Have you met our hot-shot team of tech-savvy hybrids?

Our team thinks creatively – but acts strategically. We plan perfectly. We design and develop. We measure and monitor. We boost brands, and cultivate real connections.

We also live big and sleep in late on Sundays – just like you!

Meet the Dc team; the people who make the magic happen.

Don-E Coady Creative Director
Don-E Coady
Don-E Coady

Who are you? How’d you get here?

I’m Donnie / Donny / Don-E / Donald Coady (Dc). I am aware of the ironic over-branding. I got here as a result of a lifetime as an illustrator and writer, turned graphic artist and web developer. From class to student council president roles at two campuses over four years, as well as ACE membership (now Enactus), I caught those leadership feels. Nowadays, creating and leading — at work and in various volunteer capacities — is life. I like it here.

What’s your role at Dc? What are your technical abilities?

I’m the Creative Director. I obsess over every production we take on — big or small, I love it all. The service aspects, the relationships. Technically, I’m a writer and a graphic artist.

What’s your passion?

The ideas. Big ones … with legs. That’s my jam. And volunteering. And music. And having a time.

What’s your “why”?

My clients are brave. They run small businesses. They power not-for-profits. Using our talents for branding, content creation, and campaigns, we help them to brand better, because they are the ones who make our city and province a better place to live and work.

Random Fact

I can touch the back of my head with the soles of my feet.

Stories by Don-E Coady
Denise Goodyear Managing Partner
Denise Goodyear
Denise Goodyear

Who are you? How’d you get here?

I’m a mom and a business owner who works hard, loves to laugh, and likes her music loud. I’m a proud CNA grad of the Business Management (Marketing) program, and I enjoyed 11 years in media sales and marketing consulting before joining Dc Design House as a Partner.

What’s your role at Dc? What are your technical abilities?

As the Managing Partner at Dc, I love to work with local businesses and organizations to market themselves better. I’m an avid networker who lives to build relationships! I’m proud to be a past president of the Business Association of NL, an active committee and past board member of CHBA-NL, a current Conference committee member and go-to-marketer for NLCA, member of NLOWE, and an active volunteer. I’m likely to be found at most business networking functions around the city.

What’s your passion?

Hands down, I live to be the best mom I can be to my amazing son.

What’s your “why”?

Personally, it’s being the best mom I can be. Professionally, it’s building relationships and helping businesses thrive through strategic, creative marketing tactics.

Stories by Denise Goodyear
Jacelle Blagdon Office Manager
Jacelle Blagdon
Jacelle Blagdon

Who are you? How’d you get here?

I’m Jacelle Blagdon (Somerton) from St. John’s. Business became my passion through Junior Achievement, which led me to CNA for the Business Management (Marketing) program where I became the President of their Enactus team.

What’s your role at Dc? What are your technical abilities?

I’ve been with Dc Design House for over three years and have filled many roles. I’m currently the Office Manager, and I know the company and our clients inside and out!

What’s your passion?

My spare time is spent between the Health Care Foundation’s Eleganza committee, being an advocate for mental health and a Board of Trade ambassador, my friends/family/pets, knitting, reading, colouring in my curse-word colouring books, and binge-watching crime shows.

What’s your “why”?

I’m all about making my community better. Being a part of Dc allows me to reach those audiences through our clients who share my same community vision.

Random Fact

I’m known for sleepwalking and hiding things.

Stories by Jacelle Blagdon
Darrell Edwards Studio Manager
Darrell Edwards
Darrell Edwards

Who are you? How’d you get here?

In the beginning, I was a snot nosed kid who drew and took photos. I was lucky enough that an art teacher helped foster my love of these things and gave me some good advice. That led to some sign making jobs, and more drawing and photography, and making connections. Once I found design in college, I was hooked. A keener, I got hired out of school by some old school marketing guys who really shaped my design/marketing path. A lot of hard work and perseverance later, I landed at Dc. My management style has been shaped from the experiences that brought me here.

What’s your role at Dc? What are your technical abilities?

My role is Studio Manager. I come from a 15 year background of design, art direction, and some creative direction. I’m also a professional photographer, with some illustration skills and a strong love of great typography.

What’s your passion?

Typography, photography, art direction, and my team, the WHOLE team. I like to see a happy, healthy group churning out amazing work for great clients. If I contribute to making that happen, I go home with a smile on my face.

What’s your “why”?

I do what I do because I enjoy the process of making. I enjoy the little moments of passion and inspiration.

Random Fact

I have an extensive pencil collection.

Stories by Darrell Edwards
Sean Quinn Creative Team
Sean Quinn
Sean Quinn

Who are you? How’d you get here?

