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About Colagene Paris
The idea behind this innovative agency was inspired by a desire to change the status quo in the media and image field — a well-worn cliché, but one that would quickly take off. Born of a common enthusiasm for painting, fashion, graphic design and advertising, Colagene was founded in Montreal in 2001. Co-founders Brisson and Sillard, who are both passionate about design in all its forms, got off to an explosive start and steadily began to build their community of exceptional artists. Very early on, illustration became the main focus of their project — Colagene's visionary spirit breathed new life into the traditional market of image production, and the agency soon found its way into market niches. The response to their venture was overwhelming, and in 2003, the team started earning recognition for its work though various competitions and prestigious contracts. Armed with enthusiasm and ambition, the agency worked is charm on North America, followed by Europe. By popular demand, and supported by a growing number of partnerships, in 2008 Colagene opened a second branch in Paris, and a London office soon followed in 2009, with the agency setting its sights on new creative challenges. The resulting richness of its portfolio is the mark of a fresh and distinctive spirit, a special stylistic touch made possible by the inspiration and cultural influence of its members.
Strategic aesthetics clinic
Colagene has a reputation as an innovative and competitive illustration agency, thanks to its unique concept, its insatiable thirst for new challenges and, above all, the quality of its managerial involvement in projects. Our trademark is the Clinic, a customized service that aims to emphasize beauty in producing business projects. At Colagene, "taking care of your image" isn't just a figure of speech — for every project, we bring out the best of its qualities, using surgical precision to give life to innovative visuals.
Through the beauty of images, we believe in the power of creation, in the personality of communications, and in excellence through well-thought-out concepts: a vision that combines trends and expertise.
Colagene is a creative operation that gives a face to ideas. In our work, we position illustration as a visual operation matrix for possibilities that are original and infinite; our artistic expertise is available for your most diversified projects. Our mission is to deliver projects that are more than just aesthetically pleasing — we are committed to providing a productive and professional experience for every one of our collaborations.
Collage, photomontage, water colour, ink, drawing, digital processing, graphic design and mixed formats are just some examples of what we can offer to create visuals that are both attractive and unique.
Publishing For books, magazines and notebooks of all kinds—covers, illustrations for technical, thematic or artistic content—publishing illustration is one of our undisputed specialties. We offer one-time contracts or special offers for multiple projects.
Advertising For advertising agencies and marketing professionals, Colagene can create innovative, versatile and unique visual content. For all kinds of advertising media: posters, print, TV, Web, etc. Multiplatform projects also available at special rates, and flexible development options.
Corporate Caters to the various illustration needs of business documents and urban design: internal publications, brochures, annual reports, packaging, storefronts, posters, etc.
Animation Illustration is both a return to the basics as well as a modern trend in animated production; it is a device that stretches the boundaries of imagination. For a distinctive visual impact and simplified production that is easily adaptable to advertising, the Web and TV, our illustration clinic also produces image materials designed for dynamic uses.
Web Help boost traffic on your site through engaging and distinctive image content. It can also serve as an attractive complement to your various communication platforms.
For advertising agencies, give life to your ideas using beautifully crafted mock-ups for client presentations — a quick and effective solution.
For advertising agencies and production companies, Colagene offers professional collaboration services for animation design, at various production stages, depending on your needs. A unique and custom-designed product specializing in design, 2D and 3D modelling, animation and post-production for TV, Web and advertising. Design of various graphic elements, both animated and static, Animation of materials designed by outside companies, Integration of visual effects with video products
Graphic Design Clinic
Visual identity The agency's graphic design branch develops components of visual communication and various branding elements: logos, typography, packaging, promotional items, Web design, etc. A discerning choice for corporate images and strategically designed tools.
Print Creation of stationery and a range of printed corporate products, from brochures to posters and much more. Printing and paper selection services are also available.
Web For solutions that are personalized, effective and on the cutting edge of technology, the graphic design clinic designs websites and provides specialized Web services from A to Z: Conception, Graphic design, Integration, Programming, Domain name purchasing, Hosting, Consultation services
More than just a service, the Clinic is also an ally that can open doors to a variety of other collaborative efforts in order to provide you with an all-inclusive solution for all your image design projects. Our agency offers easy access to artists from all over the world, not to mention the latest international trends in illustration and design. In addition to production, Colagene offers à la carte professional services to create visuals designed according to your needs, with an expert multidisciplinary team ready to serve you.
Custom care For every project, Colagene provides an interface service between the client and the illustrators: first, we match you with an artist based on your specific needs; we then provide follow-up throughout the course of the project, from conception to delivery, including overseeing the work in progress and managing budgets and deadlines.
Quick diagnosis A practical consultant-type resource for defining needs, producing creative briefs and customized contract packages: a plus in terms of strategic visual communication.
Beauty remedy A specialized service for conceiving and realizing artistic concepts; this service manages of the aesthetic aspect of your project, taking into consideration your needs, the product, the brand, your clientele, and your objectives.