Wil Arndt, CGD, Creative Director

The Creative Director of OpenRoad is responsible for ensuring that projects meet the highest standards of design and communication excellence. Wil works closely with clients to articulate a vision for great design and digital brand integration, while seeking to delight the user and exceed the project’s communication objectives.

With over 20 years of design experience, Wil’s work has been honoured with some 150 industry and design awards and numerous accolades in the media. As principal of leading Vancouver digital agency Mod7 (before being acquired by OpenRoad in 2013), Wil helped to push the boundaries of digital storytelling, mobile development, and interactive design.

In addition to 4 years of architecture school training, Wil completed his degree in Communication Design at the Emily Carr University in Vancouver, where he later taught motion graphics and interactive design in the mid-00’s. Though his schedule doesn’t allow room for teaching these days, Wil still likes to mentor students at the Vancouver Film School.

When not spending time with his wife and two children or challenging his team to create great design at OpenRoad, Wil dabbles in amateur astronomy photography and loves pounding the drums. He has recently discovered a soft spot for whisky and puppies.