The pandemic has posed serious challenges to brick-and-mortar businesses, forcing them to lean into (or build) their digital strategies. With just over 3.5 billion internet users worldwide, there are endless opportunities for growth online if you know what you’re doing. Leaning into remote working and providing engaging content online, Mike…

We’ve all developed some new hobbies since the start of the pandemic: knitting, baking, ceramics — the list goes on. If you’ve fallen into a hobby that you feel passionate about, you may have considered turning it into a business. As the Creative Director and Founder of Crux Video Game…

Previous generations were boldly instructed to ‘follow their passions’. But is passion a pre-cursor and determinant for success? Founder and Creative Director of Crux Video Game Design, Mike Ionita, says yes. Mike Ionita has loved animation for as long as he can remember. Growing up playing Street Fighter II and…

Mike Ionita has always loved animation and game design. From watching Tom and Jerry as a child to playing Mortal Kombat in arcades after school, Mike Ionita never imagined that one day he would be running his own game design studio. As the Founder and Creative Director of Crux Game…

The number of active mobile gamers worldwide is over 2.2 billion. As the Founder and Creative Director of Crux Game Design, Mike Ionita believes that mobile games are the future of gaming. In 2020, over 3.5 billion people now own smartphones, making mobile gaming accessible, affordable, engaging, and diverse. …

Entrepreneurship is appealing for multiple reasons, from creating your own schedule, to being your own boss, and working on projects you feel passionate about. However, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 20% of new businesses fail during their first two years. This sobering statistic is a reminder…

People all over the world use apps on a daily basis, but few people stop to think about how the app they’re using came to be. The app creation and development process is highly complex and a lot of time, money, and research go into it.

Mike Ionita of Vancouver…

Many people think that being passionate about their job isn’t a viable option for them. They believe that you work to make money, and only the lucky ones genuinely enjoy the work they do. This mentality couldn’t be further from the truth. …

Mike Ionita has loved animation for as long as he can remember. From watching Tom & Jerry as a child to playing Street Fighter II as a teenager, Mike Ionita never imagined that he would one day find and lead a video game design studio. Growing up in the rainforest…

Mike Ionita

Founder of Crux Game Design | Vancouver, BC |

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