Cocoon is a multidisciplinary branding agency. Our team of individuals specialize and bring experience in product design, web development, advertising, and brand development. Together we create cohesive brand expressions and integrated solutions.
Cocoon was launched by Kyle Romaniuk in 2004, the evolution of his first agency founded in 1996.
Kyle Romaniuk, Brand Director & Principal
Founder of Cocoon, Kyle has spent his career as an advocate of branding and his whole life loving great brands. He works with his team to guide and inspire creativity through insights, collaboration and strategy. Kyle’s focus is to discover better ways to strengthen brands, grow companies, and innovate constantly.
Chuck Phillips, Creative Director
After many sleepless nights spent wondering how he might change the world, Chuck has come to one infallible conclusion: there is always a better way. Chuck lives by this mantra in the work he completes at Cocoon, whether overseeing the creation of a new brand, brainstorming the latest creative concept, or solving problems we didn’t know existed.
Orville Laoag, Interactive Director
Orville has spent several years focused on interactive development, interface design and usability. His experience in web design – as well as motion graphics – has earned many national and international awards. His expertise adds value to every collaboration and his personality makes work even more fun than it already is.
Craig Alun Smith, Director of Product Design
Craig Alun Smith is one of the most internationally successful Canadian designers today, building a reputation with his former company – Plastic Buddha – for pioneering highly distinctive and original product design & strategy. Craig has developed more than one hundred design strategies and products for brands worldwide, and has been featured in many national and international publications including Wallpaper* (top 20 young designers worldwide), Surface (best 100 young designers worldwide), The Globe and Mail (top 5 young Canadian designers 2000 & 2002), Frame, Azure, and The New York Times.
The rest of our team compliment, guide and support the strategic and creative leaders at Cocoon. Our agency staff and creative people add diversity, skills, and push Cocoon to grow every day.