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Who we are

Who are we?

For a start, we’re not all sci-fi uber-fans in cosplay black leather jackets and Neo shades. But when we started in 2000, there was something about the word Matrix that transcended the big buzz movie of the time. It evoked the future, creativity, technology, and thinking beyond the norm at the start of a new millennium.

We’re not nostalgic

21 years later, we still have fond memories of our start-up days, when the internet seemed like a frontier full of possibility. Still, we’re not nostalgic — we don’t miss fax machines, floppy disks and the piercing squeal of dial-up modems. And (sorry Bill!) we don’t miss Internet Explorer as the all-dominant web browser.

We follow our ideas

It’s weird in hindsight, but many people back then thought the internet was a fad — something you ‘went on’ for kicks. We won over our first clients by helping them see their online future. We still get a kick out of sharing ideas and helping people see things differently.

We don’t sit still

Since we started building websites in 2000, and past the Web 2.0 revolution, we moved into innovation in all digital fields, and we now have three distinct departments — Development, Design and Digital Marketing, with ideas buzzing between each team. We’re big on user experience — it’s all about messaging, usability, design and function, in no particular order.

And we’re all ears — give us a shout so we can learn all about you.

Why work with us

We’re never surprised

We launched in 2000, but we’re not frozen in time like a busted Nokia 3310. We’ve worked with hundreds of clients, from wide-eyed start-ups to tech firms and Government bodies. We’re pretty sure we’ve worked with a company just like yours, so you’ll be in safe hands.

We’re yes people (when it matters)

OK, we don’t go for inspirational quote posters around the office, but we go into each project with a positive mind, and it’ll rub off on you. From our first meeting or creative workshop you know we’ll get the job done. And we’ll listen to your input so the project evolves dynamically, and never runs out of road.

We know what really counts

Friendly faces, lively discovery workshops and a good office coffee machine could only get us so far. Don’t worry, we’re into figures too. We know you’re really after results, so we’re here to grow your business.

We’re always in your corner

IT managers, CEOs, MDs, heads of marketing, product managers — they’re all under pressure to deliver. For over 20 years, we’ve been in their corner, helping them deliver knockout solutions. We’ll have a team of 30+ professionals, all ready to be an extension of your team, joining a project with fresh heads, passion and creativity. You’ll see the results right away.

Our team

Jeff Sheridan

Founder / Team Leader
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Jeff Sheridan

Founder / Team Leader

With a head for business and a heart for clients, Jeff has led Matrix from the front since 2000. A Chief bullet taker who is proud of a very dynamic and ambitious team of professionals.

Michelle Rafter

Director
ireland

Michelle Rafter

Director

Michelle joined Matrix in 2000 soon after it's inception, She has a passion and enthusiasm to ensure that every project Matrix works on helps their clients grow their business. The key to success is building relationships that go beyond one-time projects and provide value to these clients on a consistent, ongoing basis.

Iñaki Castellet

Head of Project & Account Management
Basque

Iñaki Castellet

Head of Project & Account Management

Iñaki grew up in the Basque Country. While working as a web developer Iñaki also developed an interest in helping businesses grow, creating personalised business solutions for Matrix's clients. Craft beer connoisseur, he knows almost as many beers as he types words per minute.

Richard Domegan

Operations Manager
ireland

Richard Domegan

Operations Manager

Richard is our Operations Manager and makes sure that Matrix is running as well as it possibly can with a smooth efficient service that meets the expectations and needs of our clients. Working to ensure that client projects are scheduled with efficiency, productivity and results in mind.

Tomas Herink

Head of Development
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Tomas Herink

Head of Development

Tomas is our pet cave man. He's been around for ages and his natural habitat is the deepest crevices of dark caves, where the Sun doesn't reach, and where he spends his days researching and implementing technical solutions to problems our clients don't even yet know they have. On special occasions, we wheel this creature out to the sunshine when we need him to face tricky technical challenges for us, and then let him descend back to the depth of his cave.

Michael O’Fynn

UX Business Analyst
ireland

Michael O’Fynn

UX Business Analyst

Michael is a UX business analyst who has been with Matrix ever since they created the position “UX business analyst”. Michael takes a client-focused approach to project management, and has a passion for food and cocktail-making.

Kathy Cahill

Finances
ireland

Kathy Cahill

Finances

Kathy is a numbers wizard, without the pointy hat. Kathy has been a flight attendant, a bookseller, a sales reptile and an artists model. Kathy runs the 3 Walls Gallery in Stoneybatter a niche space for artistic experimentation.

Bernard Hanna

Senior Developer
ireland

Bernard Hanna

Senior Developer

Bernard is an experienced front end developer,  passionate about developing websites that are cleanly coded and have a strong focus on user experience.

Ruchi Singh

SEO Specialist

Ruchi Singh

SEO Specialist

Ruchi is an Indian Journalist and holds a master’s degree in digital marketing Strategy. Our SEO Specialist, she has over four years of experience in digital marketing. Outside of work, she is a cricket and food enthusiast.

