People

CEO & Creative Technologist

As CEO of NGX, Leigh provides valuable insight, direction and business savvy. As our Creative Technologist, Leigh imagines fun and innovative experiences for our interactive technology. Leigh is an honours graduate of Vancouver Film School's New Media Program, has over 20 years of interactive media experience, and is a recipient of the "Canadian Young Entrepreneur of the Year" award. Leigh's restless ambition is to realize the next great interactive idea.

Production Director

Our Production Director, Katie, is adept at managing people, process, and projects, while balancing schedules and budgets with prowess. As our rocket scientist, with a degree in Aerospace Engineering and expertise in robotics and satellites, she displays her zest for creative problem solving, all while getting the job done well.

Content Strategist

Dan is our resident renaissance man – a certified interpretive planner and published author who happens to have a major in History and a minor in both Political Science and Chemical Engineering. Dan has a wealth of experience in the museum industry having worked on exhibits around the globe. He is passionate about digital media and is an expert at turning stats and facts into engaging storytelling experiences. Dan is the guy you want to have around the campfire, because he knows every good ghost story there is.

Producer & Project Manager

Hanna is a Producer & Project Manager with a knack for visitor experience and technical innovation. With a Bachelor's degree in History, a Masters Degree in Communication and Culture, and a background as Museum Curator, Hanna is our storytelling tech savvy purveyor of fancy words. Hanna represents NGX on the BCMA Innovation Council.

Content Strategist

Jason is an avid writer, biologist, and lifelong museum geek. With a Master's of Science in Evolutionary Zoology, he is a published science writer, an award-winning researcher, and a handy dandy dinosaur-skeleton builder! As our Content Strategist, he has a keen ability to passionately delve into a variety of topics with ease while transforming dense material into accessible and imaginative educational stories.

Producer & Project Manager

With a Bachelors in Information Management and a Masters in Library Science, and work with the British library on notable preservation projects, Rui understands the complexity of data management for cultural institutions. Rui’s data background blends seamlessly with her aptitude for Project Management and a delightful curiosity for museum exhibits.

Senior Systems Engineer

As Senior Systems Engineer, Eric shines with 5 star qualifications: a Diploma in Systems Analysis & Computing Studies, a Certificate in Database Development, an A+ and Network+ Certified Professional (CompTIA), a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Solution Developer (MCSD), and Database Administrator (MCDBA). With 25 years of software development experience, Eric has been a NGX pillar for 17 years. Eric is known as the quiet thinker who is the mastermind behind NGX systems.

Interactive Developer

Jason’s diverse background blends hardware tinkering, software development, film editing, lighting design, and woodworking! Jason’s interests converged in a novel way to bring a unique perspective to our technical team. Jason is an innovative and resourceful interactive developer with experience working with Unity, C#, C/C++, as well as a range of hardware including VR.

Principal

Thomas demonstrates strong leadership and astute business acumen as Principal. With an MBA from Sauder School of Business (UBC) and a Commerce degree from McGill, Thomas has the academic background to bolster his experience. With a focus on financial analysis and strategic alliances, Thomas is often found in his pink socks musing over spreadsheets and big ideas.

Technical Manager

An Agile Scrum Master with degrees in both Art History and Computer Science, Valerie brings a diversity of experience and knowledge to her role as Technical Manager. Passionate about user-centric functionality, Valerie gets real satisfaction in finding technological solutions that meet human needs. In fact, one of her many super powers is facilitating communication and problem solving between non-technical clients and a tech development team!

Senior Interactive Designer

As our Senior Designer, Justin's passion for design, usability, and interaction comes shining through. Justin is a cool character who has extensive experience in designing creative and engaging interfaces. With a degree in digital art and design from Thompson Rivers University, coupled with his many years of know-how it is no wonder Justin leaves a trail of top-calibre work in his wake. Justin is driven to doodle (and man can he doodle!) and that's just the way we like it.

