North Studio

North Studio is an entrepreneurial focused, creative digital agency focused on high-powered, innovative web, mobile, and intranet solutions using the latest industry standard Open Source technologies
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North Studio

North Studio is an entrepreneurial focused, creative digital agency focused on high-powered, innovative web, mobile, and intranet solutions using the latest industry standard Open Source technologies

MEET THE TEAM

Chris Boag

CEO

Chris, the CEO of North Studio, is involved in every part of running the business. From strategy to getting the work done, he steers the ship and keeps in on track. Mix some ADD with some OCD and he’s able to bounce between thousands of drastically different things in a day. Chris is there to help, calmly and efficiently, wherever help is needed.

Perhaps his calm demeanor is a result of his training as a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner, and of being the former owner of a yoga and massage studio. In any case, North Studio is now the beneficiary of this training. In 1998, he decided to move into the more cerebral field of web development and founded North Studio.

In his spare time he balances this with some physical activities: yoga, martial arts, lifting weights and swimming in the ocean. And, although Chris lives a busy life the times he cherishes most are the times spent with his daughter.

Chris Boag

CEO

Chris, the CEO of North Studio, is involved in every part of running the business. From strategy to getting the work done, he steers the ship and keeps in on track. Mix some ADD with some OCD and he’s able to bounce between thousands of drastically different things in a day. Chris is there to help, calmly and efficiently, wherever help is needed.

Perhaps his calm demeanor is a result of his training as a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner, and of being the former owner of a yoga and massage studio. In any case, North Studio is now the beneficiary of this training. In 1998, he decided to move into the more cerebral field of web development and founded North Studio.

In his spare time he balances this with some physical activities: yoga, martial arts, lifting weights and swimming in the ocean. And, although Chris lives a busy life the times he cherishes most are the times spent with his daughter.

Nick Hepner

Technical Partner

As Technical Partner, Nick oversees project management workflows, interfaces directly with clients, manages development teams at an executive level and helps North Studio establish standards and protocols for technical decisions. All that translates into a lot of time on the phone everyday, talking to development teams or clients and walking them through technical issues. When Nick isn’t on the phone (in the evenings, for example), he works on proposals, difficult technical implementations and proofs of concept. He has programmed in over 40 languages, but still sees himself as a perpetual student, always learning and never above being taught something new.

Nick has been coding since the age of 8, when he sneaked his Dad’s computer books and learnt to code games in C++. He coded his first website in 1998. From there he has worked for Johns Hopkins, then in medical data collection, among other roles, Best Buy Mobile as an architect, and, during the Obama administration, at the White House with a strong focus on the Petitions website. He met Chris Boag, the CEO of North Studio while working on medical research software in 2013, and started working with North Studio half way through 2015. Nick is driven by a fierce dedication to his clients, and especially enjoys helping them build their business around a web strategy.

In his spare time (spare time?), Nick tries to get outdoors to relax in nature, hiking or spending time by the ocean. With North Studio, he travels to different cities frequently, and loves the discovery of new cultures, people and the idiosyncrasies within a town.

Nick Hepner

Technical Partner

As Technical Partner, Nick oversees project management workflows, interfaces directly with clients, manages development teams at an executive level and helps North Studio establish standards and protocols for technical decisions. All that translates into a lot of time on the phone everyday, talking to development teams or clients and walking them through technical issues. When Nick isn’t on the phone (in the evenings, for example), he works on proposals, difficult technical implementations and proofs of concept. He has programmed in over 40 languages, but still sees himself as a perpetual student, always learning and never above being taught something new.

Nick has been coding since the age of 8, when he sneaked his Dad’s computer books and learnt to code games in C++. He coded his first website in 1998. From there he has worked for Johns Hopkins, then in medical data collection, among other roles, Best Buy Mobile as an architect, and, during the Obama administration, at the White House with a strong focus on the Petitions website. He met Chris Boag, the CEO of North Studio while working on medical research software in 2013, and started working with North Studio half way through 2015. Nick is driven by a fierce dedication to his clients, and especially enjoys helping them build their business around a web strategy.

In his spare time (spare time?), Nick tries to get outdoors to relax in nature, hiking or spending time by the ocean. With North Studio, he travels to different cities frequently, and loves the discovery of new cultures, people and the idiosyncrasies within a town.

Michael Morrell

Vice President Of Business Development

As VP of Business Development, Mike is the first point of contact with potential clients. His ability to form strong relationships ensures that the collaboration of initial decisions for a project is smooth, painless and kickstarts the project in the best possible way. While an outgoing, high-energy, people person, Mike also works quietly behind the scenes creating strategic initiatives for successful business development.

