Our Team

 Our Team

The Blunt Strategic team of staff and contractors are all experts in their own fields, lending their expertise and respective skill sets to a variety of client projects.

Agnes Zalewski

Agnes Zalewski Seaman, MBA


Agnes Zalewski is the principal of Blunt Strategic. A seasoned marketing, communications and publishing specialist, Agnes launched Blunt in 2012, venturing on her own after a successful corporate career.

Most recently serving as the group publisher of JuneWarren-Nickle’s Energy Group (2006-2011), Agnes rejuvenated titles such as Oilweek and Oil and Gas Inquirer, and published the only Canadian magazine solely focused on the oilsands industry, Oilsands Review. Agnes was also the inaugural editor-in-chief for Alberta Oil (2004-2006), setting the strategic and editorial vision for that publication. Alberta Oil and Oilsands Review boast the only two successful oil and gas publishing launches in the Canadian landscape in the last decade. During much of this time, Agnes also sat on the board of the Alberta Magazine Publisher’s Association, serving terms as both president and vice-president.

Not only an expert publisher, Agnes has an MBA in Marketing and Finance from Dalhousie University as well as a Bachelor of Commerce in Organizational Behaviour from the University of Alberta. She has worked in Canada and abroad in marketing and other strategic areas for corporations such as Syncrude, Canadian Airlines, Air Canada and Energy Intelligence. A disciplined marketer in both theory and practice, Agnes has experience in marketing strategy, research, branding, digital media, advertising and channel management.

Beyond her education and experience, Agnes brings vibrancy and a wide network of contacts to any project she touches. Results-focused and highly effective, over the years Agnes has built a strong reputation for delivering product excellence.

Meet our awesome team

Lyuba Kirkova


WHO: Jack of two trades

GRADUATE OF: University of Alberta, Bachelor of Arts & Design

PAST WORK EXPERIENCE: Over 10 years of advertising, publishing and marketing experience at Where Canadian Rockies, The Banff Centre, JWN, Vision Creative, g(squared)

FOR FUN: Skiing, exploring the great outdoors, travel and dancing to funky music

SPECIAL SKILLS: DIY costume expert (she’ll also give any toque-knitting granny a run for her money)

Susie Wong


WHO: Creative guru

GRADUATE OF: ACAD, Bachelor of Design

PAST WORK EXPERIENCE/CLIENTS: Elemente Magazine, University of Alberta, University of Saskatchewan, Rockyview Municipality

BRAND EXECUTIONS: TOWES Bow Valley College, BOS Solutions, Soho Developments, Rockwood Custom Homes and more

FOR FUN: Traveling, rugby, learning to ride her Boulevard M50

LOVES: Her hubby and her dog, not necessarily in that order

Birdeen Selzer


WHO: Designamagician

GRADUATE OF: Red Deer College

PAST WORK EXPERIENCE/CLIENTS: Canadian Mental Health Association, CFMS Alberta, Context Magazine, Filmore Riley LLP, JuneWarren-Nickle’s Energy Group, Oneball, SDTC and more

FOR FUN: Knitting, crocheting and sewing, animated and pre-code movies, and watching the sun set over English Bay

LOVES: My hubby, my furries and shiny things

Jeremy Seeman


WHO: Man of many hats

GRADUATE OF: MacEwan University

PAST WORK EXPERIENCE: Over 15 years of publishing, marketing, branding and 3D motion graphics experience at JWN, Hudsons Canada’s Pub, MacEwan University, and as a freelancer

FOR FUN: Hiking, Dungeons and Dragons, reading sci-fi, and creating digital art

SPECIAL SKILLS: Some pretty slick animations

Lindsay Van Driel


WHO: New girl on the block

GRADUATE OF: MacEwan University

PAST WORK EXPERIENCE/CLIENTS: 17 years of experience in both agency and in-house marketing/communications including stints at MacEwan University and Vision Creative Inc. Other notable clients include Edmonton Police Service, Bow Valley Immigration Partnership, Prairie Centre for Christian Education , Amara & Associates

FOR FUN: Travelling (when I can), trying new restaurants, gardening, coffee with friends

SPECIAL SKILLS: Decent at video games, dancing, and I seem to be able to make people laugh!

This, here, golden retriever


WHO: This is our office dog, Maple. At less than a year old, this adorable pup loves chewing office furniture and escaping our clutches whenever we turn around. We’re currently seeking her replacement with a more suitable candidate.

If you’re a talented designer, web developer or writer/editor and want to represent Blunt Strategic as one of our preferred contractors, please send your resume to info@bluntstrategic.com.

Based in British Columbia's beautiful interior, Blunt Strategic is a full-service marketing and communications firm. Serving some of Canada's key industry sectors, we plan and execute effective advertising and communications plans, programs and campaigns.

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