Designing a world that communicates better.

We help people, businesses and organizations succeed through strategic thinking, creative ideas and good design.

Multidisciplinary team

Studio123 is an award-winning team of designers, developers and doers.

Proudly Bilingual

Our founders are fluently bilingual, giving us the unique ability to strategize and execute creative projects in English and French.

Inspired Work

Our clients are the inspired, the driven and the passionate, the movers and shakers of their communities.

What we do

We design the customer experience – from the brand they love, and the promotional pieces they touch, to the digital world where they interact. We tackle all your creative needs.

Branding

  • Logos & Collateral
  • Brand Standards Guides
  • Advertising Campaigns
  • Audio & Video Production
  • Stationery Design
  • Packaging Design
  • Print Design

Digital

  • Responsive Website Design
  • UI / UX Design
  • Wordpress Development
  • eCommerce
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Digital Marketing
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Interactive

  • Interactive Web Experiences
  • Dynamic Displays
  • 4K Multi-Display Walls
  • Interactive Trade Show Displays
  • Architectural Projection
  • Immersive Brand Experiences
  • Location Based Interactive Marketing

Who we are

We are an award winning team with over 30 years of combined experience in communications and design.

Rob Roy

Project Director, Partner

Rob Roy

Project Director, Partner

Bilingual

Rob Roy is a motion picture creator, business manager and community-minded dude with a mean kickflip.

Rob is a positive leader who feeds off creativity, passion, and the entrepreneurial spirit. As Partner and Project Director of Studio123, Rob oversees all aspects of project management, guides the creative team and focuses on client success.

Rob is also an accomplished strategist, having developed communications and marketing plans for clients in the education, health and public sectors. His work as a young entrepreneur is complemented by his community involvement. For over 4 years, he has volunteered as a Director on the Board of the Sudbury Action Centre for Youth and has sat on several panels to help communicate the impact of design in the community including NORCAT’s Innovation for Greater Sudbury. He also volunteers as a business mentor through the Regional Business Centre’s Starter Company program.

During his time off, you’ll find him at the skatepark, or walking a local trail with his wife and dog.

Nico Taus

Creative Director, Partner

Nico Taus

Creative Director, Partner

Bilingual

Nico Taus is a graphic designer, Deutsch lernen, vegetarian meditator and tattooless punk.

Nico is a strong advocate of good design. As Partner and Creative Director of Studio123, Nico guides the creative process and ensure the agency’s level of design excellence is upheld.

As a Registered Graphic Designer (RGD) with the Association of Registered Graphic Designers, Nico works to deliver high quality creative that achieves results. Nico lives and breathes entrepreneurship, having started his first design agency at the age of 20. The entrepreneurial flame that motivated him to create his dream job, burns bright to this day. He is a recipient of the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Northern Ontario Business and is also a co-recipient of a Legacy Award from the Canadian Regional Design Awards (Redgees).

Nico is a graduate of the Graphic Design program at Cambrian College and is proudly bilingual. His engagement in the national design community is demonstrated by his position on the Programs Committee for RGD and his involvement in the creation of the Sudbury Design Society.

Christian Pelletier

Communications Director, Partner

Christian Pelletier

Communications Director, Partner

Bilingual

Christian Pelletier is a graphic designer by day, community artist by night and disc jockey by accident.

Christian is a passionate, driven, and dedicated community champion. As Partner and Communications Director at Studio123, Christian manages many francophone accounts, and is the resident social media expert.

Christian challenges the creative team and clients alike, to dream big and shoot for the stars. Focused on the strategic elements design can bring to communications and marketing, he is always thinking of the big picture. His work has helped major clients improve internal and external culture by shifting perceptions and encouraging positive engagement.

Christian’s love for sharp copywriting, non-traditional communications and knowledge of the francophone community drive his creative endeavours. Christian is also co-founder of We Live Up Here, a community-driven urban arts project that has garnered city wide acclaim and international attention.

Brandon Fordham

Senior Designer

Brandon Fordham

Senior Designer

Brandon Fordham is a graphic designer, melodic musician, car enthusiast and resident nice guy.

Brandon possesses world-class creative vision. As Studio123’s senior graphic designer and Provisional RGD, Brandon excels in branding and collateral design execution.

Brandon bears a wisdom well beyond his years, that he applies in his approach to creative challenges. He has the foresight to develop a visual identity that helps achieve the future business goals of the client. Brandon’s success as a young designer stems from his appreciation of design history, his proficiency with design software, and his humble demeanor.

With a keen interest in technology and consumer electronics, Brandon spends much of his time discovering and learning about emerging technology.

Cody Marcoux

Front-End Developer

Cody Marcoux

Front-End Developer

Cody Marcoux is a graphic designer, composer, and record collector with a knack for old arcade games.

Cody is the embodiment of a life-long learner. He is Studio123’s self-taught Front-End Developer and a graduate of Cambrian College’s Graphic Design program. He also served as the creative director for the end of year exhibit of his graduating class.

Cody approaches every technical project with an admirable curiosity. Although he is a trained and accredited Graphic Designer, his primary tasks now include programming, and bringing our web projects to life. Studio123’s ability to push the boundaries when building digital products can be attributed to Cody’s fierce desire to learn and solve problems. His keen eye for detail keeps our web design team very pleased.

Cody is also a talented musician. When out of the office and away from his computer, he spends much of his time writing songs, playing music, and building custom guitar pedals.

Alex Berens

Design Strategist

Alex Berens

Design Strategist

Alex is a graphic designer, street art nerd, river fisher, and an obsessive documenter of freight train graffiti.

Alex is a creative design thinker who sees communication challenges as design opportunities. As Design Strategist, she aims to better understand a client’s business, shape a path toward success, and demonstrate the value of design by achieving results.

Alex’s thirst for knowledge is an indicator of her drive to help clients succeed. The daughter of two entrepreneurs, she possesses a do-it-yourself attitude that translates into a multi-talented approach to creating positive results through creative projects. Alex believes strongly in the value of good design, and in using it to solve problems.

Alex has a passion for her artistic community. She contributes as a Communications Committee member at the Art Gallery of Sudbury, and as mural coordinator for Up Here, Urban Art & Music Festival. She’s also really into train graffiti and can spot a tag from a mile away.

RGD Professionals

Certified RGDs have a demonstrated understanding of business best practices, accessible design principles, research methods and ethical responsibilities, and the successful application of strategic design principles to marketing & communications challenges.