Who we are

Taunt Media Inc. was established in Vancouver, BC, Canada on January 1st, 2008 by founder and principal Nick Bouton.

Taunt was originally created in order to sponsor, develop, and nurture several community-driven collaborative web site properties in a variety of fields. It's since expanded to several other areas, including web and mobile application development, as well as community management consulting services.

Our first independent project, Protagonize, is a collaborative creative fiction writing community that was launched in late December, 2007. Since launching, Protagonize has built up a large and thriving community of 25,000 authors, has won a variety prestigious awards, and has been nominated for several more.

Our newest product, Innkle, is a responsive web app designed to help manage small businesses in the hospitality industry. It's currently in development — watch for updates on our blog soon!

Taunt Media also hosts the Vancouver Community Experience Group. You can check them out on Meetup, or view more information about the group on our project page.

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The team

Nick Bouton, Principal

Nick Bouton

Nick Bouton is an award-winning UX developer and online community architect based in Vancouver, Canada. With over 15 years of experience in software and web application design and development, including several years in product development and management, he is particularly passionate about creating and growing online communities.

Nick currently consults as a front-end specialist. As a dynamic, independent developer, Nick has extensive experience developing SPAs, RIAs, responsive web sites and mobile web applications. He works primarily with JavaScript, HTML5/CSS3, SASS/Compass, jQuery, various front-end MVC/MVVM and responsive frameworks (Zurb Foundation, Twitter Bootstrap), ASP.NET (MVC, Web API), SQL Azure, Microsoft SharePoint, Telerik Sitefinity, and various open source platforms (WordPress, Drupal).

Nick is typically responsible for front-end development of web and mobile solutions, including interaction design and development, establishing look and feel, and ensuring usability.

In addition his duties as Principal Consultant at Taunt Media, Nick also develops and operates Protagonize (http://www.protagonize.com), a collaborative creative writing platform.

In 2011, Nick founded the Vancouver Community Experience Group (http://www.vancx.com). He's also an active member of several other professional associations, including the Interaction Design Association (IxDA), Vancouver User Experience Group (VanUE) and the Vancouver JavaScript Developers group (VanJS).

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Our partners

Taunt Media regularly works a number of highly capable and talented outside consultants, as well as some small teams, to help us out with projects on an as-needed basis. Depending on the size of your project and your requirements, we'll engage external contractors to support us in design and development.

For more information, or if you'd like to partner with us in the future, please contact us directly.

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