Aad's background is in business management and marketing. He graduated in Business Administration in Eindhoven, Holland and worked for KLM Dutch Airlines and ran a successful design firm in Europe before immigrating to Canada in 1997 as project manager for the International Festival of Arts. Aad and his wife, Jeanette Obbink, founded Blueprint Agencies (formerly Blueprint IT Works) more than 15 years ago.
Aad’s good business sense has seen Blueprint grow steadily in Canada while continuing to retain a number of European clients. His design, web development and content management expertise, paired with his ability to discern client’s unique needs and offer solutions that work influence everything the Blueprint team does.
In his "spare" time, Aad is a member of the Brant Economic Development Advisory Council and active in the Rotary Club.
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Tim takes a client-focused approach to his work at Blueprint. Before joining the team in 2017, he spent many years at one of our long-standing clients, Redeemer University College in Ancaster. His involvement on that side of our work gives him a great perspective on how Blueprint can best serve clients’ needs. His work there included developing a comprehensive new website and intranet, managing large, complex print projects, purchasing promotional products and overall brand management.
That type of comprehensive experience allows him to work with clients on an integrated approach to their marketing needs. A natural problem-solver, Tim enjoys sitting down with clients to identify their needs and to develop solutions that will help them expand their reach.
Jeanette is the Art Director for Blueprint Agencies and a vital part of our award-winning creative team. She has a BA in Fine Arts and a teaching degree, as well as over 25 years of experience as a Graphic Designer and Art Director and leads our team of enthusiastic graphic artists.
Bringing a breadth of international graphics and fine arts experience, Jeanette sets the creative bar for both our projects and, lucky for us, our office environment.
Dan has been a member of the Blueprint Team since August 2012 after making the jump across the pond from England to start a new adventure in Canada.
Dan's diverse background includes 10 years as an Analyst Programmer for the University of Kent, developing and maintaining their Student Data and Administration systems, and 10 years as a Jet Technician in the Royal Air Force.
A typical Brit who loves Marmite, toad in the hole and dunking biscuits in a nice cup of tea, Dan knows absolutely nothing about hockey and still calls ‘soccer’ ‘football.'
Kamal bring seven years of experience in programming to Blueprint along with a BSc in Chemistry from South Gujarat University in India, a PGDCA in Computer Application at MS University, and an MSc in Environmental Sciences from the University of Hohenheim in Germany.
In his limited spare moments Kamal enjoys watching English Premier League and Champions League Football (a lot), reading the newspaper, and spending time honing his skills and learning new ones on Udemy.
Cecily is a social media specialist with years of professional experience managing online brands for executives and organizations. She has handled online content creation for more than five years, curating written, online, and graphic content. Cecily specializes in writing online content that has been search engine optimized in order to increase traction to web pages, content marketing, and social media strategy.
As an Account Manager with Blueprint Agencies, Cecily currently creates content for client websites, handles CMS questions from clients, maintains social media profiles, and assists in developing web projects.
Karyn is responsible for Blueprint's copywriting and quality assurance. Her background includes bachelor’s degrees from Guelph and McMaster Universities, where she studied child development and social work. She is passionate about bringing your ideas to life by finding the perfect words and tone to express them. Outside of Blueprint, Karyn appears on CBC Radio as an occasional parenting commentator.
Karyn is also active with local non-profits and community choirs and theatre groups. In her vast moments of spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, skiing, and drinking coffee, not necessarily in that order.
Debbie maintains Blueprint's accounting department and is your first point of contact when you arrive.
She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, including her husband and two amazing daughters, watching Nascar, salsa dancing, and drinking a nice Pinot Grigio.
Debbie's favorite quotes are: Live life to its fullest / Be who you want to be there are no limits / Everything happens for a reason / Live, Love, Laugh and Dream.
Her bottom line is: HAPPINESS.
Kathryn has ten years Graphic Design experience. She has a background in Art Fundamentals from Sheridan College and has earned her Graphic Design Diploma from Mohawk College. She has worked for Blueprint Agencies for three years. She provides creative development from initial concept to execution.
She has a passion for design in particular, magazine layout and web design, and is always looking to the latest design trends for inspiration. A firm believer that all original design you need to 'attack' in a rebellious manner and great advertising almost always starts with something true.
Pedro brings years of experience in web development and a diploma in Computer Systems Technology - Software Development from Mohawk College to the Blueprint team. He specializes in turning our designers' visions into reality online.
A true tech geek, Pedro loves contributing to the Stack Overflow community - but you can also find him on his mountain bike or hiking the trails. Fun fact: Even though he grew up on an island surrounded by it, Pedro doesn't like the ocean.