After earning his BA in Business, Mike developed his grit working in door to door sales. His tenacity in sales combined with his high level of integrity paid off, winning him international awards for his achievements. He then moved on to strategy – building sales teams for different organizations. That led him to North Studio, where all his grit, integrity and strategic ability comes in handy every day.

Mike relaxes by terrorizing his two kids, hiking deep into the forest with them to compete in nerf gun wars. He makes it up to them after by cooking delicious feasts – often Thai or Balinese in flavor. He is a true beer aficionado, not only savoring it, but making it also. In keeping with his high energy, he plays soccer at a competitive level and is heavily involved in many other sports as well—always as a player — not a watcher.

Michael Morrell

Vice President Of Business Development

As VP of Business Development, Mike is the first point of contact with potential clients. His ability to form strong relationships ensures that the collaboration of initial decisions for a project is smooth, painless and kickstarts the project in the best possible way. While an outgoing, high-energy, people person, Mike also works quietly behind the scenes creating strategic initiatives for successful business development.

After earning his BA in Business, Mike developed his grit working in door to door sales. His tenacity in sales combined with his high level of integrity paid off, winning him international awards for his achievements. He then moved on to strategy – building sales teams for different organizations. That led him to North Studio, where all his grit, integrity and strategic ability comes in handy every day.

Mike relaxes by terrorizing his two kids, hiking deep into the forest with them to compete in nerf gun wars. He makes it up to them after by cooking delicious feasts – often Thai or Balinese in flavor. He is a true beer aficionado, not only savoring it, but making it also. In keeping with his high energy, he plays soccer at a competitive level and is heavily involved in many other sports as well—always as a player — not a watcher.

Brian Craigie

Lead Account Manager

As an Account Manager, Brian establishes and maintains productive, professional client relationships. He leads solution development and addresses customer needs while coordinating the involvement of all resources. Brian is the “pick up the phone” guy, and spends much of his day talking to clients and coordinating with the North Studio team. Former employers remark on Brian’s ability to “keep others engaged and on point”. He radiates a positive intensity that can’t help but create productive working relationships. Clients especially appreciate that Brian keeps their best interests front of mind and will do his utmost to deliver on his commitments.

Brian has a Bachelor of Human Kinetics from the School of Health and Exercise Sciences at the University of British Columbia. But possibly his life-long commitment to martial arts has had more of an impact on his present job, helping him to juggle competing priorities and tasks with a Zen-like focus. And if that doesn’t work, he can always draw on the lessons learnt while working twelve years customer service. Before North Studio, Brian worked as an Account Manager at Kanopi Studios, and was Director of Sales at Drupal Connect.

In his leisure time, Brian forges knife and sword blades and enjoys playing online games. He also spends a lot of time hanging out with his 8 year old daughter Ella, camping and doing anything outdoors.

Brian Craigie

Lead Account Manager

As an Account Manager, Brian establishes and maintains productive, professional client relationships. He leads solution development and addresses customer needs while coordinating the involvement of all resources. Brian is the “pick up the phone” guy, and spends much of his day talking to clients and coordinating with the North Studio team. Former employers remark on Brian’s ability to “keep others engaged and on point”. He radiates a positive intensity that can’t help but create productive working relationships. Clients especially appreciate that Brian keeps their best interests front of mind and will do his utmost to deliver on his commitments.

Brian has a Bachelor of Human Kinetics from the School of Health and Exercise Sciences at the University of British Columbia. But possibly his life-long commitment to martial arts has had more of an impact on his present job, helping him to juggle competing priorities and tasks with a Zen-like focus. And if that doesn’t work, he can always draw on the lessons learnt while working twelve years customer service. Before North Studio, Brian worked as an Account Manager at Kanopi Studios, and was Director of Sales at Drupal Connect.

In his leisure time, Brian forges knife and sword blades and enjoys playing online games. He also spends a lot of time hanging out with his 8 year old daughter Ella, camping and doing anything outdoors.

Candace Bates

Senior Project Manager

As project manager, Candace is the main point of contact for clients. From start to finish, she ensures consistency throughout the project and makes sure everything is running on time, on budget, and within scope. Ever the adventurous spirit, Candace is as comfortable juggling projects as she is on a surfboard. And that’s a good thing, because Candace’s days are spent playing Tetris with her inbox, forecasting timelines, managing the production queue, running from meeting to meeting, and tying up any the loose communication ends.

She graduated from Ohio University with an undergrad degree in multimedia (with a specialization in business), took a postgraduate internship at North Studio, and, well, the rest is history. For over a decade, Candace has been hand-groomed to be the perfect fit for North Studio. And by perfect fit, we mean the most professional, personable, creative, and efficient project manager around.

Even though she grew up in not-so-tropical Ohio, Candace works best when she’s warm. Her heater is on year round and she loves hot summer days at the beach. But that doesn’t mean she never ventures outside—the exact opposite, actually. Candace is extremely sporty (she played basketball for Ohio and was inducted into her high school hall of fame!) and loves playing football, heading out with her surfboard, or hanging at the beach with her family.

Candace Bates

Senior Project Manager

As project manager, Candace is the main point of contact for clients. From start to finish, she ensures consistency throughout the project and makes sure everything is running on time, on budget, and within scope. Ever the adventurous spirit, Candace is as comfortable juggling projects as she is on a surfboard. And that’s a good thing, because Candace’s days are spent playing Tetris with her inbox, forecasting timelines, managing the production queue, running from meeting to meeting, and tying up any the loose communication ends.

She graduated from Ohio University with an undergrad degree in multimedia (with a specialization in business), took a postgraduate internship at North Studio, and, well, the rest is history. For over a decade, Candace has been hand-groomed to be the perfect fit for North Studio. And by perfect fit, we mean the most professional, personable, creative, and efficient project manager around.

Even though she grew up in not-so-tropical Ohio, Candace works best when she’s warm. Her heater is on year round and she loves hot summer days at the beach. But that doesn’t mean she never ventures outside—the exact opposite, actually. Candace is extremely sporty (she played basketball for Ohio and was inducted into her high school hall of fame!) and loves playing football, heading out with her surfboard, or hanging at the beach with her family.

What makes Candace tick in the web world

 

Alida Matthews

Operations Manager

As operations manager, it’s safe to say Alida does a little bit of everything. On any given day, you’ll find her taking care of all the behind the scenes action, from accounts payable and accounts receivable to benefits and payroll (in other words, she’s the one who signs all the cheques). Alida also helps ensure everything is running smoothly by helping out the rest of the staff in any way she can, even if that means calling around to find colourful Lederhosen socks, size large. (She found them—custom made. Alida can do anything.)

Alida’s eclectic background gives her a unique versatility that lets her jump from task to task without missing a beat. She’s been a baker, a veterinary assistant, and has worked in all aspects of office administration, and has even owned a hardwood flooring company. It helps too that she describes herself as “kind of bossy.”

But just because Alida is our official whip cracker doesn’t mean she’s all business all the time. She has a soft side, mainly in the form of Maddie, a black and white Heinz 57 pooch. Alida adopted her from a high-kill shelter in Little Rock, Arkansas and you’ll often find Maddie sprawled out somewhere in the office, living the dream life.

Alida Matthews

Operations Manager

As operations manager, it’s safe to say Alida does a little bit of everything. On any given day, you’ll find her taking care of all the behind the scenes action, from accounts payable and accounts receivable to benefits and payroll (in other words, she’s the one who signs all the cheques). Alida also helps ensure everything is running smoothly by helping out the rest of the staff in any way she can, even if that means calling around to find colourful Lederhosen socks, size large. (She found them—custom made. Alida can do anything.)

Alida’s eclectic background gives her a unique versatility that lets her jump from task to task without missing a beat. She’s been a baker, a veterinary assistant, and has worked in all aspects of office administration, and has even owned a hardwood flooring company. It helps too that she describes herself as “kind of bossy.”

But just because Alida is our official whip cracker doesn’t mean she’s all business all the time. She has a soft side, mainly in the form of Maddie, a black and white Heinz 57 pooch. Alida adopted her from a high-kill shelter in Little Rock, Arkansas and you’ll often find Maddie sprawled out somewhere in the office, living the dream life.

Since 1998, North Studio has been delivering leading-edge solutions for mobile and the web. Our customers span the globe — from startups to brand name multinational conglomerates to national government entities and many educational institutions. We’ve been at this since the web’s infancy right up to today’s highly complex systems and have a proven track record working with over a thousand clients.

North Studio is engaged in projects with over 200 clients throughout North America and Europe. We have established working relationships with high profile clients such as: The Carlyle Group, Atari, The Mises Institute, Hakai Magazine, The United Nations, Samsung, The University of Delaware, University of British Columbia, Nature’s Path Organic Foods, McGill University, and Emergent Biosolutions.

