Two Tall Totems

Two Tall Totems is a premium mobile software development company that combines a design-first philosophy with deep expertise in sophisticated communications, security and web services integration.

We develop beautiful and effective mobile apps for enterprise customers, and for entrepreneurs looking to build their dreams. We are approachable, skilled, artistic and even a bit nerdy.

Two Tall Totems Expertise:

1. Two Tall Totems has expertise in E-commerce, Security, Communications, Augmented Reality, Social Networks, Financial Transactions and Automotive Systems.

2. Two Tall Totems has deep knowledge of iOS and the Apple ecosystem - including Apple Watch, Apple TV and OS X.

3. Two Tall Totems is an expert in Android and mobile web application development.

App Strategy

You have a great idea for an app…
Now lean on our years of expertise to qualify the technical challenges and help direct you towards a real business opportunity.

App Design

First pen and paper followed by digital pixels as we craft your vision into an engaging mockup showcasing how your app will look and feel before we have coded any 0’s or 1’s.

App Development

The easiest part.
Our team of experienced developers builds your app making sure it is secure, engaging and scalable using the right tools for success.

Our Tools





Chris Hobbs

President & Co-Founder

Chris always puts the team first and thus never fails to surround himself with amazingly talented people who under his stewardship create amazing apps and services. Chris is an active member of Van iDev serving as its President.

David Hobbs

Director of Development & Co-Founder

David has over 20 years of tech experience as both a developer and an entrepreneur. David is able to communicate clearly between technical and non technical individuals.

Josephine Wong

Director of Design & Co-Founder

Director of Design of Two Tall Totems. Josephine enjoys solving design challenges regardless of the communications medium: in print; on the web; or via mobile apps.

Simon Fox

iOS Developer

Simon's last name might be Fox but he is also known as The Wolf. Just like in Pulp Fiction, Simon is called in to fix other people's messes (externally from TTT of course). Simon's masters degree tells us he has the brain of a rocket scientist but his music also speaks of his deep soul.

Edward Povazan

iOS Developer

Ed is our resident Smalltalk expert. Apparently every company needs one. Ed is a gentle soul with big ideas that always simplify any project no matter how complex it may seem.

Vinson Li

iOS Developer

Vinson is a rockstar. He is the guy you pull into the type of project that leaves everyone else scratching their heads. Vinson has a masters in Mechanical Engineering which makes him that much more huggable. Come in and give it a try.

Jian Liew

Android Developer

Self-proclaimed champion of foosball and pool at Two Tall Totems, I work as hard as I play. With a heart for developing only the best quality products, I enjoy working closely with clients to meet their needs and love seeing their projects come to life.

Shayla Sawchenko

iOS & Android Developer

When Shayla enters a room, everyone takes notice. Her smile and positive demeanor make her a joy to work with. While Shayla is an incredible mobile developer on her own, just like an all star point guard, she raises the game of everyone around her.

Chris Fawcett

iOS and Android Special Forces

When Chris is not working on his PhD he flies in and uses his ninja skills to create bleeding edge apps. Like all first class ninjas, he brings both iOS and Android expertise to the party.

Vahan Harutyunyan

iOS Developer

Elsewhere, Vahan would be emperor of a kingdom. In Canada, he’s king of iOS development. He’s user-focused, delivering delightful user experiences (while also solving COMPLEX problems). He’s an expert communicator, going the extra 10,000 miles to deliver excellent work.

Alborz Heydarayan

User Interface and Experience Designer

Ex Industrial / Car Designer turned UI / UX Designer on a mission to make the world a better place one app at a time.
Good design is obvious. Great design is invisible.

Vitor Pena

iOS & Android Developer

Vitor is the Brazilian flash that makes iOS and Android code as sweet as Brazilian BBQ. He leaves the swords at home so it is safe to bring the kids to the office.

Will Nolan

iOS Developer

Evian Zhao

iOS Developer

While Evian is fighting her way out of her master thesis, she has not only being shining in the development, but also the master of scrum in our team.

Mitchell Ganton

iOS & Android Developer

Mitch hails from Orillia, home of boxcar restaurants. He enjoys sushi and living near bridges. Everything he does is punctuated with a reassuring smile.

Lewis Feng

iOS Developer

Nothing but iOS.....unless it is fishing.

Ann Kang

User Interface and Experience Designer

As a designer, Ann loves and enjoys making things better and more pretty. With a keen eye for small details, she adapts her vibrant style to meet the needs of each project’s concept.

Sam Meech-Ward

iOS Developer

Sam enjoys warm cups of unidentifiable mushy herbs, eats derivatives for lunch and needs at least five computer screens to perform his magic.

Dawood Al-Masslawi

Android Developer

Shuffler of geo coordinates; that amounted to thoughts, experiences, memories, and healed injuries. Endeavourer in computer science, education, IT, and biomedical engineering. Father of many art babies from printmaking, hatching, gilding, and illustrative typography.

Richard Miller

Business Development

Richard enjoys helping tech companies plan and implement their business development strategies. He loves to work with great teams, and to inspire companies to grow globally.

Alexis Jensen

iOS Developer

Alexis loves apps because they allow her to minimize her interactions with real people.
She aspires to create original user experiences by drawing on her eclectic knowledge of art history, museums, and cats.

Anya McGee

iOS Developer

I'm pretty great at catastrophically breaking things, and pretty okay at fixing them.

Dominic Kuang

iOS Developer

Dominic lives pretty far away. Yet he still comes early every day to make sure his monitor is exactly where he left it. He also hopes to be constantly challenged and create everything.

Ann Kim

iOS Developer

I love creating user-friendly software that positively impacts our everyday lives. I have diverse interests including learning languages, studying nutrition, and playing the piano. I would very much enjoy incorporating my interests into developing innovative software.

Kyle Ju

iOS Developer

Kyle is an enthusiastic learner who is eager for new knowledge and experiences, such as learning new languages and travelling. He is always trying to do his work to the best of his abilities and confine his skills to become a better swimmer, a better presenter and a programmer. His dream is to become Kyle Supertramp (aka world traveller).


Office Mascot & Scrum Master

Keeping laps and hearts warm.

Our Story

In the Summer of 2010, Josephine, Chris and David were in the process of founding the company but they could not agree on a name. 

The name had to reflect the spirit of Vancouver and the values of the community. In search of inspiration, the three drove around Stanley Park and got out at Totem Park. Playing tourist, they stood in the shade of the tall totems and looked up to the sky feeling very small. Josephine turned to Chris and David, who both stand at 6 foot 3 and remarked – “Now you know what it is like to stand under you two tall totems”. And the name was born.

What Fuels Us?


Tea Consumed


Dogs Petted


Poutine Devoured


Hours of Sleep

Selected Interviews

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We have the talent to finish any project no matter the technology or system. Contact us today about your goals.


Where to Find Us

Vancouver, Canada
127 - 970 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2S1

San Francisco, USA
180 Sansome St, San Francisco, CA 94104