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.
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.
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.
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.
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 charm, Alex’s quirky sense of humour (and secret Nutella stash) make her supreme. But that’s not all! Alex dances to the beat of many different drums at Design Shopp, deftly switching from content writing, learning the ropes of marketing & paying bills. Any long weekend, you’ll probably find her running off to her favourite place in the world - 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.
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.
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.
There’s nothing but good vibes when it comes to Simon. As one of our newest members of the Design Shopp team - we are so grateful for his talents as a developer and as person. He loves making “great things with great people” - can’t ask for more than that. In his spare time, Simon enjoys travelling with his number one partner in crime - his girlfriend.
Our fearlessness Belgian import, Cécile, upped and moved to Montreal, a place she had never previously visited. Her passion for coding is unmistakable and she boasts serious skills, like writing a triangle shape in CSS off the top of her head (clearly a sense of humor too). Outside of work, Cécile enjoys lazy Sundays dedicated to brunching and exploring the city.
Rod has a taste and preference for the finer things in life. When he’s not introducing the team to a new technological device or treating us to a cup of his exceptionally brewed coffee - Rod is neck deep in his creative zone. He seems to have a knack for wireframes and continues to challenge his own skills daily - he’s a firm believer in optimization.
Did we mention Antoine likes soccer? We are so lucky to have our own comedian here at Design Shopp - and all the way from France too! Antoine has a fun and adventurous spirit, which definitely shines through in his graphic design work. His silliness aside - he continues to excel in his craft - and is always on the lookout for his next great original idea.
Close your eyes and imagine a well-dressed man sipping coffee in a quaint cafe in Paris - that’s J.P! Our Parisien is fitting in very nicely here in Montreal, and we couldn’t be happier to have him on our team. As he has adapted to our cold winter weather, he has brought his adaptive and innovative qualities to his work as well.
With an accent that will melt your heart - Camello is our design talent from our beautiful Toronto office. Camello likes to be inspired not only in her work - but in her life as well. She always makes time to stop and take it all in, to seek a new skill and to find unique solutions. As for the digital world - she says sometimes you just have to “go analog” once in a while.
As a fellow Seinfeld nut here at Design Shopp - Stephane fits in quite nicely. Stephane wears many hats, as outside of work he is a husband, father, coach, music, hockey and tennis enthusiast. This family man maintains his professionalism and respects even the most difficult of deadlines - without ever retreating under his desk for a nap.
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!).