WHO WE ARE
Alright, we cleaned up for picture day so you should probably have a look.
Why we do what we do
We believe all organizations should have access to first-class, full-service marketing support and that business is about more than just making a profit — it’s an opportunity to make a difference. We care about giving back to our community by sponsoring various non-profit organizations, buying local whenever possible, and supporting community events. We also work hard to use sustainable printing methods, recycled paper, and natural inks to contribute to an eco-friendly environment.
Our organization is family owned and operated, driven by a dedicated group of talented, creative people with unique skillsets. It is also driven by coffee. Lots of it.
Lee Ann Giesbrecht
Sr. Estimator & Direct Mail Specialist
Lee Ann is responsible for our client services team which coordinates and estimates new projects.
While each day brings new challenges; from estimating a Zamboni wrap to researching a targeted mailing with Canada Post, the deep lunges performed on a regular basis prepare Lee Ann for ALL the requests that come her way.
Regardless of how urgent a task may be, her laughter can be heard ringing through the shop on any given day, while Friday afternoons are reserved for singing along with Neil Diamond.
When not at work, Lee Ann manages the home while her husband works out of town on remote construction projects. Most evenings you’ll find Lee Ann helping out at the family greenhouse, working on her latest crafting project, and inviting her nieces and nephews over for epic sleepovers.
Matt has a passion for building new relationships, and developing creative solutions with our fantastic team. After graduating with a B. Comm (Hons) from the Asper School of Business, he amassed over 15 years in the professional marketing field supporting both large multinationals and smaller nonprofits. Following this he felt the calling to start Three-Six North Marketing, the advisory division of Print Studio One, to assist clients with comprehensive marketing services.
Since earning his commercial pilot’s license, Matt has had the opportunity to introduce over 150 people to the gift of flight through various events. He and his wife Lindsey enjoy spending weekends outdoors exploring and adventuring together.
Matt has been named one of MEDA’s top 20 under 35 Young Professionals Changing the World, and volunteers on various boards and committees including the Steinbach Flying Club, Mission in Aviation Fellowship Canada, Steinbach Chamber of Commerce and the Bethesda Foundation.
Digital Projects Coordinator
Brandon manages our web projects and provides client support for all of our digital services. His wealth of information has resulted in customer satisfaction all around – even answering our own computer and software questions. He is an extremely patient person which can be seen in how he treats others and as well as when he appears at coffee break and begins to methodically decipher his latest cryptic novel.
Brandon is known around the office for his clever puns and wearing his ‘Friday Fish shirt’. He also really likes chocolate chip cookies as it is the only recognized cookie in the ‘Hall of Desserts’.
When he’s not at work, Brandon enjoys tinkering with tech and computers as well as playing board games with his friends and family.
Creative director by day, hockey player by night, brand virtuoso always – Colin’s meticulous work and passion for good design and communications helps organizations realize their full brand potential. Although his post-secondary studies began in digital multimedia design, Colin’s academics extended into Civil Engineering and project management (weird hey?), leading to a career in industrial construction that took him through the wild, untamed corners of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Freelance creative work was always on the go during this time and he was eventually re-introduced into civilization, finally coming to his senses and joining the PSO/36N team.
As an avid Jets fan, Sara proudly wears her jersey on game days. We like to think of her as the coach of our team – she keeps everyone in on task and on schedule to ensure a win. She likes grammar, is detail-oriented and doesn’t allow little mistakes; she has an army of tools at her fingertips to keep the proofreading at the top of the league. Sara tackles all jobs with the same intensity as a seasoned playoff veteran, leaving a trail of sticky notes with detailed instructions in her wake.
Sara has nearly 20 years of experience in the printing industry. Having started when it was known as Martens Printing, she’s embraced the dramatic changes along the way; seeing the darkroom where film was once developed give way to new technology and production techniques.
Estimating & Client Services
Andrea is a valuable part of our ‘first impressions’ team, answering phone calls, providing estimates, and getting client projects started.
While Andrea is known for her smile and gentleness, her spirit of competitiveness is evident on the tennis court, battling her husband for ‘bragging rights for the day’ or racing down the highway on her speedy motorcycle.
A little–known fact about Andrea is her sweet tooth – if she could substitute every meal for candy, she totally would.
Client Services & Administration
Lois wears many hats at the office, such as wife, mother, client services leader and co-owner. She’s never caught without her morning coffee and toast with peanut butter as she systematically invoices her way through completed work. She can be found greeting most customers on a first-name basis, cheerleading staff events, and handing out the coveted office supplies.
Another one of Lois’ important tasks in the week is picking up snacks for Friday Coffee Break. If you see her chasing down the courier drivers, it’s to offer them a cookie or muffin for the road.