We currently employ a 85+ member team over many time zones in the USA and Canada with each staff member having a minimum of 6+ years in their chosen technology and 10+ years on the web. Our team are hands-on management and production staff. Many of our staff have run creative agencies and web development companies putting extra brain power in the nooks and crannies of the web journey. We have developed and supported hundreds of web projects from modest 100 hour builds to all encompassing four year 60,000 hour multifaceted projects on a variety of platforms. We’ve been there and we’ve done that and we find ways to make it all work…. over and over again for our clients.

We have extensive experience working in all aspects of creative, web and mobile, marketing, security, support and maintenance, training, and staffing solutions. We have a world-class (one-of-a-kind) support system (24/7 support) to ensure the stress-free working of the website after it is launched.

About North Studio

Since 1998, North Studio has been delivering leading-edge solutions for mobile and the web. Our customers span the globe — from startups to brand name multinational conglomerates to national government entities and many educational institutions. We’ve been at this since the web’s infancy right up to today’s highly complex systems and have a proven track record working with over a thousand clients.

Clients

North Studio is engaged in projects with over 200 clients throughout North America and Europe. We have established working relationships with high profile clients such as: The Carlyle Group, Atari, The Mises Institute, Hakai Magazine, The United Nations, Samsung, The University of Delaware, University of British Columbia, Nature’s Path Organic Foods, McGill University, and Emergent Biosolutions.

Team

We currently employ a 85+ member team over many time zones in the USA and Canada with each staff member having a minimum of 6+ years in their chosen technology and 10+ years on the web.
Our team are hands-on management and production staff. Many of our staff have run creative agencies and web development companies, putting extra brain power in the nooks and crannies of the web journey. We have developed and supported hundreds of web projects from modest 100 hour builds to all encompassing four year 60,000 hour multifaceted projects on a variety of platforms. We’ve been there and we’ve done that and we find ways to make it all work…. over and over again for our clients.

Experience

We have extensive experience working in all aspects of creative, web and mobile, marketing, security, support and maintenance, training, and staffing solutions. We have a world-class (one-of-a-kind) support system (24/7 support) to ensure the stress-free working of the website after it is launched.

Technologies We Love to Tackle

 

Drupal 8 Development

Drupal 8 development is here with enhanced authoring, and mobile & multilingual ability for enterprise application development. North Studio can develop your entire project, partner with your team or continuously integrate new features, upgrades and handle all your security needs with our experienced support division.

Drupal 7 Development

We can support your feature enhancements, module updates, offer continuous integration and keep you running free of complications. If you are looking to upgrade to Drupal 8 we can help.

Drupal 6 Support and Maintenance

North Studio has a well established Drupal 6 support and maintenance division tailored to Drupal 6. World class pay-as-you-go Drupal support with tiered system for enterprise maintenance. You do not need to upgrade to Drupal 7 or 8. Talk to us and we will find the best solutions to keep you maintained without costly and timely upgrades.

Decoupled / Headless Drupal 8 Development

Utilize any technology to render the front-end experience with Drupal 8.

Joomla

Joomla! is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build web sites and powerful online applications. North Studio has unmatched experience in creating Joomla-based solutions.

Wordpress

WordPress is the most easy to use website content management system available. It can be integrated with e-commerce and is also widely used for other website formats like membership, directories and more. North Studio has unmatched experience in creating WordPress-based solutions.

PHP

PHP is the most popular server-side programming language on the web. It is a powerful tool for making dynamic and interactive web pages and is the base scripting language for these famous content management systems: Drupal, Joomla, WordPress, Magento and more.

React

Design simple views for each state in your application, and React will efficiently update and render just the right components when your data changes.

Angular

Angular is a web application platform led by the Angular Team at Google along with a community of individuals and corporations.

Vue

Vue is a progressive framework for building user interfaces. Unlike other monolithic frameworks, Vue is designed from the ground up to be incrementally adoptable.

Laravel

Laravel is a free, Open Source PHP web framework, intended for the development of web applications following the model–view–controller (MVC) architectural pattern.

Symfony

Reusable PHP components and a web application framework, a philosophy, and a community — all working together in harmony; that is Symfony.

Ember

Ember is a framework for creating robust web applications. Ember allows developers to create scalable single-page web applications by incorporating common idioms and best practices into the framework.

HTML5

HTML 5 is a markup language used for structuring and presenting content on the World Wide Web. It is the fifth and current major version of the HTML standard.

Drupal E-Commerce

Drupal E-Commerce is a flexible, scalable foundation for e-commerce websites of all sizes and varieties.