I’m Sean Patrick Quinn, and I came by plane 7 years ago from Halifax, and found myself at Dc after a successful work-term in 2012!

What’s your role at Dc? What are your technical abilities?

I am a Senior Graphic Designer on the creative team. I work mostly in the digital space, planning and designing custom web products and apps. I’ve done everything from print collateral, billboards, signs, business cards, and stationery, to video/animation, print/digital campaigns, and complex branding projects.

What’s your passion?

Being as far from the civilization as humanly possible, surrounded by nature with my wonderful partner in crime, Julie. Outside of that, my passions are hiking, cooking, drawing, and video games. And of course low edit rounds and a ton of high-fives!

What’s your “why”?

I make artwork all day with the best team out there — nuff said!

Random Fact

I have a Lego collection that weighs more than me.

Stories by Sean Quinn
Jon Howard Development Team
Jon Howard
Jon Howard

Who are you? How’d you get here?

I came to Dc in search of a team to build great things with. After meeting Don-E and discussing our love of pugs, I was pretty confident I had my foot in the door. It’s almost 5 years later, and I still enjoy coming to work everyday.

What’s your role at Dc? What are your technical abilities?

Being the Senior Developer at DcHQ, my days are usually packed with exciting projects to build, latest tech to learn, printers to scowl at, routers to kick, coffee to make, and much needed walks around the block.

What’s your passion?

When I’m not living in the matrix, lately I can be found on my mat figuring out my next yoga flow, or trying to reach a new level of stillness in half-lotus, all while accompanied by my roommate, Vienna (cat). In this current timeline, my favourite things are the company I keep: like-minded, passionate freethinkers.

What’s your “why”?

Why are we here?!

Random Fact

My named was misspelled on my birth certificate when I was born.

Stories by Jon Howard
Motaz Khalil Development Team
Motaz Khalil
Motaz Khalil

Who are you? How’d you get here?

I’m Motaz Khalil (Mo for short), and I originally came to St. John’s for university. I completed my B.Sc. and then started work as a Web Developer. After a brief hiatus, I joined the Dc Design House team to grow my career while completing my Master of Business Administration.

What’s your role at Dc? What are your technical abilities?

I’m a Web Developer experienced with LAMP & LEMP stacks, PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, jQuery, WordPress, CSS3, HTML5, Sass / Less.

What’s your passion?

Walking, reading, and learning new technologies. And being part of a workplace where I can grow my career while feeling a sense of accomplishment from the work being done as part of a great team.

What’s your “why”?

Creating functional, efficient solutions.

Random Fact

A random number generator program is never truly random!

Stories by Motaz Khalil
Sarah Halliday Project Manager
Sarah Halliday
Sarah Halliday

Who are you? How’d you get here?

Tom and Janine Halliday fell in love, and that’s how I got here! I am a passionate, positive person and am excited to bring my energy to Dc Design House.

What’s your role at Dc? What are your technical abilities?

I’m Dc Design House’s newest Project Manager, and I couldn’t be happier to have joined the team! I’ve worked professionally in sales and marketing since 2006 with Bell Aliant and Steele Communications and I’m driven to build relationships and help people and businesses be successful.

What’s your passion?

I love to love life! I’m a professional musician with my bands “The Hallidays” and “The Halliday Band,” and can usually be found surrounded by family and friends (and my kitty babes, Harry and Marv). Travelling the world is a passion of mine. I’m also a proud member of Lady Cove Women’s Choir (#choirgeek) and a #foodie and #wino.

What’s your “why”?

I do what I do because I am driven, hardworking, and love having fun with people I work with! We are very fortunate to work at such a great place, with a great team and clients.

Random Fact

I have been watching Days of Our Lives since I was a toddler and I am not even ashamed of it. #daysforlife

Stories by Sarah Halliday
Vicky Foley Junior Marketing Coordinator
Vicky Foley
Vicky Foley

Who are you? How’d you get here?

After spending a couple of years in the Alberta oil sands, I realized I wanted to do work that I love and enjoy, so I enrolled at College of the North Atlantic. By April I’ll have my diploma in Business Management (Marketing), but this is just the beginning for me.

What’s your role at Dc? What are your technical abilities?

I am a Junior Marketing Coordinator. I help move jobs through our processes, and keep the creative and accounts teams on the same page.

What’s your passion?

I’m passionate about animals, especially my kitty, Gigi! I’m also passionate about my family and my friends (that I love as much as family), and about creating an amazing life on this little island we call home.

What’s your “why”?

I want to be someone who does amazing things. I want to make a difference in people’s lives.

Random Fact

My first job was selling vegetables on the side of the road.

Stories by Vicky Foley