Salt Lake City’s Tafi, a leader in 3D digital art, avatar creation, and developer of the Daz 3D character system, is opening a second office in Vancouver in early 2022.
Tafi has been operating in and around Vancouver since 2020 in a remote work model.
Ty Duperron, Tafi’s Chief Operating Officer, will lead the Tafi-Canada studio development and plans to accelerate company growth by leveraging the burgeoning talent base in Vancouver.
“Vancouver is a world-class tech hub and is home to countless video game, tech, and visual effects studios,” said Ty Duperron, Chief Operating Officer at Tafi.
“Obviously, I’m biased, but I believe some of the best and most diverse talent pools in the world can be found here. I’m personally very excited to be able to champion Vancouver. The city’s unique culture fits perfectly with our vision and values as we continue to grow at Tafi.”
Duperron is a Vancouver video game industry veteran and will be joined by key launch team members, Kirsten Sharp, Head of Content Production, and Gary Lai, Creative Director.
Both Sharp and Lai have over 18 years of experience in the gaming space and have Vancouver companies such as Rainmaker, Electronic Arts, and Starz Entertainment on their resumes.
“All of us at Tafi are proud to call Vancouver ‘home’ as we officially open our doors for business here,” added Matt Wilburn, President of Tafi.
“We have a terrific team already in place and are excited to watch it grow in the months ahead.”