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:
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 Lines, The 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!
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Meet Christiana Myers:
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.
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And, then there were four! Drop in anytime to our studio or our design offices to say hi and meet our team!