Planit, recently named one of Baltimore’s Best Places to Work by Baltimore Magazine, announces its continued growth with the addition of Andres Cano as user interface developer, Mike Thompson as project manager, and Kelsey Reck as associate public relations account executive. Planit follows the philosophy of IDEAS TRANSFORM® to deliver breakthrough creative and measurable results and is devoted to providing a fun creative atmosphere for its staff of 40.

“Andres, Mike, and Kelsey each bring a diverse set of talents to our team of creative and strategic professionals here at Planit,” said Matt Doud, president of Planit. “This growth in our staff bears testimony to the incredible creative work this agency has put out for our clients over the past year. On the heels of being named a Small Agency of the Year by Advertising Age, we expect 2012 to be one of Planit’s strongest years yet.”

As UI developer, Andres Cano lends his knowledge of JavaScript, UI/UX code elements, and web frameworks to the design and development team; he also joins deeper development assignments through work for clients like Luck Companies, New Horizons, and Remedi. Cano holds an electronic engineering degree from Xaverian University in Bogotá, Colombia, where he is originally from. Cano previously worked for Gradiants, LLC as the CEO and founder where he performed mobile application development using Flex and web application development using .Net/PHP/Ruby. During the course of his career, he has worked with a wide range of clients including NFL, US Lacrosse, Flying Dog Brewery, the Severn School, and SSI Auto & Motorsports.

As project manager for Planit’s interactive team and a senior member of the account management team, Mike Thompson’s responsibilities include solutions analysis, IA implementation, and quality assurance testing. He plays a key role in managing expectations and relationships across project life cycles and beyond while incorporating a strong results-oriented mentality to help measure success and create positive ROI for clients and Planit. Thompson is a graduate of the University of Baltimore where he studied business administration and marketing. He comes to Planit from Owings Mills–based T. Rowe Price where he was a senior project manager.

Kelsey Reck joins Planit as an associate public relations account executive, a role that involves developing and leading effective PR campaigns on both a local and national level, implementing social media strategies for clients, and assisting in the management of social media properties for Planit. At Planit, she handles diverse communication responsibilities, manages media inquiries, and provides and executes proactive media relations programming. Reck is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park where she studied English and dance. Reck comes to Planit from Georgetown-based boutique Sassanova where she served as the event and marketing coordinator.