Hot Tomali had a strong first half in 2017, with new project wins including several mobile apps, mobile responsive websites and marketing campaigns for clients like The Lundin Group, Pooch NetworkACP’s Quality Payment Advisor, FraserwayRV, and Big White Ski Resort. This influx of new business has resulted in a recent hiring spree with the agency bringing on a new project manager, two mobile developers, and two senior web developers.

“We are thrilled to bolster our mobile development, programming and project management capabilities,” says Thomas Stringham, Founder & Creative Director of Hot Tomali. “We’ve been embracing a ‘mobile-first’ approach to our digital philosophy for some time now. If you’re not winning on mobile, you’re simply not winning anymore. As Gary Vaynerchuk put this eloquently at a recent Vancouver conference, ‘the mobile phone has become the remote control of life.’”

Lauren Thorpe, Project Manager, brings over eight years of experience in communications and marketing management, most recently as Corporate Communications and IR Manager of 3D Signatures Inc., a Winnipeg-based biotech company. Prior to that she was head of Investor Relations for Fission Uranium Corp. Lauren holds a BA in Literature from the University of British Columbia, an Event Marketing Certificate from British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), and will complete BCIT’s Marketing Management program in the fall of 2017.

James Borza, Senior .NET Developer, is a senior full stack software developer with a diverse programming background. He has over ten years experience designing, writing and implementing applications for a number of industries within Edmonton and Vancouver. James is a Microsoft Certified Developer and holds a Computer Engineering Technology Diploma from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. Prior to Hot Tomali, James was CTO and Senior Developer of FrontFundr, and he’s held developer positions at several organizations, including: FCV Interactive, University of British Columbia, West Edmonton Mall, Rocketfuel Games and TTG Systems.

Vitaly Spirin, Senior Front-End and PHP Developer, is a graduate of BCIT with over 10 years experience in all aspects of web development including backend, frontend, mobile responsive, database, APIs, and testing. Vitaly is fluent in many web languages and frameworks including PHP, Yii, SQL, HTML/CSS, JavaScript, AngularJs.

Edmund Ng, iOS Developer, has an education from the immersive coding Institution, Lighthouse Labs. Proficient in native iOS programming language, Swift, and Objective-C, Edmund has worked on several projects that have entered the Appstore. In the past he worked with a team of developers at Unite to spearhead development for their growing startup in Kelowna that connects likeminded people via “activities first”. Edmund has also notably developed a mobile application for one of the biggest summer events in Metro Vancouver, Richmond Nightmarket, which resulted in an acquisition.

Hector Veiga, Mobile and Full-Stack Developer, has been a mobile and full-stack developer for over seven years. With a background in graphic design, his skills and interest extend into front-end work to deliver polished design and UX. Before Hot Tomali, Hector was a small business owner and has been a team lead and mentor for groups of developers, designers, and IT technicians. Hector works with BackboneJS, NodeJS, Mongo, PHP, Javascript and Cordova to create IOS and Android apps simultaneously using a single codebase, or more commonly known as hybrid-app development. Hector has used this unique skill set to develop a take-out and delivery service hybrid app, Tap to Eat, that allows restaurants to re-skin and launch as their own individual app. Today, over 1,200 American restaurants are using this app and have launched their branded version into the iOS and Android app marketplaces.

Hot Tomali is an award-winning communications agency guided by ideas – not mediums. Every project is approached individually to tailor innovative and thought-provoking communications that are specific to their client’s audience. To see examples of our work, visit our portfolio.

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