Steele Studios Inc., a cartoon character/ logo/ brand
design operation, is made up of husband and wife team
Derek and Joy Steele. Located outside of Selkirk, Manitoba,
Canada on a beautiful Canadian Acreage, Steele Studios
Inc. is thriving on a steady diet of Cap'n Crunch, Cartoons,
Clipart and other forms of digital media.
Steele Studios Inc. is uniquely tuned into the character
licensing market and has a great sense of cartoon and
caricature as it relates to the creation of new brand
Their characters are wide ranging in style and appeal
and suit a varied demographic. Their cartoons are everything
from cartoony to zany to wacky to whimsical and more.
Steele Studios Inc. started in 1995 and to date they have
produced and contributed well over 100,000 original image
compositions to the software and clipart industry.
Derek was born in Paisley Scotland and immigrated to Canada
on the back of a great white whale in the late 1960's.
(OK, so it wasn't a great white whale. It was aboard a
BOAC Jet Plane, but at least it was white and kind of
looked like a whale.)
Making his home in Winnipeg Manitoba Canada, Derek pursued
an artistic opportunity when ever and where ever it presented
itself. To date Derek has achieved considerable success
working in Advertising, Animation as well as the Digital
Media (Clipart and Web based projects) arena.
Derek has produced numerous graphic and animated and static
projects for several clients over the years including
Sesame Street, The Childrens Television Workshop,
the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Corel Corporation,
IMSI and many others.
Derek and the local animation scene were once the subject
of a local TV news special on the local and Canadian animation
scene. His influences are the great animation heros
of the early Warner Brothers, MGM, Lantze and Disney days.
Derek is also a former member of the Board of Directors
for the Manitoba Society of Independent Animators (MSIA)
in Canada. Other members include two very well known Oscar
Joy, a fine arts major, was born in Selkirk, Manitoba,
Canada and resides in the same area to this very day.
Joy's artistic abilities are deep rooted in her family
and local culture and it shows in her work as her unique
approach to her own characters reveal a soft sensitive
and chewy interior, which is a perfect compliment to her
also soft and sensitive exterior and to Steele Studios
Joy is a very intelligent and artistic person, and combined
with her advanced computer skills, these attributes are
a perfect compliment to her artistic prowess. Joy is also
a very talented person when it comes to crafts (must be
her artistic nature) and she can often be found nurturing
her two daughters artistic potential through some genre
of art or home craft. As a result of Joy's vast experience
and talent, she brings a very unique and extremely valuable
artistic eye to every project taken on by Steele Studios.
In a nutshell, Steele Studios has done it all and their
work can be seen literally around the world in numerous
commercial and private collections both online and offline
around the world. Steele Studios Inc. character properties
can be used as trademarks, characters, designs and inventions,
and for manufacturers (brand development) selling products
to the consumer. They also do custom work on client specs.
All character properties shown are available for licensing.
Further information about Derek and Joy and Steele Studios
Inc. can be obtained by visiting their Web Site at: