Our consists of some experienced, amazing and talented web designers, website developers, brand strategists, artists, and commercial design specialists located throughout Western Canada and the United States. V3 Media is currently headquartered out of Nanaimo, BC. We’ve listed some of our team below.
Founder and Owner
Jamie’s background in the computer industry dates back to 1983 and he began his foray into the world of electronic mail and communications shortly thereafter. In 1990, he developed software to act as a gateway between Internet Newsgroups and much smaller BBS networks. In 1994, Jamie began his work on establishing himself as one of the starters in the Nanaimo Internet industry. His initial pioneering work led to one of the first uses of a server running Linux to have multiple IP addresses on a single network adapter. As well, he developed one of the first web based email management applications which are so widely in use today. Using these skills and new products, he founded Nisa Online Systems and later went on to be the first Nanaimo based ISP to offer full ISDN, 56K, and analog dialup services, as well as establishing Nanaimo’s first co-location data centre in 1998. Jamie then moved on in 2002 to establish V3 Mediaworks. His commitment to maximum uptime for servers and services and ensuring that customers needs are always met defines the character, attitude and reputation of V3.
When not building servers, websites and answering emails, Jamie is likely to be found with a Fender Stratocaster in hand, eating sushi or posting pictures of his granddaughter.
Branding and Design
Amy Pye has been designing on the Island for nearly a decade. She is an award winning designer who has worked with startups, mom and pop shops, and national franchises. Her mantra is “Love what you do and do what you love!”. She respects deadlines and values agreements. Amy also loves discovering new typefaces and beautiful colour combos make her giddy. She firmly believe that Social Media Marketing is an excellent way to create brand awareness (and can show you how).
Amy lives in Victoria, BC with her two Siamese cats, Ying and Yang. When she’s not designing, she can usually be found up a mountain, in a cave, or on the ocean. She loves to read and has a weakness for shoes. Yoga, weightlifting and drawing (surprise) are among her favourite pastimes.
Social Media Specialist
Megan has always had a passion for photography and the attention to fine detail required to capture just the right shot or emotion. Having grown up with technology and the everchanging world of social media, Megan developed a keen awareness of the benefits of promoting and showcasing products and skills over various media platforms. This awareness soon became a passion and she now spends hours researching and studying new and innovative ways to provide companies with maximum visibility and tools to retain, maintain and draw in potential new clients, through social media.
Megan loves the challenge of coming up with strategies, campaigns, events and content that will embrace the core values of a company and showcase their products and services.
Megan lives in Nanaimo and when not in front of a screen or behind a lens, she can be found watching movies, exploring the island and relaxing with her husband.
Nicholas has over 15 years of experience in PHP development and is dedicated to producing quality code. He enjoys life on Vancouver Island and spends his spare time with his kids. He strives to stay on top of new methodologies and approaches to development so that he can provide the best possible solution for any project.
Will, a stone code killer, is a Software Architect hailing from the Pacific Northwest, currently Washington State. Originally from Nanaimo, Will enjoys life with his wife and two children in their home in Washington State. He is a Jeep fanatic, occasionally likes to write, and cheers on the Pittsburgh Penguins when he has a spare moment.
His experience in software engineering goes back to the mid 1990’s, and his coding skills have been far reaching in developing large and small-scale applications for many clients around the globe.
Technical Support & Production
Shaun has been part of the V3 team since its inception. His duties include management of the Technical Support ticket system, website production and content assembly, quality control and error checking for website production, and ensuring that everyone knows when the next hockey game is on.
Nicole was raised on technology and fast paced design. Her love for the arts, the English language, and sitting in front of a computer screen makes content writing a hobby that comes naturally to her.
After briefly moving away from Vancouver Island, she came running back to be with family and live in paradise. When she’s not keeping busy running around after a toddler and working around nap time, she enjoys going for long drives to appreciate the scenery and sing like no one’s judging.
Content and SEO Specialist
Angela has always loved and appreciated the written word. Her passion for reading, writing, editing, managing, and publishing online content is a huge part of her life. Her advanced social media and Internet-based communication makes up for her lack of going out and being a social butterfly. When she’s not working with online content and SEO, Angela is busy enjoying her morning/afternoon coffee, strolling through her favourite YouTube channels, reading and writing hard copy content such as books, and taking walks around beautiful downtown Nanaimo BC, where she currently resides.
Laura has been part of the V3 team since it began. She is responsible for the numbers part of V3, keeping sanity at reasonable levels, making sure all the forms get filled out, and reminding us to submit expenses, invoices and bills. When not working with the numbers, Laura can be found staring at travel posters for warm climates and sandy beaches.