Wallop Studio
  • Philosophy
  • Services
  • Clients

We handcraft digital experiences for the web in all its emerging forms. Born in 2004, we’ve come to be known for the work we do with high-end hospitality brands. Though despite the rumors, we work with organizations in a broad range of industries.

We abide by the following tenets:

Focus on the planning
Design doesn’t start and end in Photoshop. It starts with a clear objective, an actionable plan, and a solution that delivers the intended result. Paramount to our process is the articulation of goals and a clear path to the solution.

Solve holistically
The website is the hub of the digital marketing strategy, but it lives amidst a myriad of emerging channels that must be considered during the strategic planning phase.

Art + Science
Your message should capture the attention and emotion of your customers using strong visual elements, but the science of evidence-based refinement will drive the long-term return on your digital investment.

Use less stuff
Design requires focus in order to cut through the ever-increasing noise in your customers’ everyday lives.

Don’t reinvent the wheel
Minimize risk, complexity, and cost by developing on trusted open-source frameworks and platforms.

Mobile matters
The web will continue to emerge through new forms, devices and mediums. Digital projects must be developed today, to solve the problems of tomorrow.

We don’t pretend to know everything. So we’ve developed some great partnerships with like-minded companies that deliver the quality and attention to detail that clients expect from Wallop.

IN STUDIO

  • Digital Design
  • Website & Mobile Development
  • Film Production
  • Content Marketing
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Conversion Optimization
  • Paid Media Management
  • Digital Advertising
  • Email Marketing
  • Ecommerce
  • Website Maintenance

IN PARTNERSHIP

  • Branding & Identity
  • Photography
  • Print Design
  • Application programming
  • Motion Graphics
  • Copy Writing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Hosting

Over the years we’ve worked with a lot of great organizations inside and outside of hospitality, the majority of our relationships spanning a number of years. Despite the hot-tech, our relationships are rather old-fashioned. Good work in good faith.

Clients

  • Singita
  • Relais Chateaux
  • Donnelly
  • NFB
  • KSL
  • Kasian
  • Redbull
  • Capcom
  • Bunkhouse
  • Ellerman
  • Pan Pacific
  • Hotel Coronado
  • JG
  • Tofino
  • wickannish
  • post hotel
  • Bardessono
  • Liberty
  • Bearfoot Bistro
  • Hotel San Jose
  • Provenance
  • Topnotch
  • Casa Madrona
  • Hotel 1000
  • Hotel Deluxe
  • Lauberge
  • Laurel Point
  • Mandell Pinder
  • Mirror Lake
  • Pegasus
  • Sorrento
  • Winerhaven
  • Braun Allison
  • Willows
  • Salish Lodge
  • Benchmark

Leadership

Geoff Agnew

Creative Director

Alongside Stephen, Geoff leads strategy and design for the studio. With a background in editorial design he applies strong conceptual thinking and visual communication to the digital realm. Outside of Wallop he has established himself a jack of all trades, master of none. Most recently he's taken a fancy to wheel throwing, fly fishing and documenting his dietary habits.

Stephen Saugestad

Principal

Stephen is the principal at Wallop. His atypical blend of Norwegian and Japanese heritage provides the keen acumen and pragmatic thinking needed to navigate the stormy seas of digital. Over thirteen years, he's evolved through the digital space as a search marketer, interactive designer, front-end developer, and a business steward. Stephen has shaped the digital strategy for organizations large and small from all over the world, most of them luxury brands in hospitality. Outside of the studio, Stephen pretends to be a surfer and photographer.

Ryan Clarke

Director of Business Development

Ryan heads up business development for the studio and is involved in the early phases of our projects to help determine strategy and goals. He has an MBA, but don’t hold that against him, it comes in handy when setting KPI’s and other important buzzwords. He is based in Montreal, mais son français laisse fort à désirer.

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