The who and the why.

The who and the why.

There are agencies all over the world offering the same how and what as us, but it’s the who and why that defines us and brings our clients back for more.

Our team are a passionate collective of brands strategists, storytellers, designers and coders – all different, but all sharing the same vision, and living the same values.

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Michelle Jones

Studio Manager

Every team needs a Michelle Jones. Michelle runs a tight ship at BirdBrain, not only keeping work processes flowing smoothly across BirdBrain departments but keeping team spirits high with social initiatives and delicious baking. Michelle has grown her studio management talents through a wealth of industry and agency experience. She is most proud of the moments when we’ve achieved great client results through team collaboration. In her free time, Michelle gets creatives by taking photography day trips and doing her own DIY design projects.

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Katja Lambert

Senior Designer

Resident Lead Designer and Harley-riding BirdBrain badass, Katja creates brand experiences and transformations across the digital landscape. Her immense talent is fuelled by an unmatched thirst for knowledge and learning, helping Katja design digital touchpoints for brands that engage and interact with their users. With multidisciplinary expertise gained from experience across a range of industries and national brands, Katja sure knows how to bring a brand to life.

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Juliet Street

Brand Strategist

Juliet has over 25 years’ experience in art direction and branding strategy. As our creative director, Juliet leads our designers and treats every project as if it were her own business. Juliet combines strategic focus with creative vision to transform client’s digital communications and ensure their brand is leading the way and setting a new benchmark in their industry. To step away from work, she keeps her feet on the ground with yoga, walking, and connecting with friends.

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Cherie Wheeler

Copywriter

Our resident copywriter has a real way with words and a knack for writing copy that stands out in a crowded newsfeed, website or search results page. A former journalist and marketer in financial, technology, property, media sectors, her experience goes far beyond just putting pen to paper. Cherie believes in the ability of copy to express identity, personality and impact business objectives across all digital channels. Outside of work Cherie turns her attention to visuals and performance, immersing herself into classic and current films, and dancing everything from salsa to ballet.

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Jeremy Gryguc

Digital Marketing Specialist

A passion ignited by studying the complexities of consumer behaviour has driven Jeremy to pursue a career in digital marketing. Not only is Jeremy a natural wordsmith and digital enthusiast, he boasts a killer spike in first grade volleyball. Jeremy spends his free time reading the latest industry success stories, and heading to any gig, exhibition or live show that he can.

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Randev Seneviratne

Web Developer

Randev draws on more than a decade of web development experience to create something from nothing, driving user experience with excellent user interfaces. Turning plain old code into front end artwork, he harnesses his creative drive in every development project he can utilise his HTML, CSS and JavaScript skills on. This creative drive extends after hours as well, playing in bands with friends, delving in photography and slowly working towards his pilot’s licence.

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Samuel Driessen

SEO Specialist

Sam relishes the challenges of the ever-changing maze that is Google and finding the right path for clients to achieve their SEO goals. Sam has developed his skillset through a mix of self-taught SEO principles, WordPress, coding and studying under chief BirdBrain SEO master Ryan Price. Sam takes the most pride in projects that get taken from the SEO graveyard to the sacred lands of the front page with the use of his skills in penalty revision, SEO auditing and web magic. When he’s not doing battle with Google, Sam practices Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and trains in other combat sports.

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Karen Metcalf

Administration

Karen is not afraid to share her nerdy love of all things numbers and bookkeeping. This enjoyment of order extends to gardening as well with a keen interest in formal gardens. You’ll find every one of Karen’s hedges in clean balanced lines and expertly tended to, just like our accounts! Her backyard is also home to 2 guinea pigs, 7 Japanese Quails, 2 cats and a dog, we hear even a goat is on the cards…

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Sam Logan

Technical Lead

An Australian Web Award winning designer, double certified Magento developer, an expert in Javascript, React, ReactNative, Redux, NodeJS, GraphQl, the list goes one! Sam solves complex technical problems so that users can experience seamless digital experiences. Sam specialises in both mobile and web applications, being an expert in multiple coding frameworks and languages. He takes design and development to the next level exploring user psychology and analysing user’s needs across websites big and small. A whisky admirer, dog walker and skateboarder on the weekends, Sam makes sure to find time to enjoy the coastline of the eastern Sydney suburbs.

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Maise Majrouh

Digital Marketing Specialist

Maise dedicates herself to stepping into the shoes of clients to understand their vision and business objectives, helping her achieve their SEO and digital marketing goals with BirdBrain. This empathetic focus has allowed Maise to work with clients and internal teams to produce results for every project. Maise’s sociable personality runs 7 days a week and fills her weekends with family and friends. Achieving a real impact in client’s businesses and keeping clients happy with her account service are Maise’s top priority in every email, update, revision and redevelopment.

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Jess Laing

Account Manager

Armed with a holistic approach to creating brand experiences, Jess takes inspiration from her loves of photography, fashion and design to create unique brands and campaigns. With extensive experience working with family businesses, start-ups and small companies, Jess loves working directly with passionate business owners towards their goals. Jess believes that any valuable solution doesn’t fit the mould and instead challenges what everyone else is doing. Escaping both work and land, Jess often takes off boating to her happy place at Parker Point.

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Jess Bacon

Digital Marketing Specialist

Jess uses the power of perspective to achieve her client’s goals, looking at a business’s mission and reason for being and the business problems that they are facing. By focussing on long term results as a constant moving target, Jess is able to constantly raise the bar with her work. Jess has grown her SEO, PPC and website expertise over the years casting back to when she was just an intern at BirdBrain! On the weekends, Jess partners up with the most beautiful dog in the world: Silas and takes off to the beach or to explore Perth.

