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Site of the week: Dogstudio

This stylish Belgian agency showcase is by no means a dog, but boasts a design bearing real teeth to ‘paw’ over

This stylish Belgian agency showcase is by no means a dog, but boasts a design bearing real teeth to ‘paw’ over



It’s not always that an agency website comes with a disclaimer and especially one warning of “stupid Belgian humour syndrome”. But this new site for digital studio Dogstudio, based in the southern Belgian town of Namur, comes with precisely that – not to mention a ‘cheeky’ footer slogan.

This multi-award-winning team offer services across branding, strategy, UX, design and development, spanning a range of celebrated work on show here. From a cycling morpher slide of flat colours and animating cut-outs, cascades sleek dark templates packed with eye-popping imagery. Click through to the Projects section and the content comes alive with big sumptuous headers, parallax scrolling, scroll-triggered animations, CSS, SVG and stylish typography. What’s more, once qualified visitors feel suitably inspired they are encouraged to join Dogstudio’s “crazy team” by applying for listed vacancies.

“Dogstudio is a quality-driven digital agency from Belgium and we’re hungry for the world,” explains Henry Daubrez, co-owner and company director. “When people expected us to release a new website after more than two years without anything decent, it was the start of a journey we didn’t expect to be this challenging. We knew we needed to come up with something to be remembered by, while showing what our DNA is all about. This is how we got to create immersive case studies, write some edgy and cheeky copywriting, and experiment with SVG animations and video-based CSS transitions.”

• A collection of rolling animated headers (shown here in sequence) uses Canvas to animate each of the logos

• Featured project case studies are lengthy and richly populated with a variety of imagery, transitions and assets