About Us

It’s easy to forget that building an online presence is about more than just making a great website. It’s about making connections with real people – and we’re all about making connections.

We want to listen to, and explore, your vision and goals for your site with you.

We’re a local web design studio in beautiful and historic Gastown where we enjoy meeting personally with our clients. We’re very comfortable with talking about code, design, and usability – and we’ve got the in-house talent to build nearly anything you can dream up – so, come in with your ideas, drawings, or lists; pull up a chair, and talk with us.

Let us be your partner in making your ideas happen, and we’ll ensure they’re successful and long lived.

David

David Montie is the founder of Sparkjoy Studios with 20 years experience in the arts, business, and technology. David has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and experience Line Producing at the Banff New Media Institute and participation in the first CBC Digital Development Lab.

He has several interesting side projects such as a human powered hydrofoil, a liveable tree house, and a “Sound Frond” solar powered interactive sculpture piece.

Brie

Recently graduated from Emily Carr University of Art and Design with a BFA, Brie is our templating expert. She’ll take your ideas and designs and make them into functional, easy to use sites that display beautifully on any device.

Outside of work Brie is an avid illustrator and comics artist with a deep seated love of professional wrestling & complicated board games.

Mike

Mike graduated from the BCIT Computer Systems Technology program, specializing in Client Server Interactions. He is our resident Big Problem Solver and thrives on resolving issues others have deemed impossible.

When not in the office Mike enjoys working his way through his Steam library backlog.

Diana

Diana recently graduated from BCIT’s New Media Design and Web Development program.

On her own time, Diana enjoys sketching and baking up various dessert creations.

Josh

Josh earned his B. Sc. in Computer Science at UBC Okanagan. He is a project planner, problem solver, and diligent tester.

In his free time he is an avid tabletop gamer, game designer, and all-around nerd.

Lucky & Bingo

Lucky and Bingo are the Sparkjoy Client Relations Specialists. They’re new to office life but are picking it up quickly even with their limited computer experience.

When not in the office Lucky and Bingo enjoy long runs outside and sleeping by the fireplace.

NetBeans

NetBeans is after hours tech support and 24/7 security at Sparkjoy Studios.

Outside of office hours, NetBeans enjoys long walks and burrowing underground.