About

At Vertical Motion, we’re natural solvers and organizers with a passion for finding the cleanest way to eliminate an obstacle (or turn it into a stepping stone).

Vertical Motion has been successfully developing custom solutions since 2006. Comprised of a team with cumulative decades of web experience, we specialize in innovating web and mobile-based solutions to streamline business methodology… which is to say we use technology to eliminate inefficiencies left over from the old days of paper process.

With steady advances in Web Development, Custom Development, Mobile Development, Design, Business Analysis, and Systems Integration, creating digital solutions can feel like building a castle on quicksand. With Vertical Motion on your side, we keep your projects on the right side of Apple and Droid maintenance.

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Jason Jones, Founder

Through a technology career of more than two decades, Jason has gathered a diverse client portfolio including Bell Emergis, Bell, Canadian Pacific Railway, Shaw Communications Inc., Merck Frosst, and Lloyd’s of London. A practiced leader and team-builder, Jason has grown and managed successful web departments in the UK and on Canadian soil.

He capably organizes and directs resources in the service of internal and external customers, interpreting and facilitating business needs with careful efficiency. Jason has a multi-faceted background in telecommunications, oil & gas, the insurance industry, graphic design, web programming, and business analysis, in addition to his capable leadership skills. A consummate self-starter, he is equally able to direct vision from a high level, and get down in the trenches to get things done.

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Gwynn Kirk, Designer & Editor

Gwynn is a veteran of the turn-of-the-century Internet boom, but has considered the web her medium since 1997 when she made her first website. She works in print and digital mediums. With Vertical Motion, Gwynn has continued her interface design and graphic design career in everything from mobile devices to large scale print pieces.

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Robyn Lee, Developer

Robyn is highly accomplished and results-driven IT professional with experience in graphical user interface design, software development and system administration. She graduated from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in 2013, and consistently improves her development skills with the latest innovations.

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Jason Lewis, Senior Developer

Since graduating from the University of Victoria’s Computer Engineering programming in 1996, Jason has built up an extensive background in industries from retail to manufacturing. With a strong belief in creating powerful and effective designs, he is dedicated to ensuring an enjoyable and seamless experience for the user.

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Mike Yamashita, Developer

Mike is a natural problem solver and has a passion for building. He is focusing on web and mobile development. Mike also draws from a broad range of experience with database development, server administration, and ERP development. When not coding or refining his craft, he thrives in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

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Stu Ross
MATRRIX Energy Technologies Inc.
Director - Technology Integration & Engineering

I have worked with Vertical Motion on a couple of projects, the most recent being the redesign of MATRRIX’s website. Their patience, creativity, and flexibility helped guide our team through the process while listening to our needs and providing creative solutions to challenges. A straightforward and open communication style kept our team on track and ensured we clearly understood design decisions. We will definitely use Vertical Motion’s creative services again!

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Patty Schachter, CEC
Schachter Energy Research Services
Consultant & Facilitator

The whole team at Vertical Motion is crazy talented and able to work magic! They just launched our new website in what has to be record time! Despite a few external hiccups, they were creative in overcoming obstacles, updating our look and launching an extremely professional and easy to use e-commerce website for us. Calm under pressure, patient with client queries and creative in so many ways, they are true partners! I would highly recommend them to ANYONE!

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Jane Moran
Noesis, Inc.
Partner: Neuroleadership

Vertical Motion has made a huge impact on the creative design of our branding materials. Their professionalism, prompt turn around on projects and keen ‘designer eye’ has meant we now have a reliable go to designer for our professional corporate requirements.

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Tammy Cho
Entero Corp.
Director of Marketing

Vertical Motion is top-notch when it comes to creative design, website development, and brand management. With a perfect balance of reliability, sharp ideas, and fast turnaround, I always trust Vertical Motion to deliver great work (often with very little guidance). Their patience and professionalism shines through in all of their projects.

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Claudia Moore
Material Insight
Partner

Vertical Motion are dedicated consultants with a genuine determination to help companies better perform online. They deliver on their word and are a pleasure to work with.

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Shawn Barrie
Calgary Humane Society

From the first moment I contacted Vertical Motion to inquire about developing an iPhone app for the Calgary Humane Society they were amazing to work with. The professionalism shown as we worked through the process of developing the app was great. I would easily recommend the team at Vertical Motion.

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Jennifer Aubin
Organize Your People
Owner

Jason and his team at Vertical Motion are amazingly talented individuals. Vertical Motion can do it all, from concept to completion whether it’s a website, copy writing, web app, mobile app or straight-up business concept advice. They are a great one-stop web shop!

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Andrew Mackowski
Shell

We were consistently impressed by Vertical Motion’s ability to independently follow through on their plans on time and on budget. They have integrity and do what they say they’re going to do. I’m often traveling and I felt comfortable knowing that progress was being made without having to micromanage the development.

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Erin Walsh
Stars
Information Technology

We enjoyed working with Vertical Motion for our app development and appreciated their strong technical knowledge and responsiveness to our requests; it was a very smooth process and we would be happy to work with Vertical Motion again.

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Mike McAra
HIA - RealOffice360™
CEO

Vertical Motion did a stellar job. Everything from communications to managing our expectations to the delivery of the product was impressive. They exceeded all expectations!

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