SECTORS WE SERVE
We’ve been offering strategic marketing services for more than 20 years and over that time we’ve been able to work with small mom-and-pop retail outlets, integrated public service organizations, large international publishing houses and everything in between.
We are proud of our partnership with many community organizations, including non-profits and social services providers. We also have extensive experience in the public sector and have worked with clients in industries such as:
• Schools & school boards
• Educational leadership
• Wholesale & retail
The true value in working with Blueprint is found in the relationships we build
It is through a partnership — based on mutual trust, understanding and respect — that we can develop the services and tools that will exceed your expectations.
You know your business. We know ours. When we work together, we will create something that is far greater than what we could do on own.
Cecily is passionate about growing small businesses and non-profits through marketing. She's spent her entire career in marketing and communications, focused primarily on digital outreach. She worked as the sole marketer at two companies, and as an Account Manager at Blueprint.
Cecily takes a personal approach, creating tailored strategies for any business, from equines to manufacturing. She handled the launch of e-commerce sites, social media campaigns, and communication strategies tailor-made for non-profits in our community.
Cecily is a self-proclaimed horse girl and devoted Ontarian.
Director, Business Development
Tim takes a client-focused approach to his work at Blueprint. Before joining the team in 2017, he spent many years in the marketing department of one of our clients. His work there included developing a comprehensive new website and intranet, managing large, complex print projects, purchasing promotional products and overall brand management. His involvement on that side of the desk gives him a great perspective on how Blueprint can best serve clients’ 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. A stickler for details, he walks alongside clients to see the entire project through to its successful completion.
Dan leads Blueprint’s in-house programming team. He joined Blueprint in 2011, after making the jump across the pond from England to start a new adventure in Canada. Prior to joining Blueprint, Dan spent ten years as an Analyst Programmer for the University of Kent, maintaining and developing the Student Data and Administration systems of the University, and honed his attention to detail during ten years as a Jet Technician in the Royal Air Force.
Under Dan’s leadership our programmers deliver effective, customized solutions that make the best use of the best technologies available.
Phil joined Blueprint Agencies in the fall of 2021. With a degree in Computer Science from the University of Guelph, he helps clients develop effective solutions for their programming requirements.
Phil lives and breathes this stuff-- in his spare time he enjoys tinkering with embedded systems, such as RPI, home media servers and VPNs for his friends.
When not fiddling with computers, he indulges his love of science fiction books and being swarmed by his two Jack Russel pups. Phil is not only a great developer, he brings the added bonus of being a great coffee roaster.
Rick's background has been in the mining industry as well as various school boards with more than 35 years in accounting in Northern Ontario. He has recently relocated to Paris to be closer to his family, enjoying the longer summers and less snow!
When not on the golf course or at the curling rink, Rick looks forward to spending time with his grandchildren.
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 20 years ago.
Aad’s ability to listen to a client’s needs, understand their business and provide solutions that work influences everything the Blueprint team does. He pairs more than 20 years of experience in strategic marketing with a unique combination of design, web development and content management expertise. Aad is also a certified FileMaker partner, able to bring powerful database solutions to projects of any size.
An accomplished artist whose works grace the halls of Blueprint’s offices, Jeanette leads our award-winning creative team. She has a BA in Fine Arts, a teaching degree and more than 25 years of experience as a graphic designer.
Effective design is more than just pretty pictures. Jeanette’s strength lies not just in her expertise with paint brush and computer stylus, but in her understanding of how a brand is integral to telling an organization’s story.
Bringing a breadth of international graphics and fine arts experience, Jeanette sets the creative bar for our projects and, lucky for us, our office environment.
Senior Graphic & UX Designer
Kathryn has been a part of the Blueprint team for 10 years. From initial concept to execution, she develops unique and comprehensive designs for clients’ use across various print and digital media. With a passion for User Experience design, her goal is to solve problems while creating digital experiences that enhance the user’s experience.
She always strives to stay current and looks to the latest design trends for inspiration. Kathryn has a background in Art Fundamentals from Sheridan College, a Graphic Design Diploma from Mohawk College and is a certified User Experience Designer. She brings 15 years of experience demonstrating how effective web design incorporates both design and functionality.
Junior Business Systems Analyst
James recently completed an Honours degree in Economics with a Management Option at Wilfrid Laurier University.
As part of his studies, he gained valuable experience through co-op placements in manufacturing, finance and consumer packaging. Those classroom and experiential aspects allowed him to develop and put into practice analytical and problem-solving skills. He credits his time working at a local golf course for developing his excellent organizational and customer service skills (but we suspect he was just in it for the free rounds of golf).
James’ work at Blueprint focusses mostly on helping clients use database and web applications that increase efficiency
In his free time, you can find James on the golf course (rain or shine!), or playing pickup basketball. And when the weather is finally cold enough to put the clubs away, he turns to pond hockey with friends.