Over the past 14 years, we’ve gathered a group of diversely talented and highly motivated individuals who believe problems are best solved collaboratively. Our experienced team work with you to unleash the power of pixel-driven connectivity.
In 1998, just three years out of university, Warren co-founded Plank with his personal savings and a dream to make the internet a beautiful place. With no formal business or entrepreneurial training, he’s graduated from a real world MBA by turning Plank into one of the most highly respected boutique digital agencies in Canada. His high standards and ability to create and maintain strong client relationships are the foundation of the company’s success. But enough about him – Warren truly believes a company is not an entity unto itself but a reflection of the people who make it special.
As Plank’s longest serving employee (over 15 years!), Steve is the embodiment of the company’s evolution. In 1999, he became our first full time lead designer and was responsible for the quality of much of our early work. As the team grew, Steve’s natural leadership ability and attention to detail made him the best person to serve as Managing Director, using his innate ability to find slick, elegant solutions to all our technological challenges, while keeping creativity and usability at the forefront. As a founder member, he also helped create CreativeMornings/Montréal.
Jennifer’s days with us are almost as old and numerous as the agency itself. Her early, award-winning Flash work helped put Plank on the map as an agency pushing the limits of online interactive projects. In 2006 she returned from some time living in East Asia, and we jumped at the chance to have her back on the team. Immersing herself in HTML and CSS development, she quickly became our resident browser-bug-busting expert, and still sets the standard for our pixel-pushing production team. Her experience, efficiency, and desire for results translate into amazing work, on time and within budget.
As a former label owner, artist manager, tour coordinator, and festival organizer, Colin came to bookkeeping by way of indie rock. As our ‘numbers guy’ he keeps Plank organized so that our team can focus on delivering killer projects. But we love that beyond the books he’s a true creative at heart. A producer and director of music videos and documentaries with a BFA in Photography (University of Ottawa) — and a wicked taste in music, to boot — it’s all made him right at home here at Plank.
John originally studied finance, and fell into programming quite by accident. Luckily for us he decided to make it a permanent move. He began dabbling with PHP about 6 years ago, and has been coding professionally for four. John also has the solid backing of years of experience in Linux system administration and Linux-based VoIP systems. He has also been running competitively for a little over three years and has run 12,000+ km since. Some quick math puts that at an average of 10km every single day (and Montréal has some very cold, very snowy days).
Sean is our jack-of-all-trades. He excels in both back- and front-end web development and is our in-house iOS guru and WordPress expert. With a background in Multimedia and a degree from the Communications Studies and Computation Arts programs of Concordia University, there aren't many problems that Sean isn't able to find a creative solution for. When not programming, Sean fills his time with other geeky activities, such as gaming and tabletop RPGs.
Cassandra joined the Plank team back in March 2014 and manages the day to day smooth running and client liaison across a number of projects. With 5 years client service experience with Sun Life Financial, a stint doing freelance Community Management, a degree in History & Political Science from Concordia University and a Graduate Diploma from McGill in Communications & PR Management, Cass brings broad digital and communications experience to the team...Oh and she is kicking everyone’s butt when it comes to Foursquare!
Andrew joined Plank in the fall of 2014 after ten years of managing projects in Montreal’s exciting music scene. He first built a name for himself developing Pop Montreal’s online presence in the festival’s early days, and then went on to play a crucial role in helping establish local label Secret City Records, where he navigated the digital transformation of an entire industry. Equally passionate about sustainability as he is about productivity, Andrew doesn’t just like getting things done; he likes getting the right things done.
Philippe discovered the world of web development while touring across North America with his band Selfmademan, who happened to need a website. His interest in design and web development was sparked by the experience and he continued by teaching himself various aspects of web development from design to wireframing, eventually sticking with front-end work. He’s worked in the industry since 2000 as a freelancer, then joined U92 in 2007 where he participated in the launch of iogo.ca, and later at Turbulent.
Pablo has already lead the artistic design for the new Rush site, since joining the Plank team in November 2014. With over 12 years of Art Directing & Design experience and passion for Grid Design, Typography, UI Design & UX, there is no doubt that he carries a high level of expertise. His list of high-profile clients include: Penguin Books, Nokia, McGill University, National Bank, Dawson College, amongst many others. Not only is he rocking it out on the design scene, but he and his 2-year-old daughter have started a band and plan to release their first 7” inch vinyl by the end of 2015.
Jason joined Plank in Feb 2015 and brings a lot of experience in managing the development of mobile applications, having worked on building apps with brands like NHL, NBA and Marvel. Born and raised in Saskatchewan, he has degrees in History from the University of Calgary and Marketing from the University of Saskatchewan. He moved to Montreal in 2004 and started working in mobile with former Plank client Airborne Mobile in 2008. In the summer he spends most of his free time on a bike.
Marie-Ann joined the Plank team in February 2015, and is experienced in a little bit of everything. In October 2008 she realized her true passion lay in the realm of technology and obtained her DEC in Integrations Multimedia. As a Front-End Developer, and later as a Consultant for two years at w.illi.am, she worked with clients such as Loto-Quebec and unintentionally delved into Communications and Marketing. Marie-Ann loves that there’s no end to the learning process in front-end work, and she’s always happy to jump into a new project.
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