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 is the recipient of a Fulbright prior to working at The Rockefeller Foundation. Andrew is an instructor at Red River College and serves 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 designs user interfaces and develops websites. He has coded our projects since 2011. His expertise spans many disciplines including design, photography, illustration, woodworking and electronics. Dan graduated from Red River College with specializations in graphic design and animation. When he’s not at the office, you’ll probably find him in the workshop inventing things, zipping around the local go-kart track, or camping in the Whiteshell.
Designer / Developer
Jory is an award-winning and internationally recognized interaction designer with more than a decade of experience. His passion for design extends into many disciplines and he always seeks to challenge the definition of design. Jory holds a B.A. from Wilfrid Laurier and a diploma in graphic design from Algonquin. He is a long-serving judge on the international jury of FWA, the world’s largest online creative award program. Jory runs a 10K in under 43 minutes and walks to work most days.
Kathy supported the growth and success of countless technology companies through her work as an industry association program director for the past 10 years. Before deciding to turn her attention to interactive digital media, she owned a film and TV casting company in addition to operating a boutique talent agency representing only Indigenous talent. As Director of Client Development, Kathy seeks out new ideas and opportunities and forges partnerships. When not singing the praises of Manoverboard, Kathy sings in a garage band, scuba dives the Caribbean, and grows as many organic heirloom vegetables as she can.
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.