We are our people.

We are an unpretentious, hard working group of happy humans. And we’ve made this ideas company grow in leaps and bounds while having fun and making great friends of the people we work with and of the people we work for. me&lewis is a collection of talented individuals who dedicate their lives to not only discovering great ideas, but to finding ways of nurturing them and growing them into bigger things.

Paul Meehan

Principal & Creative Strategist

In his former life, Paul Meehan enjoyed a long and interesting career on the “client” side of the business. From Brand Manager on Guinness in the east, to Director of Marketing on Mike’s Hard Lemonade and Sleeman Brewery in the west. But it was his entrepreneurial spirit and his uncontainable creativity that would make opening me&lewis with Jeff in 2007 a foregone conclusion

Jeff Lewis

Principal & Senior Creative Director

Both in Toronto and Vancouver, Jeff Lewis has had long-standing creative relationships with icons… from Coca-Cola, to Unilever, Nabisco to General Motors, Starbucks to Mars Brands. All worthwhile experience before eventually opening up shop with Paul. Because while their ideas company would certainly start small, it would prove to have an uncanny knack for attracting brands that were anything but. 

  • Nick Monahan

    Partner & Senior Art Director

    Nick Monahan
  • Simi Uppal

    General Manager, Vancouver

    Simi Uppal
  • Zach Kellum

    Managing Director, Toronto

    Zach Kellum
  • Adam MacDonnell

    Business Manager

    Adam MacDonnell
  • Arjan Chima

    Managing Director, Vancouver

    Arjan Chima
  • Barry Ringstead

    Business/Brand Development, Europe

    Barry Ringstead
  • Catherine Hamilton

    Account Director, North America

    Catherine Hamilton
  • Aisha Badmus

    Senior Account Manager

    Aisha Badmus
  • Darryl Forde

    Account Manager

    Darryl Forde
  • Shirley Ng

    Account Manager

    Shirley Ng
  • Shannon Doyle

    Junior Project Manager

    Shannon Doyle
  • David Wong

    Senior Art Director

    David Wong
  • Allison Prinsen

    Art Director & Designer

    Allison Prinsen
  • Richard Moy

    Art Director & Studio Director

    Richard Moy
  • Alex Lewis

    Lead Designer - London

    Alex Lewis
  • Bill Mathews

    Designer

    Bill Mathews
  • Hayley Ng

    Designer

    Hayley Ng
  • James Falloon

    Designer

    James Falloon
  • Jason Ververgaert

    Designer

    Jason Ververgaert
  • Jessica Chau

    Designer

    Jessica Chau
  • Jim Glen

    Designer

    Jim Glen
  • Megan Hollstedt

    Designer

    Megan Hollstedt
  • Lana Girouard

    Junior Accountant

    Lana Girouard
Nick Monahan

Nick Monahan

Partner & Senior Art Director

Nick is a senior art director and partner at me&lewis who’s been with us pretty much from the start. Nick’s experience, art directional flair and his skilled attention to our international client base often has him spending far too much time on airplanes. But, admittedly, it suits his jet-setter looks. Nick lives and loves in London and runs our UK office. Notice the nod to Nick's recent engagement.

Simi Uppal

Simi Uppal

General Manager, Vancouver

After 10 years of Trade Marketing experience in the food and beverage world, thankfully, Simi accepted our invitation to join us on the agency side. As General Manager, Simi oversees the flow of business at me&lewis with an incredibly high degree of meticulousness.  And while you might expect someone so organized to be a bit, say… bland, nothing could be further from the truth!

Zach Kellum

Zach Kellum

Managing Director, Toronto

Over the past 12 years, Zach has developed innovative and successful marketing programs for some very significant brands. As a gifted singer, songwriter, and with a solid background in both market research and creative marketing, Zach brings an incredibly fresh perspective to the table. It also made him the obvious choice to manage our Toronto office.

Adam MacDonnell

Adam MacDonnell

Business Manager

Adam is an incredibly positive guy to be around. When asked how things are going, he often replies: “today could be the best day of my life”. Of course, when you’ve spent over 20 years honing your skills in the most enjoyable of marketing categories, restaurants, beer and luxury resorts, a sunny disposition is expected.

Arjan Chima

Arjan Chima

Managing Director, Vancouver

Sure, Arjan has an MBA, huge experience, and a boatload of charm…but what really makes him such a prized member at me&lewis is his incredibly organized approach and sense of professionalism. When he’s not maximizing the agency’s value with client engagements, he is responsible for establishing and executing the  strategic goals and objectives of the agency. 

Barry Ringstead

Barry Ringstead

Business/Brand Development, Europe

Barry has actually been with me&lewis since the beginning, as he became our very first client more than 10 years ago. Barry has now officially joined our team, and brings with him national and international retail experience from his work in Canada, the US & a global role based in Switzerland. Now living in the UK Barry will be based out of our London office.

Catherine Hamilton

Catherine Hamilton

Account Director, North America

Catherine gets corporate marketing. She speaks multi-unit international retail and has lived the push-pull of building a brand with long-term vision and securing immediate results. Integrated marketing is in her bones and she applies 20 years of know-how to new ideas so her clients meet their goals.

Aisha Badmus

Aisha Badmus

Senior Account Manager

A culturally-connected and hyper-organized account manager, Aisha is sure to keep our game tight and our clients loving us. Aisha comes to our London office after working for a variety of companies that begin with the letter “P”, including Premier PR, Pearson, and Paramount Pictures. Oh, and Adidas, too. Not a “P”, but hey, worth mentioning.

