A perpetual entrepreneur, Jeff started the web design agency that became Kula Partners in 2004. A veteran of agencies, online publications and IT firms, Jeff is that odd dichotomy – an interface designer who can also think in code. Although front and back end coding duties are now entirely handled by the Kula team, Jeff still oversees the web design and development practice at Kula Partners, Canada’s only Platinum HubSpot Partner Agency.
While studying graphic design and semiotics at NSCAD University in the early 1990s, he started building sites for the web, even before the first version of Netscape was out of beta. Jeff has seen the web grow and change over the past two decades from a cobbled-together collection of HTML hacks through to the extensive publishing and mobile communication platform we have today. Ten years ago, Jeff returned to NSCAD as a sessional professor, bringing his understanding of Web Standards to a new generation of design students. Jeff frequently speaks on web design, inbound marketing, sales and social media at events such as HubSpot’s Inbound marketing conference.
A father of three, Jeff’s non-business hours are filled with his kids’ activities, mountain and road biking as well as manning the charcoal smoker.