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Meet the Crew

Vida Jurcic

Partner

Dean Ponto

Partner

Katie Alexander

Business Development Manager

Lorill Hancock

Project Manager

Rosie Ly

Studio Manager

Chloë Keogan

Designer
A serious looking Caucasian woman in her 50's with honey brown hair colour wearing sunglasses and grid dress A scowling, stocky built man wearing all black A medium length blonde-haired Caucasian woman in her 30's with a serious expression A serious looking Caucasian woman in her 30's with medium length dark brown hair wearing all black A fair-skin Asian girl in her 20's with medium length hair and glasses wearing a black dress shirt and not smiling A long blonde haired woman in her 20's crossing her arm in a serious manner

Vida Jurcic

Partner

Vida is a designer and founding partner at Hangar 18. While she won’t divulge years of experience, she has been on numerous competition juries and featured speaker panels. She’s also part of a troupe dedicated to Morris dancing. By our early observations this artform involves sticks, colourful hats and occasional nudity. When she’s not lecturing Dean, Vida lectures art students at Capilano University.

Dean Ponto

Partner

Dean has been with us for some time, but recently became our five-stripe captain and partner. For over 30 years, he has led hundreds of campaigns for regional, national and (likely) galactic clients. He has held several senior creative positions including Creative Director of TBWA/Vancouver. With dozens of industry awards, he’s a well-travelled creative leader that’s pleased to call Hangar 18 home for good.

Katie Alexander

Business Development Manager

Known for her competitive spirit; Katie will race anyone up the Grouse Grind, bike ride across the Lions Gate Bridge, or swim in Lynn Canyon - aka the North Van Triathlon. That same spirit is her secret weapon when it comes to Sales & Marketing. After completing a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree at BCIT, Katie went on to hone her skills in brand strategies, business-to-business sales, public relations and communications.

Lorill Hancock

Project Manager

As a BCIT Marketing Communications graduate, Lorill brings over 12 years of experience with sales, marketing and production. With her creative eye and adaptability, she loves tackling projects with a can-do attitude, much like when she’s coaching her five year old niece’s soccer team. She loves seeing a project through from conception to completion and is passionate about bringing your vision to life through compelling marketing initiatives.

Rosie Ly

Studio Manager

Rosie grew up the daughter of two newly immigrant working parents. With little supervision, she found she had to creatively entertain herself. For example, the time she got into a staring contest with a cougar before running to her car for safety. As a grad of Vancouver Film School and the University of the Fraser Valley, Rosie has the creative and practical thinking to ensure Hangar 18 has enough fuel for deep space travel.

Chloë Keogan

Designer

Chloë originally studied Computer and Electrical Engineering at TCD in Ireland, then threw her degree out the window to become a creative intern at a digital agency back in Dublin. In 2015, she came to Vancouver and graduated with Distinction in Graphic Design from BCIT. Chloë is also a self-taught photographer and out-of-the-box thinker who takes on projects with enthusiasm and zest.

Our Favourite Spots

Pacific Poke

Pacific Poke, Main Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Guu Gastown

Guu with Otokomae, Water Street, Gastown, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Propaganda Coffee

Propaganda Coffee, East Pender Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Juke Chicken

Juke, Keefer Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Kokomo

Kokomo, Gore Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Pazzo Chow

Pazzo Chow, Quebec Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

MeeT in Gastown

MeeT in Gastown, Water Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Tacofino

Tacofino, West Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

The Keefer Bar

The Keefer Bar, Keefer Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Kissa Tanto

Kissa Tanto, East Pender Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Bestie

Bestie, East Pender Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Virtuous Pie

Virtuous Pie, Main Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Dalina's

DALINA, Main Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Revolver Coffee

Revolver, Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada