Design that elevates your film's impact

Grab the attention of your audience with captivating poster and key art that truly stands out.

Don't let your movie get lost in a sea of competition

Help your independent film succeed with outstanding artwork that grabs your audience’s attention and sets you apart from the competition.

Film posters and key art are powerful marketing tools that attract distributors, festival programmers, and viewers alike.

At Small Dog Design, every project is a big project.

With years of experience in the film industry, we know how to create posters that connect with viewers.

We bring your film to life with captivating visuals and expert composition that spark curiosity and generate buzz.

Your film deserves to make a splash with poster and key art that showcases your film’s quality and creativity.

Our Proven Process

From thought-provoking imagery to eye-catching typography, we’ve developed a proven process for creating film posters and key art that ensures every element aligns perfectly with your film’s tone and genre.


To begin, we dive into your project by having you complete a creative brief questionnaire, so we can gain insight into your vision and ideas for the final product.

We'll carefully review your responses and any assets you provide, asking questions for clarity if needed.


Now comes the exciting part. With your assets and ideas in hand, we will let our creativity shine by designing artwork that perfectly matches your needs and brief.

Then we'll refine the design based on your review and feedback.


With the final design in sight, we pay close attention to every detail, carefully polishing it to perfection.

Our team ensures that the resulting files are flawless and ready for both print and online usage.

You'll have everything you need to proudly showcase your film.

We Design...


We’ve compiled the answers to common questions that filmmakers have about working with us and creating captivating artwork for their projects.

Every project is different so every quote is, too. Regardless of your budget, we’re committed to making you stand out from the crowd, so request a quote today. When you do, be sure to tell us the kind of work you’re looking for, your timeline, and any other important details about your project.

Our average timeline to deliver the first round of concepts to you is two weeks. It could be less or more, depending on the scope of your project. We’re not available for rush work, however, so reach out to us to begin the process as soon as you have all your assets ready to go.

We design photo-based posters and key-art, so you will need to provide us high-resolution gallery photos, on-set photography, and film stills (preferably 4K/5K).

We know from experience that design is a collaboration. Together, we’ll tweak and refine the design through three rounds of revisions to make sure it’s what you’re looking for.

We’ve developed a three-step process that creates amazing results.

Step 1: Discover

Our design process begins with you filling out a creative brief questionnaire to share your vision and ideas. We’ll carefully review your responses and any assets you provide, asking questions for clarity if needed.

Step 2: Design

Now the fun begins! Our skilled team will use your assets and ideas to create artwork that matches your vision. We’ll share initial concepts for your feedback, allowing you to guide us with your comments and direction. We’ll refine and tweak the design through three rounds of revisions until it exceeds your expectations.

Step 3: Deliver

We’re almost there! We’ll polish every detail of the final design to perfection. Our team will ensure that the files are flawless and ready for print and online use. You’ll receive layered artwork/editable files, as well as print-ready and digital-ready formats. You’ll have everything you need to proudly showcase your film.

For Canadian clients, we accept Mastercard, Visa, PayPal, Interac, Direct Deposit, and cheques. For American clients we can accept PayPal and cheques.

Nope! We specialize in design for the film and music industry because that’s what we’re best at. Our focus on these industries means that we’re always up to speed on the latest trends and standards in those spaces, so we can deliver artwork that makes you stand out from the crowd.

If you’re looking for a logo or brand design, we would be happy to refer you to someone we trust who specializes in that kind of work.

Just reach out! We’re super friendly, we promise. We’d love to chat about your project and provide you with a customized quote. You can get in touch with us here.

Stand out with attention-grabbing design

Reach out today to see how we can elevate your independent film project with artwork that captures its essence and leaves a lasting impression.