Our team is an exceptional collection of true originals
We value collaboration, both with each other and with our clients. We put great value on our relationships because we know that creating exceptional experiences is more like an orchestra creating a symphony than a single genius making a painting. The best work comes from deep, genuine and enduring relationships.

Nicolle Morton

Director of Strategic Development
Nicolle Morton
Director of Strategic Development
Nicolle Morton
Nicolle Morton is Account Director and Director Of Strategic Development at Wise & Hammer. Nicolle has over 15 years of experience in Marketing and Design as well as Interactive design and development. Nicolle has successfully delivered projects for Coca Cola, Kellogg, Toyota Canada, Davis & Henderson, Telus, and many others, spanning a diverse range of industries.  Nicolle brings a wealth of experience, vision, and strong leadership to every project she works on.  In Nicolle off time for which it is limited she loves shoe shopping, gardening and grilling a mean steak.

Alistair Morton

Creative Director
Alistair Morton
Creative Director
Alistair Morton
A seasoned designer, Alistair has spent nearly two decades dedicated to crafting digital and print communications – everything from websites and intranets to international marketing campaigns for clients including Rogers Communications, AT&T, Labatt’s, Suncor, TTC, University of Toronto, Bacardi, and Deloitte, to name but a few.  Alistair is a musician, husband, father & animal lover (he has two dogs Pixel & Dottie and a cat named Boogie) He also has a love for American politics so I suggest you don’t bring up Tea Parties if you don’t have the time for a full discussion.

Amanda Kinnaird

GM / Digital Projects Assistant
Amanda Kinnaird
GM / Digital Projects Assistant
Amanda Kinnaird

Amanda takes a leading role in project management, ensuring our clients receive the very best service. She likes her coffee strong; bringing that same strength in responding to the changing elements of our development and design portfolios. A prolific tweeter and instagramer, Amanda has built a reputation as a relationship builder.

Born and raised in Hamilton, Amanda exudes passion for the community. She shares a love for the local food movement and culinary scene with #GoodFoodMatters , a visual blog chronicling her adventures in the kitchen. This wife and mom of three instills a love for cooking in her family and friends and encourages exploration of a range of places, events and activities in the city.

Andrew Waring

Senior Graphic Designer
Andrew Waring
Senior Graphic Designer
Andrew Waring

A graduate of Fanshawe college, Andrew brings an illustrator’s touch and creative inspiration to every project. Exploring myriad potential directions alongside Creative Director Alistair Morton, he is certain to find the perfect expression for the task at hand.  Andrew isn’t much for tweeting, he is more of a long walk and hot cocoa drinking and playing with his cats (Oregon & Lillian) kind of guy.

Mike Brown

UX Architect
Mike Brown
UX Architect
Mike Brown

Mike fell in love with the internet in 1993 using text-based connections.  He was teased for his enthusiasm and for “getting lost in the information highway”.  After leaving a “life-long” government job in the nineties to work for a local internet company he struck out to do his own web design work.
Mike enjoys reading screenplays & discovering of his heritage and ancestral roots. Mike’s favourite animals are all extinct, that being said he does have two cats at home.  Plummet who has a propensity for falling from great heights and Big Turd who is a 17 lb one-kitty love party.  He also enjoys heading to the family cottage with his wife Lisa.

Lorne Rochwerg

Director of Operations
Lorne Rochwerg
Director of Operations
Lorne Rochwerg

Always achievement oriented, Lorne has a blend of expertise in accounting, finance, management, analysis and organizational systems.  He has a MBA from The Schulich School of Business at York University and is a designated accountant. During a business career spanning over 30 years, Lorne worked in the corporate world as a Divisional Controller at a Life Insurance Company and as an Assistant Vice-President of the Canadian Division of a large multi-national Insurance Company. Moving away from the Corporate world, Lorne switched gears and became involved with a family owned business utilizing his management and accounting background. He was recently hired by Alistair and Nicolle to keep their team Wise while they Hammer out their projects.

Nick Kenyeres

Developer / Special Projects Lead
Nick Kenyeres
Developer / Special Projects Lead
Nick Kenyeres

Nick is our resident academic, he holds many certificates and diplomas.  He is in the midst of completing his B.Sc. in Computer science from Brock University. Nick has been developing websites and mobile applications professionally for 3 years, he also spent 5 years working in Marketing. Nick is passionate about mobile web and happily embraces the rise of JavaScript in the client and on the server.  Nick enjoys riding his bike, playing music, and defending his vegetable garden from his two dogs, Ginger and Zim.

Art in progress?

Work with the Wise
Art in progress?
Work with the Wise
Art in progress?

Whether crafting custom themes with standards-compliant markup, designing exquisite illustrations and site layouts, or mapping out new directions for our clients, if you’re ambitious, engaged, and excited about interactive experiences there’s a place at Wise & Hammer for you!

A Rare Medium, Well Done.

Wise & Hammer excels at creating exceptional experiences because of our dedication to our craft. Like a bespoke tailor from Savile Row or the traditions of classic millinery and shoemaking, our approach puts high quality materials into wise and experienced hands in order to create customized finished products that fit our clients like a glove.

Not only is this attention to detail and craftsmanship hard to find in the world today, it is also rare in the world of digital design and communications.

While our inspiration comes from a by-gone era of artisanship, our tools and materials define the leading edge of the digital age. We paint with pixels, we seduce with social media and we inspire with our interactive design.

We understand that all media have become digital, integrated and interrelated, so we select digital technologies that are open and made to work together. When you work with Wise & Hammer, we will take the time to understand your needs and help you select and build tools that meet those needs while always being mindful of controlling cost and providing scalability for the long-run.

Teamwork and Flawless Execution

We value collaboration, both with each other and with our clients. We put great value on our relationships because we know that creating exceptional experiences is more like an orchestra creating a symphony than a single genius making a painting. The best work comes from deep, genuine and enduring relationships.

Throughout our creative partnership, we will take the time to understand your goals, clarify objectives, generate ideas and steward the process through to flawless execution. We know that you need to demonstrate your success, so we work with you to measure and evaluate your program and together adapt as we gather additional insights.

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Contact us today. It could be the start of something beautiful.