Founder / Editor-in-Chief
Jeff believes the fusion of information and design can deliver new insights to investors on markets and the economy. Jeff holds a BCom from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. He plays hockey and the guitar, and has also traveled to nearly 30 different countries around the world.
What is your favorite quote?
“We are willing to be misunderstood for long periods of time.” – Jeff Bezos
Creative Director / Data Journalist
Nick Routley’s desire to push the boundaries of visual communication and data journalism has helped Visual Capitalist become a premier resource for investment news and forward-looking content. You can find Nick at the VC foosball table, or tweeting and Instagramming as @Phanyxx.
What is your favourite quote:
“Art lives from constraints and dies from freedom.” – Leonardo da Vinci
Chris brings over 12 years of experience in media sales, marketing and client services. He is passionate about helping his clients meet their goals and achieving success while growing Visual Capitalist as a leading media company. When not at work, Chris spends his time with his family, playing his 1978 Gibson Les Paul guitar way too loudly and adding to his ever-growing vinyl collection.
If you were granted one wish, what would it be?
To be able to speak, read and write every language ever created. Imagine the people you could meet…
Jan has navigated creative professions such as interior design, film and fashion production. She has coordinated corporate events for top-level executives and even rock stars like Gene Simmons. Equipped with 10+ years of investor communications, Jan recognizes the changing landscape of the investor audience, which helps her focus better on the needs of the client.
What is your nickname and why?
I was given the nickname ‘The Personality’, which I suppose reflects my ability to get along with people; so let’s add a dash of excitement at being part of a team that is revolutionizing how people learn and absorb.
Bennett graduated at the Sheridan Institute of Art and, while working by day in the design field, has also gained notoriety within the gallery world with his fine art paintings. Speaking in a language that’s mostly Star Wars and Simpsons references, Bennett is a bottomless pit of charming and utterly useless film and comic book knowledge. In his spare time, you can find Bennett stationed at his easel, listening to the music your grandparents probably listened to.
If you could trade lives with the person of your choice, who would it be and why?
If I could, I’d like to be in Alfred Pennyworth’s shoes. He gets to live in a mansion and hangout with Batman without any of the added peril.
Salina is the studio’s all-seeing eye and the go-to person for just about most things. Her organizational prowess helps keep the Visual Capitalist ship sailing smoothly. She hails from London, England, and in her spare time you can find Salina exploring the west coast, cooking or training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
What’s your nickname and why?
I’m the youngest of the family so they all call me ‘Baby’. This is still their nickname for me, even as an adult. Nobody puts Baby in the corner!
Chris is a writer with a wide variety of creative research experience and a keenly focused editorial acumen. He has spent years diving into new fields of interest and inquiry and pursuing each to the fullest. A lifelong Vancouverite and a graduate of Queen’s University, he aspires to bring people together through shared information. He enjoys few things more than a strong coffee in the morning, a long bike ride in the afternoon, and an evening spent with a few good records and his cat, Twitch.
“Ride as much or as little, as long or as short as you feel. But ride.” – Eddy Merck
Melissa is a designer with a knack to learn. Trained at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Bachelor of Design program, her aim is to bring clarity to communication and to craft stories through design. In her spare time, you can find Melissa adventuring with friends, getting her hands messy with paint, improvising at the piano, or lost in the crinkled pages of a good book.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
It would definitely be the ability to manipulate time– to be able to pause, rewind, fast forward or step outside of it for an extra nap. Just think of everything you could get done!
Clayton has experience in many aspects of the art world, working primarily in 2D using a mixture of traditional cartooning and portraits, as well as vector illustration and photo manipulation. Clayton has been attending Emily Carr University of Art and Design for 3 years, and besides the design world, he has also worked in radio as an events host and board operator. You can find Clayton stationed at his desk, listening to the music your Korean neighbor’s teenage daughter probably listens to.
What could you never give up?
Harrison’s obsession with design has plagued his personal relationships, clouded his judgement, and has earned him not one, but three mid-level design positions. Beyond thinking he’s funny, Harrison also loves The Great Outdoors™, cycling the circumference of Vancouver’s downtown core (when it’s dry [so like, never]) and debating philosophy in a totally non-pretentious way. In addition to coming into the office on the weekends to tirelessly practice foosball, he has dreams of one day finally beating Yoshi’s Island on Super Nintendo.
What is your favorite thing about winter?
That it dies a long, cold death.