Heather Soiferman - Art Director (On Maternity Leave) - Modern Earth Web Design - Online Marketing - Search Engine Optimization - Custom Web Design - Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

Meet The Earthlings

Imagination is everything! I work with a team of people who thrive on using their imagination - to create graphic art - or to envision how a client will use an online program - or to anticipate what someone is searching for. We make what we imagine - happen.

Heather Soiferman,Art Director (On Maternity Leave)


Management

Philip Giles - President - Modern Earth Web Design - Online Marketing - Search Engine Optimization - Custom Web Design - Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

Philip Giles, President

Philip’s near meteoric rise through the Earthling ranks befits a man of his particular skills and professional capabilities. Starting in 2009 as a humble account exec, rising to sales manager, then Vice President, and now with his promotion to President of Modern Earth, Philip continues to lead by example and motivate his team through a combination of persistence, inquisitorial curiosity, and British dry wit.


Design

Barrett Telfer - Creative Director - Modern Earth Web Design - Online Marketing - Search Engine Optimization - Custom Web Design - Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

Barrett Telfer, Creative Director

Since coming to Modern Earth, Barrett has honed his skills and expanded his talents, earning his promotion to Creative Director, continuing to do great design work, all while assisting with the duties involved in managing the design department day-to-day. With a particular interest in ongoing training, Barrett has taken the opportunity to attend a variety of technology related workshops and conferences; Project Management Intensive and HTML5 Workshop with New Media Manitoba, WordCamp Winnipeg 2013, and traveled to Atlanta to attend An Event Apart. Continuing with this theme, Barrett offers his resources to Assiniboine Community College’s Advisory Panel for the Interactive Media Program, Red River College’s Digital Media Design Advisory Committee, and, in the past, has been a resource at the ATC program at Louis Riel (Website Development). Growing the next generation of talent!

Heather Soiferman - Art Director (On Maternity Leave) - Modern Earth Web Design - Online Marketing - Search Engine Optimization - Custom Web Design - Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

Heather Soiferman, Art Director (On Maternity Leave)

Imagine hearing about Caravaggio and Transformers in the same sentence – wild! With a BFA and a hobby site devoted to Cartoon Robots Heather always has something interesting to talk about – and great inspirations for her client focused design work. Her transformation into art director allows her to project manage as well as mentor the junior design team. More than meets the eye!

Sean Savoie - Web Designer - Modern Earth Web Design - Online Marketing - Search Engine Optimization - Custom Web Design - Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

Sean Savoie, Web Designer

After graduating from Red River College in the Digital Media Design program, Sean's skills are better than ever. His ability to make stunning and fully functioning websites makes him a perfect fit for Modern Earth. To Sean, the web is not only a career choice but a hobby. He loves learning about the upcoming trends in web design and how he can apply them to his daily life at Modern Earth.

Art Storey - Web Designer - Modern Earth Web Design - Online Marketing - Search Engine Optimization - Custom Web Design - Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

Art Storey, Web Designer

In the early 90's you'd probably find Art designing 16-color DOS/VGA user-interfaces for dial-up Bulletin Board Systems before the internet was released. Since then he's worked with many small to large businesses, government, online games, apps, and political projects across Canada.

Marcelo Hinojosa  - Web Designer - Modern Earth Web Design - Online Marketing - Search Engine Optimization - Custom Web Design - Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

Marcelo Hinojosa , Web Designer

Having over ten years of experience in designing and developing websites for a variety of businesses and organizations, Marcelo has delivered the online presence of many small scale enterprises as well as numerous high traffic volume websites for both mobile and desktop audiences. Marcelo has a precise attention to detail and a high dedication to enriching the overall end user’s experience using Responsive Design to accommodate the ever changing web.


Development

Michel Gauthier - Senior Software Developer - Modern Earth Web Design - Online Marketing - Search Engine Optimization - Custom Web Design - Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

Michel Gauthier, Senior Software Developer

Michel Got Game! And a wit as sharp as his abilities. He loves video games, which makes for very animated team lunch chats. He's also an Intellivison fanboy without compare and has some great dance moves. Did we mention he is a great videographer? As comfortable behind the camera as he is in front of it. Not Shy. Not at all.

Robert Tardiff - Developer - Modern Earth Web Design - Online Marketing - Search Engine Optimization - Custom Web Design - Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

Robert Tardiff, Developer

Rob was hired specifically to build interactive game modules for an online learning platform. Now a full time developer, in a room full of quiet focused programmers, he is the most quiet, and perhaps, the most focused. Work softly, and wear big headphones.


Marketing

Emma Sadonick-Carriere - Online Marketing Specialist - Modern Earth Web Design - Online Marketing - Search Engine Optimization - Custom Web Design - Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

Emma Sadonick-Carriere, Online Marketing Specialist

Emma is a self-professed social media addict who hasn’t stopped tweeting since Jack Layton said “Hashtag Fail” back in 2011. Having always found an interest in marketing, product placement and what goes on behind the scenes, working on Search Engine Optimization and Online Marketing with Modern Earth is a dream come true!


Administration

Marnie Grimolfson - Office Manager - Modern Earth Web Design - Online Marketing - Search Engine Optimization - Custom Web Design - Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

Marnie Grimolfson, Office Manager

Marnie has been part of Modern Earth for years, working behind the scenes and in the office as co-owner of the Business Centre. We welcome her to the front office as Office Manager, where her warm smile and infectiously joyful personality welcomes our clients.


Neovation (our sister company)

Dan Belhassen - Founder & CEO - Modern Earth Web Design - Online Marketing - Search Engine Optimization - Custom Web Design - Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

Dan Belhassen, Founder & CEO

Since founding Modern Earth in 1999, Dan grew a 3 person business into a thriving web design, development and online marketing company before stepping back in as President and taking on the role of CEO in 2012. Currently the President of Modern Earth’s sister company, Neovation, Dan continues to bring online solutions to the business world – focusing on their “made in Manitoba” learning management system, SmarterU.com

Susan Hurrell - Dir. Marketing - Modern Earth Web Design - Online Marketing - Search Engine Optimization - Custom Web Design - Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

Susan Hurrell, Dir. Marketing

While working for Dan as Neovation’s VP of Business Development, Susan continues to lend a guiding hand to the Modern Earth team when it comes to marketing and communications. Susan is well-known in the Winnipeg business community and beyond as a subject matter expert on all aspects of online marketing, search optimization, and email and content marketing. Invite her to speak to your team or at your upcoming conference!