At Doberman Pictures, we’re an
“Artist’s Best Friend”.

We keep our teams small but mighty, creating an environment where everyone has a voice.

Humble beginnings

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Founded in 2018 by friends Jim, Dallas, Craig, and Rob, Doberman has always been about doing things differently. Doberman is a studio where elite and passionate artists feel at home and are among like-minded artists.

A clear vision

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At Doberman, our art always takes centre stage. A genuine love for the craft of animation and storytelling guides our every move.

Studio of choice

Our artists-first ethos has led to thoughtful growth and resounding success. But more importantly, it’s created a workplace culture that is unique in Vancouver and even the industry as a whole. The engagement and success of our people in and out of the studio are critical to the success of Doberman. We keep things simple, friendly, and fun.

Our fearless leaders

These friendly faces lead from within the group, not from above. They may have founded Doberman, but they make sure everyone’s voice is heard and actively influences the studio.

    • Dallas
    • Co-Founder / Creative Director
    • In 2018, Dallas changed career paths from animation creative to furniture builder. After hand-making all of the desks at Doberman, Dallas is delighted to announce his permanent return to animation.

    • Craig
    • Co-Founder / Creative Director
    • Craig has worked as a creative in animation for over 25 years. He has a good slap shot, plays a mean banjo, and wants to be a magician when he grows up.

    • Rob
    • Business Affairs
    • Rob is charged with the business operations of Doberman and he operates on a strict philosophy that the business operations should enable the essential creative efforts of the artists, not frustrate them! A Mechanical Engineer armed with an MBA, Rob has worked in business affairs, finance and studio guidance in animation for over 20 years. A true believer in the power of collaboration in communities, Rob is active with a number of industry associations dedicated to the advancement of the industry in Vancouver, in British Columbia and in Canada.

    • Jim
    • Co-Owner
    • Starting in the industry in the mid 90s at Mainframe Entertainment working on such classic properties as Reboot, Beast Machines and the ubiquitous Barbie movies, fast forward past 1000s of minutes of animation and having Produced a couple of earlier DreamWorks projects, this eventually led to Jim and the partners unleashing Doberman Pictures.

    • Meg
    • Line Producer
    • Meg joined the animation world almost a decade ago through a Craigslist ad and felt an instant connection to the industry and those working in it. Her love of spreadsheets, problem-solving, and connecting with her team have made her a valuable part of production.

    • Sarah
    • Head of Production
    • Having been around the business of animation for 25 years, Sarah remains focused on the ideals that ground her to the Vancouver animation industry – finding and fostering talent, making great content that is pushing new boundaries and, of course, the laughs! Unassuming and approachable, Sarah is always here for you. She enjoys the highly collaborative process of production and continues to push for excellence.

    • Scott
    • Head of IT
    • New to animation, Scott brings 24 years of experience in the IT industry to Doberman Pictures. He feels that his greatest success has been the partnership with Chantal who is his strength and motivation.

  • Join the pack!

  • If you care about the craft and want to learn and grow as an animation professional, Doberman is the place for you. Check out our openings today.