How we became a digital agency

North Studio started building websites in 1998 for local businesses here in Victoria, Canada. Our work caught the attention of prominent US companies and institutions. Because of our close working relationship we became affectionately known as their ‘North Studio’. The name stuck and so did the clients.

As the projects became larger and more complex our team became a comprehensive digital agency, offering web development, digital marketing, UX design, digital strategy and training. From our head office in Victoria we now work for over 200 organizations across the US and Canada, and have a team of over 50 experts from coast to coast.

Why North Studio?

Our approach to websites is grounded in strategy. We maximize your investment by implementing sites that fuse great content, design, and user experience to enhance your business profits. We excel at building custom data-driven websites that captivate and convert.

For over 18 years, we have delivered smart solutions specializing in web development, support, and security. We are industry leaders for Drupal and WordPress due to our experience building custom complex features. We have led the Drupal community by coming up with solutions for Drupal 8 migrations and translation including custom modules. This is where our developers work best — fusing their web development experience with creative insight to create these custom solutions for clients.

Meet the Team

Chris Boag
For 20 years Chris has worked in the tech industry. One of the original founders of North Studio, Q College and Stikky Media. Chris handles Business Development, Marketing, and general oversight of North Studio.
Chris Boag
Managing Partner
Karen Smallwood
Karen has over 10 years in the Victoria tech industry after relocating from England. As President, Karen shows strong and composed leadership, guiding her staff towards excellence.
Karen Smallwood
President
Alida & Maddie
As Operations Manager, Alida takes care of all the behind-the-scenes action, from accounts payable and receivable to benefits and payroll and project management.
Alida Matthews
Operations Manager
Ryan James
Ryan troubleshoots difficult problems others can't solve, provides direct technical support, investigates and fixes technical issues, while overseeing complex custom development.
Ryan James
CTO
Candace Bates
Candace is the main point of contact for clients. From start to finish, she ensures consistency and makes sure everything is running on time, on budget, and within scope.
Candace Bates
Senior Project Manager

Our Core Team

Aleks Robertson
Web Developer
Christian Nally
Back-End Web Developer
Greg O'Toole
Web Developer
Fei Lauren
Web Designer
Gina Wicentowich
Digital Marketing Strategist
Kevin Bartee
Project Manager
Manny Mandrusiak
Business Development Manager
Matt Barnes
Web Developer
Michael Morrell
Digital Business Catalyst
Paul Stephenson
Digital Marketing Analyst
Rachael Steinberg
Admin
Romina Falbi
Admin
scott-knauss
Security Specialist
Vanessa Turke
UX
Will Hetherington
Back-End Web Developer