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Eric Chung

Web Developer

Eric is our developer with a creative sense of direction. An expert in HTML, CSS and many other acronyms, Eric can also put on his design hat when it comes to creating beautiful websites. Enticed by the ever-changing nature of the web, Eric enjoys integrating new and existing technologies to create something that makes people’s lives easier. A love of creating something from the ground up sees Eric approach every project with passion and the desire to go above client’s expectations.

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Mark Mollart

Design and Development

Mark matches design and development with his expertise in crafting both intelligent user interfaces and user experiences. Mark builds website on the foundation that they should be clean, simple and logical, utilising the power of React framework to create a polished end result. With experience over a wide range of clients, each with their own focus, Mark enjoys adapting to each new challenge and partnering with a business to find a simple solution for them that just works.

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David Metcalf

Director

David leads BirdBrain from the front line, utilising his deep passion of business to address how BirdBrain can meet the needs of clients. David has grown BirdBrain from the ground up, using his background in accounting to set the foundations for our business model. While he spends his time outside of work shredding on guitar and keeping fit, David always sets aside at least 30 minutes to expand his knowledge in one of BirdBrain’s services every day. David’s profound passion for BirdBrain’s work is most satisfied hearing the impact our work has had on a client’s business.

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Brandon Davies

Designer

With a passion for pushing the boundaries, give Brandon creative freedom and you’ll find your vision turned into a reality. Working with a wide spectrum of B2C and B2B brands in the past, from an Australian sunglasses brand to ASX consultants, Brandon has honed the ability to create an instant impact with his imagery. He continues to explore the unknown outside of work, finding interesting eats around Perth and travelling to photograph unique landscapes.

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Ammal Alsagoff

Project Manager

Ammal sees the world two steps ahead, staying at the forefront of innovation and business leadership. Ammal encourages the combination of creative brands and the adoption of innovative technology solutions to keep smart businesses ahead of the pack in the digital age. With over 15 years’ experience of international sales and market development both agency and client side, Ammal bridges the gap between IT and marketing. By forging trusting and collaborative relationships in the projects she works on, Ammal helps businesses work smarter, not harder. Not only a great partner in business, you’d best pick Ammal for a doubles partner on the tennis court.

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Ryan Price

SEO Specialist

Ryan’s high attention to detail and passion for technical testing stems from an early scientific background in exercise physiology. His analytical approach to technical SEO doesn’t get left at the office either you’ll find Ryan rebuilding a classic 1970 Ford Capri in his garage on the weekends. Ryan has honed his experience across a 14-year international marketing career and over a wide range of industries, becoming an expert in site authority building and penalty recovery. He remains inquisitive as ever, pursuing wisdom in ever changing landscape of search engine optimisation.

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Steph Boito

PPC Specialist

Steph has a colourful resume full of experience working with national brands, international publishers, technology start-ups and everything in between. Steph’s strong digital strategy know-how allows her to approach each campaign with a holistic view, to identify where paid channels can take advantage of opportunities in the online space. Steph can find any excuse for a barbecue with friends, and winds down during the week with cooking.

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Susan The

Integrated Marketing Specialist

Susan has worked on some of the biggest brands in Australia and campaigns some of us BirdBrainers can only dream of, delivering custom media solutions to brands in order to complement their offline activity. Using her wide range of experience across brands big and small, she is able to focus on creating tailored strategies that achieve efficient outcomes. Susan loves making a real impact on a client’s business and seeing the results of Birdbrain’s contributions of strategic thinking, great execution, accurate implementation and utilising insights of client’s data.

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Nick Druery

Digital Producer

Nick mixes both his business and design skillsets to deliver great UX and UI products that meet both user and business needs. Taking great enjoyment from tackling a client’s challenges, technology changes and user evolution, Nick develops solutions that cut through and achieve business goals. Nick looks forward to launching a mobile app of his own one day, but for now is sticking to purveying cryptocurrencies by the pool.

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John Foley

Designer

A pure creative through and through, John applies traditional and hands-on artistic techniques and translates them into flexible, adaptive digital designs. With a personal style of web design, John enjoys giving a face to a client’s dream brand through his excellent eye for typography, colour, pattern and theming. John’s work shows that brilliant ideas can be brought to life in the digital world using both modern and old school techniques. Our favourite piece of work? The upstairs mural at the BirdBrain Office.

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Michael Crook

Web Developer

Michael has a love for the process as much as the end result when it comes to web development. An advocate of fast and bulletproof websites, Michael takes the most pride in producing beautiful websites that thousands of people will love to use. Projects that allow Michael to push the envelope of what a website can be with new front-end frameworks and backend optimisation are his technical jam.

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Allan Pooley

Web Developer

Allan is a born builder, creating stunning front-end masterpieces and turning mere ideas into digital products that are purposeful and enjoyed by users. After work, Allan shifts to building carpentry projects and using his hands to create something physical. Aside from his need to create, Allan dips his feet into the business logic, design and communications surrounding his web development projects. Allan aims to inject each piece of work with its own character and style, leaving both clients and users happy.

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Ryan Wilson

Digital Marketing Specialist

Always ahead of the game, Ryan enjoys seeing clients achieve real results and return on investment in the long game of SEO. Ryan keeps projects streamlined with his management chops and always digs deeper to find alternative solutions to business problems. First class communication is in extra bold on Ryan’s resume, along with his experience directing digital marketing to a range of types of consumers. Catch Ryan on the phone and he could talk for hours about digital strategy, or how he’s putting up numbers in his weeknight basketball leagues.

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  • Address
    BirdBrain 3/73 Troy Terrace Jolimont WA 6014
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