Chris Thornley President
Lawanda Thornley Marketing Services
Andi Douglas Production Coordinator
Michal Pandyra Web Developer
Lisa Noble Graphic Designer
Susanne Rutchinski Graphic Designer
Cassie Clay-Smith Graphic Designer
Creative, good natured and a team player, Chris is very aware of the value of surrounding himself with a team of talented and creative individuals. Fiercely proud of this company and our creative achievements, he firmly believes there is nothing we can't do.
With more than 40 years of graphic design, advertising and marketing experience, Chris Thornley brings a wealth of knowledge to all projects. A graduate of Douglas College and BCIT, Chris founded the company in 1989 and under his direction the firm has been responsible for the logos and branding of many Fraser Valley businesses and not-for-profits. He has served on a number of boards including the Cultural Development Advisory Committee (Surrey City Hall), Surrey Arts Centre Theatre Program Advisory Committee, Chairman of the White Rock Branding Review Committee and many more. As agency leader, Chris provides valuable insight, guidance and critical thinking – ensuring that objectives and goals always rise to the forefront. Chris has been recognized by the Arts and Business communities with a number of awards and honours.
With a flare for public speaking, a love of organization and natural strategic thinking, Lawanda brings positive energy and enthusiasm to all her client interactions and excellent humour to the office.
Lawanda Thornley has over 8 years of experience in communications including branding, marketing, leadership, writing & editing, public speaking and project & event management. She has worked with over 40 public companies, as well as those in a variety of sectors such as not-for-profit, tourism, and education. Her marketing experience guides our clients’ strategic planning and project management. Lawanda is an active community member and has served on a number of boards, including as president of Toastmasters where her public speaking skills were recognized. Lawanda studied at both Douglas College and Simon Fraser University.
The ability to juggle many projects, assess the appropriate materials for a specific job, and know which supplier will suit a project, makes Andi our superstar project coordinator -- but don't tell her we said so!
Andi’s role as Production Coordinator is to ensure that all components of the project are met on time and on budget. Her strong relationships with external suppliers and attention to detail helps the company to achieve a high quality product that often exceeds expectation, while being mindful of client resources.
With a creativity rarely seen in web developers, a drive to exceed expectations in user experience and the cutest dog, Mike breathes life into our web designs and digital projects.
Michal hails from BCIT and has over 10 years of industry experience. Having closely followed the evolution of the world wide web, he has a clear understanding of website requirements and best practices in today's market. Further, he actively monitors emerging technologies ensuring that we closely follow industry trends as they develop. Michal is familiar with the full software and service stack required to develop and operate a successful website or web application. This includes, but isn’t limited to, server configuration and administration, DNS management, handling of electronic communications, database design and management as well as both server-side and front-end software development.
Eager and always willing to start a new project, Lisa jumps in to bring her own unique style to our designs. Passionate about colours, and fussy about the details, she's determined to set the bar high. And, of course, she'd always argue that her dog is far cuter than Mike's.
Lisa is a skilled graphic designer with a diverse portfolio range. She has a wide range of experience with retail and not-for-profit marketing as well as an extensive understanding of print production. Lisa graduated from Kwantlen University's Graphic Design program.
Jumping with ease from project to project, Sue's a bit of a designer superhero, though she doesn't often wear her cape. Her creativity appears to have no bounds. With an artistic eye, keen sense of details and engaging personality, its hard not to love her.
Susanne is an award-winning designer with more than 18 years of experience. She has worked extensively on print design for a wide range of industries from municipal government agencies, hospital foundations and community organizations to newspapers, restaurants and property developers. Susanne brings a special level of creativity and know-how to all of our projects.
A bubbly personality, and an eagerness to conquer challenges defines Cassie's approach to design. This tea-drinking artist sees potential designs in every new project.
Cassie earned a Bachelor in Graphic Design for Marketing from Kwantlen University, and a Diploma in Fine Arts from Langara College. Since earning her education, she has put her skills to use working on a wide variety of projects from advertising to packaging and of course custom illustrations.