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.
A full-on front-end fanatic, Mauricio has a magical touch that gives him power over any web device. Don't worry, he only uses his powers for good and loves showing off his mastery of web languages by building awesome websites from scratch. According to him, weekends are for partying with friends and delighting in one (or ten) bowls of chili.
Julie’s radiant smile has the power to make even the most menial recap of a Seinfeld episode seem incredibly important (true story!). She has an unmatched passion for seeing projects come to fruition, one that will drive her to move even the heaviest couch in the office by herself (double true story!). When she’s not working, she’s busy cooking up a storm and watching movies with her daughter.
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.
When he’s not leaving candy around the office for his colleagues Allan practices the careful art of perfect attentiveness. He takes our clients’ needs to ear and loves sharing with them what his teammates can do. On his days off he likes to indulge in the occasional chocolate and lend his voice to the musical arts.
Maria is an all-seeing eye; responsible for editing and finalizing content before any of our websites launch. She surveys text down to the littlest details, and makes sure every pixel is perfect. Her weekend gig involves baking, video games, and spending some quality time with Netflix.
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.
Alice may seem quiet at first, but her creativity speaks volumes. As a web designer who doodles on the side, she enjoys the occasional nap to replenish her creative juices. Like many of her colleagues, she’s been bitten by the travel bug many times over and has taken up exploring as a regular pastime.
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.
Tristan is our UI master, with a penchant for making interactions beautiful. His understanding of web development is an important asset, allowing him to carry out his visions from start to finish. When he’s not blogging about Beyoncé or posting Tina Fey screencaps, he loves exploring the city… and his Netflix queue.
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!
Michelle is our welcome committee, both in person and over the phone. She’s a social butterfly who enjoys interacting with clients and rallying the team for drinks. She's highly organized and has a sharp eye for detail, which ensures smooth sailing for the rest of us. When she's not taking care of her dog Fred (or dressing him in adorable outfits), Michelle loves to cook and attend concerts!
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.
JP is our account manager with a heart of gold. He loves delving into the details of a project and seeing it come together in the eyes of the client. He treats the office as his personal runway, sporting all sorts of snazzy outfits on the day-to-day. When he isn’t working on his smize, he likes to spend his time cooking up a [healthy!] food storm, playing weekend explorer or adding stamps to his passport.
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.
Adrianne is our graphic designer with the most decorated desk, filled with everything a modern geek could dream of ! She swears by the mantra “ form follows function ” and draws inspiration from that principle to produce great designs. Her fascination with the new and unconventional also applies to her personal life, from trapeze talents to the constant reinvention of her hair.
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.
Luciana is our account coordinator and so much more. As a fast learner, she enjoys understanding the inner mechanics of a beautiful design or marketing campaign. Outside of work, she takes pleasure in hitting up to local shows, playing guitar, drinking coffee, and chilling while having pseudo-philosophical conversations over some gluten-free pastries.
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 !).