WooCommerce

WooCommerce is an Open Source e-commerce plugin for WordPress. It is designed for small to large-sized online merchants using WordPress.

Magento

Magento empowers thousands of retailers and brands with the best e-commerce platform and flexible cloud solutions to rapidly innovate and grow.

Open Y

Open Y is an Open Source distribution of Drupal built for YMCA organizations. In addition to being a distribution, Open Y is a philosophy of developing collaborative effort to fuel the Y movement as a whole. This includes the use of Drupal 8 as the foundation for the distribution, with new features and functionality being added with each major release.

What we do

Development

Strategy and Planning

Our data-driven website strategies and expert planning will get your project off to the best start.

Full Stack Solutions

Create powerful experiences by combining the innovation and flexibility of a Single-page Application (SPA) with the time tested reliability and capability of a server-side API.

Open Source Development

Open Source development is the use of freely exchangeable code sources for development. North Studio has experience with thousands of integrations and complex business infrastructure planning across a wide variety of industries.

Mobile Development

North Studio develops sites, applications, and interfaces for mobile accessibility.

UX and Information Architecture

The business goal of user experience design is to identify the profitable actions on a website and make it easier for visitors to accomplish them.

Graphic Design

Get great designs that are relevant to your business and brand while optimized for visitor engagement and audience conversion.

Big Data

Build and manage large data sets wtih advanced applications for your business needs, or advanced enterprise reporting systems.

Support

Virtual CIO

Hire a Battle tested ‘Virtual Chief Information Officer’ (VCIO). Get access to highly technical, system engineers and architects to allow your team to consult plan and move forward efficiently.

Drupal Support and Maintenance

We offer world class, pay-as-you-go web/mobile Support for Drupal 6,7,8. Get full access to our highly-responsive and professional support team without having to sacrifice critical on-going support with our flexible “pay-as-you-go” on-demand service plan.

Drupal Training

We offer world class Drupal training tailored to individuals and corporations across the US and Canada.

Drupal Migrations

Migrate Drupal 6 to Drupal 7 or 8 or Drupal 7 to Drupal 8: our experienced team can handle the most completed migrations and help you mitigate the headaches along the way.

WordPress Support

At North Studio, we have earned a reputation as the industry leading WordPress support partner for numerous companies because we focus on developing strong client partnerships and promote continual site success through proactive support and communication.

Support & Maintenance

We provide enterprise level web support, continuous integration, enhancements, security, consultations & and training for Drupal 6,7,8, WordPress, Sitecore, Magento, and Joomla. Pay-as-you go with tiered account progression for the most complex enterprise level applications.

Technology Training

Our technology training will help you make the most of your site and your team. Get the support and education to fill the gaps in your team with the ever challenging advances of technology.

Upgrades

Upgrade projects can encompass a large array of dynamic system complexities. When upgrading to newer system versions, users and internal stakeholders can be caught off guard by drastically altered interfaces, new functionality, and unexpected changes to how they interface with your digital presence.

Expert Staffing Services

We help companies build the right team, for the right technology at the right time. Get connected to Highly skilled staff perfect for you technology needs. We take the headaches away!

Migrations

We do migrations: moving data between systems, usually involving data mapping between old and new systems.

Consulting

Agile Consulting

We help organizations adopt and scale Agile through coaching, training, team augmentation and change.

EDU Boost (TM)

EDU Boost™ is a comprehensive education sales consulting program guaranteed to find the gaps and bring high impact improvements.

Open Source Consulting

Adopt Open Source technology to quickly develop rich software functions, drive operational effectiveness and eliminate the costs associated with proprietary software.

Virtual CIO

Hire a Battle tested ‘Virtual Chief Information Officer’ (VCIO). Get access to highly technical, system engineers and architects to allow your team to consult plan and move forward efficiently.

Open Y

Open Y is an open-source distribution of Drupal built for YMCA organizations. In addition to being a distribution, Open Y is a philosophy of developing collaborative effort to fuel the Y movement as a whole. This includes the use of Drupal 8 as the foundation for the distribution, with new features and functionality being added with each major release.

Security

Complete Web & Infrastructure Security

We provide full site security audits including code audits of custom modules and scripts with proactive security maintenance and threat detection to safeguard your website, data and infrastructure.

Emergency Project Rescues

Keep your site malware free and your customers and data safe. If you’ve been hacked you need help now.

Technologies We Love to Tackle

 

Drupal 8 Development

Drupal 8 development is here with enhanced authoring, and Mobile & multilingual ability for exterprise application development. North Studio can develop your entire project, partner with your team or continuously integrate new features, upgrades and handle all your security needs with our experienced support division.

