Who We Are
We are a small, multi-disciplinary team of strategists, designers and coders who strive for absolute quality. If you’d like to work with us, or for us, get in touch!
At Baytek, we have four guiding principles that we stand by. By following these principles, no matter the project, we can fulfill our clients’ objectives and stand by the finished product.
Everything we do at Baytek stems from establishing business objectives – be it quantitative or qualitative. By defining these goals at the outset, we can ensure we are building a strategy and design to achieve them.
We believe the only way to achieve a successful project is through collaboration. We facilitate our clients’ knowledge of their company and expertise in their industry through every step of our process.
Whether it is in branding, where every logo design has complex ideas behind it, or in web design, where every pixel lines up with the next. If you work with us, you’ll soon realize that the details matter to us.
We realize that the industry we are in is constantly changing and so we are always looking ahead. But rather than fear it, we embrace it. Being flexible and progressive is in our DNA as a company.
We have worked with hundreds of clients over our 20 year history – from start-ups to national enterprises, from associations to the federal government. Below is a small selection of our clients to show the range of industries we have the capability to provide solutions for.
Baytek is a dedicated team of highly qualified individuals who have been creating brands and websites for over 20 years. We are a service-oriented company with a penchant for quality and detail, and have a long list of clients in many industries including private corporations, associations and governments.
Sébastien (aka Seb) is a partner and executive director at Baytek. Over the past 19 years, he has been involved in every aspect of creating digital solutions that convert and ultimately meet his clients’ goals. Developer by trade, he brings valuable and technical insight when consulting with clients about their needs and finding solutions to their challenges. Seb is the client’s point of contact and is always looking after their best interests when collaborating with the team, so they can have peace of mind even when they’re not there.
Favourite Show: Game Of Thrones, Westworld
Jim is a partner and creative director at Baytek, with over 15 years of industry experience. As a brand strategist, designer, writer and UX expert, he has led a vast array of successful projects resulting in high-end, beautiful work that achieves the client’s desired goals. Never afraid to embrace change, Jim’s approach is to utilize the latest technologies, techniques and resources, while always staying true to his design philosophy.
Favourite Show: Fargo
Chad is a partner and Technical Director at Baytek, and has over 13 years of experience leading strategic solutions to business objectives for industries such as financial, technology, entertainment, government and not for profit. Chad’s methodical and holistic approach to crafting solutions built upon proven methods and technologies will ensure you achieve your current goals and be well positioned for future growth.
Favourite Show: The Wire
Sarah’s earliest foray into web development consisted of self-published fan fiction, presented in absolute-positioned tables and hosted on Geocities. She has come a long way since the early 2000’s, earning a Bachelor of Information Technology and leaving IE6 behind. Programmer by day, geek by night, she enjoys vidya, collectible card games and watching Netflix with her cat, Malcolm Reynolds.
Favourite Show: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Francesca is Baytek’s multidisciplinary designer [and millennial]. Web design, photography, arts she does it all. With a never-ending source of energy, love for design and UX, she is constantly immersing herself in new design trends and technology. You may sometimes find her dog Rocky Balboa sleeping on the job!
Favourite show: The Bachelor
Front End Developer
Chris’s introduction to website creation was w/ Adobe Flash for a friend who handmade greeting cards in the early 2000s. Quickly abandoning flash for html and adopting early open source CMS’s such as Mambo and MODx Chris found his passion for building websites. Chris is always up for a game of basketball or ultimate, loves to go camping deep in the woods with his wife and daughter, high in the mountains or down a white water river in a canoe.
Favourite Podcast: Stuff You Should Know & Doughboys
Andrea De Boer
Web Support Specialist
Andrea started as a coop student at Baytek and was thrilled to continue working here after graduation. A change in career led Andrea to web development and now she enjoys making the web seem less intimidating for clients and building intuitive, user-friendly websites. Andrea enjoys playing piano, learning guitar, gardening and spending time in nature.
Favourite Show: Kim’s Convenience
Customer Service Representative
Pia has over 20 years of experience providing customer support. She is a good listener and strives to make sure the customer is completely satisfied. She will help make your experience at Baytek an enjoyable and successful one! Pia is a mother of three who juggles work and home life with great pride, all the while enjoying traveling and cooking.
Favourite Show: Top Chef
Chief Financial Officer
Peter is a professional accountant with over 40 years experience, so, yes, he’s a bit older than the rest of the team in chronological years. Peter was fascinated with the business Baytek was in and came in 2007 to “help out” and now he is still here responsible for our finances while working in his semi-retirement. He says it’s the perfect arrangement! So on many afternoons, Peter enjoys XC skiing in the cold and biking in the warm.
Favourite Show: Happy Valley
We are a small, fun, project-driven agency. We make an emphasis on quality over quantity when we choose our projects, and the same could be said for our employees. Our projects run the creative gamut of branding all the way to back-end development, and we like it that way. Be prepared to wear a few hats.
Our office is located on the top floor of the City Centre building in Ottawa, offering fantastic views of the river and the downtown skyline. Natural light, a collaborative environment and a central location are just some of the perks.
Employee health and wellness is a priority at Baytek and is why we offer a comprehensive benefits package.
Being centrally located and close to public transport, we encourage employees to take advantage of that with a free bus pass. We’re fully accessible by foot, bike, bus, train and rickshaw. Parking passes can also be arranged.
Flexible Work Hours
We realize that not everyone likes to work 9 to 5. While there are certainly limits (we don’t do graveyard shifts unless there’s a deadline!), we can accommodate most schedules.
Each employee is given an iMac with the latest design and coding tools. We also encourage open discussions on best practices and technologies.
We’re not a shy bunch here at Baytek, so we love to get together outside of the office. We often organize activities such as zip-lining, golf, BBQs and pub outings.
We are always on the look out for new talent – if you think you fit our aesthetic, please send your resume and portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We love to help organizations define and reach their goals. Get in touch so we can start that conversation.