Sites that build brands, web applications that save money, and mobile apps that attract new customers. Dynamo is a team of designers, developers & UX specialists.

Bryan
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Bryan Mahoney

Co-founder & Developer

Bio

With 15 years of web development under his belt, Bryan is always pretty evenly split between client facing tasks and writing code. He does it all, from business development, project planning and consulting, to writing code for Dynamo’s various applications. Forever the entrepreneur, Bryan loves working with startups to help them realize their goals just as much as he loves his Dynamo projects. Bryan keeps the studio buzzing with his contagious energy, positive outlook, and supreme wine buying abilities.

Playlist:
There's a good chance it's Pearl Jam.

Best thing about working at Dynamo:
The best team in the biz, hands down.

If I wasn't doing this:
I'd be trying to grow grapes.

Alix
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Alix Graham-Tremblay

Project Manager

Bio

Lucky for us, after a long stint as assistant coordinator in the film industry, Alix made the crossover to project manager here at Dynamo. If you need someone to oversee every detail of a project, estimate costs, establish timelines and milestones, manage team members, create statistical reports, or bake you apple pie muffins from scratch, Alix is your gal.

Best way to start the day at the office:
Successfully making a good latte

Foosball Nickname:
Delicate White Flower

First job:
Grocery store cashier

Daniel
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Daniel Wright

Developer

Bio

With 13 years of professional experience in development, Daniel’s expertise now covers a lot of ground. He specializes in front-end UI/ UX matters, but can be let loose on a back-end project with low risk. He’s even dabbled in HTML/CSS/JS, and is always working to improve his craft and expand his role. However, it’s been said that one of his most significant roles at Dynamo is actually his job as office barista. This web guru makes one mean latté.

Playlist:
A Genius mix based on Bloc Party, Derek & the Dominoes, Blue Sky Black Death, Led Zeppelin, Kid Koala, The Who, Armin van Buuren

Foosball nicknames:
Opponents are too scared of his skills (or of his temper?) to give him individual nicknames but he has forged many unstoppable teams including the Huguetoes (with Corey) and the Invincibles (with Magda).

Currently reading:
Growing Object Oriented Software, Guided by Tests (Steve Freeman, Nat Pryce); Let the Right One In (John Lindqvist).

Simon
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Simon Walsh

Front End Developer

Bio

After a brief detour into the world of law practice, Simon decided to go back to his geeky roots. He left his native Quebec City's winter wonderland and moved to Montreal, where he is now a front-end developer stuck in a love triangle between code, design and UX... And tries his best to keep it all working! When not hacking on some scripts or declaring some styles at Dynamo or riding his bike to a local café, this soccer fanatic can be found around town kicking some shins and scoring a goal from time to time.

What's currently on your playlist:
A lot of deep house, some indie music and a bit of funk. Also classics like Pink Floyd and Jethro Tull. Recently playing Darkside's Psychic in loop.

If I wasn't doing this:
I'd be really super sad, because I enjoy what I do very much. Gun to the head though, I'd try my hand at architecture or engineering.

What's your life mantra?
To eat an elephant, you must cut it in little pieces.

Andre
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André Valle

Content Strategist

Bio

After roughly 7 years working with knowledge management, educational technology and online learning, André joined Dynamo to work as our content strategist. He specializes in analyzing and upgrading processes for content development and using different media and web analytics to enable the successful delivery of content to targeted audiences. When he is not at Dynamo, he might be found in one of Montreal's libraries, going through one of his "must-read" books, playing soccer with Corey or trying a new recipe at his place.

What's currently on your playlist:
Sigur Ros, Pink Floyd, Franz Ferdinand, Phoenix, Little Joy, Belle and Sebastian, and Ryuichi Sakamoto.

What's the best way to start the day?
Using my new coffee prep skills, writing my to-do list for the day, beating some Foosball opponents and listening to Billie Holiday.

Best thing about working at Dynamo:
The opportunity to help shape digital media with my signature contest-first twist. And, of course, working with the awesome Dynamo team.

