After a stint in Toronto as a copywriter, Andrew has come home to Halifax to join the Tramp fam for a fresh creative challenge and some refreshing ocean air. Or as he puts it, “to do great work, with good people, in the best part of the world”, and we can’t say we blame him.
Outside of the office, when Andrew isn’t at his desk cracking briefs, you’ll likely find him cracking jokes or crunching numbers behind his slow-to-grow guitar collection. Hey, two is still a collection, right?
Gareth brings a pretty important skill to our organization: organization. After getting his start in the business managing a print shop nearly three decades ago, Gareth entered the ad world as project manager, followed by studio manager at many agencies. But what does Gareth do at Trampoline? Well, he juggles. Between timelines, project trafficking, budgets, estimates, and supplier relationships, Gareth never loses focus on the ball.
If he’s not running during his lunch hour, you can bet that Gareth is probably thinking about soccer. You’d never know it by the amount of games he plays, the Liverpool FC hats he wears, or the time off work he takes off to watch the World Cup, but Gareth really, really, really likes soccer. See? It’s like we said — Gareth never loses focus on the ball.
Jodie, a transplant from Ontario has loved living in Halifax for the past 22 years, and working at Trampoline for, well… let’s just say almost as long! Affectionately known as our Trampoline “lifer”, Jodie’s role as Senior Graphic Designer has her wearing many hats, including: design, production, photo retouching, illustration, and keeper of all things Trampoline. Jodie is most happy when she can dot every ‘i”, cross every “t”, and then store them all in a tidy little binder!
At home, Jodie stays creative (and quite busy) with her own greeting card and all-things-paper online and retail business. Pop culture and fun are the roots to all of Jodie’s illustrations, and so are plenty of puns — especially the bad ones. Because when it comes to her love for illustrating and cheesy puns, it's a draw.
Neil is obsessed with soul. Not the music genre, or his own existential exploration—or maybe he is... but at this particular point in time, the “soul” we are talking about is the soul, or essence, of a brand. He thrives on (and has won a boatload of awards for) finding a way to take the complex, multitude of factors that make up the architecture of a brand and distill it down to its “soul” in order to express it in a simple, irresistible and memorable way.
Neil can’t yodel. With all the things this guy can do, we thought we’d start with something he can’t. But he can speak French. And Spanish. And he can drive in Europe (he passed his Euro driver’s test, in French). He can and has renovated houses—10 houses in 12 years, thank you very much. But he can’t yodel, proving he is a mere mortal like the rest of us.
During his 16-year career, Trevor has worked at some of Atlantic Canada’s most respected agencies and served an impressive roster of clients including, Agropur, Captain Morgan (Diageo), Cineplex, Moosehead Breweries, Bell Aliant, NSLC, Pizza Delight, Proctor & Gamble, Saputo, Saint Mary’s University, Tourism Nova Scotia, Worker’s Compensation Board of Nova Scotia and many, many more. He is proud to have received more than 30 Ice Awards, an Applied Arts award, and had four campaigns showcased in the international juried advertising archive, Ads of the World
Trevor never completely clocks out, but when he heads home, he marvels at how fast his kids Asher and Aviva grow, and their unending capacity to amaze, amuse and challenge him. Most nights after the house gets quiet, you’ll find him sitting in the kitchen reading mystery novels. When Friday swings around, he can be found playing with his indie-rock dad band or trying to augment his income via five dollar games of rummy 500.
With more than five years’ experience as an Art Director in the advertising and design industry, Jon believes creativity can play a huge role in making his community a better place for everyone. And that’s something that makes him excited to come to work day in, day out. Always excited to take on new challenges, Jon is the kind of guy who works fast on his feet.
When Jon is not busy creating for his clients, you can find him creating in the community, putting his entrepreneurial spirit to work. In 2011, Jon co-founded Concrete Roots, an organization dedicated to supporting local youth through urban dance. See? We told you he was fast on his feet.
Born and raised right here in Halifax, Pierre has always been a maker and a tinkerer. An honours graduate of NSCC’s Graphic Design program, Pierre’s been in the ad business for over 14 years. In that time, he’s worked on brands like Moosehead, O’Regan’s Automotive, Canada’s National Film Board, Eastlink, and Tourism Nova Scotia. A creative at heart, Pierre brings a strategic approach to every project he touches, because for him, it’s not enough to create award-winning work; it has to make sense for the audience, and it has to make an impact too.
Pierre never quite steps out of the creative world. When he’s not working, you’ll find him crafting something new at home, constantly experimenting with every discipline he can get his hands on. Literally. Whether it’s woodworking, wool felting, watercolour, string art, screen printing, brush calligraphy, or coloured pencil work, Pierre is always making something.
There's not much that Alex hasn't seen. Here at Trampoline, at least. As production designer, Alex takes care of pretty much everything — from prepping files for print, web and motion, to print production and web design. In fact, if you look close enough at our work, chances are Alex's fingerprints are pretty much everywhere. His digital ones, anyway.
Designer by day, design student by night. On his own time, Alex keeps his skills sharp reading about design, design history, and contemporary culture. But if he's not behind a book, he's likely behind a camera exploring his budding passion: photography.