Drupal 7 Development

We can support your feature enhancements, module updates, offer continuous integration and keep you running free of complications. If you are looking to upgrade to Drupal 8 we can help.

Drupal 6 Support and Maintenance

North Studio has a well established Drupal 6 Support and Maintenance division tailored to Drupal 6. World class Pay-as-you-go Drupal support with Tiered system for Enterprise maintenance. You do not need to upgrade to Drupal 7 or 8. Talk to us and we will find the best solutions to keep you maintained without costly and timely upgrades.

Decoupled / Headless Drupal 8 Development

Utilize Any Technology to Render The Front-End Experience with Drupal 8.

Joomla

Joomla! is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build web sites and powerful online applications. North Studio has unmatched experience in creating Joomla-based solutions.

Wordpress

WordPress is the most easy to use website content management system available. Can be integrated with e-commerce and also widely used for other website formats like membership, directories and more. North Studio has unmatched experience in creating WordPress-based solutions.

PHP

The most popular server-side programming language on the web. Powerful tool for making dynamic and interactive Web pages. Base scripting language for the famous CMS: Drupal, Joomla, WordPress, Magento and more.

React

Design simple views for each state in your application, and React will efficiently update and render just the right components when your data changes.

Angular

A web application platform led by the Angular Team at Google and by a community of individuals and corporations.

Vue

A progressive framework for building user interfaces. Unlike other monolithic frameworks, Vue is designed from the ground up to be incrementally adoptable.

Laravel

Laravel is a free, open-source PHP web framework, intended for the development of web applications following the model–view–controller (MVC) architectural pattern.

Symfony

Reusable PHP components and a web application framework, a philosophy, and a community — all working together in harmony.

Ember

A framework for creating robust web applications. Ember allows developers to create scalable single-page web applications by incorporating common idioms and best practices into the framework.

HTML5

A markup language used for structuring and presenting content on the World Wide Web. It is the fifth and current major version of the HTML standard.

Drupal E-Commerce

A flexible, scalable foundation for eCommerce websites of all sizes and varieties.

WooCommerce

An open source e-commerce plugin for WordPress. It is designed for small to large-sized online merchants using WordPress.

Magento

Empowering thousands of retailers and brands with the best eCommerce platform and flexible cloud solutions to rapidly innovate and grow.

Open Y

An open-source distribution of Drupal built for YMCA organizations. In addition to being a distribution, Open Y is a philosophy of developing collaborative effort to fuel the Y movement as a whole. This includes the use of Drupal 8 as the foundation for the distribution, with new features and functionality being added with each major release.

What we do

Development

Strategy and Planning

Our expert website strategy and planning will get your project off to the best start. Data drivin website strategies.

Full Stack Solutions

Create powerful Experiences by combining the innovation and flexibility of a Single-page Application (SPA) with the time tested reliability and capability of a server-side API.

Open Source Development

The use of freely exchangeable code sources for development. Work with North Studio, we have experience with thousands of integrations and complex business infrastructure planning across a wide variety of industries.

Mobile Development

Developing sites, applications, and interfaces for mobile accessibility.

UX and Information Architecture

The business goal of User Experience Design is to identify the profitable actions on a website and make it easier for visitors to accomplish them.

Graphic Design

Get great designs that are relevant to your business and brand while optimized for visitor engagement and audience conversion.

Big Data

Build and manage large data sets wtih advanced applications for your business needs, or advanced enterprise reporting systems.

Support

Virtual CIO

Hire a Battle tested ‘Virtual Chief Information Officer’ (VCIO). Get access to highly technical, system engineers and architects to allow your team to consult plan and move forward efficiently.

Drupal Support and Maintenance

World Class, Pay-as-you-Go Web/Mobile Support for Drupal 6,7,8. Get full access to our highly-responsive and professional support team without having to sacrifice critical on-going support with our flexible “pay-as-you-go” on-demand service plan.

Drupal Training

We provide world class Drupal training tailored to individuals and corporations across the US and Canada.

Drupal Migrations

Migrate Drupal 6 to Drupal 7 or 8 or Drupal 7 to Drupal 8. Our experienced team can handle the most completed migrations and help you mitigate the headaches along the way.

WordPress Support

At North Studio we have earned a reputation as the industry leading WordPress support partner for numerous companies because we focus on developing strong client partnerships and promote continual site success through proactive support and communication

Support & Maintenance

Enterprise Level Web support, continuous integration, enhancements, security, consultations & training. Drupal 6,7,8, WordPress, Sitecore, Magento, Joomla. Pay-as-you go with Teired account progression for the most complext exterprise level applications.