Darryl Forde

Darryl Forde

Account Manager

After more than a decade working in the beer industry, Darryl brings his wealth of knowledge and experience to me&lewis Toronto. His background in market insight and national sales made him the obvious choice to manage key accounts in Toronto. Darryl’s keen fashion sense has–without question–raised the bar for “business casual” attire around the Toronto office, and quite possibly the entire nation!

Shirley Ng

Shirley Ng

Account Manager

A recent grad from Simon Fraser University, Shirley joins us as a Junior Project Manager and brings with her an impeccable eye for detail and organization that ensures our clients are well taken care of. Born and raised in the Lower Mainland (quite an anomaly these days), she also knows the best place to get donuts and treats us often. Damn you, Shirley...

Shannon Doyle

Shannon Doyle

Junior Project Manager

Shannon has joined us fresh from finishing up her honours degree in Political Studies with a minor in History at Queens University. Sure, she can take most of us down in political debate, but she’s set her sights on advertising. Sorry academia. Her professional approach to day-to-day tasks and finding solutions to client challenges is what makes her shine.

David Wong

David Wong

Senior Art Director

Aside from a year at FCB in Hong Kong, David spent almost all of his 25-year advertising career in one agency, Grey Vancouver. But then, when you look at David’s impressive body of work, from Starbucks, to Vancity, to the Gates Foundation and so much more, it’s abundantly obvious why any agency would desire his loyalty. David, are you listening?

Allison Prinsen

Allison Prinsen

Art Director & Designer

Allison is just one of those creative talents who gets it. Able to fill both the role of designer and agency art director, Allison fashions wonderful visual solutions to creative problems with relative ease. Or, at least, that’s how it seems. Few days go by when we’re not thankful for the design solutions she brings to everything she does. We can speak for her clients as well.

Richard Moy

Richard Moy

Art Director & Studio Director

Richard has been designing, directing and producing creative ideas for over 20 years. He hasn’t forgotten how to create camera-ready art and cherishes his burnishers and Letraset. When he's not managing the Studio or pushing pixels, the former Canadian National Barbecue Champion can be found around the Pacific Northwest competing in cookoffs. No joke!

Alex Lewis

Alex Lewis

Lead Designer - London

Alex is a graduate of the Shillington design course in Manchester, England, and brings to the London office of me&lewis a strong background in music, event and social enterprise design. Alex really does do it all. A passionate advocate of DIY, there is no problem, design or otherwise, that she can’t solve with a little experimentation and a healthy dose of Pinterest.

Bill Mathews

Bill Mathews

Designer

Bill is a true nomad whose enthusiasm for great design is contagious. From Charlottetown to Montreal and Vancouver to London England, Bill has over ten years of experience as a designer and illustrator working on large campaigns and small community projects alike. Whether crafting the perfect gnocchi, drawing dinosaurs or creating unique logos, his passion for visualizing ideas always comes through.

Hayley Ng

Hayley Ng

Designer

Transitioning from a wide-eyed intern to wisecracking designer, Hayley brings an upbeat and positive vibe to the workplace. As the offspring of a painter turned brand consultant and a draftsman, you can say she was born to do this. Her advantage as a typical Millennial with rapidfire computer skills makes for quick turnaround times without sacrificing quality. Go Hayley go!

James Falloon

James Falloon

Designer

James is a scholar of advanced typography… Seriously. His first full time job had him overseeing the publication of Elements of Typographic Style, known in some circles as a typographic Bible. Before this, James was living between Costa Rica and New Zealand, exhibiting his photos in galleries. James now applies his typographic knowledge and global artistic perspective to his work at me&lewis.

Jason Ververgaert

Jason Ververgaert

Designer

The pursuit of higher education has taken Jason on adventures that span the globe. We like to think it’s Jason’s taste for adventure that colours his approach to design. He’s our very own “Graphiste Sans Frontier”. From the African savanna, to the overgrown streets of Chernobyl, to a floating village in Peru, his skill, adaptability, and inspiration know no borders.

Jessica Chau

Jessica Chau

Designer

Jessica comes to us with a background in both visual arts and commerce, and 5 years experience in design and art direction for a major Vancouver sports team. She’s a self described “food hacker” who designed and coded her first website at age 10, went to school in Japan, and produces electronic music in her spare time. I know, “wow”, right?

Jim Glen

Jim Glen

Designer

Jim brings an incredibly calm and thoughtful vibe to the me&lewis team. It might have something to do with the fact that he spent 10 years working in the psychiatric side of healthcare before attending Emily Carr’s School of Design and Communication. His love of photography, quirky illustration styles and story telling gives interesting colour to his creative.

Megan Hollstedt

Megan Hollstedt

Designer

Right out of the blocks from Emily Carr, Megan worked with The Active Network establishing their global brand story.  It was her first taste of thinking big and she hasn’t looked back since. Megan has a passion for translating strategy into compelling, beautiful print and web design. If you’ve got some time to kill, ask her about data driven design, we dare you!

Lana Girouard

Lana Girouard

Junior Accountant

Lana is an intrinsic number cruncher who calculates absolutely everything. Whether she's counting dollars or counting crunches, she's proven to have a way with numbers. Not one to take life to seriously though, Lan's loves to lighten things up with laughter. Her motto? Work to live, live to play. We couldn’t agree more.