We are truly passionate about the principles of architecture, design, and user experience.
2001 – Jayson Noftle, a gifted architectural rendering artist, ventured out on his own from Focus Architecture to further develop his talents & skills, and his business acumen. Using his wide spectrum of styles & mediums for renderings, he started West Coast Illustration. Jayson quickly developed a reputation for completing projects on time & budget. As a result, Jayson attracted many clients, who over time began requesting advice on more than just renderings – graphic design, branding, marketing & creative materials, etc.
2011 – Jeremy Noftle, a senior draftsman with Focus Architecture for 20 years, had developed a well-balanced graphic design skill set over that time by creating presentation graphics & technical drawings covering many real estate developments for a huge cross-section of clients. He decided to make the jump to become a partner with Jayson, and West Coast Illustration transformed into WCI Media Studios, to better reflect the expansion of services offered.
2015 – Tanner Cervo, accounts manager with WCI Media Studios, and childhood friend of Jeremy’s, bought Jayson’s ownership share in WCI and became Jeremy’s new partner. Since joining forces, utilizing Tanner’s excellent ability to communicate, Jeremy’s eye for detail and quality, and the amazing talents of the WCI staff members, WCI has grown into an 11-person team of creative 3D artists, graphic designers, and interactive programmers.
Meet our team
Born and raised in the Lower Mainland, Tanner has a love of BC and everything that it has to offer, rain included. After a brief stint in Alberta to complete a Bachelor’s degree at the U of A, it was back to BC to complete a Bachelor’s degree in Education at UBC. Tanner loves sports, the outdoors, a good meal, and his family. He’s also a FIBA certified basketball official with experience in Europe, North America, and South America. Outside the office, he can be found on the soccer pitch or entertaining his wife and four energetic children.
With an architectural background spanning 20 years, Jeremy brings a sharp visual eye and perceptive business mind. Contributing to the team creatively and administratively, he believes in learning on the fly (he loves drones) and the importance of adapting to industry standards. A devoted music lover and father of four, Jeremy is also a fan of taking his kids to live gigs. When his youngest was just 11 years old, memorable family outings included Coldplay, Rush, and Death Cab for Cutie.
Artistically driven but inclined to disregard a future in the arts as a “silly” career direction, Jayson graduated high school in pursuit of a “real” job. It was not until he turned 24, when the dad he had grown up watching design homes asked if he had any interest in creating architectural illustrations. Since that day, he’s transformed the illustration firm that began in his basement into a full-scale creative agency. Beyond the office, Jayson finds happiness in outdoor pursuits and spending time with his family.