Our Culture

Diverse Perspectives.
Common Goal.

We are over 40 individuals united in our passion to deliver innovative work.

We get to come together every day and create, invent, inspire, challenge and grow. And we have a lot of fun doing it.

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Spence started building things on the internet in the late 90s. Since those days, he’s gone on to learn programming in art school (BFA) and strategy in design school (M. Des). With his particular penchant for foresight and a desire to position companies to take advantage of what is yet to come, he has helped both strategically reposition established brands, and launch challenger brands that disrupt categories.

 

His knowledge of technology, branding and his ability to conceive of new customer experiences, combined with his quick mind and ability to see patterns that many miss, make him a welcome guest in any boardroom or c-suite that he’s been in. He has authored academic papers, taught in community colleges, and is often invited to share a perspective on any and all things related to digital culture and consumer behaviours.

 

Spence started his career, quite literally, as an artist. His film and video work has been shown at venues from Vancouver to Bulgaria. He also worked at (wait for it)… an art gallery, where he could frequently be found DJing at the opening night shows (fun fact: he was part of a duo called DJ Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen).

 

These days, he thrives off of the focus that a client’s challenge brings. At his most aspirational moments, Spence likes to think of himself as the executive producer of art, leading the A&S team to find new and innovative ways of working, and on occasion, even paying them to make, well, art.

 

He’s maintained his relationship to the arts and culture sector not just through the work that Art & Science does but also frequenting cultural events and sitting on boards to provide his expertise to organizations. Most recently he was the board chair for the Toronto Fringe Festival.

 

In his spare time Spence enjoys learning new programming frameworks and languages, reviewing the latest trends in computer science and reading texts on behavioural economics, sociology and anthropology (he wears the mantle of “geek” proudly).

 

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Adam got his start in digital marketing in 2006 building pay-per-click accounts in Google. He launched his own agency, Maple North, in 2010 eventually merging his business with Spencer’s in August of 2013. Adam was one of the beta adopters of Google Analytics, once ingeniously spammed keywords in the footer of a website using the same background colour in his early SEO days, and has managed over $10M in ad spend across numerous channels and platforms.

 

Adam is especially proud of the industry awards his team has earned including three Canadian Search Awards in 2021, where Art & Science was also named “Best PPC Agency”.

 

A&S is also ranked top PPC Agency and Top Digital Advertising Agency in Canada, an honour held for the last three consecutive years on Clutch.co.

 

As a childhood cancer survivor, Adam continues to speak and volunteer with the Terry Fox Foundation and Camp Oochigeas. Adam sits on the board of the St. George’s Society, Toronto’s oldest charity whose work continues to support educational scholarships, youth homelesness and feeding those less fortunate.

 

Adam is an avid traveler and often combines travel with half and full distance marathon running. His favourite marathon to date was the Berlin Marathon where he ran with his beautiful wife, Kelly, on their honeymoon. Adam loves to cook and during the COVID-19 pandemic started a cooking class for the A&S family. His latest culinary adventure includes his outdoor wood-fired oven, from which he regularly turns out Neapolitan-style pizzas and focaccia bread.

 

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Kirk started out in the industry during the dot com boom in San Francisco, and in the 25+ years since, has remained at the forefront of digital design and innovation. He is a co-founder of Art & Science, and has worked on a diverse roster of brands, such as Starbucks, TIFF, Panasonic, Deloitte, PepsiCo, and more.

 

Kirk has been an educator and guest lecturer at several institutions, including San Francisco State University, the Academy of Art College, Humber College, and has been invited to speak at numerous design conferences. He currently sits on the board of the Humber Design program. He also pursued postgraduate studies in the area of Strategic Foresight and Innovation at OCADU.

 

Over the years, Kirk has been honoured with multiple awards, including several Applied Arts Design Awards in his pre Art & Science days, and has led the A&S creative team to numerous wins as well (check out our awards section!).

 

Also a practicing artist, Kirk’s digital, generative art has been exhibited in solo and group shows in Toronto and internationally. He also used to play punk music on a jazz drum kit in 80s garage bands. 1-2-3-4!

 

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Dave joined Art & Science in 2019, bringing his 20+ years of experience in integrated communications. Brand, digital, advertising, web, social — he’s done it all. He has worked with numerous brands and verticals at agencies both large and small in Canada and the U.S. He understands the dynamics needed to help brands breakthrough, connect, and thrive.

 

Ask Dave about his career achievements, and he’ll point you to his clients’ achievements. He’s helped many crack number one in their category, crush their sales targets, or launch an online presence that gets them noticed.

 

Dave has served as Chair of the Program Advisory Board for over 10 years in the Advertising and Account Management Program at Centennial College. One of his achievements there was helping to create the highly-successful and always over-applied to Digital Strategy & Creative course in 2016 — not bad for an account person!

