Victor is one of our essential programmers. His skillset includes PHP, feature implementation and solution design. Problem solving and learning about new technologies are part of his favourite tasks on a daily basis. Outside of work, Victor gets artistic and enjoys doing photography and practicing aikido.
Josef is Design Shopp’s co-founder. He’s our marketing director and motivational guru, ensuring that everyone is happy and well-served. Joe’s a family man and brings his love of tight-knit community to the office. As a teacher in mixed martial arts, he also has excellent discipline and focus. Joe swears by healthy eating and physical fitness, but admits he can’t resist a mean steak.
José is part of our design and web development team. He has a hunger to learn as much as possible and is remarkably versatile in his skill set. Although quiet at work (it’s from all the concentration), he promises he can also be outspoken. In his downtime, he enjoys reading, cooking, and surfing the web.
His spirit animal may be a phoenix, but his eyes are like a hawk’s – we are pretty sure that no one can spot flaws in code better than Antoine can! Juggling virtual problems like a true cyber-acrobat, he loves to delight us all by solving them in ways that no one thought possible. When he’s not at Design Shopp, he’s busy teaching fencing!
Tom is our business development specialist. He’s a strategist at heart and knows how to properly gauge clients to deliver spot-on marketing solutions. He’s also our number-guy and an avid stock trader. When Tom isn’t mingling with numbers or keeping clients happy, he enjoys quiet weekends at his cottage and camping in the open air.
When it comes to receptionist charm, Alex’ quirky sense of humour (and secret Nutella stash) make her supreme. But that’s not all! Alex wears many hats at Design Shopp, deftly switching from taking your calls, to writing content and learning the ropes of marketing. When she’s not at the office, you can find her blasting some tunes on her way to her favorite place, New York City.
Stefania is likely to be your first contact with Design Shopp. She can’t wait to welcome you with her (admittedly raspy) telephone voice! Her instinct for learning makes her an amazing part of our team. She stays fit by walking everywhere but also loves taking naps and reading a good book.
Carmen has more than a few aces up her sleeve when it comes to design, including a never-ending love for meticulousness and constructive criticism that makes her a solid team player. She spends her time away from work covering K-Pop masterpieces with her dance crew and dreaming of the yearly tinsel fest that is Christmas!
When it comes to marketing, Stefanie is our chief organizer, in charge of managing some of our biggest clients. She has a PhD in multi-tasking (very official) and loves being in a position to continually learn new things. Stefanie has a variety of alter-egos and can wear the hat of a gardener, a chef, a tennis player or a party girl.
The sharp intuition that makes Benoit good at poker is the tip of his spear when it comes to design. He’s a cyber-architect, capable of predicting people’s movement in virtual space in order to build interfaces that feel cozy and familiar. Outside of the office, you can find him battling it out on the Ping Pong courts.
Being an amazing communicator with a gift for organization, Maude is a great project manager. When she's not inspecting all details of a project and accomplishing challenges like a ninja, she loves to discover new restaurants and travel to the Laurentians with her loved ones.
Melissa is a co-founder of Design Shopp and Creative Director.
She enjoys meditation and reading about entrepreneurs and their life stories, bringing this inspiration to the agency. When her mind’s not on work ? Cooking for the family is the best stress reliever.
Chad is always fun to be around. His charisma and people skills make him the perfect person to build relationships with our clients. His green thumb is unmatched at the agency and speaks to his caring nature. This passionate, lovable human being (his words) is also a workout junkie.
Christina has a love for precision, details and turning good things into great things. She sees her time at the office as an irresistible opportunity to let her creative flag fly. Her heart is that of an explorer and she spends her time away from her colleagues doing just that.
Amanda is our most notorious double and triple checker, which has earned her the title of Little Miss On-top-of-things. She loves meeting new people and learning new tricks in her day-to-day at Design Shopp. Her days away from her office family are filled with wanderlust, good novels and of course… Netflix.
Charlie is our full-time HR manager, PhD in food scavenging, smiles distributor and belly-rubs receiver. He's also our daily dose of “d’awww” for increased levels of happiness (it’s proven!).