Jade Yeates

UI/UX Designer
ireland

Jade Yeates

UI/UX Designer

Jade is a young and bubbly UX designer full of creativity and passion for beautiful things. When she's not doodling cute creatures or sipping prosecco on a beach, she's leading our next UX Workshop or pondering about what upcoming great series to watch!

Tom Chwiszczuk

Senior Graphic Designer

Tom Chwiszczuk

Senior Graphic Designer

Tom is a Photoshop Archmage level 95. When he feels exhausted after conjuring digital pictures he loves to conquer the world and kill dragons in all kind of visually appealing board games or play an ancient game called soccer.

Charlotte Vial

Developer

Charlotte Vial

Developer

Charlotte is a Senior Web Developer. Only woman in the developer's team, she is working for Matrix Internet for more than 7 years and is specialised in WordPress websites. Born and raised in France, she likes neat and clean code with proper indentation and logical structure.

Jimmy Walsh

Client Service Manager
ireland

Jimmy Walsh

Client Service Manager

Jimmy is an experienced design and marketing guy with a passion for getting projects over the line and providing effective long term solutions for clients. A sports fanatic, he manages a ladies Gaelic football team in his spare time.

Norman Madden

Account Manager
ireland

Norman Madden

Account Manager

Norman is an Account Manager. He has been a professional studio manager with over 18 years of experience delivering digital projects and managing a team of designers in a fast-paced environment. Norman’s passion is Rugby, he enjoys the team spirit and fair play element of the game he also enjoys a glass of Irish Pot Still Single malt.

Lubos Johanides

Full Stack Developer

Lubos Johanides

Full Stack Developer

Lubos is a Full Stack Developer from a small country in the heart of Europe, Slovakia. Always in pursuit of minimising the code and maximising functionality, he loves to write applications from scratch, putting his experience to good use with a lookout for new ways to improve his skill set and abilities.

Conor McCaffrey

Senior Content Strategist
ireland

Conor McCaffrey

Senior Content Strategist

Conor is a writer who blurs the lines between journalism, copywriting and creative content. Whether he’s crafting campaigns for clients or hitting knife-edge news deadlines in a national newspaper, he’ll always find the story. An award-winning music writer, you’ll find him at gigs any random night of the week (front left speaker).

Fionnuala Mahon

Technical Project Manager
ireland

Fionnuala Mahon

Technical Project Manager

Fionnuala is an experienced Technical Project Manager with a MSc in Multimedia Systems and over 14 years experience working around the world in Design, Multimedia and IT Services. In her free time you might find her exploring the great outdoors with her camera in hand, baking or tending to her ever growing plant collection.

Brian Cochrane

Brand & Marketing Strategist
ireland

Brian Cochrane

Brand & Marketing Strategist

Brian is a marketing expert with over 20 years experience creating communications strategies, delivering rebranding programmes and managing digital platform rollouts for clients from across Europe; including numerous multi-million euro capacity building and communication projects for the European Commission. Brian specialises in helping Irish companies to develop innovative marketing strategies that will drive their growth at home and internationally.

Nick Cloake

Creative Director
ireland

Nick Cloake

Creative Director

A passionate problem solver, Nick has enjoyed over three decades working in the design sector. His ambition is to ensure that our clients reap the benefits that only design can bring. He firmly believes that every day is a school day!

Fred Voigtländer

UI Designer

Fred Voigtländer

UI Designer

Fred is a German UI Designer who is passionate about designing dynamic and engaging user interfaces. Next to that he loves to sketch and illustrate to boost his creativity.In his free time, he exchanges his office chair for running shoes, swimming goggles and racing bike to train for the next triathlon or plays the guitar to relax.

Brian Power

Senior Full Stack Developer
ireland

Brian Power

Senior Full Stack Developer

Brian is from Waterford and loves tech. He has been a developer, trainer, manager and IT guy for over 20 years. When he isn't coding, working with the latest hardware or software you can find him with Camera in hand walking through the nearest field or on the beach trying to capture the moment.

Giuseppe Ditaranto

UX/UI Designer

Giuseppe Ditaranto

UX/UI Designer

Giuseppe is an empathic UX UI Designer and a strategic thinker. Curious and problem-solver by nature, he loves to know why, how, who... and walk in other’s people shoes while materialising his concepts. In his free time, he loves to do social activities with Millennials and Generation Z.

Helen McDermott

Business Development Executive
ireland

Helen McDermott

Business Development Executive

Helen is from Galway originally, Helen's focus is on providing a high-quality service for both the client and Matrix. Her key strengths are her ability to build trust, nurture relationships and manage expectations. A strong communicator to both technical and non-technical audiences (she doesn’t like jargon) and looks at things from the outside in to ensure that clients requirements are always considered. If she is not out walking with her furry friend she's at home wondering what’s for dinner!

