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.

Our web design studio is located in historic Gastown, in Vancouver BC, where we enjoy meeting personally with our clients. For our distance and international clients we travel or use phone, email, and Skype to make a virtual connection. We’re very comfortable with talking about code, design, and usability – and we’ve got the in-house talent to build nearly anything we can dream up together.

Some of our Team:


David has more than 20 years experience with technology related businesses including BCTel / TELUS, British Telecom (BT), SPUD online grocery, CBC Digital Development Lab, Banff Centre New Media Institute, and consulting for various others. In 2007 he founded Sparkjoy Studios.


Mark has over 10 years of experience in various creative and technical roles. He is a big-picture thinker passionate about detail, dedicated to exploring concepts and cultivating ideas until they reach their final vision — a vision in which the ultimate goal is to make something beautiful, inspiring, and relatable.

In his spare time, Mark enjoys learning new skills and tools he can use as a designer, as well as playing guitar and D&D with his friends.


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

On her own time, Diana enjoys sketching and hanging out with her dog, Mabel.


josh arlitt coder extrordiaire

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.


Dave graduated from the University of British Columbia with a bachelor’s of management — specialized in accounting — and a master’s of journalism. He handles client communication, copy-writing, project management and business analysis at Sparkjoy.

In his free time he’s often writing, reading, playing piano, resisting YouTube rabbit holes, or riding something on two wheels.


Cheryl graduated from BCIT. Building aesthetically pleasing and fully responsive websites is truly her passion. She feels very honoured to be a part of Sparkjoy Studios.

In her spare time, Cheryl enjoys playing her guitar, watching cute pet videos and learning new technologies to stay up-to-date on industry trends.