We bring expertise and energy to every engagement

We provide you and your team with a professional and helpful experience, guided by our core values of openness, creativity, curiosity, accessibility and inclusion. We act as supporters, guides, advisors, coaches or experts as needed depending on your unique situation and can help you at any stage of your process.

Jordan Wright

Director of Operations
Lead Project Manager

Jordan Wright is a co-founder of Hot Neon and has been a Director, Editor and Videographer at Hot Neon Productions since early 2018. These days, he spends time leading the overall operations in the company and ensuring all client projects are running smoothly. His passions include film, technology, storytelling and working with people. Jordan holds a Diploma in New Media Production and Design and has worked on a wide range of successful communication and marketing projects for enterprise level publicly traded companies and startups. Jordan brings a mass amount of creative energy and positivity to every project and loves learning and utilizing new techniques in his creative process and bringing them to the team.

Ryan James

Director, Strategy and Innovation
Lead Learning Experience Designer

Ryan specializes in crafting and enhancing impactful learning experiences using rich media such as video, animation, sound and interactivity guided by learning science. With 10 years of experience transforming both public audiences and private companies, he designs and executes complex learning projects with purpose and heart. He holds a diploma in New Media Production and Design, a Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies, and a Master’s in Educational Technology. Ryan leads projects through collaboration and co-creation, challenges people around him to be their best, builds teams, and shifts cultures. His vision is a world where people have access to the information, skills and knowledge to make their important contributions to the world around them and maximize their potential to live healthy and fulfilling lives.

David Kativu

Creative Director
Lead Animator

David Kativu is a multidisciplinary artist and creator who specializes in animation, motion graphics, and illustration. He is also a talented musician and oversees audio engineering and sound design on most projects. Over the years David’s methods have expanded from pencil sketching, to digital illustration and ink sketching. David has been working with animation for more than 10 years and is constantly expanding his skillsets and abilities. Currently, David spends most of his time leading the overall art and visual aspects of our projects, from character concepts to storyboards and interactive mockups, David inspires our team and clients to push the limits of their imaginations to come up with the best solution possible.

Dan Porter

Director, Design & Production

Dan Porter is a creative design and development specialist with 14 years of experience in interactive and rich media production. With a broad range of experience working in-house and contracting with leading technology companies, Dan has led and executed the production of  countless successful and high impact motion graphics and interactive projects. Dan’s extensive experiences in marketing and communications allow him to identify concise and effective ways to visually convey meaning through graphics and video media. A key team member at Hot Neon, Dan graduated from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in 2009 with a diploma in New Media Production and Design and attained bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Calgary in 2012.

Justin Otteson

Director, Service & Delivery

Justin has over 10 years of experience leading complex learning and communications projects for adult learners in health care, human services, non-profit, and corporate environments. Justin believes in a collaborative approach to problem solving, and has experience leading diverse teams of internal and external stakeholders to develop solutions with measurable results. He has led large-scale eLearning projects for several clients, including PHSA, Accent Inns, Alberta Health Services, The Native Trout Communications Collaborative, the BC Support Unit, and more. Justin holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Management from MacEwan University, and has received training in instructional design, leadership, project management, Indigenous cultural safety, and facilitation.

The smilin’ faces of Hot Neon

Here for you through thick and thin.

At Hot Neon, we produce creative videos, motion graphics, and animated content that helps you build your growing organization or amplify your message. We love meeting new people and hearing about your ideas and goals, so give us a shout below today. We’re always interested in new collaborations, projects, and supporting other entrepreneurs.

We ❤ Our Collaborators

Our main goal at Hot Neon is your success. Depending on the scale and scope of your project, we may bring in additional experts or trusted advisors to work alongside us.

LCL Group is a fast-growing learning company, founded in 2019. Made up of talented Instructional Designers and technologists, they work primarily with cause-driven organizations, non-profit organizations, or companies with educational mandates.

Great Minds Interactive Studio is a cutting-edge interactive learning consultancy that specializes in advanced communications, change management, education and training solutions for a diverse portfolio of public organizations, non-profits, and private companies.