February 25th, 1965, 3:15 PM. In a small clinic, in the City of Longueuil, a woman is screaming, her head stuck between the bars of her bed. I am coming out. Both author and creator, with one foot in the real world and the other in a dream, here I am; Johanne Laurencelle, founder of OP&OP.
Creating has always been a passion of mine. Since I was born, I have always succeeded in making a big project out of a small object, an aptitude I have developed over the years. I have grown up in a family with a limited budget; therefore, I have always spent a lot of time creating toys and games.
In 1996, I graduated in Medical Laboratory Technology. Perseverance, determination and patience are the keywords of my success. But before receiving that diploma, two young children - my children - were about to start school.
Some children understand everything and do well in class. Well... not mine! With paper, pencils and a little bit of fantasy, I came up with games to make them play while studying. As I was a single parent, I could not afford educational games; instead, I created them to assist my children in the learning process. Some of those games caught the interest of the teachers, the parents and even the young students of Montreal’South Shore. Let’s just say it was a good omen for the future...
To this day, I have created more than sixteen games – of which six are educational – and invented one original game concept. Believe it or not: behind my purses and my shoes, my test tubes and my smocks, there are also seventeen years of creativity.
In 1999, I was awarded a Certificate of Excellence after reaching the final of the Concours québécois en entrepreneuriat de la Montérégie. Finally, in 2009, my first realization appeared on the market. I am glad to present you: Frogeez.
My place to create, yours to enjoy.
Author, Inventor, Creator, Entrepreneur, Medical technologist, Doctor «mom», Domestic engineer...