Technology Training

Our technology training will help you make the most of your site and your team. Get the support and education to fill the gaps in your team with the ever challenging advances of technology.

Upgrades

Upgrade projects can encompass a large array of dynamic system complexities. By upgrading to newer system versions, often users and internal stakeholders can be caught off guard by drastically altered interfaces, new functionality, and unexpected changes to how they interface with your digital presence.

Expert Staffing Services

Helping companies build the right team, for the right technology at the right time. Get connected to Highly skilled staff perfect for you technology needs. We take the headaches away!

Migrations

Moving data between systems, usually involving data mapping between old and new systems.

Consulting

Agile Consulting

Helping organizations adopt and scale agile through coaching, training, team augmentation and change.

EDU Boost (TM)

EDU Boost™ is a comprehensive education sales consulting program guaranteed to find the gaps and bring high impact improvements.

Open Source Consulting

Adopt Open Source technology to quickly develop rich software functions, drive operational effectiveness and eliminate cost associated with proprietary software.

Virtual CIO

Hire a Battle tested ‘Virtual Chief Information Officer’ (VCIO). Get access to highly technical, system engineers and architects to allow your team to consult plan and move forward efficiently.

Open Y

An open-source distribution of Drupal built for YMCA organizations. In addition to being a distribution, Open Y is a philosophy of developing collaborative effort to fuel the Y movement as a whole. This includes the use of Drupal 8 as the foundation for the distribution, with new features and functionality being added with each major release.

Security

Complete Web & Infrastructure Security

We offer full site security audits including code audits of custom modules and scripts with proactive security maintenance and threat detection to safeguard your website, data and infrastructure.

Emergency Project Rescues

Keep your site malware free and your customers and data safe. If you’ve been hacked you need help now.

4 PILLARS OF TECHNOLOGY

 

I. North Studio  II. Stikky Media  III. Q College  IV. Q Academy

 

North Studio’s team is second to none with the founders of North Studio also developing 3 sister companies to support our clients. North Studio is our technology wing, developing and maintaining Open Source Initiatives for web, mobile and intranet since 1998.

Our clients all need to be found on the internet, and our marketing wing, Stikky Media, delivers premium search engine marketing to clients across the globe. Training and education has also been a requirement to stay ahead of the competition. Q College delivers diploma and certificate programs while Q Academy delivers short duration programs tailored to corporate interests.

We have experience running and operating numerous web companies in North America. Our other team members come hand selected from the best of their respective disciplines with a circumference and breath that allows us to tackle the most complex jobs, marketing initiatives, or educations pursuits.

4 PILLARS OF TECHNOLOGY

 

  1. North Studio
  2. Stikky Media
  3. Q College
  4. Q Academy

 

North Studio’s team is second to none with the founders of North Studio also developing 3 sister companies to Support our clients. North Studio is our technology wing developing and maintaining Open Source Initiatives for Web, Mobile & Intranet since 1998.

Our client all need to be found on the internet and Our Marketing Wing Stikky Media delivers premium Search Engine Marketing to clients accross the globe. Training and Education has also been a must to stay ahead of the competition. Q College delivers Diploma and Certificate programs while Q Academy delivers short duration programs tailored to corporate interests.

We have experience running and operating numerous web companies in North America. Our other team members come hand selected from the best of their respective disciplines with a circumference and breath that allows us to tackle the most complex jobs, marketing initiatives, or educations pursuits.

Q College

We developed our own training facility back in early 2000 to facilitate employee development. Our training facility turned into a government-recognized college and now teaches hundreds of students. It was the first of it’s kind and offers:

  • Web Tech & Digital Marketing Certificate Program
  • Drupal Open Source & E-Commerce Diploma Program
  • Advanced WordPress & Digital Marketing Diploma Program
  • Practical Skills Web Development Diploma Program
  • Social Media & Search Engine Optimization
  • Adobe Creative Tool Box
  • Microsoft Certified Training
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Graphic Design & Branding Fundamentals
  • WordPress& Drupal Custom Training

Operating successfully in the field of web development for 20 years, we have witnessed and worked along the advancement of web-based technologies through first-hand experience. As industry leaders, our forward – thinking approach has always allowed us to stay ahead in an ever-changing industry. However, the proven success of our company can really be credited to its people and partners with similar visions. Further, because of our affiliation with a government-accredited college, North Studio retains some of the highest quality assurance and service standards industry-wide, which is a refection of the facilities and processes we have in place.

