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Patrick McNicholl

Patrick McNicholl is one of the founders of Elixsr, a creative studio that focuses on crafting cutting edge Apps, Webapps, Websites and other emerging products too. They originally began by creating websites and graphics for clients but have moved onto developing apps that stand out for their design, creativity and reliability.

Recently, they released 2 apps for Android on the Google Play Store that have been very well received:

– Fwd: A network utility app

– Somnio: A cloud-based dreaming journal

And with several more products in the pipeline, they have only just begun!

Katherine McDonald

Katherine is an Illustrator and Designer inspired by the great outdoors, adventure and folk history. When she’s not planning her next adventure or rambling the Mournes, she enjoys baking for friends.

Handpicked as Computer Arts’ Best New Talent 2015, she wants to establish her own business in illustration and design. Her work includes printmaking, collage and ceramics, more of which you can see here.

Graphical Nature

Graphical Nature is a motion graphics company, implementing design and creating bespoke systems for broadcast and digital signage purposes.
The company specialises in taking live data feeds, extracting relevant social and statistical content, to display live and engaging content on screens in Ireland and across the UK.
Recent projects include developing sport statistics for stadium screens and political data for election broadcast touch screens.

RP Architecture & Design

RP Architecture & Design are a team of highly skilled specialist designers with a combined 45 years of experience within the Architectural, Design and bespoke Interiors field. Working alongside some of the top designers, developers and private clients throughout the UK & Ireland, they understand the extreme attention to detail required to create the finest buildings & interior spaces for our most discerning clients. From concept to completion, they fully co-ordinate and develop highly detailed packages of information for all elements and stages of building & interior fit-out works. They have forged relationships with many of the top specialist suppliers and work closely with them to deliver exclusively bespoke elements, assemblies and finishes.

A full CGI service is offered on all of their projects to aid early final product understanding / allow early marketing & decision making. They add value to all projects through streamlined quality management and extensive industry experience.

Get Invited

Get Invited is a beautifully designed, competitively priced online ticketing service based in Belfast. The company has worked with prolific events across the globe, including LAUNCH Festival in San Francisco – the worlds largest startup conference, which hosted speakers like Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg.
In addition, Get Invited Studio is a boutique software agency which designs and develops beautiful, web-based software to clients across the UK.

Alex Synge / The First 47

The First 47 is the studio of Irish graphic designer and artist Alex Synge. The studio specialises in design for print, web and visual identity for a wide range of clients in the cultural, commercial and academic fields. As an artist, he has exhibited work in Dublin, London, Glasgow, Milan, New York, Chicago and LA. His work has been featured in publications such as Semi-Permanent and Faesthetic, as well as online on Booooooom, It’s Nice That and The Fox is Black. He also proudly runs collaborative illustration project Keep Sketch and is a founding member of the 100 Archive.

Wilson Bio-Chemical

The Wilson Solution is the conversion MSW and C&I waste into a homogenous biogenic fibre and sanitised recycled materials for on-sale.  It’s the ideal preparatory process for maximising landfill diversion, more efficient EfW operations and renewable energy development.

Environmental sustainability is at the heart of our operations and our team is dedicated to finding the right solution that fits your specific waste and energy needs.

The Wilson Solution is an integral part in the creation of a circular economy as it is capable of addressing both the waste and energy crises. With our autoclave system and the Wilson Fibre® produced we are leading the way towards sustainable development and contributing to green energy demands.

Johnny Frazer Photography

Freelance Photographer

46 Hill Street


Elizabeth is a Service Designer, trained in Milan, whose work helps businesses identify the gap between the service they work hard to deliver and the reality of the customer experience. Looking at the tangible and intangible elements that make up the service experience, including; the physical environment, the processes and systems, the people and their interactions, the service touch-points and the proposition, to create services that are useful, usable, and desirable for customers. With the end goal of increasing efficiency, profitability, customer satisfaction and sustainability for businesses.

Recently she’s moved from Europe to set up a Service Design Clinic in Northern Ireland & Dublin.

Cupboard Games

Cupboard Games was assembled in 2015 by Paul Dillon and Jonathan Hatton without any instructions or Allen keys. The Cupboard aims to stack it shelves with games that create stories and experiences not possible in any other medium.

The first game off the shelf is Electric Lullaby – A game about learning to control the monster within you based around parasomnias and sleep hygiene. It will be available on Android and iOS.

Recently the Cupboard was reassembled in Belfast at Blick Studios to partner with Northern Ireland Screen on an upcoming videogame for PC and Consoles.


Paul Howard

Illustrator of Jill Tomlinson’s ‘The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark,’ Paul Howard’s iwork has won acclaim from both the publishing industry and children worldwide. He has won numerous awards, including The Best Book to Read Aloud Blue Peter Award for ‘The Bravest Ever Bear’ (with Allan Ahlberg) and The Primary English Award for ‘A Year in the City’ (with Kathy Henderson). He has worked with authors such as  Michael Rosen, Jeanne Willis, Trish Cooke and Geraldine McCaughrean.

Paul has recently embarked on writing and illustrating his own stories such as ‘Bugville’ and “I Went to the Supermarket.’

Glenn McCartney

Glenn McCartney is an independent iOS App and web developer who provides bespoke web technology solutions and services to businesses and organisations.

Wolfhound Media

Award winning Wolfhound Media is a Film, Television and Media Production Company based in the busy hub of Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter.

Specialising in television advertisements, short films, corporate film and music videos, Wolfhound Media’s experience of creating network drama ensures all projects are rooted in story and driven by great characters.

Developing drama and comedy for television and film, Wolfhound Media oversee the entire film making creative process from scripting and shooting, right through to post production and distribution.


C McKeown Copywriting & Editorial Services

A writer and editor with a broad range of skills and interests, Cormac specialises in explaining complicated subjects in straightforward language. His experience in the field began in 2001 with subediting shifts for the Irish edition of the Daily Mirror. Later, he spent five years as an editor and lexicographer at HarperCollins Publishers, where he was latterly head of content for English dictionaries, and five years as a financial copywriter at Martin Currie in Edinburgh. Since going freelance in 2014, Cormac has continued to focus on the financial-services sector but equally welcomes the opportunity to produce clear, engaging copy for clients in other industries.

Mark Todd Architecture

Mark Todd Architects was established in July 2015 and is located at the heart of the Cathedral Quarter in Belfast. The practice focuses on creating an architecture that responds specifically to its place and is dedicated to delivering a building that is carefully tailored to the client’s needs.

Ongoing current projects include a 3 private house development on the North Coast of County Antrim and an extension to a Victorian terrace house in Belfast.

Mark previously worked at RIBA award winning practices Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and Hall McKnight Architects. Mark is also a visiting tutor at the School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering at Queens’s University and has previously lectured at Northumbria University and at Oxford Brookes University.

Alley Cats Films

Alleycats is a Derry based multi award winning TV and film production company, with offices in London and Belfast. We make a range of programming for the likes of the BBC, C4, and RTE, as well as selling internationally. We’ve just finished Helluva Tour, the biggest Advertiser Funded Project that C4 have ever undertaken, and are currently in production on a number of films, including Documentary Feature Project Children.

Joe Laverty Photography

Joe Laverty is a Belfast based architectural photographer, who’s understanding of the built environment and ability to capture the essence of space and place has seen him photograph Architecture & Interiors for a number of leading architects across the UK & Ireland.
A portrait photographer as well, Joe is a regular contributor to Freckle Magazine and The Thin Air and has portrait work published in the national press.

Joe also runs the portrait series ‘Humans of the Camino’.


Creating apps and products for gamifying health and wellness

Dark Red Design

Dark Red Design is a product and engineering design company that provides services spanning the entire product development process, applying sound scientific principles to creative ideas to transform them into a physical reality

The company’s services include, product design, mechanical engineering, mechanical simulation, CAD realisation, prototyping, product development and research,

At Dark Red Design they understand the importance of good design for adding value to a product. If you wish to bring a new product to market or improve a product, aesthetically, functionally or economically.  They provide a professional and cost effective option for any part of the design process.


Magnetised is an internet design and technology company focussed on delivering beautiful solutions to difficult problems.

Anthony Morgan

Anthony Morgan is a Software Engineer, Serial Entrepreneur and Imperial College / Y-Combinator Alumni. Anthony is a polyglot programmer with a preference for working in Python, Go, Javascript and Haskell. He has worked extensively as a CTO-for-hire and is comfortable in a full stack or specialist back-end role. He’s currently working on multiple projects, but is always looking for exciting collaborations and interesting work.

Terry Loane

Film director and writer


Hurson is a typographic lead, branding agency whose studio is based in Belfast but thanks to Apple and Google, works remotely, wherever. Hurson specialize in generating and applying marks for Private Commercial Enterprises, Public Sector Bodies and Charitable Organisations.

Daryl Campbell

Digital Consultant

Expert in responsive front-end development, user experience, content management systems and training.

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