Who’s Dominique Bourgoin? Every team needs energy players. Those who carry their weight on the field, but also add an element of surprise and excitement off the field. When times are down, energy players rise and take the lead. When times are up, energy players maintain the momentum.

Dominique is Dovico’s top energy player.

As Dovico’s user-experience and interface designer, Dominique is one of the few people that I know who are genuinely made for the career they have chosen. User-experience and interface design require a keen eye for understanding how people use a product.

It’s one thing to make something work; it’s another to make it work well and look good doing it. Dominique has that rare ability to combine style with functionality to perfection.

Dominique hanging out in a cornfield.

Motivated by curiosity

Naturally curious, she grew up visually learning how things work. One of her favourite TV shows, when she was a kid, was “Découverte,” a show about discovery.

Her keen eye for visualization and design stemmed from her parent’s encouragement to draw when she was little. While she didn’t mind drawing, she always preferred colouring. The mixtures and blends of colour palettes always inspired her.

A young Dominique with her puppy, Zappa, and favourite bunny.

Dominique is a very visual person. She admits that she is not much of a reader, but learns most from observation. This hands-on approach to learning life lends so well to the fact that she has a great photographic memory. Dominique can recall stories from her early childhood as if they happened yesterday.

Can you remember what you wore on the first day of school in grade 6? No? Dominique can!

Dominique with Django outside a lighthouse in PEI.

Mental health advocate

One of the things that I admire most about Dominque is her recognition of mental health in herself and others. Throughout her life, she’s experienced deep bouts of anxiety and depression. Accepting that this is not a limitation, Dominique works on her thoughts every day and finds healthy outlets in which to express them. One of her stress busters is gaming.

Dominique is a big fan of the Zelda series and any role-playing game (RPG), which engages her imagination and thought. While retro gaming is her thing, she doesn’t enjoy shooter games because of the “on-guard” stress that they bring.

Dominique with Monte, a co-worker’s puppy.

Always a team player

As a kid, Dominique was very active. Aside from her very active imagination, she loved playing soccer. Being apart of a team, outside and running the field, gave Dominique an outlet.

While she never cared to score goals like so many kids her age did, she enjoyed setting up others to score goals. Being the team MVP wasn’t her purpose. Being recognized for team spirit and winning as a complete team was much more rewarding to her.

Long story short, Dominique is a tremendously observant and talented human being. With her vivid storytelling from her visual memory bank to her love of animals, nature and good vibes, I could write an entire book on Dominique.

Her incredible talents and selfless desire to help others achieve so the team delivers as a whole is what makes her such a valuable piece to the Dovico puzzle. We would be incomplete without her… and a lot less energetic!

Dominique and JD’s beloved German Shorthaired Pointer, Django!

Employee Spotlight Podcast

Listen to a podcast with Dominique hosted by Estelle Johnston

About Dovico’s Employee Spotlight

Meaningful business is not about impersonal transactions between two faceless entities. It’s about a group of conscious people serving another group of conscious people.

Understanding and relating to who each member of the team is crucial to building longer-lasting and trusting connections between everyone.

Employee Spotlight is a series of short biographies of Dovico employees that are meant to bridge that relatability gap. Dovico would be nothing more than just another timesheet company without the fantastic people who make up the team.

Dovico is the product of who we are and not just what we do.

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About the Author

Jeff Nagle is Dovico's blog contributor and digital marketer. What started as a hobby, writing content has now become Jeff's full-time career. At Dovico, he began as a software developer, then moved to customer support and custom report writing, and now, he's helping get Dovico's word out. When Jeff's not in his office writing, he’s sweating it out at the gym, reading a captivating biography, or training for a marathon.

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