we are WADe and deboraH; the founders.
Twenty-four years ago we started up hornet media, WADe became a full time professor at Durham College starting the Interactive Media Design program and we married. It was a busy year! And we haven’t slowed down much since. Three boys of our own later and working with clients big and small around the world on a variety of projects that we have loved every minute of. We were based out of Oshawa, Ontario but decided it was time for a change ...
Five years ago deboraH says to WADe, “What do you think about moving our family and the company to the country and ... get alpacas?” WADe is the best. He said, “okay,” and then the search began for our dream home. We found it on 9 acres in a 185 year old restored farm house in the countryside of Port Hope, Ontario. Picture perfect. We have since created pastures, built barns and added the alpacas to our family. And added on another business to our name with OUR alpaca FARM. deboraH creates artwork and products based on our sweet alpacas. You can find our farm stand at local markets throughout the warmer months.
This brings us to where we are now. Celebrating 24 years of hornet media. We have worked with many large companies in the corporate world and bring with us decades of knowledge and experience. We are looking to help small business. The locals. We love design and what we do. And of course we’d still love to work with the corporate folks. It’s 2024. We are down to earth, easy going people. Let’s work together and create something beautiful.
meet our team
creative girl and everything else
deboraH with a capital H. deboraH brings more than 25 years experience of design, writing and photography as well as many years of teaching experience. All the creative goes through her. deboraH has worked in the publishing industry designing and creating textbooks, created the identity for companies from scratch, led marketing and advertising campaigns as well as designed just about every type of material out there. You will work directly with deboraH on your creative vision to bring it to life. When deboraH is not designing she is taking professional photos to submit to stock photography sites, hanging out with her alpacas and creating new things from their fibre or being with her family.
interactive guy and problem solver
WADe brings a degree in Philosophy as well as his more than 27 years experience in the design industry. When he’s not coding, he’s teaching future designers or solving problems as the Coordinator of the Interactive Media Design program at Durham College. At hornet, WADe makes deboraH’s designs work in a digital platform. All of your work is coded by the talented WADe as he creates websites, databases, games, electronic invitations (evites) and more. WADe’s evite system that he has developed is unique and very popular with our clients. He is constantly evolving it. WADe loves hard and loud music, Lego and being with family. And of course, farm chores.
copywriting, social media and marketing strategist
If you need your words massaged, Lisa is your masseuse. Lisa brings 30+ years of professional writing to the table. Marketing, communications and technical writing are her forte. Lisa also has experience and a love for developing successful social media strategies and marketing plans. She has worked in a number of different industries and is very versatile in adapting your content for your message. What do you want to say? Lisa can help you figure that out. Lisa has worked with hornet media on a number of projects for the last 15 years. We work well together. And we create awesome stuff together.