Web Development Team | Forge and Smith Vancouver Web Design

Meet our crack squad of savvy, motivated websmiths, all ambitiously working to fix the Internet, one website at a time. We craft digital experiences for small business, global brands and everything in-between.


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.



Katrina Liwanag

Sr. Web Producer

Katrina is a true globetrotter, having worked her way around the world from Singapore to the United States. When she’s not keeping ducks in a row, she’s lacing up her gloves and taking our her frustrations in the boxing ring.



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!



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.



Troy Kelly

Operations Manager

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.



Shiela Morfe

Theme Developer

When Shelia isn’t coding, styling or building websites, she can be found happily napping or snacking. Not only does she have tech side down but she is also an incredibly talented artist. So really she can do it all.


Brent Leung

Theme Developer

Brent is all about the details, especially when it comes to the finer points of development. True story, when on safari in Kenya, he came face-to-face with a male king lion. It was Mufasa in the flesh, and he was one metre away with nothing between them but fear — on his part — and air. Terrifying.


Coleen Wen

Theme Developer

Coleen takes pride in making great design ideas come to life with code. Outside of the web world, you can find her hanging on aerial silks or going on foodie adventures, despite being a very picky eater. She is also a full-time dog-mom. She works so her dog doesn’t have to.