Producer & Project Manager

Carolyn is a Producer & Project Manager with a Masters in Digital Media and a Bachelor's degree in Business. Carolyn thrives on requirements analysis, creative execution, and juggling deadlines. Carolyn has her sights set on making an impact on the cultural world through digital media – and her vivacity is contagious.

Interactive Designer

Luyi is a strategic and multidisciplinary designer with an eye for innovation. She studied at SFU where she earned degrees in Interactive Arts & Technology as well as Art & Culture Studies. While her focus at NGX is in graphic design, she also knows how to code in HTML, CSS and Arduino. When she's not busy creating beautiful visual narratives, she is most likely getting her hands dirty as she has a passion for Metalsmithing and the Lapidary arts.

Producer & Project Manager

Vini loves spreadsheets, big ideas, and cultural destinations. He has a Masters from the Centre for Digital Media as well as Bachelors and Masters degrees in marketing from Brazil. With a background that combines TV, radio, and print marketing with technical web wizardry, Vini brings a fresh perspective on producing compelling museum experiences.

Interactive Developer

With an Engineering degree and a Masters in Digital Media, Juan is a skilled software developer with an interest in Human Computer Interaction. With expertise in hardware and software (and a speciality in Unity 3D), he enjoys finding solutions to technically challenging problems and building creative algorithms in different programming languages.

Film Director

Thomas is an artistic and story-driven film director. He was valedictorian of his cohort at the Emily Carr Institute in Vancouver. Thomas has directed a variety of documentary films including a feature length documentary in association with the National Film Board of Canada. 'Hope' and his subsequent documentary films have screened to television, theatre and festival audiences across North America. Thomas is a trusted NGX partner.

VP & Executive Producer

Jessica creates remarkable results through the convergence of business strategy, design aesthetic, technical knowledge, and interpretive storytelling. Jessica leads our team with integrity to ensure our culture is creative, our projects stay focused, and our clients are happy! Armed with her PMP Certification and a UBC Science Degree, Jess balances her formal qualifications with her passion for creativity and innovation.

Experience Designer

With a Master of Applied Arts in Visual Design from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Jan’s creative voice shines through for our digital experience strategy and conceptual ideation. Jan’s innovative approach to digital strategy incorporates his years of international experience in the museum industry and his traditional background in visual arts, industrial design, and visitor experience planning.

Animation Lead

Nida leads our 2D and 3D animation concepting, storyboarding, illustration, and animation production with artistic flair, technical aptitude, and storytelling panache. Nida has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Art Institute of Chicago and a design diploma from Vancouver Film School. As a Lead Instructor for 3D and Motion Design at VFS, Nida mentors students with their grad projects from concept to completion.

Producer & Project Manager

Diedre is an organized and capable Producer & Project Manager with a degree in Anthropology and a background in tourism. As Producer & Project Manager, Diedre shines by doing what needs to get done when it needs to get done – whether schedules, budgets, or documentation – all with a delightful sense of humour!

Interface Designer

Padraig has been hooked on interactive story-driven applications since he was a child in Ireland, playing Encarta '95 on his family’s Parkard Bell. He loves interactive installations because they transport you to a place where learning is fun, engaging, and inspiring. With a BA in Creative Multimedia, Padraig shares his talent for graphic design with our creative team to develop intuitive interfaces.

Content Developer

With a Communications degree from SFU and a Journalism Diploma, as well as awards for her Journalism work, Rosemary has the credentials to contribute easily to our content department, whether through research, writing, or editing. A curious person with an innate drive, Rosemary is motivated by creating meaningful learning experiences for cultural institutions.

Interactive Developer

As Interactive Developer, Mike creates engaging software experiences for our physical installations. Mike is a versatile developer with knowledge in Actionscript, JavaScript, & Objective C. As a design enthusiast, he creates applications that are both aesthetically pleasing, as well as functionally intuitive. With a Diploma in Digital Media Design from the Centre for Arts and Technology, his work emphasizes creativity and interaction.