Ted Strauss is a filmmaker, artist, techie, singer, cook, and person who thinks too much about way too many things. With all the strangeness of life in 2017, Ted believes that communication between people -understanding, empathy, & empowerment- is at the core of every problem.
Matthieu is an expert in organizational development, service design, game design, empowerment through art practice, youth intervention, social innovation and event planning. He uses these skills to bring meaning into change projects, and to improve entrepreneurial impacts through educational intervention and collaborative facilitation.
Marianne LorthioisBusiness development
Marianne is a researcher, copywriter and part-time poet. She works with Surplace on business development and translation.
Pascal HuỳnhWorkshop leader. Animator. Art director.
Pascal is an animator, podcast producer, workshop leader, youth facilitator, and multi-disciplinary artist extraordinaire.
Hannah MaterneGraphic design, object design, art direction
Hannah does graphic design and illustration work in the areas of branding + logo, booklet, packaging, information design, textile design and art direction. Hannah see a future where the human environment is closer to the joy, peace and whimsy of the natural world.
Paul has over twenty years experience as a one-man-band videojournalist, exposing social injustices and giving voice to the voiceless. With Surplace, Paul leads workshops on video production and independent journalism.
With a foundation of painting and murals Bronwen’s work also extends into photography, design/illustration, large-scale puppets, and sets and props within tv/film and theatre productions. This multi-disciplinary practice also extends into teaching and facilitation and is woven together with themes of embodiment, agency and connection.
Avishmita’s roots in the fashion industry help to build ties between Surplace and other creative networks in Montreal.
Nico AdamaLive visuals, VJ, Illustration, Graphic design, Video editing
Nico brews visual refreshments in analog and digital: live projected visuals (Jitter), graphic design, illustration, video and motion design.
Carmen PlantVideo editor
Carmen is Surplace’s resident post-production editor, with expertise in video editing, motion graphics, special effects, audio mixing.
John Jacob CourtnaySound designer, Musician, Event planner
John Jacob is a prolific musician, sound designer, video creator, event planner, and all around party bringer.
Isaac BellIllustration, Cartoons, Characters
Isaac is an artist and illustrator who makes beautiful weird stuff.
Damaris BakerVideographer, Producer, Musician
Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Damaris is a filmmaker, animator, radio producer, musician, and choir leader. Damaris also does healing practices with voices, resonating bowls, and the body.