Project Manager & Lead Designer
Dani is a serial entrepreneur who has been active in bringing arts and culture to the Vancouver community through a number of different enterprises, including Olio Festival (owner), You Say Party! (manager), and Sealed With A Kiss Concerts (production manager, graphic designer). She offers clients a dynamic range of skills, from marketing strategy to graphic design to operations management. When Dani isn’t giving her all to make the music, arts, and business communities successful, original, and vibrant, she sports an eight inch “YAY FOR LIFE!” tattoo in Helvetica Neue Bold on her right forearm. Need we say more?
Content Strategist, Copywriter
For the past 19 years, Matt has worked as a private tutor, education consultant, and freelance writer. He holds an English Honours degree (University of Ottawa) and a certificate in journalism (Langara College) and is experienced in writing in a wide range of styles, generating creative text concepts, and editing highly varied content. Due to his experience writing on diverse projects, he understands the importance of knowledge translation and is an empathetic and professional communicator. In his free time, Matt is a songwriter, creative writer, and avid reader, currently trying to find space for an infinitely expanding home library.
A web and graphic designer, Spencer draws on his academic background in artificial intelligence, empathy, the N2PC effect, and formal systems of logic in creating websites and design work that is minimal, intuitive, and dynamic. He also applies this to recognize and address human bias and human-technology interactions to guide clients in making the best decisions for their businesses. And Spencer understands business, having operated a small graphic design and technology consulting company, specializing in producing branding and advertising materials for other small companies and individuals. When it comes to building custom platforms and designs, no machine can do what Spencer does. Spencer holds an Associate of Arts degree in Psychology from Capilano College (2008) and a Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Science from Simon Fraser University (2010).
Social Media Manager
Michan is a highly organized individual whose attention to detail and process-oriented work has completely transformed our office productivity and factored into a number of varied enterprises. From social media marketing to event staging, Michan is hands-on and flexible, with the ability to change gears while maintaining focus. Her recent certificates in bookkeeping, social media marketing, and education assistance round out her résumé, making her a valuable asset to any project. If your project involves data transcription, online research, or social media marketing, Michan provides capable, calm, and thorough support that delivers, every time.
With five (5) years experience in illustration and design, the past two years of which she has worked with the Beacon Collective on a number of high profile, commercial and governmental projects, Carlie blends traditional and digital medias to create compelling illustrations for the young and young at heart. Her playful style, combined with accuracy and attention to detail, is at once engaging, informative, and communicative. Carlie graduated from Sheridan College with a BAA in Illustration, and her experience includes work on projects for the City of Vancouver, the Centre for Collaboration, Motivation, and Innovation, Joe Fresh, and the United Nations.