The Team | Forge and Smith, Vancouver Web Design Company

Our crack squad of savvy, motivated websmiths are ambitiously working to fix the Internet, one website at a time. We craft digital experiences for small business, global brands, and everything in-between. Meet the web designers, developers, and digital strategists of Forge and Smith.


Shawn Johnston

Principal & Lead Strategist

A 21 year survivor of the design industry, Shawn is the Founder and Principal of Forge and Smith. He plays a variety of roles from client rep to sales person, project manager to chief bottle washer.


Pam Berg

Sr. Digital Strategist

With backgrounds in journalism, computer forensics, and public libraries, Pam’s obsessions with uncovering the hidden stories in data and developing strategic content systems make perfect sense. Writing long-form optimized articles is her other jam. Her Instagram feed is equal parts dogs (don’t tell her cats), waffles, and drag queens.


Iván Olivero

Lead Developer

Iván lives and breathes WordPress. With over 8 years of web development experience under his belt, he can build powerful web applications from start to finish. On his days off he can be found at the nearest music festival.


Oscar Santiago

Web Producer

Oscar is a versatile and experienced digital project manager, which makes sense since his favourite thing to do is watch The Flash with his sons. When he’s not helping our clients get to the finish line, he’s training and competing in Brazilian Jui Jitsu competitions. Watch out!


Sean Stobo

Theme Developer

Sean is a developer living in beautiful Pemberton. When he gets away from the keyboard he can be found mountain biking, skiing and exploring the BC wilderness. His passion for computers is only eclipsed by his love of the outdoors.


Troy Kelly

Operations Director

Troy coins himself a jack-of-all-trades, particularly when it comes managing all the parts that make up a website. When he’s not rocking WordPress sites, he’s waxing his board and expanding his small business of crafting Puka shell necklaces.


Scott Livingstone

Theme Developer

Scott is a developer with a love for building and creating. He enjoys problem solving and working to make beautiful websites. When not writing code, he is likely riding a bicycle or hiking with his dog.