Here's where we draw back the curtain and reveal the Wizards who propagate the pixels around here. Don't be scared, Dorothy, they're really very friendly and are always willing to sign autographs or even pose for family snap shots.

Any resemblance between characters on this web page and any real person

is purely deliberate.

Darlene Snow

Darlene Snow

The Grand Pooh-Bah of the studio, Darlene keeps everyone on track. Part diplomat, part project manager but all about making everyone happy, Darlene’s probably the person you’ll be talking to most. Generously well spoken, patient, über-organized and nearly 90% unflappable, she'll explore your website design idea with you and then find the best method and people to bring it into being. She likes fast cars, good food, and almost anything shiny.

Darlene, the Quick-Start® Guide:

Favourite color: black and white.
Favourite drink: after dinner B52 coffee with sugared rim, whipped cream and a cherry on top.
Pairs of shoes owned: 146 (staggeringly Imelda Marcos)
Pet Peeve: dirt.
Something she’d never say: "We need to make your logo even bigger."

Kris Plazek

Kris Plazek

Definitely the duck-billed platypus of the office, which isn't to say he's not a fine looking man. On the one end, he's a divine web designer, while on the other he's a hard-core PHP and ASP coder. This makes him a very rare critter indeed. Prone to level-headedness and practicality, but not above pulling-off a good prank or two, we consider him completely indispensable around here. He likes clean design, meat, and keeping pucks out of his net.

Kris, the Quick-Start® Guide:

Favourite color: definitely black.
Favourite drink: one Red Bull.
Pairs of shoes owned: : 5½ (so one time you came home with only 1 shoe?)
Pet Peeve: long emails (did you hear that, Kev?)
Something he’d never say: "My monitor is just way too big."

Barb Cobbledick

Barb Cobbledick

Our own Googlemeister el Supremo, Barb is able to plumb the mysterious depths of any search engine you can name. Whether you call it Search Engine Optimization (SEO) or Search Engine Marketing (SEM), Barb always has her eye on Page One. The Social Diva of the office, she’s definitely your best friend when it comes to social media, too. And, if you need to find out anything at all, just ask Barb. She’ll know. Barb’s been voted most likely to score a round of Timmies for the entire office, without stealing our loose change. She likes connections, the weather, and being absolutely brilliant, sometimes.

Barb, the Quick-Start® Guide:

Favourite color: : a blue “G”, a red “o”, a yellow “o”, another blue “g”, a green “l” and a red “e”.
Favourite food: plants (okay, vegetables).
Pairs of shoes owned: 48 (reasonable, for a girl)
Pet Peeve: page 2.
Something she’d never say: “Just build it, and they will come.”

Kevin O'Reilly

Kevin O'Reilly

A great multi-purpose tool—or perhaps “instrument” is the better word—to have around the office, Kevin brings a Swiss Army Knife of talents to the team. He likes to adopt “special” clients, he does video and animation, a touch of programming, website maintenance, content and development and specializes in web and print copywriting. He likes ‘intuitiveness’, good movies and debating which came first the chicken or the tree falling in the forest that nobody’s going to hear.

Kevin, the Quick-Start® Guide:

Favourite color: plaid.
Favourite food: other people’s.
Pairs of shoes owned: 16 (but only 2 still actually fit)
Pet Peeves: people that stand at the bottom of escalators, bubble packaging, salt-free foods, fluorescent lighting, dry heat, wet bread, static, poorly written instruction manuals, flickering street lamps, early-bird dinners, ambiguous signage, fine print, the taste of envelopes, incomplete lists of things.
Something he’d never say: “I’ve brought my own lunch today so we don’t have to order in.”

The Couch

The Couch

Without question the quietest member of the team, The Couch is a laid-back kind of dude that provides all of us with a safe place to meditate, eat and even lay down on after pulling an all-nighter. Perfect for containing wandering clients, The Couch came to us with open arms from Ikea, where it learned how to be deeply discounted and tolerably resistant to mold. The Couch likes loose change, firm buttocks and other furniture in tight leather.

The Couch, the Quick-Start® Guide:

Favourite color: orange (duh!)
Favourite food: crumbs.
Pairs of shoes owned: 0 (The Couch has outlawed shoes.)
Pet Peeves: flatulence.
Something he’d never say: anything in English.