Q Academy

The Q Academy team has created a technology ecosystem that ultimately sustains itself.  We have created a space where tech leaders can pluck out talent to inspire the growth of their brand and industry at any given time.

  • Microsoft Courses
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Web Development
  • Learn to Code
  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Digital Marketing
  • Kids Tech Camps
  • Graphic Design

We have set ourselves apart from everything you have seen up until now with our unique classroom culture that provide our students with a one of kind education.  You can forget your average mundane classroom and envision something much more unique and innovative when you learn at Q Academy. The Academy is one of the first technology-focused learning institution on the Island that focuses on customized hands on training.

All of our teachers at Q Academy are industry professionals with experience and knowledge designed to take your skills to the next level. Whether it be basic beginner computer skills, corporate skill up, or a freelancer expanding your knowledge even further, we have the training that is tailored to you!

Stikky Media

Stikky Media Inc. is an Internet marketing agency located in Victoria, Canada, delivering premium search engine marketing services to enterprise businesses in North America and around the world. Stikky Media works to bring pre-qualified visitors to your website and convert them into lifetime customers.

  • Organis Search – SEO
  • Paid Search Advertising ( PPC )
  • Conversion Optimization
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Online Reputation Management
  • Copywriting & Content Marketing
  • SEO For Nonprofits and Charities

Stikky Media caters to clients that want their business to thrive on the Internet. Our technicians are on the cutting edge of web marketing technologies and enjoy the challenges of going above and beyond simply building a website. Our strategies give our clients the tools necessary to dominate their competition. Whether you are a Venture Capitalist launching a project and looking to maximize on Google search results, or an established Enterprise Corporation looking for a comprehensive digital marketing campaign, Stikky Media knows what to do.

Q College

We developed our own training facility back in early 2000 to facilitate employee development. Our training facility turned into a government-recognized college and now teaches hundreds of students. It was the first of it’s kind and offers:

  • Web Tech & Digital Marketing Certificate Program
  • Drupal Open Source & E-Commerce Diploma Program
  • Advanced WordPress & Digital Marketing Diploma Program
  • Practical Skills Web Development Diploma Program
  • Social Media & Search Engine Optimization
  • Adobe Creative Tool Box
  • Microsoft Certified Training
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Graphic Design & Branding Fundamentals
  • WordPress& Drupal Custom Training

Operating successfully in the field of web development for 20 years, we have witnessed and worked along the advancement of web-based technologies through first-hand experience. As industry leaders, our forward – thinking approach has always allowed us to stay ahead in an ever-changing industry. However, the proven success of our company can really be credited to its people and partners with similar visions. Further, because of our affiliation with a government-accredited college, North Studio retains some of the highest quality assurance and service standards industry-wide, which is a refection of the facilities and processes we have in place.

Q Academy

The Q Academy team has created a technology ecosystem that ultimately sustains itself.  We have created a space where tech leaders can pluck out talent to inspire the growth of their brand and industry at any given time.

  • Microsoft Courses
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Web Development
  • Learn to Code
  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Digital Marketing
  • Kids Tech Camps
  • Graphic Design

We have set ourselves apart from everything you have seen up until now with our unique classroom culture that provide our students with a one of kind education.  You can forget your average mundane classroom and envision something much more unique and innovative when you learn at Q Academy. The Academy is one of the first technology-focused learning institution on the Island that focuses on customized hands on training.

All of our teachers at Q Academy are industry professionals with experience and knowledge designed to take your skills to the next level. Whether it be basic beginner computer skills, corporate skill up, or a freelancer expanding your knowledge even further, we have the training that is tailored to you!

Stikky Media

Stikky Media Inc. is an Internet marketing agency located in Victoria, Canada, delivering premium search engine marketing services to enterprise businesses in North America and around the world. Stikky Media works to bring pre-qualified visitors to your website and convert them into lifetime customers.

  • Organis Search – SEO
  • Paid Search Advertising ( PPC )
  • Conversion Optimization
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Online Reputation Management
  • Copywriting & Content Marketing
  • SEO For Nonprofits and Charities

Stikky Media caters to clients that want their business to thrive on the Internet. Our technicians are on the cutting edge of web marketing technologies and enjoy the challenges of going above and beyond simply building a website. Our strategies give our clients the tools necessary to dominate their competition. Whether you are a Venture Capitalist launching a project and looking to maximize on Google search results, or an established Enterprise Corporation looking for a comprehensive digital marketing campaign, Stikky Media knows what to do.

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