Doto Studio takes you from ideation to effective execution.
And the compelling messages that distinguish your brand? That’s where Doto makes the difference. We work collaboratively across disciplines, ensuring everything from design to copy to creative strategy makes your brand experience exceptional.
We dared to go the distance.
From Toronto to Bangalore to Jaffna.
Every day there are so many brands trying to share their stories, by being the biggest or loudest, when all they want to do is be the most significant. This is the disconnect our Co-Founder, Senthu Velnayagam, decided to address for businesses as a design enthusiast and entrepreneur.
Inspired by the ways in which design can redefine experiences he founded BannersMall in 2003 to create an online solution for custom website banners. There wasn’t anything quite like this service.
For all the big budgets allotted to marketing, across industries, very little investment was being made in the designs created as the first point of contact with customers. And the desire to change this is what propelled BannersMall forward.
As his first design service grew, Senthu continued to see gaps in branding and marketing efforts for businesses of all sizes. By 2010, ready to build on the momentum of BannersMall, he decided to launch Doto Studio with his brother, and soon-to-be Co-Founder, Venhad Velnayagam.
Venhad also an avid designer, and Network Analyst at the time, saw the opportunity to help brands craft more compelling messages and to elevate the place of design thinking in their strategy. While he remained in Toronto to head up operations there, Senthu travelled to another hub for creatives, South India, first to Kerala and then to Bangalore.
Over the past 8 years Doto Studio has grown not only in physical size, from our HQ to the number of team members we have, spanning Sri Lanka, India and Canada, but in the number of clients we serve, around the world.
So there’s the story of how Doto Studio came to be. But why Doto?
In its simplest form every brand’s story begins and ends with a dot, the place where you put your pen to paper, cursor to screen, or the all-important dot in your URL.
We showed this connection with the two Os in Doto. Two dots signifying a beginning and an end, and between them, infinite possibilities in how they can be connected.
Join a talented team of dreamers, believers, and doers, at Doto Studio, where our imaginations are at the heart of everything that we create. To us, design is everything and we work collaboratively to identify and implement creative solutions for our clients.
We’re always on the lookout for creative individuals, with varying levels of experience to join our interactive agency. So if you’ve got an inquisitive mind, and a love for how design and storytelling can create unique experiences, contact us at