Featured Vancouverite: Javier Puig

Jaiver Puig

Hometown: Vancouver, British Columbia (born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela)

How long have been a Vancouverite? It will be 12 years on August the 12th.

Occupation:
I am a creative. I hold a Bachelor of Design from Emily Carr University of Art + Design. I have a studio space in Gastown where I run Persona, a brand consultancy. The work I do there focuses on helping clients with their brands.

A typical project starts with a Discovery phase where we identify the ‘spirit’ of the brand, followed by an Insights phase where we distill what we’ve learned into a solid brand strategy. The work is completed in the Action phase, where we create tangible identity assets and brand guidelines, along with a plan to measure ROI.

For a look at our work go to http://iampersona.com.

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Featured Vancouverite: Javier Puig

Featured Vancouverite: Gordon Glanz

Gordon Glanz Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta

How long have been a Vancouverite? 22 years

Occupation:
I am a distiller and the founder of Odd Society Spirits in East Vancouver. I studied distillation at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, which is where I met my business partner and fellow distiller Joshua Beach, who was also doing the MSc Brewing and Distilling program.

Distillation is an amazing field because it combines science with creativity. Every step of the process presents a myriad of choices. For example, to make a whisky, what grain will you use, how fine will you grind the malt, what will the mashing temperature be, what yeast will you use, how long will you ferment, etc. There are accepted practices but each step in the process is open to variation and your choices will influence the final outcome in the glass. The process is daunting and exciting at the same time.

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Featured Vancouverite: Gordon Glanz

Erin Cebula Instagram Takeover!

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For the next seven days ET Canada’s entertainment reporter Erin Cebula (@cebula) will be taking over the @Inside_Vancouver Instagram account, sharing some of her favourite parts of Vancouver. “My broadcasting career allows me to visit so many amazing cities, but it’s Vancouver – with it’s relaxed vibe, clean air and killer food – that truly has my heart.

Follow @Inside_Vancouver on Instagram to keep tabs on Erin’s adventures in Vancouver.

Jillian Harris and Erin Cebula Kick Off Inside Vancouver’s Celebrity Instagram Takeover Series

inside-vancouverPicture-perfect selfies meet stunning scenic shots: Jillian Harris, co-host of HGTV’s Love it or List it Vancouver, is the first in a series of local ambassadors who will “take over” our official Instagram feed, @Inside_Vancouver.

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Jillian Harris and Erin Cebula Kick Off Inside Vancouver’s Celebrity Instagram Takeover Series

Featured Vancouverite: Chad MacRae

Chad MacRae

Hometown: White Rock, British Columbia

How long have you been a Vancouverite? Since 2001 (with a break living overseas from 2007 – 2010).

Occupation:
I’m the Principal and Senior Recruiter at Recruiting Social. We’re the only recruiting agency that helps big-thinking, innovative businesses build a better world by connecting them with the committed, talented people they need to make their ideas reality. We work with startups and companies that want to adopt startup practices, and we are committed to the idea of building a better world: 10% of our fees go to education grants for marginalized youth, through a local organization called STAND Foundation.

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Featured Vancouverite: Chad MacRae