Thierry Laperle

Creative Director / Partner

Since Eltoro’s beginning, Thierry has always been on the lookout for new challenges, both on the side of the creative and that of technical innovation. Passionate and motivated, he has an eye on impeccable results, thus ensuring an effective realization of every project he touches. Always ready to help his team, he offers solutions to any problems on the creative side while suggesting innovative paths toward success.

Thierry’s aim is to ensure every customer is not only satisfied, but that his or her expectations are exceeded. It’s because of this attention to details, technical and otherwise, that he achieves his goal. It could also be due to his mysterious gaze. Nobody knows for sure!

Benoit St-Jean

Artistic Director / Partner

With more than 20 years of experience in design, photography, animation, production and artistic direction, Benoit has lent his incomparable artistic vision to numerous projects. Since the founding of Eltoro, he has accumulated a number of awards and honourable mentions at the Juno Awards, les Gémeaux, and Grafika and Greniers d’or.

Passionate, meticulous and a true master of image, he continually oversees the quality of projects in order to deliver a finished product that is both unique and impeccable. Benoit is particularly adept at creating a strong visual identity. That said, he helped create the image of several cultural events, businesses, and television productions.

Maxime Dussault

Creative director / Partner

With certain curiosity and vision, Maxime is constantly on the lookout for new technology and visual arts. His eternal good mood and wealth of general knowledge make him an indispensable resource at Eltoro. While meeting great demands, he designs original productions and builds complex worlds with ease.  

After several years at Eltoro Studio as Motion Designer and Team Leader, Maxime is now a Creative Lead. He has participated in the success of many major projects, both locally and internationally. 

Since he likes to share his knowledge with anyone who’s new to the business, he is also an instructor at La Escuela, a free workshop offered to the next generation of graphic innovators.

Guylène Michaud

Executive Producer

Phuong-Vy Ta

HR consultant

Phuong-Vy comes in like a breath of fresh air! Not only does she increase the number of women on the team (oh yeah!), but her catchy laughter brightens the entire studio. With her experience as HR manager, she is now an indispensable asset at Eltoro.

Endowed with great resilience, she faces the everyday life challenges with optimism and efficiency. In her spare time (the little she can find with two young kids), you'll probably find her shopping, or in the middle of planning her next trip!

Mélanie Laveault

Producer

Melanie’s organizational skills and project management experience with both events and television are a major asset for Eltoro. Beyond that, her contagious enthusiasm and optimism make her the most enjoyable colleague. Best of both worlds, you might ask? We’d answer yes – as loudly as possible (but never quite as loudly as her).

In short, Mélanie is a born team player who brings people together and whose favorite things in life are quality time with friends and family, good music and (surprisingly) petanque.

Emmanuelle Provost

Producer

Armed with more than 10 years of experience in film, multimedia and visual arts and 5 years of experience in marketing and advertising, Emmanuelle’s artillery of knowledge and thirst for new challenges are invaluable. An asset to Eltoro, she’s frequently in-charge of the most detail-oriented creative projects, where she makes good use of her drive and strong sense of leadership.

Pascal Rinfret

VFX / Motion Designer

Whether acting as commissioner for his softball league or as designer at Eltoro, Pascal always doubles his work ethic in an effort to give the best of himself.

Because he is self-taught, Pascal’s always looking for technological advancements to help perfect his work. Being both talented and a perfectionist has made him known for his inventive side. And his speed and efficiency on the job have raised the bar for his colleagues. Pascal has brought a certain excellence to many many TV shows due to his visual effects.

Grant Jeffery

Motion Designer

Grant excels in producing emotive images. Passionate, he has a distinctive talent that enables him to bring images to life and tell a story.

It was with a case of beer in his hand that he introduced himself to the Eltoro team for the first time. It goes without saying that he was hired on the spot! His talent goes a long way, but his motivation and team spirit are what impress us most.

Luka Groulx

Motion Designer

A bright and talented motion designer, Luka has undoubtedly mastered technique and visual art, two assets that allow him to create unrivalled productions.

Luka is passionate about the world of Harry Potter and the Star Wars’ universe. No wonder his imagination allows him to create graphic elements that are extraordinary.

Vincent Demers-Lebouc

Motion designer

Since he joined Eltoro Studio, we've never seen Vincent in lack of enthusiasm. Is it an inexhaustible resource? Probably. Intense man of undeniable great listening and ease of approach, it adapts easily to challenges that cross its path.

Following his degree in  Arts and Media Technologies in 2013, Vincent quickly evolved from assistant-editor to motion designer over his various professional experiences. He is passionate about games in virtual reality and... beer on Friday afternoon!

Emile Plazanet

Motion designer

It's during his studies in Graphic Design at College Ahuntsic that Emile gets noticed by Eltoro Studio. After graduating in 2017, he's quickly picked out to be part of the team and is awarded the Collège Ahuntsic Foundation's Eltoro scholarship for excellence during his studies.

With his keen sense of aestheticism, his constant desire to learn and his unshakable determination, he's quickly trusted on major projects.

Apart from his interest in the various branches of design, Emile is passionate about comics superheroes and... musicals!

Olivier Beaulieu

Motion designer

Bachelor in 3D animation and visual effects at NAD, Olivier has more than one string to his bow. He excels in motion design, animated film, editing and 3D modeling.

Festive nature (not to say party animal), Oli is a passionate. Among his passions are cinema, art history, mixology and... if Netflix can be considered a passion, then Netflix.

His face is familiar to you? It may be that you saw him in the Croteau store's catalog of 2003! A real top model this man.

Olivier Bussière

Motion designer

Passionate about animation, Olivier found his home at Eltoro. Since his training in Art and Media Technology at Jonquière in 2011, he works on projects that inspire him, whether in motion design, stop motion, compositing or editing.

If you want to make him happy, offer him a project that requires the many skills he’s mastered, whether it involves construction, painting or photography.

And if Olivier’s not in the office, you'll probably find him on a mountain somewhere! Whether on his feet, on a rope (!!!), or on his ski, there's no bad reason or season to be enjoying a beautiful day in the mountains.

Raphaël Jean

Motion Designer

Even though Raphael is very fast on his skateboard, he is surprisingly quiet in the office. However, behind those glasses and that e-reader that never leaves his side, he hides a real quiet force. Always willing to help his coworkers and put his impeccable work ethic to use, Raphael was immediately embraced by the whole team. Curious and bold, this e-sport fan literallyjuggles projects. His patience and creativity make him a very efficient motion designer.

Yanik Fréchette

Motion Designer

Behind the curtain of hair hides the world’s biggest sriracha fan. Eagerly awaiting an official sponsorship deal from the brand, he currently bides his time by spicing up Eltoro’s projects with precision and detail.

This Master of Dad jokes and King of François Pérusse references has more than 12 years of experience in motion design and delivers flawless projects at lightspeed. Unsurprisingly, he can also run half a marathon in under two hours!

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