Michael Dobell

Co-Founder & EVP for Innovation Media.Monks

Michael Dobell is a co-founder and EVP for Innovation at Media.Monks. His focus is on expanding the agency’s digital service offerings and expressing it to customers and the market. Previously Michael co-led digital design agency Jam3’s successful merger with Media.Monks. Michael is the vice chair of the Society of Digital Agencies (SoDA), and Strategy Director at the Squamish Windsports Society.

Over the past decade Michael’s teams have won many industry awards and accolades, including the very first Cannes Cyber Lion, The One Show, D&AD, and over 100 Favorite Website Awards. His writing work and interviews have appeared in The Globe and Mail, Creativity, Applied Arts, Fast Company, Communication Arts, as well as Forester, who selected Jam3 as 2021’s ‘North American Digital innovation Agency of the Year’. When he’s not busy making things happen at Media.Monks, Michael is in search of a great espresso and a decent wave or two.

Mike was born in Canada, has lived in Washington, California, British Columbia, Japan and Toronto (in that order) he now lives on the traditional and unceded territory of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation along with his family. He grew up on omni magazine, nat geo, and Blue Peter; but really he likes to say he’s from the internet.