We communicate. We educate. We create.

SAVIAN is a digital marketing agency founded by a team of passionate individuals. With a diverse background in animation, strategy, branding, photography, design and web development, our team brings a multitude of experience to each and every project.

SAVIAN has a strong team culture to back our work. We look for ways to inspire our staff and believe in investing in the team, as the company is nothing but the sum of its individuals. We bring our passion and innovation into every project and garner strategic results in the work we do. It's because of this, that we became an award-winning agency just months after opening our doors.

SAVIAN continues to grow and provide unique marketing services to our clients. Our belief in communication, strategy and unique design allows us to separate and distinguish our clients in their respective markets. We understand today's audiences; the demand for active and engaging content has never been stronger. Since our conception, We've helped countless companies and organizations tell their stories through various mediums.

 

 
$10,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2017
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Edmonton, Canada
headquarters

Focus

Service lines
  • Web Design
  • Video Production
  • UX/UI Design
Client focus
  • Midmarket ($10M - $1B)
  • Small business (<$10M)
  • Enterprise (>$1B)
Industry focus
  • Non-profit
  • Consumer products & services
  • Education
Branding focus
Mobile focus
Frameworks and CMS
Programming & scripting
Ecommerce systems
Productivity & collaboration
Print Design Focus
Animation Focus
Production Services

Portfolio

Key clients: 

The Alberta Retired Teachers' Association, Ford Canada, The University of Alberta, Station On Jasper, KidClot. Aon, Alberta Health Services, Myshak Group of Companies, Krush Group, Softworks Group, myRobots, Makloc Construction, TRINUS

 

Branding and Website design/development for Aspen Land Group

Aspen Land Group is an environmental consulting group that works in the sand and gravel industry. It was our goal to build a consistent brand that properly reflects the industry they work in, that was to be delployed across digital and physical channels. 

Our team design a new logo and brand, helped developed key-messaging and a brand voice, built a robust mobile-friendly website, and several stationary and

branded items. Since the launch of their new brand, we have helped propel them to a much more recognized name and brand in the industry.

UofA - Interventional Radiology Procedures

Interventional Radiology Procedures is a program developed at the University of Alberta, which provides open-access resources to doctors and physicians around the world. All modules are peer-reviewed and re-evaluated every 18-months to ensure all information is maintained.

We were tasked with building  a back-end publishing system where IRP admins can invite select authors, moderate the review process and publish

articles on the platform. In addition, the system was built with an intuitive templating system, a reporting system, and a robust review management system that allows for remote correspondance. 

In addition, it was our job to design a front-end system that ties into the back-end databases. The design went through comprehensive UI/UX user testing, development tests, and strict load testing to ensure the platform can sustain large bursts of traffic. It is currently being used by doctors and physicians across the globe.

TRINUS - New Website and Animated Videos

TRINUS was in need of a consolidated brand and a series of videos to help promote their services. Our team worked closely with TRINUS to build their new website, their new messaging and their new animated videos for their 4 core services.

KidClot Website and Animated Videos

As part of a new initiative to educate patients with better methods, the SAVIAN team worked with KidClot to create an interactive education website with a series of animated videos and a simple quiz system. Our team was responsible for all creative aspects of the project, including script writing, auditions, illustration, animation, web design, logo creation & branding, as well as the strategy behind the education

process. 

Check out the website at https://kidclot.com

The Alberta Retired Teachers' Association tasked us with creating an informative video that best describes ARTA and its involvement with retirees. We chose an art direction inspired by cartoons and commercials in the 1960's to help bring a sense of nostalgia to the animated short. 

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Digital Marketing Strategy for Consumer Product Business

“They don’t stop until the job is done right, even if they have to work longer hours.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Jan. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

To facilitate the launch of a consumer product, SAVIAN redesigned an e-commerce website, created a PR strategy, developed social media ads, and writes video scripts. They continue to design product packaging.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Canada
Derek Nolt
President, Bladeflex
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

SAVIAN improved product marketability and delivered results based on project concepts. They’re experienced marketers who excel in customer accommodation and offer a wide breadth of services. The CEO is flexible with his time and frequently holds in-person meetings.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the President of Bladeflex. We create and sell a unique piece of fitness equipment, the Bladeflex, which helps maintain posture.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with SAVIAN?