Nick
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Nickolas Lépine

Project Manager

Bio

With a background coordinating large­scale marketing campaigns, Nick made the switch to web when he joined our team this summer. Equipped with an analytical mind and a passion for branding and design, he enjoys immersing himself in all aspects of his projects. Outside of work, you’ll either find him in one of Montreal’s concert venues or hiking a mountain for an Instagram selfie.

What's currently on your playlist:
Vance Joy, Ásgeir, Flume, Bombay Bicycle Club, James Bay, Hugo, Bon Iver, Chet Faker.

Best thing about working at Dynamo:
Being surrounded by a surreal amount of talent from your teammates... That and Wine O’Clock

If I wasn't doing this:
I’d open youth hostels everywhere.

Louise
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Louise Heng

Designer

Bio

Originally from the West Coast (Calgary), Louise came to Montreal to finish off her design degree and to learn some French (so far only one of these has happened). Before she ended up as a graphic designer at Dynamo, she spent her time travelling the world, managing bands, learning about wine, interviewing musicians, moving around the country and freelance designing. Outside of spending a lot of time on her computer making things, you would most likely find her either planning her next trip, trying new wines or driving around and exploring the east coast.

Best thing about working at Dynamo:
The company culture, the fun and challenging projects we get and working with people that also love working here. Wine-o-clocks aren’t so bad as well!

What's currently on your playlist:
The National, Refused, Death from Above 1979, Jamie xx, James Blake, Caribou

If I wasn’t doing this:
I’d be living a nomadic life in some foreign country, eating all the food, reading all the books, driving all the scooters, surfing all the waves and hiking all the mountains.

Lisa
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Lisa Pomkoski

Bookkeeper

Bio

For the last 7 years this native Montréaler has been Dynamo's go-to-gal for all things financial. From paying the bills, to invoicing customers to making sure everyone gets paid on time and tracking down bewildering payment issues with vigor— she really does it all. Best known for her signature bubbly laugh, the last time Lisa was in a bad mood was sometime circa 1991. It must run in the family (here's lookin' at you, Corey).

Best thing about working at Dynamo:
Working with such an amazing bunch of people, which happens to include my brother, Corey.

Charles
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Charles-André Bouffard

Developer

Bio

Charles-André (aka CAB) is a passionate developer who loves hackathons. Having worked in different fields of computer science, his experience is highly valued within a team. He is considered as a full stack web developer with a preference for back-end development. He strives to learn new technologies and puts them to good use. His favorite languages are Ruby, Go and JavaScript. Having skydived in the past, he dreams of one day getting his license to become a base jumper.

What's currently on your playlist:
Iron Maiden, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Dire Straits, ZZ Top, Gun N' Roses, RHCP, Pearl Jam, CCR, ...

If I wasn't doing this I'd be:
Wingsuiting all over the world.

Random Fact:
I can place my feet facing back and my knees facing front.

Alex
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Alex Nemeroff

Co-founder & Design/UX Lead

Bio

Since co-founding Dynamo in 2000, Alex has been responsible for guiding some of our biggest clients to success. He’s funnelled his vast knowledge bank into specializations in Digital Product Design and User Experience. His user-centric approach to design and his keen eye for detail prove a winning combination for growth. Alex is preoccupied with keeping Dynamo at the forefront of an industry changing at light speed.

Playlist:
Andrew WK, Violent Femmes, The Weakerthans and Adam Green.

Best thing about working at Dynamo:
Nothing beats doing great work with close friends who blow your mind.

Best way to start the day at the office:
Bowl of grapes, mediocre coffee, Daily Show highlights, Flipboard Tech section.

Rodrigo
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Rodrigo Dalcin

Front End Developer

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Rodrigo’s endless enthusiasm and hard work have propelled him quickly in the field of web development and we’re proud to say that he’s already been a huge player at Dynamo, with a heavy hand in some of our first responsive websites including this one. He specializes in layout integration, coding (HTML, CSS, JS/JQuery) and responsive web development. Upon arrival at Dynamo, he quickly took over as resident DJ and overall music evangelist. And we’re happy to report that he’s finally abandoned his illegal foosball moves.

What's the best thing about working at Dynamo?
Being surrounded by a team of awesome individuals.

Foosball nickname:
The Turbine

Life mantra:
Always be passionate about what you do.

Max
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Max Kaplun

Art Director

Bio

Max is an art director and graphic designer who joined the team after 7 years of branding & design for various New York City municipal, arts and music clients. He left Brooklyn for Montreal's joie de vivre where the winters make him fuggedaboutit. Max enjoys good UI and UX, and likes to spend as much time kerning as he does QA'ing, x-country skiing and drinking craft beers.

Life Mantra:
I am the Self within

Best Thing about working at Dynamo:
High quality-everything: projects, clients, lunch, coffee etc.

Foosball Name:
The Ref

Roy
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François Bianchin

iOS Developer

Bio

François is a 12-year vet of the video game industry and has worked on a number of EA SPORTS and EA Mobile titles over the past decade. He lives and breathes UI/UX design and he is passionate about coding compelling user interfaces for mobile devices. In his free time he enjoys all things tech, a fine glass of wine on his rooftop with his girlfriend and having friends over for a BBQ.

What's currently on your playlist:
My music tastes are... eclectic! My favorite band is Opeth, a Swedish progressive metal band from Stockholm, Sweden. But I won't live without Pink Floyd, Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Pearl Jam, The Black Keys, Portishead, Led Zeppelin.... I currently have 10,182 songs in my iTunes library, that's 30.5 days in case I'm stuck on a desert island, with enough juice to power my iPhone.

What's your life mantra?
I don't think I really had any... but Monty Python's 'Always Look on the Bright Side of Life' would be a good one to start with.

What's the best way to start the day?
A latte and croissant from Olive & Gourmando, although they are closed on Mondays. Mondays are sad.

David
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David Ang

Developer

Bio

David got his programming skills supercharged from his passion in game development and by consuming as many computer books as he can. With over 50 professional projects and a decade of software engineering practice, he is sure to take your next software project home. David also has a 2 year old daughter who learned how to use the iPad at only 10 months old. He plans to start teaching his daughter how to code so that someday, at the age of 8, she could be the youngest kid to release a mobile app.

Best way to start the day:
Check on my iPad and giving my daughter hugs and kisses.

Favorite food:
Mapo tofu and anything with eggs.

Best day of my life:
The day my daughter was born.

Beckii
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Beckii Adel

Designer

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Beckii is our resident app designer and she’ll tell you that her role at Dynamo isn’t just to make interfaces usable, it’s to make them highly addictive. Having already worked with quite a few prestigious companies, this unapologetic overachiever joined Dynamo as an intern in 2013 but was swiftly advanced to a permanent position as a designer, and to some, ‘lil sister’. Young but fierce, the future is bright for this hot-yoga practicing, Skillsharing, 30 Day Self-Challenging, design ninja firecracker. She may be smiling 24/7, but some of us are convinced that she’s secretly plotting to take over the world.

Best thing about working at Dynamo:
Being surrounded by people who are just as crazy as I am.

What's your life mantra?
Do What you love.

If I wasn't doing this I'd be:
A circus acrobat.

Danko
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Danko Vassev

Android Developer

Bio

Danko is an experienced Android Developer and has worked with popular brands such as Marvel, Adidas, Smurfs and Universal Music. He also had a venture into the Gaming area, releasing an independent title for the Android platform. He is in all purposes a techno nut, looking for an excuse to spend money on some new tech toy.

If I wasn't doing this:
I would be trying to take over the world.

Life mantra:
If you want to do something, do it well or don’t do it at all.

Best thing about working at Dynamo:
The people and the culture in Dynamo are simply AMAZING. When I talk about my job to other people I always hear: "Man, I wish I was working in a place like this ..."

