1% For The Planet
As a member organization of 1% for the Planet, Manoverboard gives the equivalent of one percent of all revenues to select nonprofit partners that are benefiting the environment.
Manoverboard is a purpose-driven design studio that produces bold websites and digital strategies for innovative businesses and nonprofits. We undergo a rigorous B Corporation certification every two years so that clients who choose Manoverboard know they are working with a studio that values big picture thinking, sustainable practices, transparency, honesty, and integrity. We are on a mission to create a better world by design.
We are also at the forefront of advancing a web that adheres to professional practices of sustainability. We seek an internet that is more humane, that is available to all visitors regardless of ability, and that is built using open source technologies. For our clients, this means that the content strategies we deploy and the technologies we develop are focused on the long-term. And it means that the websites we design are efficient, accessible, and adaptable.
Principal / Designer
Andrew founded Manoverboard in 2002 in Brooklyn with the vision of pushing the boundaries of design for innovative businesses and NGOs. He manages and directs the company and is active in all client engagements. He built his reputation designing Barneys New York’s first ecommerce site and Acumen Fund’s first visual identity. He holds degrees from Brown University and SUNY Albany and was the recipient of a Fulbright prior to working at The Rockefeller Foundation. Andrew teaches design at The School of Art at the University of Manitoba and previously served as provincial chapter president of Graphic Designers of Canada. He is a committed environmentalist and an avid reader. In his off hours, Andrew runs and draws, though typically not at the same time.
Designer / Developer
Dan is our lead web developer and has been solving challenging design problems at Manoverboard since 2011. His expertise spans many disciplines including multiple forms of design, web development, photography, animation, illustration and teaching. Dan holds diplomas for Advanced Graphic Design and 3D Computer Graphics from Red River College, and is a CGD certified member of the GDC. When he’s not at the office you’ll find him practicing Blender, in his workshop inventing things, or lost in the woods somewhere — intentionally.
Jory is an award-winning and internationally recognized interaction designer with 20 years of experience. His passion for design extends into many disciplines and he always seeks to challenge the definition of design. He has been a long-serving judge on the international jury for the FWA (Favourite Website Awards), one of the world’s largest online creative awards programs. Jory is an avid runner, walks to work most days and has a passion for Techno.
Designer / Developer
Nikki designs and develops websites, and everything in between. She graduated from Red River College, specializing in web development, but also has skills in graphic design, editing, and 3D modelling. When not at work, she can be found jamming on the guitar, or in a dark corner playing video games.
Designer / Studio Manager
Karen is an accomplished senior designer, creative director, project manager and account manager who has always been drawn to clean, purposeful design with clear messaging. She is a strong creative collaborator with a keen eye for detail and has over 20 years experience designing for both print and digital mediums. Karen graduated from the advanced graphic design program at Red River College and is a CGD certified member of the GDC. When not at work, Karen can usually be found taking photos, organizing something or exploring both new and favourite places (preferably outdoors).
Manny is a determined out-of-the-box designer and photographer. He received a diploma from PrairieView School of Photography and a diploma for Advanced Graphic Design from Red River College. His focus is on digital exploration, film, typography and web animation. When away from the studio, Manny can be found scanning film, eating peanut butter, or getting lost in some vast and expansive world-building.
B Corporations are a new type of company that uses the power of business for good. We have been certified to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
As a member of 1% for the Planet, Manoverboard donates one percent of annual revenue to initiatives that are making a positive impact on our planet. Our funds are allocated to three amazing nonprofits.
Sustainability informs our business decisions and our design practices. Through our work and research, we are advancing a more sustainable web—one that is more energy efficient, more effective and better for our planet.