entertain.

We bridge the gap between scientific research and people's daily well-being, empowering audiences with self-improvement tips and advice based in psychology and neuroscience.

A popular educational presence online, our flagship YouTube channel has more than 500,000 subscribers and 30 million views to date.   

BrainCraft is an indie operation that has educated millions worldwide. We’re rigorously fact-checked and advocates of making research accessible.


BrainCraft ran as a series with PBS for five seasons and we’ve produced short and long-form content for PBS, ABC Australia, Screen Australia, and YouTube Originals. 


Vanessa Hill is an Australian producer and science journalist. Vanessa's work on YouTube and in collaboration with public broadcasters in the US and Australia has helped make her one of the leading female voices in science media.


Vanessa began her career with Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, working to connect the public with the latest research as an educator and spokesperson. After spending six years with the federal government, Vanessa turned to YouTube to bridge the gap between scientific research and people’s daily well-being. 


Vanessa holds a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) from the University of New South Wales and a Masters of Science (Science Communication) from Australian National University. She now lives in New York City with her labradoodle.

Photos: Zaza Weissgerber