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Head Honchos

Regardless if your project is Corporate branding, Web design or App development the process is virtually the same.  Our design team are just as excited as you to embark on this journey.  Every client has a unique story to tell...

Alistair MacFarlane

Creative Director

Alistair is recognised by the professional body 'The Chartered Society of Designers' in London, as practicing to the highest of standards and with 19 years of commercial experience he was awarded membership to the Institution of Creative Advertising in Dublin. Alistair also holds an honoured award for the 'Top 40 under 40 high achievers' recognised by the Belfast Media Group.

Ian Turner

Head of Digital

Ian is one of our talented mobile app developers who specialises in taking our designers' pixel-perfect mockups and turning them into fully functional mobile apps ready for distribution. With experience in both iOS and Android development, on phone and tablet, clients can be sure Ian's apps will meet their needs and expectations.

Nicola Bleakley

Studio Manager

Nicola is our organiser! Working within a busy and fast paced studio her role is a real diverse mix of studio management, traffic resource and project management.  With her meticulous scheduling and planning of the studio workflow, Nicola ensures all client projects are progressed through production on time and within budget.

Dean Coulter

Head App Developer

Dean is one of the developers behind our apps and websites, and a resident javascript geek. He has a keen eye for all the latest in developer tech and languages, so you know that anything coming out of Sugar Rush is on the cutting edge of the tech industry. 

Maria McGinn

Senior Multimedia Designer

Maria is our animator and multimedia designer. From illustration and animation to brand design, her eye for detail ensures all projects are tailored to each client’s specifications and delivered to the highest professional standard.

Conor McCann

Lead UX & UI Designer

Conor is a UI and UX designer with an eye for creating engaging, interactive and on-trend user interfaces. He executes visual design from start to finish including collaborative communication of interaction and design concepts, bringing client ideas to life with focus on simplicity and user friendliness.  After graduating from Interactive Multimedia Design at Ulster University, Conor is now certified in crafting user experiences and keeps up-to-date with the latest UI trends, techniques and technologies.

Conor McAfee

Lead Web Developer

Conor is a front-end developer with a passion for making fast, accessible mobile friendly websites.  He also has a keen interest in the design elements of both web and app design.  HTML & CSS are his thing, along with integrating and working on Craft CMS. Conor rarely starts a morning off without checking in with all the latest designer news.


We want each product to be successful and we know what it takes post launch, thats why we offer our clients the best service and outcome for every project

Ben Nesbitt

IT Technician

Richard Megaw

Mobile Marketing

Denise Cowan

Digital Marketing

Nicola Bothwell

PR & Marketing

Lou Rooney


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