When we started ONST Creative on September 1, 2011, it was really quite simple: we were two guys who loved design, technology, and helping companies spread their message. Luckily we were able to find a way to apply our passion, find success, and have a great time while doing it.
Over those next few years we landed our first clients, hired our first employees, and fumbled our way through our first deliverables. And as time progressed, we matured, gained perspective, and learned a lot. But soon we had an opportunity that was too big to ignore. We decided to wave goodbye to ONST, and welcome our next challenge, Versett.
Versett, was an idea proposed to us by two of the most genuine individuals, and talented people we’d ever met, Doug van Spronsen and Laurent Silva.
Doug van Spronsen was well known in Western Canada, and had been helping to run a digital agency out of Calgary. Laurent had recently moved to the Great White North from France, where he had built a multi-national mobile agency from the ground up. Together they had an idea to bring that technology to Canada.
Together we began to build a team of people that is focused on what matters the most– great user experiences; the kind of stuff that gets used and gets talked about.
Like any solid creative partnership we filled each other’s shortcomings. Their conceptual thinking and experience, complimented our team’s design and development skills. That was the birth of Versett.
I challenge eHarmony to find a better match.
It's a move that gives our whole family at ONST a new sandbox to play in, while keeping us at the forefront of some of the most interesting challenges in the world of design and technology. Most importantly, this marks the next step in our evolution while empowering us to stay true to why we started ONST Creative in the first place.
We’ll still keep the boutique mentality that defined ONST, but now we also have ability to accommodate larger clients with a refined skill-set, creating additional opportunity. We still spend our days at our same humble office in the City of Champions, but… we went ahead and opened an office in Calgary as well.
So what’s to come?
Who knows! We still have lots to learn. But one thing we do know is that we love making great stuff. We love making things that people want to tell their friends about. The kind of work that we can learn from, and be proud of.
You can bet that you'll continue seeing us at meetups, conferences, and all-night-buffets causing a ruckus. So strap up, pop some Gravol, and come along for the ride.