Nancy
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Nancy Naluz

Front End Developer

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Rollin’ out of the 416 with a background in classical guitar performance, Nancy developed a love for front-end development after attending a workshop where she learned how to make a social network for cats. Nancy is the founder of the Montreal chapter of Ladies Learning Code and is passionate about digital literacy, tech innovation, startups, UX design and accessibility. In addition to never wearing pants, she can be found actively participating in various tech industry events as a mentor, judge and speaker.

What's currently on your playlist:
Drake, Death From Above 1979, Secret Mommy, Solids, Leo Brouwer, Pavement.

Life mantra:
"I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones." - John Cage

If I wasn’t doing this:
I’d give the whole start up adventure a go.

Genvieve
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Genviève Perron Migneron

Front End Developer

Bio

It was love-at-first-sight for Gen and front-end development. After spending a lot of time thinking she wanted to work in the video game industry as a 3D modeler, after one semester of painting, drawing and sculpting, she found her true calling in the Technique d’integration multimédia program at CEGEP and the rest is history… If she’s not too busy writing clean code, you can find her making great latte’s and checking out the happenings on Twitter or playing with one of the many office dogs.

Life mantra:
"If you’re going through hell, keep going." - Winston Churchill

If I wasn’t doing this, I’d be:
Miserable. Or maybe an IT Technician.

Random Fact:
I can move my ears!

Corey
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Corey Pomkoski

Partner & Project Manager

Bio

Today, Corey is our resident Project Manager, though he’s worn many a hat here at Dynamo including account manager, team supervisor, and director of human resources. We trust Corey to have the answers to all of our pressing questions (i.e. where's the milk?) with a phone in one hand and his fourth coffee in the other. When he's not busy entertaining us with his one one man synchronized swimming routine, he can be found obsessively tracking the snowfall on Jay Peak.

Best thing about working at Dynamo:
The room here to grow, while staying true to yourself is second-to-none. I wouldn't change the past my time at Dynamo’s for anything.

Foosball Nickname:
Red Beard One

Life mantra:
The ability to make oneself laugh should never be overlooked.

Boris
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Guillaume Bourrousse

Front End Developer

Bio

Guillaume “Boris” is a front end developer natural talent, hailing from France. As one of the youngest at Dynamo, he is also one of our most senior team members, which makes him a riddle, wrapped in a baguette, topped with a beret. Having racked up 5 years of experience in front end integration, Rails programming, and Email integration, both his dev chops and his contagious smile are now an integral part of the our team. Known for juggling 63 projects at a time while simultaneously dominating the foosball table and planning a team 5 à 7 outing, he's the kind of human you want on your team

What's currently on your playlist:
Christine and the Queens

Best way to start the day at the office:
Beating André at Foosball

Best thing about working at Dynamo:
Working with all these funky-adorable-crazy-talented people. And Corey's cottage.

John
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John Mongeau

Client Relationship Manager

Bio

Educated and trained to be a lawyer, John decided to lose the suit and take his corporate business and legal experience to the digital world. His professional background and creative work ethic allows him to crackerjack his way across numerous tasks at Dynamo. From business development and strategy to winning foosball matches without “spinning”, John strives for change, challenge and success at everything that comes his way. John does what he must to ensure that smiles are abundant throughout the studio.

If I wasn't doing this:
I’d be a yoga instructor by day and EDM DJ by night.

Unbeknownst fact:
Along his path of trying to become a movie director, John won two short-film contests and has directed numerous music videos - true story!

Best thing about working at Dynamo:
By far, each and every one of my Dyna-peeps. Wow, what a team of creative and awesomely cool people.

Nicolas
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Nicolas Charlery

Developer

Bio

Nicolas has four years in development, two of each specializing in Java and GWT. He finally made the switch to Ruby after realising how it brings fun back to coding. He's also had the chance to experiment with Agile through test-driven development, pair programming, kanban and weekly retrospectives, while working in a small team with almost no management layer. This experience changed him forever both as a coder and a team player.

Best thing about working at Dynamo:
Its "Remoteness".

If I wasn't doing this I'd be:
An agronomist.

