The “Ferus Family” began in 2011 with a goal of surpassing client expectations to bring them success, both financially and personally. We are a dedicated and professional team who specialize in image, engagement, and profit. Through hard work and a passion for the industry, FerusMedia has grown into a renowned design and marketing company, with clients from Kingston, Ontario and surrounding area, all the way to California and Australia. By employing life-long-learners, we are able to constantly grow and expand our complimentary skills sets in order to further serve our client’s needs. FerusMedia strives to guide companies toward success and stand out from the crowd with innovative and creative implementation tactics.
After receiving a Graphic Design advanced diploma and gaining industry knowledge and experience by working with some of Kingston’s top design firms, Michael Haaima founded FerusMedia in 2011. With seven years of experience in his field, Michael – a passionate gardener, animal activist, and Rockstar Games enthusiast – excels at web and print design, branding, and project management. He enjoys creating user-friendly, engaging websites for his customers and is constantly improving his skills in web development. He ensures that companies are properly branded and understand branding guidelines, and loves working with his creative team to reach client’s goals.
With expertise in a variety of fields including branding, digital strategy, marketing, creative production & direction, graphic design, and photography/videography, Steve enjoys seeing a brand reach its full potential. After completing one year of marketing training and receiving a three-year Advanced Diploma in graphic design, Steve has gained eight years of industry experience and developed a love for elevating brands by working with owners to integrate marketing efforts across all platforms. When he isn’t writing music or devouring Uncle Tetsu’s Japanese cheesecake, Steve spends his time perfecting campaigns so that clients are always excited and asking “what’s next?”.
A professionally trained graphic designer and a lifelong Pog lover, Kael excels in web design, web layout, and HTML/CSS/JS/PHP. He enjoys working closely with clients to create websites that are aesthetically pleasing, functional, and highly responsive. He has developed a loyal client base and a credible reputation by creating sites that are usable and user-friendly across all platforms. Kael has spent the past 8 years in the industry perfecting his skills and has proved to be a lifelong learner.
Dave began his editing career in the early 2000s when he would review his football teammates’ assignments at Queen’s University. After graduating, his edits-for-beer scheme dried up and he has since worked as a tutor, professor, and professional writing assistant. With over 13 years of experience, Dave has edited thousands of writing pieces including academic papers, marketing materials, and even the occasional wedding speech. With attention to detail and an eye for making slight adjustments, Dave has a talent for turning the subpar into the superb, and can always be counted on to make a terrible punctuation joke at our team meetings.
With over five years in the field, Bilal prides himself in building secure & modern web applications that look amazing and function seamlessly. He has mastered PHP, MYSQL, Oracle, HTML, CSS, jQuery, Angular, WordPress, Drupal and Laravel. His skill set is backed by formal education, self study, and graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics from the University of Ottawa and an Advanced Diploma in Computer Programming at St. Lawrence College. With a wicked sense of humour and a knack for all things software, we are proud to have him as a member of our FerusMedia team!