 

He’s also been a Big Brother twice, to great kids who have now both gone on to do things they never dreamt possible.

 

Dave loves spending time with his family, is an avid reader of fiction and has a mind-numbing obsession with sports. He also spends way too much time playing strategic board games — and he will happily accept any challenge!

 

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After spending more than a decade in London, UK leading digital and eCommerce strategy for some of Europe’s best fashion, lifestyle & hospitality brands, Stephanie returned to her hometown of Toronto in 2018 and joined A&S.

 

Stephanie makes the agency click. She drives Art & Science’s eCommerce strategy, delivering experiences that delight customers, while also heading up the growing Account Service team. She has a strong background in technical product strategy across eCommerce, CRO, CRM & complex Web/APP, and is fueled by delivering exceptional results alongside a delightful collaborative experience with the agency’s brand partners.

 

She has a BA Politics from Queens and an MSc Gender & Social policy from the LSE. That feminist lens, while not distinctly related to marketing, does fuel her approach to digital storytelling. That approach has been incredibly successful — she led her former London agency to win eCommerce Agency of the Year.

 

She’s inspired by the future of shopping and how brands can create delightful eCommerce experiences that always authentically champion the brand — that magic that lives at the intersection of storytelling and conversion.

 

Outside of work, Stephanie loves discovering new local design and fashion brands, dining out, travel, and exploring the world. She is a yoga instructor, and hosts regular classes for the agency. She’s also incredibly interested in the topic of women and work and how our current culture needs to evolve to better support working parents.

 

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Marcel is a Senior Strategist, who over the past 20+ years has worked with some of the most exciting brands and businesses around the globe. He brings a wealth of marketing, brand, and digital experience to every project.

 

His work has included digital strategy and customer experience innovation, business and brand strategy, integrated communications planning, social media and content strategy, customer insights and analytics.

 

Marcel has worked both in North America and in Europe for esteemed agencies Sid Lee, Leo Burnett, Critical Mass, Wunderman, Blast Radius, and Sapient Razorfish.

 

He has worked with Adidas, Motorola, Vodafone, Nokia, Michelin, Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger, Nivea, AT&T, TELUS, TD, BMW, Ford, Nissan, Walmart, Molson Coors, InBev, Unilever, and Nestle — just to name a few!

 

In his spare time he plays tennis, is a big road cyclist (having competed in his youth on the world stage), and is a proud father of a young Dutchman named Jasper.

 

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MK joined Art & Science in 2015, and leaning into her previous experience in creative, tech and digital marketing she quickly made an impact on the agency. She’s been a Designer, Front-End Coder, Project Manager, a Project Management team lead, and is now focused in Operations.

 

Born in Hong Kong, she is a settler in Canada and grew up in Vancouver. She holds a Bachelors of Linguistics at the University of British Columbia. She loves understanding how things work, tackling all kinds of challenges head-on, and coming up with efficient and effective solutions in everything she does, while staying human.

 

She is passionate about supporting the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, loves to run, go on road trips, and check out art and music around the city. The arts and culture scene in Toronto is one of the primary reasons why she has called the city home for the past 15+ years.

 

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TJ is an accomplished designer and creative leader with 19 years of combined education and professional practice in shaping brands and telling client stories through design. A strategic thinker and creative problem solver, TJ distills communication challenges to their essence and translates strategic insights to an ownable and compelling visual language.

 

She joined Art & Science in April 2021, where she works closely with clients, strategists and other internal senior team members to develop exceptional creative solutions that are well-aligned to business objectives. She leads the development of creative concepts for campaigns, brands, websites, experiential, and all other projects involving design deliverables. She translates strategic vision for the creative team, and oversees execution to ensure all creative output is on-brand, effective and best in class. She mentors and inspires the team to go beyond the brief to create something remarkable.

 

TJ has delivered well-crafted brand experiences for a wide range of clients and sectors, including small and large scale businesses, visionary start-ups, not-for-profits and arts organizations. Her work has been recognized by national and international awards and publications and is also a part of the Canadian National Archives.

 

She earned a Bachelor of Design degree with a major in graphic design from OCAD University in 2007, and is currently pursuing a Master of Design in Strategic Foresight and Innovation at OCAD while working full-time.

 

She is actively involved in the advancement of the art and design community through pro bono work and mentorship programs. She currently sits on the education committee for Open Studio, a contemporary printmaking studio and gallery space, where she was appointed as a board member in October 2021.

 

When not designing, TJ is an avid road cyclist, a silk screen artist, and human companion to the sweetest min-pin named Zoey.

 

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Oendrila joined Art & Science in 2019, adding her 10 years of client services experience to the team. Having worked as both a Project and Account manager with notable international brands across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and India, she brings a diversity of perspectives, empathetic thought leadership, and strategic delivery approaches to any project or team she leads.

