Brent Marshall

Creative Technologist

Kitchener, ON

T 647 990 1757



NodeJS / C++ / openFrameworks / Python

Unreal (C++, Blueprints) / TouchDesigner / Madrix

Microcontrollers / Robotics / BrightSign

Shopify — 2017-2022

Employee Experience, A/V Infrastructure (2018-2022)

Development of permanent installations for internal environments. Worked closely with the interior design team to integrate technology into building development. LED installations with Madrix/TouchDesigner, Kafka deployments for real-time content, WebRTC implementations for real-time inter-city portals, digital signage systems, design and implementation of multi-city Maker Spaces, development of virtual production studios including development in Disguise and Unreal Engine, designing of Spatial audio environments,  programming Boston Dynamics Spot robot with Python SDK, development of occupancy tracking project and radar-based positional tracking, blockchain development and server side rendering of NFTs. Patent for Measuring Traffic Density in Retail Storefront, two patent applications pertaining to Blockchain technologies.

Marketing and Experiential (2017-2018)

Implementation of technical resources for marketing implementations. Programming interactive elements for motion graphics, integration of practical effects, digital signage, networking support for merchants, large scale multitouch interfaces.

Technical Consultant — 2013-Current

Project conceptualization, prototype development, technical coding, and costing of early-stage products. Ongoing project fabrications include work in developing circuits in EAGLE, electronic repairs, and SMD soldering. Software work includes Google Glass applications, Unity3D, Android bridge, and C++ audio responsive applications

Cannes Lion Shortlist

Molson Beer Fridge O’Canada campaign (2015)

Innovative Use of Technology

Marketing Awards Gold

Toronto Humane Society Dog Caller

Creative Use of Technology

Bronze Cannes Lion

UberSAFE campaign (2015)

Innovative Use of Technology


UberSAFE campaign (2015)

Innovative Use of Technology




Smokebomb Entertainment

WXM — 2015-2017

Lead Technologist

Developing technical executions for large scale interactive installations. Project conceptualization, prototype development, equipment specifications, development timelines, client engagement, programming, design, 3D modeling, electronics. Familiarity with LiDAR systems, IR Touch Overlays, OpenCV.

BMO, Brita, CFL, Mazda, NHL, Rogers, Scotiabank,

Samsung, Tangerine, Telus, Toronto Maple Leafs

Media Merchants — 2012-2013

Lead Developer

Managing small specialized teams to develop Out Of Home experiential installations. C++ development using technologies such as OpenCV, OpenNI, Beckon, Arduino, iOS. Drafting technical specifications, conceptualizing pitch documentation, equipment costing & bill of materials, interaction flows, application wireframes.  

Aeroplan, BCAA, BMO, Mattel, Microsoft, Rogers, Red Bull, Telus, BC Tourism

OOH Day award

BC Tourism campaign (2013)

Globacore Interactive Technologies — 2011-2012

Multitouch Wall development - C++ programming, hardware installation of large scale multi-monitor walls with multi touch IR overlays for Honda, and Roche.

Mobile Applications targeting Windows Phone 7.5, and Android, for AT&T SXSW installation.

Sonic Boom Creative Media — 2006-2011

Application Developer

Product visualization, geo-spatial tracking and mapping, participatory kiosks, experiential advertising.

Research and Development - implementing a Labs Division to offer new products, conceptual prototypes with direct client application scenarios.

Information Architecture - Technical specifications, system architecture, and application/site user flow documentation.

Timex, Sirius, Kohler, WWF, Ontario Power Authority, Roma Mouldings, Jamieson Labs

Gold Award of Excellence by the Canadian Public Relations Society (2011)

Bronze Award by the Canadian Marketing Association (2011)

Finalist in the SABRE Awards (2012)

adbeast — 2003-2006

Application design / developer specializing in user interface design, user acceptance testing and implementation. Design and project conceptualization, client presentations, technical resource, scoping of development timelines.

ASP.NET and ASP Classic, XSLTransformations, RSS, Podcasts, Ajax. Strong understanding of W3C standards and ability to develop in CSS, XHTML, and JavaScript.

Cossette Interactive — 1999-2002

Website and template development. Optimizing Javascript / Actionscript code. Technical demonstrations and research projects. Conforming to accessibility guidelines making websites available for people with disabilities.

Cannes Cyberlion (2001)

Three Applied Arts

(2000/2001) awards for banner and website design


York University — 1996-2000. Faculty of Fine Arts, Visual Arts / Graphic Design