Picnic is a creative agency helping food brands market their products and services using custom content.
STEFFEN JANZEN | CO-FOUNDER & PRINCIPAL
Steffen spent nearly ten years as a strategist and content producer at ad agencies before a stint at culinary school launched him into founding Picnic Creative. While producing videos for many recognized BC agriculture and food brands, Steffen has been most inspired by the farmers and producers he’s met along the way. Outside of work, Steffen can be spotted at farmer’s markets and farm gate shops in the Fort Langley area where he lives. Steffen is also a passionate advocate for the arts, currently serving as the volunteer Board Chair of Pacific Theatre in Vancouver.
Favourite Food: SUSHI
CLINTON OMELANIEC | CO-FOUNDER & PRODUCER
Clint brings over a decade of production, marketing and management experience to Picnic. As Principal of Capitol Media House, Clint produced content for nationwide marketing campaigns and storytelling pieces for some of the largest corporations in the world. A long time collaborator with the BC Food Processors Association, Clint has co-produced the BC Food Awards for the last 6 years, working with over 100 BC food brands in the process. When he's not in the studio, Clint can be found snowboarding on Vancouver's local mountains.
Favourite Food: Steak
JENNIFER STAMPER | SENIOR FOOD STYLIST
Jennifer is an experienced, creative, speedy professional with a passion for food and aesthetics. In over 15 years of food styling, Jennifer has worked with clients such as A&W, Yoplait, 7-Eleven, Whitespot, Sobey's, Subway, Freybe Meats, Windset Farms, Nature’s Path and McDonald's. She is a graduate of Dubrulle French Culinary and has a BFA from ECIAD. She is also the author of "Pick of the Crop" - seasonal recipes inspired by Canada's public markets, published by MacMillan Canada. Jennifer oversees food styling and recipe development at Picnic.
Favourite Food: Mac and cheese
aDAM SCHELLENDBERG | PRODUCER
With over twelve years experience in producing professional commercial video content, Adam brings a wealth of experience and artistry to Picnic. Adam has combined both a deep technical knowledge of production and a Masters of Science in Media Management from Middlesex University to create remarkable content for a variety of agencies and brands. Adam has also worked closely with TED Talks for the last 5 years executing live productions and managing large production teams. A true foodie, Adam can often be found at the newest unique restaurants in Vancouver.
Favourite Food: Chicken Wings
LITA SWAIN | STYLIST
Lita is a true artist who has the rare ability to immediately master any new discipline, tool, or style that she comes across. With over 5 years experience in food production and a culinary degree from VCC, Lita elevates every production she is involved in. Lita brings retail, commercial food production, restaurant logistics, and artisanal styling experience to Picnic. When she isn't in the studio, Lita can often be found at home trying her hand at any number of new artistic endeavours including silversmithing, leather working, taxidermy, or candy making.
Favourite Food: Cotton Candy
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We believe our work needs to produce the intended result for our clients, whether that’s connecting emotionally with the target audience, influencing a decision to purchase or introducing a new idea. Our work is successful when it has the power to produce an effect.
We believe the most effective work is achieved with a commitment to craft. Specialized skill is required in telling a story, cooking a dish, lighting a set or capturing the right moment on camera. In an increasingly cluttered world, we believe quality shines through.
Tenacity is required to hone one’s skill, maintain integrity and deliver results. We’re tireless in our commitment to clients, diligent in our work, determined to constantly improve, insistent on respect, resolved to keep learning and relentlessly hungry for good food.