Tricia's extensive background in department management, corporate communications and editorial design has given her the knowledge and drive to lead and develop the Creative Department at SNAP Newspaper Group. Her duties include managing day-to-day operations, hiring and training new employees, overseeing newspaper production and directing the creative team. Her determination, skill and passion for design have been influential in maintaining the creative vision at SNAP.
Neil's diverse experience in marketing and graphic design management as an art and creative director, and business experience as an entrepreneur, provides him with the knowledge and experience to lead the creative team as SNAP continues to grow and evolve. He is responsible for maintaining and building upon SNAP's established brand as it relates to internal and external initiatives, including all SNAP newspaper franchises, and is jointly responsible for directing the creative team in the best interests of the brand.
Ashley's experience with newspaper media and vast knowledge of modern technology have helped shape her position at SNAP. Her responsibilities include sustaining and encouraging the growth and assembly of four newspapers, training new employees, coordinating day-to-day direction within a small portion of the overall creative team, and managing and producing external creative jobs. SNAP's diverse team is ever evolving, and Ashley is very pleased to be a part of it.
Through studying design and advertising at the college level and working professionally as a freelance designer, Geoff has a comprehensive knowledge of the field. He is responsible for managing multiple SNAP newspapers, in which his duties include daily communication with franchisees, building advertisements for clients and general paper layout. Geoff is proud of the work he has done, and loves the time he has had at SNAP. He works hard to make those around him enjoy the time they spend at the office.
Erin's education and background in graphic design led her to become a member of the SNAP Newspaper Group design team. She is responsible for the production of multiple newspapers each month as well as overseeing the workflow of a small team of creative designers and their respective newspapers. Her duties include training new employees, the creation of advertisements, layout design, managing her team and completing a variety of design projects for SNAP Newspaper Group.
Josh's broad background in business and management compliments his experience in graphic and interactive design – giving him the knowledge and skill sets necessary to be an effective and enthusiastic SNAP Creative Team Leader. He is responsible for overseeing a team of designers and all of the creative work that they produce, as well as assisting in the development and implementation of strategies for managing the production and growth of the Creative Department as a whole. Josh is a team player with character and has a strong work ethic.
Joel's experience in graphic and promotional design brings skill and swiftness to the creative department. A graduate of Georgian College's graphic design program, Joel has also headed and helped streamline the creative division for a promotional embroidery digitizing company. His experience has also reached into the fields of video production and embroidery digitizing, making him a well-rounded and adaptable asset to SNAP.
With a love of creating beautiful things, Kristen always knew she wanted to have a career in art and design. Kristen earned a three-year diploma from Seneca College and then when on to complete a one-year Graphic Design diploma from the Art Institute of Toronto – where she graduated on the Dean's List at the top of her class. Kristen came to SNAP in 2007 and since then has found a team that she is proud to call not only her collegues but also a family. Kristen is responsible for designing three papers and looks forward to the end of the month when the end result of hard work pays off in the form of a great looking product that the community will embrace.
After working for two years as a marketing and logistics co-ordinator for a small company in the lighting industry, Kyle has decided to return to his roots in print design. He is a graduate of Seneca College’s three year graphic design program and has since been working in the field as a freelance and full-time designer. His main areas of design include package, promotions, layout and branding. Kyle is proud if his accomplishments and is thrilled to be a part of the SNAP team.
A graduate of the Radio and Television Arts program at Ryerson University, Jeff has a firm understanding of virtually all aspects of media and collateral production. He is a skilled illustrator and graphic designer with extensive experience in B2B and B2C sales and marketing. An avid reader and writer, Jeff had his first piece of short fiction published in 2010 and is currently writing and illustrating his first graphic novel.
Vince graduated from the Visual Creative Arts Graphic Design program from Cambrian College in 2005, where he also acted as both vice president and president of Vision, the Student's Graphic Design Association. Vince is a visual problem solver and has been putting his expertise and talent into practice for over three years. With prior experience as a prepress designer, he is responsible for the layout and design of three papers at SNAP. Vince's passion for his trade and focus on continuing to enhance his skills are the driving force behind his goal of delivering first class service and design to his franchisees.
Giuliano is a recent graduate of Seneca College's Graphic Design program. Giuliano has been exposed to various styles of design such as branding, print and publication, corporate work, eBlasts, banners, magazine advertisements and much, much more. He has worked in and out of studios on a contract basis as well as manages his own repertoire of freelance clients for over a year now, and currently designs i.Business magazine.
Breanne is a passionate, dedicated, and creative individual. She followed her artistic dreams by studying Graphic Design at Durham College for three years. With experience and practice she has developed creative and innovative skills, which truly reflects on her personality and love of design.
A creative designer/illustrator with proven talents in designing logos, graphics and illustrations for text books, newsletters, brochures and magazines, coupled with an understanding of composition. Dom has excellent project management skills and the ability to establish rapport with individuals at all levels. His is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art majoring in Advertising/ Illustration as well as a graduate of The Art Institute of Toronto in which he was on the Dean's Honor Roll and The President's Honor Roll.
Kirk has over a decade of professional experience in print, web and information design. His most recent accolade being the SNAP Spirit Award for 2009. Prior to bringing his talents to SNAP, Kirk has created award-winning interactive media for Indian Affairs Canada, and was a logo design specialist for Titleist. Kirk has mostly specialized in identity and marketing campaign development and is continually inspired in his profession.
Combining her love for art and editorial design, Shannon studied Graphic Design for three years at Seneca college and recently graduated on the Presidents' List. Before becoming a permanent addition to the team as a Production Assistant, Shannon interned at SNAP while finishing her final semester of college. After completing school, she is proud and excited to start a new chapter in her life, to further her design knowledge and be a part of the SNAP family!
After graduating from a three year Graphic Design program at Seneca College in 2007, Marc leapt forward into the work force. His previous experience was directly related to the design and production aspects of the print industry. Marc is responsible for the layout of events and colour correction for all franchises. His strong work ethic and passion for design makes him a great addition to the SNAP team.
Gemma has worked with SNAP Newspapers for several years, helping to keep our head office clean, tidy, and bring a friendly energy whenever she is here. She attended Sacred Heart Catholic High School, where she graduated on Honour Roll and was held in high regard as a friend by all her peers. She enjoys the work atmosphere, and has made great friends since her time began at SNAP.