 

With an undergrad in Marketing, a post-grad in Communications Strategy, and certificates in UX Strategy, Content Strategy, Project Management and Scrum Principles, Oendrila’s passion for creating and delivering Omni-Channel experiences is palpable. Her ability to partner with clients to build and foster relationships, results in work that “goes beyond the brief”.

 

Her career has taken her to globally renowned agencies, such as Sapient Razorfish, Publicis, HUGE, and Deloitte Digital, where she led end-to-end projects in broadcast, print, out-of-home & digital advertising, digital product design, experience and service design and experiential activations.

 

When she’s not leading projects, you can find Oendrila immersed in the world of mentorship. She mentors women of colour looking to join the advertising and digital industry and helps them define a path for themselves. Every now and then she takes these mentorship initiatives public by contributing articles to the Huffington Post, and guest lecturing at Ryerson University for the Undergraduate Marketing program. But on any given Friday night, the place you’ll likely find her is at Hip Hop Karaoke. Never hesitate to ask her how 90s hip hop changed her life!

 

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Peter has worked across multiple sectors including healthcare, broadcasting, energy, and advertising. He joined Art & Science in 2019 as a full-stack developer, bringing his extensive experience to the agency: 20+ years working with technical disciplines including web and mobile development and information technology, and 10+ years as lead developer on web development projects.

 

Today, he is responsible for leading the members of the dev team and providing technical direction for the wide variety of projects we undertake.

 

An avid lover of nature and the wilderness, Peter has been known to put aside the tech, and disappear for a few days of back-country camping. He is also a passionate yacht racer and has competed in numerous ocean races including the Newport-Bermuda, Marblehead-Halifax, Caribbean 600, and double-handed from Halifax to St. Pierre & Miquelon.

 

Being the father of twins — a boy and a girl — keeps Peter pretty busy too. It also keeps him grounded, and laughing all day.

 

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Ândrea’s marketing experience spans multiple clients and continents, having moved from Melbourne, Australia to Toronto 3 years ago. She has worked in a large variety of industries, ranging from Insurance, eCommerce , B2B, automotive, health & wellness to schooling and education.

 

With over a decade of experience, Ândrea has enjoyed improving marketing results from both the client and agency side. She remembers the days of manual printing billboard advertising, before gratefully jumping on board of technology advancements!

 

She earned a Masters of Management and a Bachelors from The University of Melbourne, loving an opportunity to learn and grow. ndrea leads the Performance Marketing Team at Art & Science having joined in July 2021. She prides her team on developing, executing and continuing to improve digital marketing strategies.

 

Ândrea loves delighting her clients with meaningful insights, exceeding targets and testing new opportunities. Her work philosophy is ‘data doesn’t lie, but you must trust who is selecting the view’. She prides herself on presenting the full picture and striving for excellence.

 

Outside of work, Ândrea is a huge Australian Rules Football fan (no this is not rugby!) and plays for Toronto Central Blues downtown. She loves travelling, having visited over 20 countries, loving exploring the amazing sights and food different cultures have to offer.

 

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Alison Capuano

Senior Account Manager

Amanda Monteiro

Junior Developer

Anand Batavia

Digital Marketing Manager

Anna Mysyk

Sales & Marketing Coordinator

Aswin Balaji

Senior Designer

Blaire Appotive

Digital Marketing Manager

Christina Angelopoulos

Digital Marketing Manager

Court Trim

Digital Project Manager

Dasha Andriyenko

Junior UX/UI Designer

Dirk Swinkels

SEO Manager

Elizabeth Seregelyi

Account Manager

Evelina Domeikyte

Account Coordinator

Jason Samra

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Jastinder Toor

Senior Project Manager

Jazz Manku

Digital Marketing Intern

Jen Hsu

Senior Account Manager

Jennifer Conte

Senior Project Manager

Jiyoon Ha

Digital Marketing Specialist

Jordana Harrison

Senior Full Stack Developer

Jorge Rangel

Senior Full-Stack Developer

Kat Kleine

Office Admin

Kathryn Hartog

Senior Full Stack Developer

Kean Ong

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Krutika Khadse

Digital Marketing Specialist

Lacey McCauley

Digital Marketing Manager

Leon Levizov

Associate Director of Performance Marketing

Liza Rubinstein

Digital Project Manager

Marine Orain

Account Coordinator

Mohsin Dodhia

Junior Digital Project Manager

Parika Rajput

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Pedro Salomao

Digital Marketing Manager

Ravi Singanomi

Operations & Project Coordinator

Rebecca Cormier

Junior Designer

Samanta Briceño Hernandez

Account Manager

Stan Paul

Senior Project Manager

Vishal Kumar

SEO Coordinator

Yiyi Shao

Front-End Developer

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