As President and Managing Director of a digital media agency, you need to be comfortable wearing many different hats. From overseeing technical operations to keeping track of the financial health of the company, our president keeps in contact with every part of the team. Even for a small team, the president needs to be comfortable managing people, development and strategy.
Jared began his career as a sys admin for a large corporation, but was quickly drawn to the dark side of web development. Jared began development of the CMS framework that powers the technical side of Levis. An opportunity arose for him to take this personal project to an agency to build a more powerful tool for web development, and he spent many hours refining his pet project for others to use. He eventually bought into the agency that his software help to build, and began accumulating the business acumen required to manage a scaleable media company. With over 15 years of diverse coding experience and almost a decade of experience gained as head of a growing agency, Jared now heads up our group.
WHEN TO CONTACT JARED
Anytime. Jared is a sociable person, generous with his time and always willing to share his knowledge about business, tech or just life in general. Specifically, Jared frequently digs into our more complex technical projects and pushes our technical capacity over time.
Much of what we do as a digital agency is build websites and apps that may help our marketing strategies to thrive. Having a strong digital base, programmed to optimize utility and search results can make the difference between effectively leveraging your leads and missing out on opportunities. Fateme's role is to ensure that our programming team is thriving with our custom CMS, and to develop the base further to capitalize on the latest tech trends and changes.
Fateme has a Masters Degree in Computer Engineering and a Website Design and Development Certificate, and over 6 years of experience programming and developing website and app infrastructure. She was the Senior Programmer at a previous agency, and managed a team of 5 developers to produce websites of wide ranging complexity.
WHEN TO CONTACT FATEME
Fateme is our most experienced developer in custom modules, web wrapped apps and UX based styling on all of our custom sites. She's also the best person to inquire about what custom features are possible, and which features are necessary for your needs. She's also available to answer questions about our tech department and your wildest tech brainstorms.
Operations in a company can encompass many tasks, and generally shifts over time. Operations for Levis Media includes establishing processes to assist the company with project management, client relationship management, HR onboarding, and project assistance. An Operations Director should be familiar with most aspects of the business in general, and ensure that all team members have what they need to perform their jobs efficiently. Michelle's experience in web development, content strategy, project management and HR management assists her to manage operations for her team.
Michelle has a BA in Political Studies (High Honours) from the University of Saskatchewan and experience in public policy research, marketing strategy, business writing, copywriting and project management. She has 15 years of client service experience and over 6 years of agency experience.
WHEN TO CONTACT MICHELLE
Michelle manages projects at a high level and is available to answer any questions about project progress overall, about suggestions for marketing, UX improvements, SEO strategy and digital advertising. If she cannot answer your question, she will definitely know the person to whom to pass the question.
Striking visuals that communicate a specific message to your stakeholders; your brand applied consistently and powerfully across all media; graphics and text paired to create a smooth, intuitive user experience. A strong designer on a creative team can deliver all these to your marketing materials. Madi works with clients to ensure the visual elements of your brand can carry your strategic goals.
Madi has a Graphic Communications Diploma from Sask Poly and 5 years of agency experience. Through her career, she has consistently sought new and innovative ways to capture a company's purpose through visual representation in a variety of media. She brings visual clarity to the creative team's efforts and keeps our clients on message.
Madi develops your brand into visuals for all your media, so if you have questions about colours, fonts, web page layout, colour theory, images or why your site is arranged the way it is, she's the one to call. She is always happy to explain the purpose of her designs and how they work to help you accomplish your communication goals.
The Levis CMS is fully customizable: from linking to external databases to developing custom modules to handle process automation, there's very little that our development team can't figure out to deliver a website that's a fully functional tool for your process. As the web systems developer, it's Kyle's job to figure out how to customize the CMS base to meet your needs, and the demands of our creative strategy team.
Kyle has a BSC in Computer Science from the University of Saskatchewan and over 5 years of web development and tech experience. He's worked with the Levis CMS extensively, with multiple creative teams, and is digging into the potential of the CMS's open API to connect to complex database structures. Any website development on external CMS (WordPress, Shopify) falls to Kyle to accomplish.
WHEN TO CONTACT KYLE
Kyle works on the heavier, custom features for many of our sites, and is the architect behind many aspects of the CMS that you as a non technical user will rely on to maintain your website. He can answer questions about what kind of features are possible within your framework, how to implement those features and how to maintain them over time.
Cristian is our front end developer and our WordPress expert. When you have a website project that needs a handy touch with a creative design, we put Cristian on the job to make sure it's letter perfect. For our occasional WordPress sites, Cristian is quick, efficient and familiar with a wide range of plugins to make sure your site has all the features it needs.
Cristian received his education in Columbia as a Systems Technologist and Systems Engineer. He works his CSS magic on all of our websites and gives our web systems development team support on our app products.
Tara is a web developer we've brought on board to work exclusively on elev8, a custom application for dance competitions. As the elev8 master, she's transformed many parts of PRISM and introduced some new ideas to make all our jobs easier, and for this we are grateful!! When she's not navigating our code like a champ, she keeps busy in the great outdoors, camping, gardening and canoeing, or the great indoors with design and art, or with her lovably cranky cat.
Tara is a recent grad from SaskPoly who worked on PRISM for a class project, and joined us to carry on the enjoyment! She likes system design, documentation, and generalizing code with the goal of total world domination, we assume.
Kory joined us through a program supported by SaskPoly, which has been a great partner for Levis since we started. A rockstar programmer fresh out of school, Kory's unflappable demeanor makes him a real asset in a high pressure development environment. Kory also brings an organized outlook to our agile development process, and has a great UX design eye.
Avnish is a Web Developer at Levis Tech Media who loves coding and writing backend programming logic. He's putting some muscle behind turning our software products into a feature filled extravaganza, jam packed with all the glorious possibilities that tech has to offer. He's got a wide range of platform experience, and we intend to use his skills to put the best of everything out there into PRISM.
Avnish has a Masters in Computer Science from University Of Regina and 3 years of experience in designing and developing web applications.
Hieu is a web developer working on a custom project for a client that we hope will turn into a new SAAS product to change the world! No pressure, Hieu. For some of our larger projects, we engage with partners to hire developers that we work with in house to build on PRISM, creating a mini tech department for a single product. With a dedicated programmer, products are pushed farther, faster.
Lilly is a web developer working on Levis RM, digging around in PRISM, trying to figure out why and how and what the...?! She's joined us through a Mitacs grant, and we're happy to have her on board to help her gain some development experience and some bad habits (no, we won't, we promise). While she navigates the ins and outs of vehicle tracking and GPS tracking, she'll become a fleet management master.
Lilly is a recent Computer Systems Technology grad from SaskPoly who worked on PRISM for her class project. She enjoys creating websites and phone apps, as well as drafting houses she could never afford. She spends most of her spare time reading and trying not to kill her plants.