A 6-time Emmy award winner and 19-time nominee, Joss founded bigstudios in 1991 and continues to oversee and manage the design and implementation of large scale projects such as the MLB Network launch, CBC Sports rebrand or CBS/Turner NCAA March Madness, along with VFX supervision, casting, directing live action shoots, original content development and long form production, mixed in with Super Bowls, other major initiatives. Currently she is working on developing projects for eSports, VR and AR projects
Tania has over 20 years of experience in production, post production, animation, visual effects and broadcast design. She has lead her teams to numerous awards: 7 Broadcast Design Awards, 12 Bessie Awards and 3 Canadian Screen Awards. She has worked closely with producers, directors, and creative teams on a variety of projects including feature films, television shows, documentaries, 3D stereoscopic productions and commercials, in Canada and the United States.
Raphael Quirino brings 20 years of production experience to bigstudios.
After working for Walt Disney Animation Canada and Disney TV, Raphael worked as the Head of Production and Development with Red Rover. He oversees all aspects of production from storyboard to final picture. He transitioned from long format to advertising when he joined the team at. His credits include producing spots for Coke, Pepsi, Boston Pizza, and Man VS.
Raphael feels most at home when he gets a new script; creating breakdowns, budgets and schedules to get the production started, and maintaining their integrity all the way through to the credits.
Starting as an eager Producer back in 2007, Mark ended up as the eager General Manager a few years later. He enjoys bringing his demented dog Dex to the studio and gets a kick out of seeing himself as the occasional Motion Graphic.
Emmy award winning Shannon Wong has been working with bigstudios since 1999 – growing from junior to senior designer in just a few years. In 2006 he became Creative Director. He has worked on high profile projects ranging from NCAA March Madness on CBS/Turner, MLB on TBS, innumerable Super Bowls, CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada on CBC and in Russia the newly launched NASH Football, In addition he champions ambitious after-hours projects – motivated solely by the love of motion graphics and story telling.
Emmy award winning Jordan Greenstein has been a creative force since joining bigstudios over 11 years ago. Hired as a storyboard artist, he quickly rose to senior designer. In 2007 he earned the title of Creative Director. His intuitive understanding of the particularities of designing for broadcast make him popular with our broad client base. A natural leader he has directed large scope projects for ESPN, Turner and CBS and a host of others. Without doubt Jordan is one of the leaders in international motion graphic design and production.
Javier received his Masters in Fine Arts in his native country Colombia, with a specialization in photography and sculpture. Javier then moved to Canada and studied Computer Animation at Sheridan College. He has worked several animation studios around North America until he came to bigstudios 6 years ago. His fascination with troubleshooting and his technical prowess earned him a place as our unstoppable Technical Director. Javier is an Emmy Award winner and has worked in several Emmy nominated projects with bigstudios. His passions are his family (wife, son and daughter), table tennis, photography and VR.
After studying film at Ryerson University, Avi worked as a multi-platform video editor, cutting shows and news for broadcast, then combining motion design and compositing techniques into his edits until it became all he did. In late 2013, Avi jumped at the opportunity work with and learn from the best at bigstudios.
A 3D generalist with a background in character design, Sam’s primary responsibilities cover modeling, texturing, lighting, rendering, rigging, and VFX, while occasionally delving into post production as well. His favorite pastimes include sleeping.
Randy brings a wide range of commercial work and an artistic talent through his work with Corus, Township & Company, and Electric Company. Always on the hunt for inspiration and new techniques, he keeps an active collection of designs that keep us discussing and analyzing for hours. Randy is proficient as both a director and compositor. He is also a gifted musician and a dad to two excessively smart kids.
After getting her Bachelor of Architectural Studies from the University of Waterloo, Yolanda worked in multiple industries including architecture, construction, marketing, and film. Most recently, she worked as a Marketing Manager in film and television. She is very excited to be learning from the veteran producers and designers at bigstudios. In her spare time, Yolanda can be found coding, traveling, cartooning, and hassling the designers with tech questions.
Chevy went to Fanshawe College and studied Television Broadcasting, Character Design & Animation, and Visual Effects. Prior to joining bigstudios, he Worked at Smith as a Jr. Designer. His specialties include Cinema 4D, Xpresso, Morphs, rendering and modeling. Chevy is also a huge sports fan / Leafs fan!