About Us

Get to know our highly accomplished and talented team

Seventyeight Digital is an award winning strategic technology development and interactive design agency. Our solutions engage and benefit users, generate brand recognition, provide relevant and actionable data, stimulate thought and communication, inspire people to take action, capitalize on business efficiencies, and offer significant ROI.

Our Team

Who We Are

The Seventyeight team is comprised of highly accomplished and talented folks specializing in digital strategy, data management, technical development, and creative design - providing the competencies, agility and technical bandwidth to manage complex deliverables. We can offer time to market, competitive rates and a level of responsiveness that traditional firms can't touch. We believe there is an effective solution to meet most budgets and can help you navigate the strategic & technical complexities to achieve your key business objectives.

Core Team

Grant Sharples
Principal / Managing Director

As Managing Director, Grant brings a unique blend of business intelligence, strategic insight and technology expertise to every client engagement - directing the formulation of strategic solutions and preferred tactics to ensure key objectives are effectively addressed.

Grant has an impressive track record of delivering innovative solutions including learning management and auditing systems in support of clinical trials, complex healthcare knowledge management software platforms, consumer data acquisition and social media activations for the film and entertainment industry, and enterprise systems integration and automation projects for clients such as Intel.

Prior to forming Seventyeight Digital in 2010, Grant held a number of senior management positions in marketing and communications, operations, and account management, within the technology and media sectors. His technical expertise includes system and information architecture, data definition, information management and process design.

Kevin Clarke
Principal / Chief Technology Officer

With over 15 years of experience in application development, including senior management positions with a leading Toronto Internet development firm, Kevin applies a strong business focus and has a proven track record of developing appropriate technology solutions to meet business goals.

As Chief Technology Officer, Kevin is responsible for managing the evaluation, recommendation and implementation of appropriate technologies, platforms, infrastructure and third party components used in products developed by Seventyeight Digital Inc. and technology delivered to external customers.

Kevin is an expert in data design, middle and front-end development, and has experience with a variety of platforms, frameworks and programming languages. He has architected multiple enterprise-level, data driven business applications and continues to push the boundaries into new and emerging technologies including cross-mobile phone development frameworks, data visualization technologies, and custom data system interfaces.

Ramazan Aksoy
Senior Developer

Ramazan has a talent for creating elegant coding solutions to manage complex business logic in a highly extensible and sustainable fashion. His talents have been instrumental in the technical design and development of enterprise level multi-tier cross platform web applications of all shapes and sizes since 1998.

Jason Fowler
Senior Project Manager

Jason has developed an exceptional reputation as a talented project manager with particular expertise in requirements analysis and technical documentation, process flow, usability and information architecture and quality assurance processes. He is equally comfortable working within PMP and Agile methodologies dependent upon what approach serves the project and client best.

Alex Chiu
Senior Designer

Alex is responsible for leading our creative process and overseeing all elements related to layout and design to ensure an engaging, cohesive and on-brand user experience.

Alex is an accomplished creative professional with over 12 years' experience with particular expertise in branding and print design, UX/UI, digital media, game design, mobile apps, animation and ecommerce.

Alex's experience spans a broad spectrum of commercial, government, NGO and non-profit organizations including work with such prestigious multinational brands as Disney, Entertainment One, LG, Canon, Bosch, Meile and Samsung.

Alex Fox
Front End Developer

Alex is responsible for leading the front-end development, CSS and interactive elements. He is an expert in webpage architecture, responsive design, HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript development.

In addition, Alex has considerable experience in the following areas:

  • ASP.NET (C#) / PHP programming, MVC frameworks (CakePHP), Microsoft SQL / MySQL.
  • Front and back end development using Cake PHP framework, Drupal CMS Wordpress CMS, Kentico CMS.
  • Mobile development frameworks and optimization.
  • Social media API's.

Alex studied Digital Design at Bath Spa University in the United Kingdom and is a Kentico Certified Developer.

Tim Lemke
Front End Developer

Tim has a passion for delivering beautiful, delightful, functional user experiences. He is a talented front end developer utilizing a wide variety of programming languages including JavaScript, React, Angular, Node JS, MongoDB, ES6, Babel, jQuery, APIs, HTML5, CSS3, Sass, responsive design, Firebase, Gulp, Git, Github.

Tim is an expert on the application of web accessibility standards and has expertise with several open source and commercial CMS platforms including WordPress and Kentico. He is continually expanding his knowledge as to new and developing technologies and techniques in order to deliver best of breed solutions for our clients.

Shiela Rocillo
Senior Designer

Shiela is an award-winning creative professional with over 10 years experience, conceptualizing, designing and producing websites, Internet applications, online promotions, digital media campaigns and supporting print materials for some of Canada's most recognized brands including Becel, Knorr, Lipton's Soup, Red Rose Tea, Entertainment One and Alliance Films.

John Flores
Interactive Designer

John is a talented multidisciplinary designer with particular expertise in User Experience Design (UX), responsive design, illustration, motion graphics, visual identity, and interactive storytelling. Bold colours, graphic illustration, beautiful typography, and a passion for storytelling influence all of John's creative work, which spans interactive web design, multi-media and traditional print materials.

Meaghan Eleanor
Front End Developer

Meaghan combines comprehensive front end expertise with a background in illustration and a keen interest in design - all of which contribute towards her ability to create outstanding interactive user experiences. She has a solid of understanding and experience in HTML5, CSS3, Responsive Design, Sass, JavaScript, jQuery, APIs, PHP and ASP.NET.