CEO: Rick Dolishny
Rick Dolishny is an educator, supporter, and producer of independent Canadian animation with an emphasis on innovative or ground-breaking work. In 2016 he brought together leaders in advertising, filmmaking and gaming to create ardeeXYZ, a Virtual Reality brand animation company that produces fun and exciting short interactive animated films. In addition to a number of commissioned and non-commissioned works in development, the first shipped product is the “Animators’ Guide to Virtual Reality” podcast currently appearing on the New and Notable page on iTunes. The podcast engages artists working in lighting, sound, layout and of course animation to think outside the box and create a new storyteller’s vocabulary.
His diversified client list includes RBC, CIBC, McCarthy Tétrault, Bell Media, Shaw and countless others. As president of the Toronto Animated Image Society (2001-2002) he facilitated the growth of the organization and improved public outreach through a variety of open-houses and increased online presence in addition to building up the organizations first office space.