April 28, 2020
Since February of this year, we’ve added six new members to our team and we’d like to officially welcome them to the J59 family.
Marisa – pronounced ‘Mareesa’ – is our new Studio Manager, filling in for a mat leave. She brings 20 years of experience to the table, and her favourite quote is “With great power comes great responsibility”. While we had asked for a quote from an author or philosopher, we’ll accept one from Spiderman, as it befits her new role.
Alejandra is our new (and much-needed) Digital Project Coordinator. Her goal at J59 is to create great design and bring ideas to life. She is an avid photographer, scuba diver, and claims to be able to read minds – not a bad talent to have in her line of work.
Nicole Grimshaw is our newest addition to the team. Her ex-BIMM colleagues would agree that she is an extremely talented art director. So we look forward to great things as Nicole joins Safiya Kamani (on the copy side) to work on Canada Post and other fun projects. When asked why she chose to work in advertising, she answered “Because no two days are the same”. Let’s hope the same goes for the ideas she’ll be coming up with for years to come.
When Maha isn’t hustling on the SiriusXM account, she likes watching sports, chef’ing, and dreaming about her next trip (sigh). Whatever you do, don’t ask her about her YouTube channel from when she was in high school. In fact, it’s best not to try to find it on your own…
We’re proud to announce that Jocelyn – who goes by Jocie, Jo or Joce – is now a bona fide Graphic Designer, having successfully completed her three-month internship with us. In her spare time, Jocie scours the city looking for the best Poke Bowls. Apparently, that’s some sort of Hawaiian dish and not a new game where you look for Pokemon.
Rumi, the 13th-century Persian poet, once wrote “What you seek is seeking you”. And Katelyn Kendrick, our new Account Supervisor on Canada Post, has always kept those words close to her heart. Was she seeking J59? Were we seeking her? Is that what the quote actually means? We’ll never know… but we’re sure glad we found each other.