We needed a company to provide a range of product necessities to shape and define our digital marketing strategy.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

SAVIAN’s provided a myriad of services, but their design work and creative direction have been most helpful. A team of graphic designers accomplishes project goals based on the concepts we bring them. They’ve developed a PR strategy, social media ads, and are currently finalizing our package and manual designs. We also collaborated to create scripts for future video ads.

In addition to those services, SAVIAN redesigned our website to be capable of e-commerce. They secured the site, integrated payment methods, and helped conceive and implement marketing graphics.

What is the team composition?

We mainly communicate with SAVIAN’s owner. He functions as our project manager. We also work directly with the creative director and a graphic designer.

How did you come to work with SAVIAN?

I worked with some team members of SAVIAN when they were associated with another company. They started their own firm and based on my previous experience; I knew they’d be able to execute what we wanted to achieve.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent around $8,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together January 2017 and the engagement is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

We haven’t launched the product yet, so it’s hard to quantify the results in terms of metrics. They’ve improved our marketing capabilities and perform above and beyond expectations. They always put in the extra time necessary to make sure we’re happy with the product.

How did SAVIAN perform from a project management standpoint?

They provide a high-level of customer service and reliably make suggestions to improve the project. We communicate through phone calls but often have in-person meetings. I find that easier than coordinating over the phone and the owner is flexible with his time. That allows us to sit down and brainstorm.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I appreciate SAVIAN’s open communication and knowledgeable approach. I trust their opinion and don’t have to seek information else ware. They have all the knowledge and experience required.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I honestly can’t think of any criticisms. We’ve never had an issue and they’ve helped move the company in a good direction.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’ve been spot on.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They don’t stop until the job is done right, even if they have to work longer hours.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I’ve been happy with them, so far.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Digital Strategy and Website Redesign for IT Company

“SAVIAN are consummate professionals: they balance business with creativity … and forge great working relationships.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
May - Oct. 2017
Project summary: 

SAVIAN overhauled a cybersecurity website and provided support to ensure consistent branding and marketing on social media platforms. They also created animated videos to illustrate products and services.

The Reviewer
 
10-50 Employees
 
Canada
Chris Penn
Marketing Supervisor, TRINUS
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

They excel at translating concepts into creative, engaging designs and videos. SAVIAN’s contributions were instrumental in earning major awards and nominations for business and marketing. They’re always willing to go the extra mile and their owner is easily accessible for face-to-face meetings.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the marketing supervisor for TRINUS. We supply hardware to our clients and then provide installation, maintenance, and support services. We also own and operate a computer center based in Stony Plain, a small town just west of Edmonton.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with SAVIAN?

We had grown unsatisfied with our previous web design company and were looking for someone new to redesign our site, as well as help us with our social media presence.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They helped us reinvent our online image. We wanted to come across as personable and approachable to clients as well as tech-oriented, futuristic, and in touch with the latest trends. This extended beyond our website to our social media profiles—they showed me how to make better use of platforms like Facebook and Twitter, and then updated our profile pages to ensure that our branding was consistent. In addition, they created four animated videos that we use for marketing purposes. Each one depicts a core service that we provide to clients, and we run them at trade shows as well as on our website.

What is the team composition?

I interact primarily with the owner, and then he manages his team.

How did you come to work with SAVIAN?

Their owner originally worked for our previous design company. He was preparing to launch SAVIAN at around the same time we started looking to change partners and redesign our existing website. I knew him well and admired his creativity, and I felt like he was the right candidate to spearhead our site overhaul.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in May 2017 and finished all of the website and animation work in October. They still provide minor edits and site maintenance.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

Their videos have been a major success for us. They’re funny, eloquent, and the messages hit home effectively every time. We broadcast them simultaneously at trade shows using a futuristic display structure that looks a bit like the monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey, and it always draws a big crowd. People have given us a lot of positive feedback.