Life mantra:
"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better." - Samuel Beckett

Braden
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Braden Douglass

Developer

Bio

After a long stint at a PHP centered startup in the American South, Braden felt like his Ruby skills were in serious "regression mode" and knew Dynamo would be his catalyst. Having learned the language as a method to stay awake while studying all night for the LSATs; Braden realized that he loved Ruby much more than the thought of becoming a lawyer. Prior to that, he dabbled in design, Python, and iOS development. He spends his nights relaxing with his francophile wife, scribbling in small notebooks, and helping build a local Startup Foundry and Coworking roost. Now, he has made it his mission to give all to the Dynamo team and be a productive and brilliant player.

What's your life mantra?
At every turn, look to swap selection with quality.

Best thing about working at Dynamo:
The people, hands down. Never would I have imagined I would get a chance to work with such amazing people.

If I wasn't doing this I'd be:
Olympic Lifting or Cooking.

Kevin
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Kevin Hough

Developer

Bio

After several years in business analytics and digital project management, Kevin developed a keen interest in hands-on software engineering. He traded in his Gantt charts for a text editor, and thus Dynamo's next Ruby engineer was born. When he's not slinging code, Kevin likes to scope out new hobbies, eat chocolate, write music, go for walks, philosophize, and pretend to speak French.

What's currently on your playlist:
Alt-J (∆), The Pharcyde, Man Man, Vivaldi, Arcade Fire, Dave Brubeck, Puccini

Best way to start the day at the office:
Coffee + M&Ms.

If I wasn't doing this I'd be:
A troubadour.

Laurent
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Laurent Jouanneau Dario

Front End Developer

Bio

A Frenchie hailing from Paris, Laurent found himself in Montreal finishing his Masters degree and starting his career as a web developer. When he isn’t actively coding things so they look good, you can find him sharing #FEBreaks with his teammates or walking over for a slice of Dispatch’s olive oil cake. If ever Larry were to stop developing and get bored of the cloud, you could probably find him owning his own coffee shop.

Best thing about working at Dynamo:
People, fun and food (including coffee, and all the goodies).

What's currently on your playlist:
A lot of things! Oliver Nelson, Thomas Jack, Sam Feldt, Penguin Prison, Walk the moon, and so many others. Electro, Pop, Folk, Rock, Lounge, etc.

Random fact:
I’m a nice geek who enjoys playing video games and board games.

Richard
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Richard Karp

Developer

Bio

After studying film in university, Richard bounced from working in that industry to the marketing world but never found the perfect role in these fields. Having always been interested in technology, he started teaching himself web development and eventually attended a bootcamp in Toronto to accelerate his learning process. Finding his call as a web developer, he likes being able to solve problems and create amazing websites for people to interact with. The original FEBE (front-end back-end) of Dynamo, you can trust that anything that needs to get done, Richard is your guy.

Best thing about working at Dynamo:
Tough question. What’s not great about working here? Cool projects, great peeps, foosball, all expenses paid trips to any destination of your choosing. Ok, I may have made up the last one, but there’s always room for improvement.

If I wasn’t doing this, I’d be:
Assistant to the travelling secretary

Foosball Nickname:
Silky

Hugo
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Hugo Bastien

Developer

Bio

Hugo (aka, Huge) moved to Montréal in 2001 from his remote hometown in Québec called Abitbi-Temiscamingue. And no, that's not a typo. After a few years of studying biochemistry he realized that dealing in macromolecules was not exactly his life calling. Luckily, by dabbling in code on his own initiative, inspiration struck. Scripting WebSphere was his first real breakthrough — and his life path was decided. He's since graduated from that clunky HAScript macro language to Python and eventually to Ruby and iOS. He's now an avid consumer of anything programming related and can usually be found getting teased by all of us for working from home.

What's currently on your playlist:
At The Gates, Deafheaven, Social Distorsion, Tame Impala

Foosball Nickname:
I'll have one when I'm a decent player.

Life mantra:
The more you read, the more you calm down.