Comprised of experienced brand thinkers + talented creatives, Straydog is passionate about delivering top-notch design.
Our Studio Snapshot
Our Studio Snapshot
A boutique branding + design house in West Vancouver.
We specialize in launching new brands and re-invigorate existing brands. We will help you develop stronger customer connections and work to create design that is compelling and cohesive. We believe in creating holistic brand experiences that will propel business forward!
We think and act responsibly
Social responsibility. We consume only what we absolutely need. We adhere to the latest web standards. We strive to think responsibly about everything we do.
We give back
We believe in reciprocity and giving back to our community.
Small is the new big! We’re a tight-knit team that loves the challenge of solving our clients’ problems. We choose to work from home as much as we can to reduce our carbon footprint.
We put humans first
We build brands and digital products that solve real problems for people. Not the other way around. We employ fair and respectful employment standards.
Types of clients
We’ve worked with a variety of brands and industries, and we believe that variety keeps us fresh. A few clients we’ve worked with recently include; Paladin Security, CRAFT Floors, WAVES Coffee, Hitcase, Whistler Resort Municipality, Garibaldi Glass, NHP Consulting, Cannabis Compliance Inc., Bean Around the World Coffee Co. and InTime Software to name just a few. We have also worked with and developed brands for many emerging companies, like Lucky Iron Fish, Rising Tide, Soji Gifts & Collectables, W!LD Ocean Fish and many more.
At Straydog, our process is pivotal to your success. We’ve developed a rigorous methodology and work flow that is applied to every project, ensuring that we consistently meet objectives, budgets and timelines. Our approach to new branding projects, revitalization programs or digital brand touch-points, is to create awareness, differentiation and preference for your brand.
Beyond our in-house staff which includes Vancouver’s top brand strategists, graphic designers, web developers and project management, we work closely with external specialists in the focused areas of Social Media, Video Production, Photography and Copy writing, Proofreading and SEO services.
Principal + Managing Director/Brand Strategist
With a strong background in business + brand strategy, Rob has worked for many large brand’s including; Coca-Cola, Powerade, Sprite, Kraft, and Kleenex. Rob’s leadership has been key to Straydog’s success and growth. From shaping the company’s long term strategy to creating prosperous brands, Rob is passionate about helping clients realize their visions for growth.
Digital & Brand Strategist
Steve brings 24 years of marketing experience as an agency leader and digital marketing and communications expert.
As SVP of digital for Edelman, Steve‘s role included the digital executive sponsor on Western Canadian and international accounts including: Nike, Microsoft, Milicron, HP, The Port of Vancouver among many others.
Senior Art Director
As Straydog’s Senior Art Director Peter has worked on many brand projects for both international and local companies alike including the Vancouver Winter Olympics. A disciple of Swiss modernist design theory, he can be found watching reruns of the movie Helvetica in his spare time when he’s not skiing, sailing or oil painting.
Creative Director/Lead Graphic Designer
Blair has nearly two decades of experience as a designer for branding, packaging and the web. Blair has designed, directed or consulted on campaigns for some of the world’s biggest brands, like Nike, Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony, Sandisk, Disney, Lululemon and Atlantic Records.
Associate Creative Director/Graphic Designer
A spirited graphic designer who knows how to translate a conceptual brand promise into a stylish and memorable visual. With an eye for detail and consistency, Sally delivers designs that reinforce brand messaging. She has experience creating all forms of brand collateral (printed materials, website design, magazine layout, packaging, etc.) as well as the slightly more unusual design of presentation maps and repeat patterns.
An award-winning storyteller, Rik’s ideas have moved product, raised money, influenced policy and inspired change. He used the lore of Belgium chocolate to increase sales for one company by over 500%, earned a Guinness World Record for another, and brought dignity to Canada’s poorest postal code. Along the way he elevated the plight of homelessness to a world stage, made a film that went viral, and sold a lot of beer.
With a background in business software and large mainframe systems, Tim now specializes in front end WordPress development with an emphasis on theme building and customization to meet business requirements.
An experienced software developer with a background in business systems, Anne now specializes in WordPress with an emphasis on customized functionality and integration of business processes.
Digital Product Designer
Vivi is our digital designer building digital products that deliver value to our clients through seamless user experience & world class interface. Vivi brings a wealth of UX & IA experience to Straydog having worked with the likes TELUS, Purdys, Destination Canada, Translink, Campaign Monitor, Unbounce, and local non-profit organizations. Vivi also shares her knowledge and experience as a UX part time instructor in the Digital Design department at Vancouver Film School.
Technical Advisor/Drupal Developer
Trent started developing websites in the late 1990’s, moving quickly into dynamic databased driven web applications and responsive web design. Trent is our resident Drupal expert and technical advisor for everything web.
An experienced software developer and IT consultant, Robb utilizes his versatility and resourcefulness to solve business problems of all kinds. He has a background in enterprise software development and team leadership, and he is also a certified PMP (Project Management Professional).
As a Microsoft Word Expert, Danuta specializes in creating and designing, robust and stable templates. By restructuring content and applying templates, Danuta creates professionally formatted, branded and style compliant documents.
Michiko is an English-to-Japanese translator specializing in print materials & web sites. In her 14 years as a translator, she has worked on projects for globally companies such as Qatar Airways, BC Hydro and Netflix as well as many smaller or local companies and organizations all over the world.
Skilled at brand storytelling through illustration, Aurelie has a unique style and way of using simple strokes and composition to help brands come to life.
( 2001 – 2013 )
Kodiak loved squirrels, sticks, and anything squeeky. He liked to think of himself as the guardian of the studio. We really miss our furry friend:)