Our Web & Mobile Team
Take 15+ years of experience in the field of web design, combine it with fresh web designers and graphic artists, add the latest web technologies, partner with other leaders in the field, and throw in generous helpings of excitement. Mix it all together with a commitment to quality – that’s Trends Mobile & Web Solutions. We want your web investment to succeed, because when you are successful, we are too.
Steeped in the Internet for much longer than she’d like to admit, Cynthia manages the projects and is the friendly front line for our customers. Her first web design firm was opened in 1995 making her a bit of an oddity on the team – most of them look at the web like they look at a toaster; it’s just always been there. Cynthia does remember life without it, and would rather not return. She taught web design for over a decade and has guided successful, award-winning web teams and projects over the years. A graduate from the SAIT Library and Information Technology program, she brings a unique and valuable set of information architecture and content organization skills to the table. In an industry that never stands still, Cynthia has the benefit of combining her experience and wisdom with the newest technologies while working together with the vibrant members of the Trends team (who are very fun to work with!).
In her spare time, Cynthia loves the great outdoors and you’ll often find her exploring the nearby Rocky Mountains or the deserts and beaches of Mexico. Learning Spanish, dancing Cumbia, and trying to stay out of trouble also keep her busy when she isn’t adding photos to her Facebook page.
It’s all in the details for Jeff. After 5 years experience in the accounting world, a sudden change of heart took him to the Graphic Communications and Print Technology program at SAIT Polytechnic. The marriage between the discipline of accounting and the creativity of design bring a unique combination of thought patterns into Jeff’s work. He’s a perfectionist with creative vision, so detail and imaginativeness go into everything Jeff accomplishes – excellent skills that help inspire the rest of the Trends team in their projects.
An avid movie buff who loves to travel, Jeff’s mind is always swirling due to the countless movies he sees each year as well as the new sights and sounds of cities that are foreign to him. If you can’t find him, he’s likely in a theatre preparing his next review or planning meticulous details for his next trip.
Ellen – Design Team Coordinator
Ellen can make Photoshop sing. She has a natural skill for beautiful design and creates strong, elegant imagery that add visual “wow” to our mobile apps. Smitten with design from a young age, Ellen recalls crafting her very first website back in the days when Angelfire was at its prime. She credits most of what she has learned about graphic design thus far to YouTube video tutorials and coffee (lots of coffee). She recently decided to formally study Graphic Design at the Alberta College of Art & Design and is strengthening her drawing skills while bringing out her inner artist.
When Ellen’s not working you will likely find her reading stories and playing peek-a-boo with her gorgeous daughter Anastasia. She also gets a kick out of revamping vintage furniture, traveling, and testing out the newest local eateries.
And did we mention that she can make Photoshop sing…?
Dan – Web Developer
Dan found a passion for digital design at an early age. Since then, he focused on learning everything related to digital design, then developed a deep love and interest in web design & development. He is working on his New Media degree through the University of Lethbridge and never misses an opportunity to further expand his knowledge. His unique design perspective is not limited to any one medium, which gives him a creative advantage over many in the industry and allows Trends clients to integrate a variety of different design options into their digital marketing.
When Dan isn’t coding you can find him either researching different technological applications or their common usage, or out and about living life to the fullest by exercising or enjoying a cold beer on a patio.
Rachel – Copywriter
Socialization is key to running a successful business, and Rachel knows how to communicate. Using her knowledge of technological components and love for lingual composition, she combines her passion for graphics and writing to create intriguing content and successful social media campaigns for any type of business. Rachel is currently enrolled in SAIT’s Journalism program and is pursuing a future in communications and new media. Whether she is helping a grandparent post pictures to Facebook or analyzing a competitor’s creative content, she approaches every task with an optimistic “can do” attitude.
Rachel is a band geek; during her free time, you can find her practising one of the several instruments she loves to play. Along with spending an embarrassing amount of time “hanging out” with her cat Mischief, Rachel enjoys kicking back and “liking” cat pictures that appear on her Facebook feed – for research purposes of course.
Our Vision: To be a trusted leader in Calgary and the surrounding area for providing practical online marketing solutions for small business owners to increase their reach, improve their customer relations and increase their profitability.
Our Mission: To deliver mobile marketing solutions through mobile apps, mobile websites, and social media services that allow small business owners to economically leverage the power of mobile to efficiently manage their time and costs while expanding their business.
Our Values: Reputable Teamwork Balance Integrity Innovative
You’ll see these values come to life when you work with the team at Trends.
Each of us at Trends Mobile & Web Solutions works hard to walk that talk. As a team, we’ve created a set of visible actions that we know will demonstrate to our clients that we are serious about that commitment and we work hard to use those actions in our daily work on all of our client projects
We may be a bit nerdy, but technology isn’t the only thing on our minds. We’re your neighbours in this global community, and we’re good neighbours. We reach out in our community to support the things we believe in and help where we can. Trends team members are strongly encouraged to have fun, take care of themselves, take care of each other, and to reach out and take care of our world in some way – that’s part of how we stay balanced in our fast paced industry.
Each of our team members works with the community and contributes in ways that are meaningful to them. We participate personally by donating time, funds participating in special events. As a company, we donate time, funds, and special projects. And we like to have fun. You’ll see that most often on our Facebook page,so join us there and we’ll have some laughs together.
Our vision is a world enabled with beneficial and practical technology solutions. We hope you’ll join us in supporting these organizations by using one of those “beneficial and practical technology solutions” here – hit the donate link and send them something they need to continue the important work they do.
Other causes we support include:
Education and Literacy
Trends also maintains a “Community Fund” that team members contribute to individually when they wish, and in amounts they personally choose. Monies from this fund are used for organizations and causes we support. Decisions about when and where to allocate these funds are made as a group at our team meetings.