The murder of George Floyd in the spring of 2020 left a social stain that we cannot and should not easily scrub away. After so many similar tragic outcomes, the cumulative anguish and soul-searching unleashed by this event continue to affect me and so many of us. Righting massive historical wrongs is difficult for us,…

Leaving Morley

A little over ten years ago, I signed a lease on this beautiful space at 308 Morley Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. In December 2020, we will leave it. I actually waited about two years, working from the (sometimes warm) basement of my house (a block away) to move into (at first) 225 square feet of…

My dad grew up in the Bronx and New Jersey. When I told him we were going to work with Bideawee, he mentioned remembering the organization from his childhood. This fully made my day. Bideawee is a remarkable organization, matching rescued dogs and cats with loving human beings since 1903. It is the second largest animal rescue shelter in Greater New…

Looking for a junior or intermediate web developer position that helps clients drive social and environmental change? A new and semi-remote position for Junior to Intermediate Web Developer at Manoverboard [NOTE: This position has been filled.] Manoverboard is a company of designers, developers and communicators seeking to create a better world by design. We are…

  They are few businesses that can honestly say that they are doing the hard, critical work of creating ethical spaces and addressing historical trauma, social inequality and resounding poverty. Momenta is a Manitoba-based organization that does this. The organization provides accessible and therapeutic outdoor and adventure programming for people from vulnerable communities and those who serve those communities. I…

“It is not impermanence that makes us suffer. What makes us suffer is wanting things to be permanent when they are not.” – Thich Nhat Hanh Covid-19 changes everything. It is both a virus and a social fact with multivarious, massive and far-reaching effects on nearly every human life on the planet. From our readings,…

When I found out I had been assigned to Manoverboard for my work placement as part of Red River College’s Graphic Design program, I had two goals. The first; I was going to do my best to soak up whatever insight I could, and the second; I was going to drink coffee from Little Sister…

Design Thinkers 2019

Jory and I recently attended Design Thinkers in Toronto. Design Thinkers is an annual design conference hosted by the RGD featuring talks by design professionals from around the world. The lineup included some huge names and some fresh ones, with presentations spanning a diverse set of disciplines across various industy (and industry-adjacent) topics. If we…

There is life outside of WordPress — shocking, I know. While WordPress powers millions of sites and we use it almost exclusively at Manoverboard,  there is simply no perfect way to build a site. (In every situation, it is important to assess requirements and goals and then to determine the most appropriate technical solution.) WordPress was and always…

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 Certified B Corporation, which means that we meet ongoing, rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.