We also just won the “Business of the Year” award in our region, and recently found out that we’ve been nominated as one of four finalists for the Alberta Chamber of Commerce’s "Marketer of the Year" award. It’s an incredible accomplishment because we’re a tiny tech business against hundreds of thousands of competitors, and SAVIAN played an instrumental role in this success due to all the work they put into overhauling our image.

How did SAVIAN perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re always accessible. We use email for some things, but I touch base by phone every couple of days and we’ve also had numerous face-to-face meetings. Their team is intricately connected to our company and they respond with so much enthusiasm that they feel like part of our staff.

What did you find most impressive about them?

It’s so easy to communicate an idea to them. Not only do they interpret concepts well, they enhance them and come back with additional proposals that build on our ideas. They’re also easier to work with than any other company I’ve partnered with in the past. Other website design experiences have been frustrating for me because as creative as those people were, they weren’t truly business-oriented. SAVIAN are consummate professionals: they balance business with creativity, they’re on time, they’re respectful of your needs, and they forge great working relationships.

5.0
Overall Score They came in full-throttle to meet our needs and excelled every time.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’re always on time, accessible, and eager to help.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re very fair and inexpensive, especially given the amount of effort and artistry they put in.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I never hesitate to recommend them because they’ve been so good to us.

Video Production and Website Design for Children's Hospital

“They listen to our goals and are eager to respond. They’re an absolute pleasure to work with.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

SAVIAN developed and produced an online educational series for children and adults. They designed and continually update a website in order to create a comprehensive and accessible medical treatment resource.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Canada
Mary Bauman
Nurse Practitioner, Stollery Children's Hospital
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Creative and efficient, SAVIAN achieved project goals and did so in accordance with established deadlines. They produced exciting videos that capture audience attention despite the dry nature of the source material. They’re responsive and make accommodations to deliver a successful project.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a Nurse Practitioner at Stollery Children's Hospital.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with SAVIAN?

We have children who need long-term medication at home. However, the medication is complicated to use and requires significant learning on the part of the family. We wanted to update our teaching materials to offer consistent information in an easily digestible format. We also wanted to design a website were patients could access information regarding their treatments.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

First, we sat down with SAVIAN to establish specific goals. Then, we provided content that they turned into a script. They had to make detailed material fun and interesting to both adult and child audiences. From there we developed storyboards and draft videos. They refined the videos over time. Additionally, they designed and updated a website that houses our online resources.

What is the team composition?

I mostly communicate with their managing director. However, I’ve been in contact with four additional people including a scriptwriter, graphic designer, videographer, and a web developer.

How did you come to work with SAVIAN?

I initially looked for quotes to develop a fairly comprehensive online education program. We contacted a number of companies but really liked SAVIAN’s response. They seemed creative and had an understanding of what we were trying produce.

How much have you invested with them?

They donated a fair amount of time on the project as volunteers. However, we did spend around $36,200.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project started in January 2017 and is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

SAVIAN successfully developed an educational video series that meets the needs of a wide age range. As part of the University of Alberta, we have a formal research study underway relating to this project. It’s evaluating the effectiveness and sustainability of knowledge translation through this mode.

How did SAVIAN perform from a project management standpoint?

They've been responsive and move things along at a pace we can manage. Sometimes we’d delay the project because of a lack of resources on our end. They’re always accessible and field questions. Anytime I ask something they provide an answer within 24 hours or less. Furthermore, they met all established deadlines throughout project development.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We’re a healthcare organization with limited funds and they went above and beyond to maximize what we could do. We’re impressed by their commitment, creativity, and receptivity. They listen to our goals and are eager to respond. They’re an absolute pleasure to work with.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, they’ve been outstanding. We’re continuing to build this project and wouldn’t consider going to another company.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

If you give them the freedom to be creative you'll end up with an outstanding project. Sometimes we’re too prescriptive in the way we want things to look. Allow them some freedom and they’ll accomplish goals effectively.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer