Our Team

Our state of the art studio is home to a fantastic bunch of marketers, designers, developers, client support managers, a system administrator, a finance manager, an office administrator and an operations manager.

Who Lives Here?

We are the thinkers, the dreamers, the creators and the doers. We are the coffee drinkers, the belly achers, the arm flailers and the doughnut eaters. We are the marketers, the designers, the developers and the organisers. We are Dara Creative.

Alessandra Caputi

Graphic Designer

Alessandra has joined the team after gaining diverse experience as permanent and freelance designer in Milan, Turin and London. She graduated from the MA Graphic Design at the London College of Communication in 2012 and has worked on projects in the areas of wayfinding, retail, packaging, branding and visual identities with applications on print and digital media. She is passionate about visual languages with a focus on typography and looks for solutions grounded in research and strong concepts.

Ann Marie Rheinisch

Account Executive

Ann Marie graduated from Athlone Institute of Technology in 2012 with an Honours degree in Business. Prior to this she gained distinctions in Administrative Procedures and Business; Secretarial Studies. She is responsible for managing and assisting on all on-going support cases.

Brian Cochrane

Managing Director

Brian has 18 years of experience in a wide range of marketing disciplines. He has worked on 200+ branding programmes, websites, marketing campaigns and bid support projects for a wide range of clients. Brian manages many of the larger projects undertaken by Dara Creative including brand rollouts, complex websites and integrated marketing campaigns for European & international clients.

Claire Kane

Content Marketing Specialist

Claire has over five year's experience in digital marketing. As a digital native, she holds great importance in staying on top of the latest developments in the digital marketing hemisphere and adapting them, where relevant, into her client's strategies. Specialising in Content, Email Marketing and Social Media, Claire has worked with a number of companies of varying sizes to develop and implement unique, eye-catching and lead generating strategies that make brands stand out.

Dermot Walsh

Sales Director

Dermot joined Dara Creative in 2016 to head up our Growth Marketing Programme rollout as Sales Director. Dermot has over 25 years’ experience in the ICT and Business Services sectors. With an impressive track record in successfully driving business development activity and change management programmes, Dermot is a strong, results focussed leader.  

Dylan Mac Kay

Designer

Dylan joined us in mid 2015 as a Designer, working alongside our busy design team. He holds a HND in Graphic Design and graduated from the Dublin School of Creative Arts in DIT with a BA (Hons) in Visual Communication. He has a keen interest in all stages of brand development, print media, typography, layout design and illustration. His focus is on creating meaningful solutions to a wide range of design problems and furthering his knowledge in all areas of design, both print and digital.

Gráinne O' Reilly

Digital Marketing Executive

Gráinne is a passionate digital marketing professional specialising in Social Media Marketing, Search Engine Optimisation, Analytics and Content Marketing. She holds a Masters Degree in Digital Marketing and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Multimedia. Gráinne is actively involved with various clients in Dara Creative, working within the Digital Marketing team to improve client’s online presence.

Grzegorz Kolorz

Senior System Administrator

Grzegorz joined the team in our Polish office in early 2014 as system administrator. With 16 years of experience and knowledge of RHEL server systems and network solutions, he is specialist in managing servers to ensure optimum performance. He works alongside Jeremie to ensure everything operates smoothly with our OVH cloud servers which host many of our client websites. He is experienced in Microsoft Windows Server, MS SQL server, Linux, OpenVPN and Oracle.

Harry Largey

Chairman

Harry has over 25 years’ experience helping clients to formulate and develop their business strategy. Harry is a highly sought after business advisor and coach with a specialist focus in enabling global growth and developing Senior Management and Board level talent.  His key areas of expertise include Strategy Development, Growth Enablement, Executive Coaching & Role Support, and Change Management.

Joan Fogarty

Office Administrator

Joan is responsible for managing our reception, office administration and assisting with credit control, with extensive experience in these areas. Her past experience has given her a broad range of skills to provide the team in Dara Creative with brilliant administrative support. She has completed Diplomas in both the Secretarial and Information Technology areas.

Kamil Sawicki

Chief Technology Officer

Kamil joined the team in 2008 developing, testing, deploying and maintaining websites. He is an expert at templating complex websites to the highest standards. Other key skills include CMS development and integration including Drupal, MODx, Wordpress, and Joomla. Kamil has worked on hundreds of successful client projects for our clients over the years. Kamil also looks after numerous clients with aftercare Support Contracts, a key part of our Client Services function.

Laura Enache

Account Manager

Laura joined the team in 2016.  Laura is passionate about building and maintaining strong partnerships and providing long-term value to clients. Laura is an ambitious business development professional, with a strong background in International Sales, Brand Marketing and Advertising. Laura holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in Marketing.

Laura Hodson

Senior Designer

Laura joined the design team in 2007. She’s been the lead designer on numerous branding and website projects due to her flair for website interface design combined with a fresh and dynamic branding style. Her typographic skills bring a distinctive visual element to the projects she works on. Her focus is on creating websites that deliver unique UX but also achieve business objectives.

Luke McGurdy

Support Developer

Luke has over 4 years experience of front end development. He has a keen interest in furthering his skills in this area and welcomes taking on challenging new projects. Luke provides excellent service to our clients and has developed key client projects. Luke also works as a key member of our Support team, providing invaluable assistance to our clients as they continue to work with their websites and promotional activities.

Richard Domegan

Studio Production Manager

Richard graduated from the National College of Ireland with a B.A. Honours Degree in Technology Management. In his role as Studio Production Manager, Richard plays a key role in managing our production team and schedules for our clients.

Sandra Nestor

Marketing Specialist

Sandra, our in-house marketing specialist, joined us in early 2016. She graduated from University College Cork with a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) and has over 5 years experience working in both multi-service agencies and in-house marketing teams. She has been involved in the development and execution of integrated multichannel campaigns for a large variety of national and international brands.

Therese Veale

Lead Designer

Therese is a multi award winning graphic and web designer with highly developed typography, illustration and animation skills. She has been lead designer on numerous branding, website and print projects including research, brand positioning, identity design and site UX / UI design. She brings 7+ years experience leading the design of large-scale projects and coordinating with multidisciplinary teams.

Treasa Flynn

Senior Designer

Treasa joined in 2000 as a key member of the design team with a particular focus on developing design quality systems and introducing project management systems for the creative team. With her 18 years’ experience she has substantial insight in a broad range of project types, with a particular focus on brand identity and its effective implementation.