Story By Design

Story By Design


Flying Kraken Creative Studios is a Canadian-based studio that creates original animation content and specializes in design and art direction. It’s a boutique shop with big ideas, brought to life in 2011 by award-winning industry veterans Rose-Ann Tisserand and Greg Huculak, collaborators driven by the power of storytelling.

Specializing in design, development and production, they have more than 30 years of combined experience in film and television.

Greg Huculak is a highly regarded conceptual artist, production designer and art director who’s worked in animation for more than 18 years. He’s developed visual and/or art direction for eOne Entertainment, Amazon, Hulu, Spin Master, Bento Box, Gaumont, Silvergate Media, PBS Kids, Alpha Group, Cottonwood Media, Mattel, Nelvana, Atomic, Corner Gas, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Nick, Nick Jr. and many more. Greg was also Creative Director at Bardel Entertainment.

Tisserand has more than 250 hours of credits and has worked as a production executive for 17 years, specializing in feature animation and episodic TV. She was supervising producer at Bardel Entertainment and New Machine Studios and is a WIA Vancouver Chair, an organization which advances women in the animation industry.

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READY JET GO - Art Direction

MOTHER UP! - Lead Chracter Development and Design


Greg and Flying Kraken did a great job solving some creative problems for us. Their designs locked in a style that really helped us move our project forward. They were easy to work with and delivered on everything we asked.
— Josh Fisher
Senior Creative Director/Executive Producer
Spin Master Entertainment
Flying Kraken impressed me from the first.  With a portfolio that illustrates a wide breadth of artistic style, it’s become my go-to studio for innovative design. Their extraordinary talent, coupled with an understanding of animation, gives them unique perspective on everything from conception to execution.  Flying Kraken is both collaborative and responsive to direction - a PLEASURE to work with. Anyone who has a chance to work with them should jump at the opportunity.
— Paula Rosenthal
EVP Creative Content
Silvergate Media
Greg and Rose-Ann have been really creative and professional partners during development. Their ability to identify, conceptualize, and communicate really helped us to focus on the most important elements of our properties for presentation and pitch. Very strong design skills and fast to boot! Would not hesitate to work with them again!
— Tracey Dodokin
Supervising Producer
Nelvana Studio