For the last two decades, Blaine has worked at the intersection of business, innovation, and creativity. In successive positions at DDB, Ogilvy and TAXI, Blaine led projects for clients including Destination Canada, IBM and Johnson & Johnson.
As CEO and Co-Founder of Dot Dot Dash, she has been responsible for developing marketing and creative content strategies for clients like Patagonia, Greenpeace, Gymnastics Canada and Toronto Global. The studio's work is focussed on producing world-class creative that delivers attraction by leveraging the power of creativity.
Jason van Bruggen is a film director, photographer, adventurer and activist. Known for a visually arresting treatment of landscapes, and the ability to elicit emotion and range from actors and real people, his work is full of beauty, found light, substance and a clear appreciation for the natural world. His immersive storytelling expresses a profound interest in culture and geography and an ambition to share the authentic and truthful stories of everyday heroes the world over.
His long and diverse list of clients includes Destination Canada, Patagonia, NASA, KLM, BC Hydro, Canada Goose, Arc’teryx, Parks Canada, AllState, Ontario Medical Association and Aveda. His work as a visual storyteller has been profiled by Outside Magazine, National Geographic, Shoots, Flyfish Journal, Communication Arts, Applied Arts, Photo District News and his photographs have been published in New York Times, the Globe and Mail, Architectural Digest and many other publications. Jason has been a featured artist at the Scotiabank CONTACT Photo Festival and his photographic work has been on display at some of Canada’s leading cultural institutions. Jason has a Masters Degree in History from Queen's University and is a Fellow International of the Explorers Club and a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society. He has travelled and worked in over 100 countries, including some of the most remote and austere locations on the planet.
Michael is a creative thinker and idea generator. As an entrepreneur, consultant, strategist and advertising executive, Michael has spent the last 20+ years asking 'why?' and 'why not?' in a diverse array of B2B, B2C and G2C markets. His work is focused on brand and business strategy, communication planning, creative ideation and market research.