Studio Dialog is an idea passing from one imagination to another, forming a creative vision in motion. It’s what we mean by “dialog.” We blend visual media and sound to create rich experiences that run the gamut from animation, to motion graphics, to 3D, to design, to VFX and live action. This is what inspires us. We can’t wait to embrace whatever challenge you have to throw our way, share it around our digital campfire, and launch it into the world as a living, moving work of art.
OUR APPROACH //
We utilize a variety of tools and techniques to execute our ideas and communicate messages to our audience. Regardless of the approach all of our methods are framed by our passion and love of design. It's at the core of all of our work regardless of the medium.
OUR SERVICES //
2D & 3D Animation
OUR TEAM //
FOUNDER / CREATIVE DIRECTOR / DOP
Steve lives within what we describe as his ‘Comfort Zone’. It’s a serene place where time stands still and he is protected from the effects of aging, seafood, impulse purchases and statements like “it is what it is” and “this wine is dry”. However, when it comes to leading the design and animation team at Studio Dialog, Steve has no hang-ups about exploring new techniques and ideas to create dynamic work that pushes the creative and technical boundaries; this is something that gives all of us a little comfort.
FOUNDER / CREATIVE DIRECTOR / PHOTOGRAPHER
Inspired by the outdoors, Robb embraces nature through his photography, snowboarding and double rainbows. But his true love is mountain biking, which he does at a neck-breaking speed, literally. At work, you’ll find him ensuring that everything is lined up to the pixel; his passion for good design is infectious and he is constantly inspiring the team to push the limits of motion design.
SENIOR DESIGNER / ANIMATOR
Shelley Fried has killer taste. Food, furniture, design, first-person shooters. Great if she’s on your team, otherwise you better watch your back. We’re talking from experience. Fortunately for us, when it comes to our work she’s on our side, producing one killer project after another.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT / PRODUCER
Loud talker, powerstancer, extrovert, bike rider and former speed skater. Kent was born without the awkward gene, making him the ideal producer and business development guy. With a background in editing, Kent is passionate about creating great solutions that are unique, fresh and effective. Business meets art. Thanks Kent.
ART DIRECTOR / ANIMATOR
This is kind of a secret, but Calvin is the mastermind behind one of the world’s largest digital currencies. He’s also the creator of over 117 new pop-culture phrases. Around the office he’s known as the humble genius. He’s the mortar that keeps Studio Dialog together. With over 17 years experience working on some of the biggest brands, Calvin brings an unparalleled depth of expertise and a unique design perspective to all Dialog’s projects.
We've been fortunate to work with many great people.
Shimano, Travel Alberta, Bike Magazine, Banff Lake Louise, Tourism Jasper, Cannondale, Calgary Stampede, Rolex, MEC, Shaw, City of Calgary, Arts Commons, Nissan, Calgary Co-op, Getty, Corbis, iStock, Veer, Mercedes-Benz, EA, Rogers, Atmosphere, ABC Family, Silver Star, Sun Peaks, Heritage Park, Epcor, Enmax, ATB Financial, Bell Canada, Duracell, AT&T, Hopewell, Brookfield, Morrison Homes, Canada Council for the Arts
OUR AWARDS //
Gemini Award, AMPIA Rosies, Applied Arts awards, AD Rodeo Anvil,
NAMA Awards, Telly Awards
FIELD TRIPS //
Gallery Photos by: Steve Seeley, Robb Thompson, Mike Seehagel, Calvin Sun, Kent Toth, Shelley Fried