Symbol Syndication is a media company founded by Jonathan Hafichuk in 2014. Primarily a videography company at inception, he found the unique service of offering video production with ad-management on YouTube and Facebook to be in increasing demand. With a goal to bring high quality video production at great value to small businesses in Lethbridge and Calgary, he started building a client base.
As the company grew, we honed in on what we are best at and now only offer services we’ve found to be most valuable for our clients. Today, Symbol Syndication offers video production, photography and SEO (Search Engine Optimization) to a range of clients throughout North America.
Jon • Owner / Director
Jonathan Hafichuk’s first introduction to video was when a family friend gave him a camcorder and he started making videos with LEGO people while John Williams played in the background (anything is cinematic with John Williams).
Later, Jon dived into parkour and started making videos to get the notice of sponsors which lead to traveling around North America for competitions. After graduating from post-secondary school in Lethbridge, he started online marketing for his parents’ store, where he realized the power of video production in the digital marketing space. When other local businesses saw Jon’s work, they hired him to do the same for them. This was the birth of Symbol Syndication. Since then Jon has expanded his business from Lethbridge to Calgary, and won several awards serving some of the top companies in Canada and even several Global 500 companies.
Jeremy • Production Manager
Having been involved in live-event management for over 20 years, Jeremy brings his wealth of experience to see your project through from the brainstorming stage, all the way to delivery. He is as much at home in front of a camera as he is behind it, and uses his on-camera experience to help every one of our clients look and sound like seasoned professionals. Jeremy has travelled extensively and loves nothing more than going to a random place in the world with a camera and being allowed to create.
When he is not working with you on your project, Jeremy can be found playing Disc Golf or playing with his two Golden Retrievers. Jeremy is also the biggest nerd in the office; by a wide margin.
Maurice • Research & Development Coordinator
Maurice brings his extensive experience in research to our team. His expertise is of great value in a market where data is driving the decisions we make in terms of design, advertising and budget allocation.
Maurice was born and raised in Ireland, where he earned a PhD in electrophysiology from the Queen’s University of Belfast. After working in scientific research in Hawaii for a time, he is now conducting Neuroscience research in Canada. When he’s not working on research, he enjoys taekwondo, parkour, martial arts tricking, surfing, traveling, snowboarding, and anything outdoors. Maurice enjoys being part of a media company and the challenges of a new specialty.
Bruce Lindquist • Lead Editor
In 2009 Bruce opened up Windows Movie Maker on his school computer and discovered his passion for creating videos. In 2018 he graduated from the University of Lethbridge’s New Media program and immediately joined the team at Symbol Syndication.
Since then, Bruce has worked on countless projects, constantly looking to develop his craft. He has worked on projects for clients ranging from small businesses to video marketing campaigns for multiple Global 500 companies. Adept in the Adobe Suite, he specializes in video editing, animation, colour grading and graphic design.
In his spare time he enjoys digital painting, photography and spending time with his friends and family.
Liam • Videographer / Editor
Liam Dunning an award-winning director of photography based in Lethbridge, Alberta. With over a decade of experience in the film industry, Liam has put in the time and effort to truly hone his craft.
Liam has worked on a wide variety of projects, from independent films to various productions for well-known brands. He has a keen eye for detail and is known for his ability to create stunning visuals that captivate and inspire audiences.
He takes great pride in his work and is always eager to accept new creative challenges. Regardless of what he is shooting, Liam approaches each project with the same level of enthusiasm and dedication. His passion for filmmaking is evident in every frame he captures, and he is committed to creating the best possible visual experience for his audience.
In addition to his work as a cinematographer, Liam is also an accomplished photographer and visual artist. He draws inspiration from the world around him and is constantly seeking new ways to push the boundaries of his craft.
"Symbol Syndication set up my Facebook page and website, they are also doing SEO work on line for my business Cully's Junk-IT. My workload has considerably doubled and profits are up. I would highly recommend this service to any new business owner or existing business to increase awareness and maximize profits."
—Sean Cullen, Director, Cully's Removal Services - SEO Client
"One of the best videographers I've ever hired, and worked alongside. We've done several projects together and Jon's skill set never ceases to impress. Easy to work with, great footage and editing every time. Fast turn around times, always has the latest gear to get the job done right! Would recommend to anyone looking for video content to promote their business."
— Jaime Vedres, Jaime Vedres Photography - Calgary Videography Client
"I have worked with Jonathan on a number of occasions and his professionalism and hard working attitude never diminishes. He is a very skilled videographer. I trust Jonathan not only as a friend but someone who truly will give you 110% toward your project."
— Jonathan Blackwood, My World Photography
"We hired Jon to do our promotional videos for Hudsons. Was great to work with and would recommend him and his team!"
— Hudsons Canada - Video Production Client
"Personally and as a part of Sago Team working with Jonathan has been a real pleasure. He and his team have been very patient. And there was not any language barrier. I highly recommend him for his video and photography art. Jonathan is super sensible to understand what we needed for our videos and photography."
— Maria Ospina, Sago Services - Calgary Video Production Client
"Symbol did our wrap up video for L.E.M.F. and we could not have been happier with the way it turned out. Excellent videographer, great editing, really professional and well done. Couldn't recommend them more!"
— Marty Funkhauser, LEMF - Lethbridge Videography
"Symbol Syndication has done about 7 videos now for our company and I must say, they are amazing! Every single one looks so good. I would highly recommend them, they do really good work."
— Jerrod Procee, Lawn and Snow Bros - Video Production
"I had Symbol Syndication build me a basic website for my business to help me get going. Jonathan was on the ball from start to finish, and built exactly what I wanted, and what fit my budget. Very focused guy, who not only wants to advance his own business growth, but puts just as much effort into serving his clients needs!"
— Kenny Joss, KJ Concepts
2021 National Excellence Award For Canadian Video Production
We pride ourselves on maintaining positive business relationships with all our clients, and thanks to these relationships our clients have brought us to the top 1% of UpCity’s National Video Production directory, as well as ranked #2 in the local directory charts for Calgary Service Providors .
We are pleased and extremely humbled to be listed as the top of 5 on The Best Calgary’s Videographers list.
“They provide an in-depth marketing plan to establish your digital footprint, giving you everything, including consultation services and SEO services. They set a great standard as one of the best videographers in Calgary.”
We are pleased to be listed as one of the Top 3 Videographers in Calgary, AB, by Three Best Rated. Thank you to the Three Best Rated Team!
“We would like to Thank You for providing consistent high quality in your area of business. Our review team either approved or updated your business listing using our 50-Point Inspection which includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, ratings, nearness, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence.”