About Us

We’re a tribe of thinkers who use our super powers for good.



Art Not Ads was born from a desire to create change in the urban landscape. On a day to day basis, our lives are over saturated with media messaging. Whether you’re at home, out for coffee, or at work, chances are you’re within eyeshot of someone’s paid advertisements. Initially we set out to wage a subversive war through street art, going after the ads themselves. Ultimately, we chose to take a more positive (and legal) route.


We explore art and technology, keeping our process open to members and the public alike. Everyone is creative, given the right opportunity. By creating radically inclusive works of art, we offset negative messages while helping people realize their inner creative genius.


Core Members

A Dreamer

Tim Rolls

Tinkering with new technology, digital art, and music keeps me up late. I’m a dreamer who loves exploring and experimenting almost as much as I love spicy food.

A Dreamer

Matt Schroeter

I love experiencing the ebb and flow of cities, drinking good coffee, and making great things with inspiring people. I’m a passionate believer in creating systems around positive social value.

A Dreamer

Celia Winters

Moving, shaping, creating, interacting, communicating … curiosities that drive me. I am a lover of the natural and urban landscapes; who craves collaborative works that create inspiring movements!

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

–Margaret Mead

Our Work



Laser Tag

The most innovative designers consciously reject the standard option box and cultivate an appetite for thinking wrong.

–Marty Neumeier

Get In Touch

Let’s be friends!

We’re based in Vancouver, BC but collaborate worldwide.
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or play with our code on Github.