Panos Xanthopoulos

Frontend Developer

Panos Xanthopoulos

Frontend Developer

Panos Xanthopoulos was born in Athens, Greece. He completed his undergraduate studies in Greece and continued with his masters degree in United Kingdom. After working for a couple of years in London he continued his career in Athens. In 2021 joined his forces with Matrix Internet

Laura Biesold

PPC Specialist

Laura Biesold

PPC Specialist

Laura is a German PPC specialist with a background in Engineering. Passionate about search engine advertising, she is a google ads optimisation expert. She loves learning new languages and everything that revolves around food.

Shane Dempsey

Senior Frontend Developer
ireland

Shane Dempsey

Senior Frontend Developer

Shane is a web developer with his main experience in Wordpress development. With an affinity for design, he aims to deliver a smooth & clean end user experience."

Stuart McGrath

Marketing Strategist
ireland

Stuart McGrath

Marketing Strategist

With a background in Marketing, Brand Strategy and eCommerce, Stuart has worked across International and Irish brands bringing them to a global audience. Stuart excels in bringing a holistic approach to brand storytelling to ultimately drive business growth.

Stuart Scargill

UI Designer
ireland

Stuart Scargill

UI Designer

Stuart is a shamelessly zealous designer based in Ljubljana. He specializes in UI/UX design solutions but has a passion for illustration, branding , graphics, web development, motion design and some minor 3d /Augmented Reality work and tries to weave them into his designs when possible. In his spare time Stuart enjoys running the forest trails, with his dog, behind his house and going on roadtrips with his partner.

Rebecca Stephenson

UX Web Designer
ireland

Rebecca Stephenson

UX Web Designer

I'm passionate about designing unique digital experiences. I love problem-solving and looking to other cultures for empathetic design solutions. Outside of work I love the beach, sea swimming (if it's not too cold) and traveling to new countries.

Siobhan Leahy

Digital Marketing Strategist

Siobhan Leahy

Digital Marketing Strategist

A Canadian woman with a very Irish name, Siobhan has years of experience developing content for many different clients and channels. She has a deep knowledge of SEO and a love for digital media. A major movie buff, in her spare time you will find Siobhan in her natural habitat of being curled up on the couch watching movies or, alternatively, taking a “much needed” nap.

Patrick Domanico

Seo Specialist

Patrick Domanico

Seo Specialist

Patrick started working as a Webmaster in 2000, working on different aspects of internet industries. He has good SEO technical skills and at the same time, he is also an independent Italian journalist. When he doesn’t work for Matrix Internet he loves broadcasting online. As a matter of fact, he created his first internet radio station in 2001 then founding in 2005 the main association of Italian radio stations in Italy. In 2021 he created an English radio show distributed via podcast about Italian music. Patrick also loves mechanical watches and cafe racer motorcycles.

Aoife O’Driscoll

Marketing Strategist
ireland

Aoife O’Driscoll

Marketing Strategist

Aoife specialises in integrated marketing communications ensuring that customers will have a consistent and seamless experience wherever they interact with a brand. She loves festivals, food and travel and in her spare time/dreams travels to food festivals.

Zahra Alboqub

UX Designer
ireland

Zahra Alboqub

UX Designer

UX specialist and a creative designer with an MSc in User Experience Design. Zahra has a graphic design, digital marketing, and UI design background. Accessibility and user-centric design advocate. Born in Iraq, raised in Dublin, studied in London, and currently learning Korean. In her free time, you will find her exploring new cities, editing videos/photos, or attending design events.

Tiberiu Badic

PPC Specialist

Tiberiu Badic

PPC Specialist

Tiberiu is a detail-oriented PPC Specialist always striving to reach the right people at the right time. He believes multicultural environments are the perfect ground to grow personally & professionally. Originally from Romania, Tiberiu enjoys extreme sports & technology.

Stephanie Leonard

UX Intern
ireland

Stephanie Leonard

UX Intern

Stephanie is a UX designer with over 7 years of experience working in design and digital marketing. She is very passionate about design and solving problems to provide users with the best experience possible. She also loves dogs, art, coffee, 80s music, and nachos (but in no particular order).

Roopchand Bharamgouda

Junior Developer

Roopchand Bharamgouda

Junior Developer

I am a graduate software engineer based in Dublin, specialised in web development. I enjoy creating things that live on the internet, from websites and applications to anything in between. My goal is to always build products that provide pixel-perfect, performant experiences. I am a real people person with excellent communication skills at all levels.

Irene Hislop

Content Writer

Irene Hislop

Content Writer

In more than 25 years of professional writing, Irene has reported the news, written press releases, edited books and drafted newsletters. But she likes writing blogs and web content best because she loves seeing businesses thrive. She grew up in rainy Oregon (USA), and moved to Ireland for the weather in 2000. Irene is a crazy dog lady who tolerates cats.

                                                                                                    
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