Yet with all that Lois has to do in a day, she will drop everything when her granddaughter Charlee is ready to FaceTime from Uganda.
With his chair permanently set on a low-rider slouch position, multitasking takes on a whole new level with Kevin. When he gets in from seeing his kids off at school, he quickly has both digital presses humming while simultaneously working on the next design job and sharing some photo editing pointers.
With over 20 years of experience at PSO, Kevin is the strong, silent type. He takes amazing photographs for our clients and what he doesn’t say in words, he communicates through the photos he takes and the designs he creates.
When asked what he likes to do for fun, he replied, “I’ll get back to you on that.” We’re still waiting, but have a pretty good guess that camping with his family, hiking, watching hockey or playing board games would make the list.
Anita is a very welcome and integral member of our ‘first impressions’ team. She is one of the friendly faces you see when you come into our office and one of the happy voices you’ll hear if you call us. She takes great pleasure in meeting people at the counter and will be the first to offer a helping hand to carry out large orders.
Anita is no stranger in the kitchen, where planning and cooking meals for her family bring her great joy. Her motto is ‘customer satisfaction’ wherever she is.
One of Anita’s favorite colors is pink and she would love to live in a house surrounded by peonies.
Even with a 30-minute drive in the morning, Alex arrives at Print Studio One sooner than most. She works closely with the design team to turn their ambitious vision for a client website into a reality, often using her multiple language coding skills to help it take off.
At our daily team huddle, she is excited to share her latest camping adventure or provide an update on the success of her very first garden. Besides having a green thumb, you can find Alex soldering a motherboard or taking a break to play with her three crazy cats.
A graduate of the Red River College graphic design program, Dayna is well suited to our team, specializing in designing brand identities and creating the marketing materials to support it; including brochures, vehicle decals, and interactive websites. She can also be found with a calligraphy pen or camera in hand, capturing the next feature project for our social media channels.
Favoring a Mac to a PC, Dayna’s white keyboard is as well suited to her fingers as the white ivories on a piano – she makes magic happen on both.
With previous experience as a barista, Dayna won’t go near our Keurig but will instead walk in each morning with a carefully crafted cup of coffee from beans that she has roasted herself.
Sign & Vehicle Decal Specialist
Sam is responsible for wide format printing and installation, including signage and vehicle decals as a 3M trained installer.
There isn’t a speck of dust or roll of material that’s out of place when Sam is on the job — in fact, his organized area resembles a surgical operating suite, complete with labeled drawers for his knives and tweezers.
His precision approach ensures a high-quality product while his athletic ability and 6’4″ height come in handy when he’s installing billboards. It’s up for debate if he’s ever used a ladder.
As a newlywed, Sam has Shayna to enjoy his favorite pastimes with dirt biking and surfing and playing competitive volleyball.
Print Finishing Specialist
Practically every print job that ships out our doors have passed through Tena’s hands. She is often a blur of activity – either driving our ‘green bullseye’ delivery van around town, or working with extreme efficiency to the beat of her favorite hip-hop hit.
With an easy-going and friendly personality, Tena is always ready to go the extra mile.
At times Tena reminds us of Wonder Woman as she is able to keep a balance between work and her home where together with Rod, they raise their three teenage daughters.
Dave is a true entrepreneur having run a number of different businesses before acquiring Print Studio One some 15 years ago with his wife and business partner Lois.
Dave is our team captain, leading us forward and often anticipating our next step as an organization.
When he’s not looking at purchasing a new piece of equipment or implementing technology solutions, he can often be found using his woodworking skills from his cabinet making days to build us custom workstations.
The summers allow Dave to ride his ‘boda boda’ motorbike to work and enjoy ‘yard-work Thursday’ – maintaining their yard where he and Lois find much comfort and relaxation together.
Rod has redefined the meaning of being resourceful. Every day he puts his creativity to work whether running one of our printing presses or keeping all our equipment running smoothly. If you ever doubt his innovative spirit, look no further than all the custom hoists and pully systems he’s designed – we even have a retractable green screen thanks to Rod!
It’s clear he loves coming up with new solutions, and with three daughters at home, we’re sure he gets to practice creative problem solving on a regular basis. His latest project involves retrofitting a retired U-Haul into a customized camper for his family (yes, it’s even complete with draw bridge access).
Care for the community
We believe business is about more than just making a profit — it’s an opportunity to make a difference. We’re guided by the Golden Rule, treating others how we’d like to be treated, and strive to give back whenever possible. Here are a few of the great organizations we’re proud to support as they improve communities both locally and internationally.