THE PROJECT TEAM
Team Leader and Concept Designer: Andrew MacBain
Andrew is an independent start-up pinball designer and manufacturer dedicated to bringing pinball to the next level. Andrew has had a storied life so far; from serving as a building engineer to the American embassy in Japan to designing nearly 90 innovative products. The longtime Vancouver resident’s was featured twice on the “Dragons’ Den” (Canadian equivalent to Shark Tank, and yes, he scored the deal). He is also a TV and Radio personality that has narrated over hundreds of PlayStation games, voiced commercials for Toyota and Toshiba, and has authored ten books. All the while being a loving husband and father to five kids.
The company, for convenience, has set up two locations one in Blaine, Washington, USA and the other in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
We have a unique team of twenty specialists in their field including a lead designer, mechanical engineer, software engineer, graphic artist, and an animator (just to name a few) who work closely together for 6-12 months to bring each game together. This company would be nothing without the hardworking individuals that helped put this project together.
Team Leader and Graphic Designer: Veronica MacBain
Veronica in an Award winning graphic designer, and the muscle behind our vibrant artwork and animations. She is and expert on executing brand idealization and development, and production of advertising materials. Veronica works closely with the entire team to come up with the best visual concepts and design ideas for each pinball machine. Veronica is a creative and a visionary, who is always furthering her passion.
Playfield Designers and Computer Programmers: Team Pinball
Team Pinball is based in the UK, are masters of their craft. They helped bring the ideas and concepts of the game to life, designing and building the heart and soul of the pinball machine. Our team leaders recognized their professionalism and skills in pinball design from their game, The Mafia pinball. The team consist of three main characters, however are working with others to help and bring our vision to life. To learn more about their projects, visit their website at teampinball.com.
Award Winning Artist: Bryant Arnold
Bryant dreamed of being a professional artist. Leaving Iowa for Las Vegas, Nevada where he now resides, he has built a fifteen-year career out of art and creativity. He has enjoyed his professional life as a graphic designer, artist, cartoonist, photographer and creative expert. See more of Bryant at cartoonaday.com.
Animation Specialist: Katrina
Katrina has been in the film, animation and gaming industry under various roles such as animator, storyboard artist, concept artist, writing and directing for 10 years. Katrina taught students for 3 years at BYU as an associate professor of animation. Katrina continues to develop her own IP’s and enjoys attending and giving animation related lectures around the world.
Charlie MacBain, the youngest member of the team enjoying every minute of voicing a character that he can see come to life. This will be the first of many Pinball titles that Charlie will be adding to his belt.
You may recognize Katy’s voice from the award-winning wasteland survival game Fallout 4. She is also the voice behind Suvi Anwar in Mass Effect: Andromeda. Katy Townsend, also known as “The Cheeky Scot”, hails from Glasgow, Scotland, where she unearthed her passion in the theater world. Most recognized as the voice of fiery-spirited, Celtic pit-fighter “Cait” in Bethesda’s BAFTA winning blockbuster “Fallout 4”, and for her portrayal of truth seeker “Klue” in the Reality Game “Ingress”, Katy’s voice can be heard in over 500 games.
Timothy has been doing voice overs for about eight years now and has been featured in everything from popular game to national commercials. Timothy breathes life into our game with music, sound effects, and entertaining voice-overs.
Master Woodworker: Dominic Garzitto
Since 1981 Mosaic Millwork Master wood builder Dominic offers a unique approach to manufacturing Architectural Woodwork. Dominic provides forward thinking design solutions. His design and manufacturing process ensures the creative vision is maintained from initial design to final product. His wood crafting experience is rooted in traditional craftsmanship and is bolstered with with state of the art technology. Combined with his special attention to detail, Dominic provides a consistent high level of quality in all his products.
Stain Specialist: Jose Rodriguez
Another division of Mosaic Millwork is their staining department. “Wood finishing isn’t complicated, but it does require patience and attention to detail”. Jose Rodriguez says, followed by “It pays to get each step right the first time.”
This ten year veteran knows that a good finish starts with sanding the bare wood with a 100-grit sand paper. This step is crucial for achieving a uniform wood surface that’ll absorb stain evenly. The next key to getting an evenly stained wood surface is to saturate the wood thoroughly and then wipe the stain off evenly. The wood must go through various stages before I am able to reach perfection.
Precision C&C and Laser Tooling Expert: Damian Gonciarczyk
Damian from Heli-One Canada Inc. is a 15 year veteran working as a Field Service Rep., and Gas Turbine Technician. His vast experience in the field made him the perfect person to lead Laser Tooling Solutions, providing us with a full service including design, fabrication and production. Damian’s design capabilities include use of 3D Scanners for rapid prototyping,
Autocad Drafting, Solidworks, Mastercam, as well as mechanical and engineering expertise.
Powder coating expert: HI-PRO
HI-PRO Coatings offers environmentally friendly, precision finished
powder coating services. Powder coating is a proven effective method of coating metals with a finish that is tougher than conventional paint. Their coatings are applied as a free flowing, dry powder that does not require a solvent, making it an eco-friendly solution for finishing and coloring our metal. The coating is applied electrostatic-ally and then cured under heat to form that perfect skin, ensuring long lasting durability and fade resistance. HI-PRO’s services were used to paint certain parts of our machines to ensure a long lasting finish.
Printing specialist: Glenn Stretton
Glenn from Second City Print Solutions offers a full service digital print and signage shop. Knowledgeable staff, state of the art equipment, and commitment to customer service were just a few reasons they stood out to us. We needed to print our graphics on full-sheets of wood and Glenn had the perfect machine that fit our needs. New technologies now enable printers to print directly onto pre-manufactured wooden boards with large-format UV flatbeds, print directly onto small wooden items with desktop UV flatbeds, or wrap wooden items with vinyl graphics using inkjet technology.
Metal fabricator: Kim Nathe
Since 1985 Owner Kim Nathe of Homecraft Mfg. Corp. has been machining metal and fabricating parts for his clients. Kim as helped meet our tight delivery requirements and still maintain strict quality control and measurement tolerances on his CNC machining line. If you want metal bent or laser engraved, Homecraft has you covered.
Quality Control, Design & Testing Expert: Tim Wong
He is one of the most valuable thinkers and inspectors on our team.
Packaging & Boxing: Acme Shipping
Acme Shipping Supplies is a family owned business that supplies BC’s Lower Mainland with Custom Packaging Material. Acme advised us on the the safest, most efficient, and cost-effective way to package our pinball machines. Handling all the logistics related packing material, Acme ensures that our machines reaches the end user in the same condition as it was when it left our hands.
Shipping Receiving: Stephen Ingleton
Stephen is a longtime friend and owner of GPNS Logistics, a full service logistics company. Since 2003 their main focus has been and remains on customer satisfaction and ultimate goal is to save you time and money. With their global network of carriers, agents and distribution warehouses, GPNS Logistics can handle our machines with haste as the customer deserves. GPNS logistics strives to provide the best service at a reasonable price each and every time. Their transportation consultants stay with your shipment from the beginning to its completion as they can be fragile and require extra care during shipping.