Meet the Team
We’re a team of Dots and we’re always connecting our talents together. We believe in the value of teamwork and collaboration and put it at the core of what we do.
Chris Dippell | Chief of Strategy Mostly fueled by espresso
Chris is our head digital strategist. He loves talking ideas and coming up with innovative ways to approach all things digital. You’ll find him talking to clients and making moves to help them reach their business objectives. He’s always thinking about the next big thing and can’t wait to help projects come to life, one espresso at a time. Just ask him how many espresso cups are on his desk right now.
Darko Brdjanin | Creative Director A creative mind with European flare
Darko is our Creative Director. He loves getting to the core of what our clients are trying to achieve. He always enjoys taking a deep dive into creative projects. Throughout his career, Darko’s worked with companies in Europe and North America to create visual masterpieces. He’s not afraid to push back and challenges people to think outside the box. If you ever want to have a lunch meeting, Darko is also a sushi aficionado.
Marijana | Senior Art Director Injecting fun into brands, daily
If you’re looking for someone with a strong eye for design and bringing a brand to life, then you’re looking for Marijana. As one of our Senior Art Directors, her experience in the agency world has led to award-winning designs and equally as thrilled clients. On any given day, you can find her taking a deep dive into personality-filled designs with a fresh cup of coffee.
Doug | Senior Art Director A Timmies die-hard in an office of Starbucks lovers
Doug is one of our Senior Art Directors. We rely on Doug to keep our ducks in a row and to keep the office supply of sticky notes fully stacked. If you have a project that requires extra attention to detail or has a lot of small moving parts, Doug puts his artistic eye to the job to get it done. On weekends, you can find Doug with his signature Tim Hortons coffee in hand at the hockey rink or at the kickboxing ring.
Ally | Graphic Designer Would live in Disney if she could
Ally’s a creative designer who, long ago, traded in a paintbrush for a mouse. Believing that the root of design is problem-solving, she’s been executing her creative skills in the design world for over six years, through graphic, web, and motion design, as well as video editing. She's always on the hunt for the best hamburger. Have a suggestion? She'd love to hear it! No place is too far for a good burger.
Ricky | Graphic Designer Might be playing chess on breaks
No stranger to endurance and skill tests, Ricky is equally creative as he is athletic. The Humber College Graphic Design grad pushes his creative skills daily with motion graphic, motion and and video work. When not working on art or videos, you can find him running, playing tennis or deep in a game of chess.
Nonna | Front-End Developer Likely organizing or DIY-ing
Nonna, a new addition to our development team from the GTA, loves pumpkin spice and everything nice. She is a former librarian turned front-end developer, so you know her code is always clean and organized. When she’s not in front of her computer, she is probably doing a DIY project around her house or cuddling with her two kitties.
Danny | Senior Developer Rocks out harder than most
Danny, the kid from Thunder Bay (T-Bay) and the land of Coney Dogs is our Senior Developer. He’s a rare combination of the left-brain and right brain. His half creative and half analytical approach means he’s always coming up with innovative ways to approach website development projects. He’s also a big believer in delivering on promises. Did we mention he can jam out on guitar and build the most epic office playlist? It’s true.
Vanessa | Digital Marketing Manager Easily bribed with tea or a latte
Vanessa is our Digital Marketing Manager who can be found working hard on digital content, digital advertising and strategy while drinking the latest brew at her desk. As someone who loves rhetoric and communications, she ensures digital content conveys client messages in the best way possible to achieve project goals. Her usual go-to drink, you ask? A strong-cup of Yorkshire tea.
Cruella Breville | The Barista Espresso Machine If she doesn’t brew it, then nobody will!
Cruella is the Office Barista Espresso Machine. She’s sleek. She’s shiny. She’s only a little bit whiny (when you turn on the milk frother). She’s a crucial team member when it comes to keeping the Dots caffeinated and smiling.