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.

LEADERSHIP

Agnes Zalewski

PRINCIPAL

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

DESIGN & PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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)

Frank Fowler

WEB & DIGITAL SOLUTIONS

WHO: Web developer extraordinaire

GRADUATE OF: University of Lethbridge, Bachelor of Fine Arts in New Media

PAST WORK EXPERIENCE: City of Cranbrook, Flames Central, University of Saskatoon, University of Calgary

FOR FUN: Martial arts instructor teaching capoeira—A Brazilian martial art combining aspects of self defence, acrobatics, music and dance—a.k.a. break dance fighting

SPECIAL SKILLS: Zombie survival expert

Susie Wong

DESIGN

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

DESIGN

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 and crocheting, travelling, pre-code movies, and watching the sun set over English Bay

LOVES: My hubby, my furries and shiny things

This, here, golden retriever

TOMFOOLERY

WHO: This is our office dog, Jazi Pancakes. She doesn’t do much other than sleep, eat and poop. (But does it all in her signature adorable fashion.) 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.

This, here, golden retriever

TOMFOOLERY

WHO: This is our office dog, Jazi Pancakes. She doesn’t do much other than sleep, eat and poop. (But does it all in her signature adorable fashion.) 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.

Web and Digital 

Content Creation

Branding

Design

Strategy  

Research and Analysis 

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