Meet our new full-time team members at PUNCH + TUCK!

Punch Inside and Tuck Studio is pleased to announce the hiring of two full time employees!
As of the first week of February our team will double in size, growing from two full-time employees to four!

Meet Geof Ramsay:

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Geof Ramsay 

I knew of Geof Ramsay by reputation well before I met him in person. In 2013, AZURE Magazine hailed him as one of the “10 Emerging Canadian Talents” at IDS (Canada’s largest Interior Design Show held each year in Toronto.)

Since that time I have followed his industrial design work through publications like Designboom, Eigen Huis & Interieur, Azure, Design LinesThe Globe and Mail, The Chronicle Herald and East Coast Living Magazine, to name just a few.

And, unbeknownst to me, when I sat in the newly-opened Stillwell Beer Bar in Halifax last spring, I had no idea that he’d played such an instrumental role in the interior design of this “Film Noir/ Cony Island” space. Specific elements Geof designed include the hot-rolled steel tap wall and custom gradient wood taps (to indicate the darkness of the beer), menu display, vinyl storage and the DJ booth. Additionally, he designed the custom resin covered bar tables (referencing the candy apples that are ubiquitous to amusement parks). This beautiful bar and won the title of ‘Best New Bar’ through the Halifax Coast,’ and has also been featured in En Route Magazine as one of ‘Canada’s Favourite Bars’.

In addition to being one of Canada’s most promising designers, Geof brings close to ten years of design detail experience to our team. Working at some of Canada’s best design stores, including The Modern Shop in Ottawa, Geof has a keen eye for window display and a deep knowledge for many of the brands we now carry at TUCK.

We couldn’t be prouder to introduce Geof to you, our community, clients and collaborators, and we ask you to join us in welcoming him not only to Tuck Studio and PUNCH INSIDE, but to Saint John which this former Haligonian now calls home!

Connect with Geof:
Instagram: @geoframsay
Twitter: @geoframsay
Facebook: /GeofRamsayDesign
Email: geof@judithmackin.ca
WEB: www.GeofRamsay.com

Meet Christiana Myers:

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Photo: Christiana Myers – Photo Credit, Sean McGrath

Notwithstanding her relatively tender years, Christiana Myers, a recent graduate of the Fine Arts program at Mount Allison University (Major in Painting and Printmaking), brings an astonishing range of skills and experience to Punch Inside, Tuck Studio and Punch Productions, everything from training in photography and Adobe Creative Suite to basic carpentry and welding.  Christiana has worked at a variety of art galleries and institutions including the FOFA Gallery at Concordia University, Galerie La Centrale in Montreal, and The New Brunswick Museum. While living in Montreal she developed, designed, and produced an online bi-weekly newsletter for Rover Arts Magazine highlighting arts and culture events in the city. Following a stint as Artist in Residence at the Arteles Centre in Tampere, Finland in 2013, she returned to Saint John and took up the position of Vice-President of Third Space Gallery after actively participating on the board of directors and has curated an exhibition of contemporary artwork by young Maritime artists whose work intersects with the industrial history of the provinces -you can see this right now at the Saint John Arts Centre.   As active volunteer, a recipient of any number of awards and grants, and a working artist, Christiana will add so much to the range of skills and expertise Punch companies now brings to its syncretic endeavours in the worlds of interior design, sales, events, marketing and promotion.

Connect with Christiana:
Instagram: @christianamyers
Twitter: @chrssymrrs
Pinterest: christianamyers
Email:  christiana@judithmackin.ca

And, then there were four!  Drop in anytime to our studio or our design offices to say hi and meet our team!

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It’s here! Gus* Modern’s ‘Keep on Giving’ Event – 15% off when you give to our local food bank!

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Happy New Year from all of us at TUCK!

What better way to kick off 2015 with our annual Gus* Modern’s ‘Keep On Giving’ Event!

Although the studio isn’t physically open again until January 7th, at noon, we are happily taking phone orders or email orders.

Click HERE to see the entire Gus* Modern Inventory.  All proceeds this year will go to Romero House here in Saint John, New Brunswick.

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Farewell to Sarah – the best of the best.

Tuesday December 23rd will be Sarah Tapley’s (Homenick) last day with us here at TUCK STUDIO, PUNCH INSIDE and PUNCH PRODUCTIONS.  She is going to stop commuting back and forth to Saint John from Sussex every day and I can’t blame her in the slightest.

Sarah joined our team exactly three years ago when TUCK was only a logo and concept on paper.  Since that time she has proven herself completely invaluable to our business.  Her talent for putting a room together, her impeccable taste combined with her incredible ability to focus on details made her an absolute joy to work with.

Sarah’s brought so much laughter, joy and happiness into our lives.  As I’m sure many of you know, working with someone, day in and day out — often as not in a high-pressured and fast-paced work environment — has its challenges.  But throughout the years and over the course of all the projects we’ve worked together on, not one ill word ever passed between us.

Sarah is one of the most remarkable human beings I have ever known.  Gentle, intelligent, sympathetic; she is someone I constantly learned from and was inspired by.

I’m confident all of the clients and collaborators that have worked with or met her felt the same way.  She will be sorely missed.  I am a better person for having her in my life.  She is as good as good gets.

Joshua, Robert and I wish her and Eric so much happiness in all their future endeavours.  We love you Sarah.  Thanks for the profound influence you’ve had on me, and on design, in our city.

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Sarah on her wedding day this past summer.  We particularly like the photobomb by Robert in the background.