Justin works on many of our high-stakes public, media and stakeholder relations files, and helps set the direction of many of our projects. He has an almost evangelical commitment to linking communications work to the business objectives of the clients we work for, ensuring that we’re always helping them move in the right direction. He is also responsible for the management of the agency, making sure we pay our bills and our clients pay theirs.
Michael has many years of experience in the accounts, strategy and creative departments in agencies. He is known as one of the best there is in teasing out insights about audiences and issues, and then using them to develop nuanced messages that get clients the results they need. He is involved in nearly everything that comes out of our shop, ensuring that we’re delivering high quality, smart, strategic work every time.
Amy is the day-to-day manager of most of the work that happens around here. She works with the account team and the creative team to make sure we do what we said by the time we said we would. She’s also a highly skilled and experienced communicator, having worked as a Communications Director at the Alberta Legislature and also for several years at City Hall in a Councillor’s office. Once in a while you can still find her pulling beers at The Next Act pub, a favourite spot for many advertising and creative types in town.
Abby has a degree in humanities with an English focus and recently completed the public relations program at MacEwan University. Her areas of interest and strength include research, writing, and public/media relations. Adhering to style guide rules is one of Abby's favourite activities, followed closely by media monitoring and compiling analytics reports.
Elizabeth is a very thoughtful and diligent designer. She likes to spend a lot of time digging into the brief and making sure she understands the client problem that our work is meant to solve. Before joining the agency world she worked as an in-house designer at the U of A, after completing a B.Des degree there. She is that altogether rare specimen—a designer who can also write—and occasionally gets involved on the strategy and copywriting side of our client accounts.
Pete is a multi-disciplinary Art Director and Illustrator with a penchant for the storytelling in design. He is an expert in layout and print design after after a decade in the magazine business, including four years as the Art Director at Avenue Magazine.He is continuously perfecting the art of the side hustle, dabbling in a variety of projects like playing in the pop punk band The Weekend Kids, illustration, and running the handmade bowtie company Offal Goods, to name a few. Have you ever heard of Pop Winson? Neither has Pete.
Carson’s strengths lie in digital media, interface design, and branding. He started out as a photographer and now found a passion in design. Millennials, right? Carson is also the most internet-famous Berliner, with 30,000 Instagram followers. He posts pictures of his outdoor adventures, which is how he likes to spend his weekends. He has become the resident authority on science-related arguments at the office despite having no training or expertise in that area.
Erin works as a Designer in our Creative Department, doing layouts, illustration and branding. She has a B.Des in Visual Communication from the U of A, but she almost didn’t get in because her portfolio of work when she applied was mostly Star Wars themed. She aspired to a career in the creative industries since she was very young, when she learned that this was a possible career path through her aunt, who is a set designer in the film business. Just for fun, everyday at work Erin draws one picture on a post-it note and at the end of each week she puts the five new ones in a note book.