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Our Story

We are advocates for your learners.

We are curators.

We are creators.

We are learning experience designers.

We are Darn Clever.

Whenever we submit something for review, whether it’s a design brief, prototype, or complete course for review or testing, the highest compliment we can receive (the one we strive for), is “That’s clever.”

So we decided to put clever in our name – and take it up a notch by striving for darn clever.

Steve Blane

Founder, Darn Clever

Steve Blane

Director, Creative

Steve’s an award winning learning experience designer (actually he liked winning awards so much, he’s now won four). His speciality is creating clever designs to respond to challenging situations, usually in professional and engaging online courses (that you’d actually want to take).

Mathew Burns

Director, Customer Experience

Mathew is a marketing guru and applies his near 20 years of successful marketing experience to lead our customer experience engagements. From initial brief to execution, the experience he designs goes far beyond customer service.

Mike Bubyn

Director, Learning Experience

Mike is a senior learning advisor with over 15 years in corporate training, process improvement, and performance management. He specializes in performance-based, digital learning programs that align training interventions to organizational goals.

Karen Trinh

Director, Emerging Technology

Karen is also an award-winning learning experience designer – winning three awards in 2019. With her background in neuroscience and a multidisciplinary approach to design, she has created learning experiences that are modern, sticky, and compelling for some of Canada’s top organizations.

Jeremy Thompson

Director, Video Production

Jeremy is a video industry veteran. He’s worked as a director of photography, editor, and illustrator for some of Canada’s top communication production houses. He brings his skills and attention to detail to each engagement for us.