MEET POTION’S FOUNDERS

DENIS COLLIS
– Co-founder –
Software Design Engineer

Denis is our code poet. He can fix a car, play guitar, whip up a gourmet meal, and calculate the number of souls that exist using the Fibonacci series.

Denis studied Mathematical Sciences, and as co-founder of an IT company that began with five people and grew to over 70 staff members, he built the first affordable, online, real time video editing application for the desktop, and developed various other systems, platforms, apps and websites.

Denis has worked with tech giants like Hewlett Packard and Silicon Graphics. He is now steeped in a project to build an embedded payment system, but still solves our various wicked tech problems when they arise. Denis has a long term passion for sustainability and systems, and some big ideas on how those two concepts work together.

CHANEL GAVSON
– Co-founder –
WordPress Design and Support

With a degree in Brand Strategy, Chanel has more than fifteen years’ experience as a graphic designer and art director on big brands, including Apple, American Express, BMW, Audi, Landrover, British Airways, Danone, Colgate and Harry Potter, working at big ad agencies during their legendary days.

Her ability to fuse her design and technical skills lands her perfectly in the web design and development space, where she specializes in WordPress; designing, building and supporting websites that help business owners grow their business.

Chanel also volunteers as a web design mentor for Hera Labs business incubator. In her spare time (haha), she also explores her genealogy, restores old photos, learns new languages, and tries to reduce her carbon footprint.