Our vision is to create innovative products that improve the human experience.
Great design starts with understanding the people who interact with it. From there, our team works tirelessly to develop products that combine the perfect blend of function, aesthetics, and sustainability.
Brendan sees design as the ultimate problem solving challenge. His love of mechanics, building, and the environment, came from working on bikes and cars with his dad while growing up in the small mountain town of Canmore. This skill set, paired with his education in industrial design, and "nothing is impossible" attitude, allows him to identify innovative answers to incredibly complex design questions.
When it comes to anything related to CAD or 3D printing, Brendan is our guy. During his time instructing Rhino 3D at the University of Alberta, Brendan was instrumental in implementing 3D printing in the Industrial Design department. Prior to co-founding ONETWOSIX, Brendan was working as a medical modelling technologist, designing surgical tools and prosthetics for the Institute for Reconstructive Sciences in Medicine at the Misericordia Hospital in Edmonton.
If he's not in the shop tinkering with some sort of contraption, then he's likely cruising down a mountainside on either a tricked out bike or a pair of skis.
Nick believes that great design has the power to instrument change. While studying industrial design and working in Muenster, Germany, Nick developed a design methodology that seeks a natural simplicity, elegance, and beauty attained through a "function to create form" approach. His professional background has focused on product design for manufacture, and he has worked with companies to design everything from heavy equipment operator cabs to point of sale electronic enclosures. He understands the ins-and-outs of the world of fabrication and is an expert at navigating the space between a great idea and a finished product.
Nick has a soft spot for Edmonton, and finds inspiration in his family history of entrepreneurship, design, and invention in Alberta's capital. He advocates for establishing a unified culture of creatives in the city, and he co-founded ONETWOSIX to help promote the value that designers bring to the table.
When he has a few minutes to spare, Nick enjoys grinding it out with his hockey team or working on his golf swing.
Simplicity and practicality are two words Kit lives by when it comes to visual communication design. She deconstructs objects, visuals, and processes and imagines how to make them function more effectively—naturally gravitating towards the words of author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: “Perfection is achieved when there is nothing left to take away.” Being an empath and emotional designer, she is able to relate to and understand the intended audience as she places herself in the user’s seat.
Kit has 5 years professional work experience as both an in-house and freelance graphic designer, specializing in branding, logos, print and integrative design. Her in-house experience includes prominent Albertan institutions, such as: The Royal Alberta Museum, The Banff Centre, University of Alberta and the Edmonton Public Library. Her unquenchable curiosity for learning and exploring keeps her moving—whether that be travelling, learning a new skill or finding new projects to collaborate with others on.
In her spare time, Kit can be found creating: new recipes, collages, costumes; going for nature walks; or hanging out with neighbourhood cats.