WHO’S IN THE HOUSE?
Time and again, we hear that the level of service we offer our clients is one of the things that sets us apart. We think this is because we love what we do and, above all, we really care about each project and each client.
Learn more about our Creative team below.
Hey, I'm Maria! I'm the Creative Lead here. I love drawing, painting, and photography, but Graphic Design has been my dream since I was 9.
I have always seen design as a solution to a problem or perhaps the answer to a question. Questions like: what is the best way to communicate a message, or what medium should we use to successfully reach our target audience? There are always many possible solutions, but together with our clients we find the best ones. It's all a beautiful contrast to the freedom of expression in my art. But switching between the two helps me find balance in my work and in my free time.
I've found a beautiful fit in this House and I love having the opportunity to utilize all my skills in different ways.
Oh and once a month I provide a "Creative's" viewpoint to our Blog, so check out Maria's Musings here.
Hello there, I’m Tyler Smith. I’ve had a varied and exciting career spent writing, branding and marketing great products for Chiquita, Starbucks, Corona and also great people like Nelly Furtado and Alicia Keys. I am also into food. So much
so that I co-authored “Grilled To Perfection: Recipes From License To Grill”, which became a best selling cookbook series available worldwide in multiple translations. Over the last five years, I’ve worked frequently with the talented YellowHouse team on various projects and I am thrilled
to head up the US office after relocating to Boston.
CEO AND FOUNDER
Hello, I'm Grail.
I started my own agency because I wanted to create a place where clients would feel at home and employees would love to work. A place where, together, we could create great experiences for the brands we are lucky enough to work with... and have a great time doing it.
Before founding YellowHouse, I spent many years on the "client side". I worked for YTV, the NBA, Molson and The Heart & Stroke Foundation, gaining valuable experience in the international media, sports, non-profit, retail and consumer packaged goods sectors. I managed sponsorships, events and promotions for exciting brands like Coke, Nike, Nestle, Kellogg and Chrysler. Over the years, I've dealt with international media, celebrities, executives and politicians. I learned, I grew and I loved the business.
Now I apply that experience to delivering strategic experiential campaigns for our clients. I have been honoured to be included on lists like the Profit100 Top Growth companies and the Profit W100 top female entrepreneurs and have won a few other awards along the way. But it is not about the awards. it's about the daily reward I get working with creative, smart people internally and externally.
I am very proud of this agency, our people and the work we do!
To read media coverage on Grail click here.
Hello, I'm Michael. I love to write code and have been doing it for over a decade. I've been fortunate to work in a wide variety of Industries, including: gaming, digital advertising, social startups and investment banking.
For those more techy readers, my skills include: Java, front end development, backend development, api development, streaming services, mobile app development, modern development tools, vagrant, puppet, angular, ionic framework, cordova, phonegap, vertx, electroserver, smartfox server, python, shell scripting, sql ... but if that is all Greek to you, then just know that I have worked both “client side” with high-profile, high-security companies like Morgan Stanley, and “agency side” with Critical Mass, Marble Media, Henderson Bas and of course YellowHouse. I build beautiful, functional websites and have also built kickass custom apps for clients like Super Bowl 50 & recently for one of YellowHouse's US-based clients, Samsung.
I enjoy continuously learning and updating my knowledge. This is the beauty of my industry - it's ever evolving and improving. In my spare time, I enjoy staying active with volleyball, rock climbing and weight lifting.