Playground is a digital creative agency. We focus on design, consulting, and technology. We’ve been building unique digital products, platforms, and experiences for the past 4 years. Each of our endeavours is guided by a strong sense of craftsmanship and passion for the web. We strive to create meaning and value for our customers and their users and seek to imbue our products with a sense of wonder. We are a diverse team of creatives from many backgrounds with a shared desire to help make the web a better place by crafting the best digital experiences.

Leadership

Sami Sadaghiani

COO / Founder

Sami’s professional background is a mix of law, accounting and creative advertising. After developing her diverse skill set, she co-founded Playground Inc. to focus her efforts on building and growing her dream team. She brings organization and provides financial guidance to the management team at Playground Inc.

Dave Senior

Chief Growth Officer / Partner

Dave has been deeply involved in the digital space for his entire professional life. As the co-founder of the photo sharing application Burstn, he was part of the inaugural incubation round at the Ryerson Digital Media Zone. From pitch meetings in Silicon Valley to visiting startups in the EU, Dave has collected a global understanding of the entrepreneurial space which he brings home to Canadian innovators looking to navigate these sometimes dicey waters. Today, he leverages his skills and network as a strategist at Playground Inc. He helps teach startups to think like big business and big businesses to think like startups.

Scott Boniface

Director of Marketing Services / Founder

At the ripe age of 18, Scott started his career in advertising as a copywriter for brands such as BMW and McDonald’s. He used his knowledge of the industry and passion for creating to co-found Playground Inc. with the goal to build the best possible digital products and experiences. Scott brings understanding, communication and organization to his role as a project manager to ensure Playground Inc. meets its deadlines with excellent results.

Ryan Bannon

Creative Director / Founder

Since co-founding Playground Inc. in 2009, Ryan has played a significant role in shaping the agency’s creative vision. Ryan’s passion for great work, from fostering collaboration between Playground Inc.’s world-class design and technology teams to leading its most innovative and notarized projects, inspires industry juniors and its most seasoned leaders. Ryan has won several international awards and was listed in Marketing Magazine’s 30 Under 30 in 2012. This is affirmation that in his still nascent career, Ryan has and will continue to produce industry-defining work for Playground’s clients.

Departments

Strategy

  • Digital strategy
  • Brand strategy
  • Product strategy
  • Content strategy
  • Social Strategy
  • Usability research
  • Technology assessment
  • Analytics & measurement

Design

  • User experience design
  • Interface design
  • Mobile & touch design
  • Brand design
  • Motion design
  • Game design
  • Digital video
  • Content Design

Technology

  • Interface development
  • Web applications
  • Mobile applications
  • E-commerce systems
  • Content management systems
  • API Development
  • System architecture
  • Prototyping

Careers

Working at
Playground.

We are working hard every day to create a world class team of people and an environment where we can create industry leading work. Our passionate, close-knit family always strives to push the boundaries of what's possible and predict the future of technology. If that sounds like something you want to be a part of, we can't wait to hear from you.