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!

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 Côté

Motion designer

Valérie Charland

Producer

With her easy and contagious laughter, her determination and her keen attention to detail, Valérie leads her projects with enthusiasm and rigor. She likes to be stimulated by new adventures and new projects, whether professional or personal. Self-taught in her spare time, she has some good notions in motion design, which allows her to fully understand the process and the scale of each project that she undertakes with her amazing team!

For Valérie, life is a succession of beautiful coincidences that occur when you are in the right place at the right time!

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.

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!

Jean-Sébastien Lavoie

Art Director / Motion Designer

In addition to being an actor, composer and pianist, Jean-Sébastien also dabbles in design. An illustrator endowed with an excellent understanding of anatomy and perspective, he has specialized in both graphic and traditional animation over the years. His strong ability to tell stories and process a lot of information made him a perfect candidate to take part in the production of popular series and big projects.

In his spare time, Jean-Sébastien also acts as a trainer for La Escuela, a free, annual training seminar offered to the next generation of motion design enthusiasts.

Emile Plazanet

Motion designer

Emile has been a great asset to Eltoro's team since his hiring in 2017. With his keen sense of aesthetics, his constant desire to learn and his unwavering determination, he is always trusted on big projects. It is with rigor and thoroughness that he takes all his projects to the next level!

Aside from his interest in the different branches of design, Emile is a fan of superhero comics and… musicals!

 

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.

Marius Corsini

Motion Designer

Always seeking new challenges and more knowledge, Marius is passionate, curious and loves to learn things by himself.Not afraid to mix different techniques and software to get the best results possible, he’s always pushing to optimize both his time and performance.A music enthusiast, circus artist and amateur cook, Marius has varied interests - and we could say the same thing about his professional skills!

Michael Jachner

Graphic Designer

Michael "Jacknife of design" Jachner is a graphic artist, illustrator, sign painter, etc. Just like Parliament Funkadelic, he loves to bring da funk, as a texture and visual funk artist, because we all "need the funk, we gotta have that funk". The vocabulary to talk about his unique approach to design has evolved over the years. In the past, to “Jachnerise" has been synonymous with "I got a fever, and there's only one prescription: more texture". Today, the term "michaeldose" refers to his handmade approach to lettering and illustrations, or colorful neo-psychedelic patterns. He loves to push the aesthetics and concepts of projects as much as possible. On further inspection, you will be sure to find many layers of meaning in his work!

Charles-André Leroux

Motion designer

Fine connoisseur of memes, spare-time musician and professional Corgis lover, Charles is a versatile and passionate man.

Each project he touches benefits from his concern for originality and his extensive know-how in editing, motion design and sound design. With his assiduous desire to do things right, he always manages to deliver candy for the eyes and clouds for the ears.