Craig Small is a Canadian visual artist, director and animator who worked at several top design and post houses before co-founding his own studio, The Juggernaut, in 2002, where he is highly sought-after by broadcasters, production studios, advertising agencies and other artists. He has collaborated with top international creatives including David Carson, Paul Sych, Clyde Henry Productions and Chris Landreth.
Craig Small is an award-winning visual artist, director, animator and co-founder of Toronto-based production studio The Juggernaut. He uses a variety of techniques and styles to produce fresh, genre-bending work and is frequently invited to speak at film festivals and schools about his work, which has been featured in numerous publications. Craig’s calling came at a young age after he crashed his first Lite-Brite with a 500-watt photo bulb. He vowed never to repeat the mistakes of his youth but his love affair with the pixel has continued ever since. After spending most of his teens airbrushing custom vans and hacking video games, he has since harnessed his creative and technical skills to better ends, mastering every tool he encounters— from photocopiers to Infernos—along the way.
Craig worked with several top design and post houses around Toronto for over a decade before starting The Juggernaut in 2002. Craig’s versatility has made him a highly sought-after player among broadcasters, production studios and every major agency on an A-list string of accounts. He has directed and produced animation, visual effects and title sequences for numerous commercials, feature films, documentaries, music videos as well as identities for well known brands including Budweiser, Honda, Labatt Blue, Bell, BMW, as well the iconic Joe Canada “I Am Canadian” spot for Molson. His title designs have twice been nominated for Emmy Awards and he has collaborated with international design and animation giants including David Carson, Paul Sych and Clyde Henry Productions.
In addition to making things blink, Craig is a maker who fiddles with hammers and other exotic tools, enjoys quality time with his wife and sons at their Haliburton hideout, and generally likes to have his hands occupied.