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.
We keep our teams small but mighty, creating an environment where everyone has a voice.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Angel is the cultural glue and lead recruiter at Doberman, a dedicated individual who fosters a vibrant and inclusive environment while seeking out exceptional talent. Angel’s infectious enthusiasm and genuine care for the well-being of everyone has played a crucial role in the studio growth and success.