Project Manager

Thoran Sorrell

Head of Accounts

Philomena Hogan

Project Director

Russell Garnaut

Head of Brand Experience & Innovation

TJ Ryan

COO

Oisín Barry

Head of Production

Karl Kelly

Workshop Manager

Daniel Goslin

Senior Project Manager

Ema McKay

Production Director & Co-Founder

Michael Durkan

Creative Director & Co-Founder

Neil Jordan

Senior Designer

Virginia Molina

Design Director

Joe O’Neill

Senior Designer

Simon Murphy

Project Manager

Thoran Sorrell

Head of Accounts

Philomena Hogan

With many years Accounts Experience I have a 1.1 degree in Accounting and Finance and am a
qualified Accounts Technician. I have a Retail Management background and lived some of my life in
the heart of London where for over a decade I was a Pub Landlady. I have travelled to many places
but at heart I am a home bird – as they say ‘There is no place like home’

Project Director

Russell Garnaut

Russell is a native of the south coast of Australia where his background was in large-scale
infrastructure projects. His work on major music and sporting events brought him to Europe and
eventually to Ireland. It wasn’t long before he was working on some international brands and
large scale projects for our sister company, which ultimately led to his appointment as our
Operations Manager. He’s charged with coordinating our team of project managers, technicians
and designers and his hands-on experience in senior logistical roles make him an invaluable
member of the NYD team.

Head of Brand Experience & Innovation

TJ Ryan

Moving from his hometown in Minnesota, TJ began his career at New York advertising powerhouse Droga5, working with clients like UNICEF, Coca-Cola, Puma and Amstel Light. He worked across integrated production roles as the agency racked up top creative awards. Earning his event production stripes, TJ produced over 100 events for famous Brooklyn party outfit, Mister Saturday Night, whilst also running its record label. He then moved on to work at Vice Media producing traveling exhibits, pop-ups and music events for clients such as Geico, Bud Light, Belvedere, and Kia.

TJ made the big move to Dublin as a Creative Events Producer at Thinkhouse where his clients included Facebook, Amazon, Deloitte, Ben & Jerry’s, Heineken, RTE, Life Style Sports and Barry’s Tea.  At Nineyards TJ is responsible for developing creative human connections and impactful brand experiences led by strategic thinking and innovative technologies.

COO

Oisín Barry

Oisín joined Nineyards in 2019 having successfully run his own companies for several years, most recently as CEO of The Irish Fairy Door Company. His wealth of experience and knowledge helped launch a business from the ‘kitchen table’ into households around the world, and is invaluable to Nineyards.

Head of Production

Karl Kelly

Karl has 13 years event project management experience and holds a BSc in Event Management. Karl’s experience includes managing large-scale events both in pre-production and onsite and his expertise is in Logistics planning, AV/Digital Content Management, Budget Management & Production Management.

Workshop Manager

Daniel Goslin

Daniel is our workshop manager. He has over 20 years experience at all levels in the industry. He joined Nineyards 10 years ago and immediately  used that experience to become our Workshop manager. Previous to joining Nineyards, Daniel spent 12 years working for Carroll Joinery all the way from a general operative up to head of production. During that time, he upskilled  with courses in joinery and carpentry, amongst others, so he knows what is required from beginning to end of a production schedule. The business is lucky to have someone of Daniels Calibre, who knows what a client wants and isn’t afraid to push to make that happen.

Senior Project Manager

Ema McKay

Ema, our inhouse Derry Girl, reigns from a background in Visual Merchandising and Interior Design and more recently in Project Management. Working internationally for the past 18 years on large scale commercial projects Ema brings a wealth of knowledge and energy to the team. A Graduate in Contemporary Design and having been both on the design side and project management/execution side of fit outs Ema prides herself on being able to see into the nooks and crannies of a project process and takes energy from being able to help deliver excellent results. 

Brand loyalty, strong project organisation and clear and inclusive communication come naturally in Ema’s day to day, the latter of which comes with a thick Derry brogue which refuses to leave.

Production Director & Co-Founder

Michael Durkan

Michael is an Event Production and Brand Communication Strategist with both international and local experience. He has worked in all realms of events and production, focusing on clients brand strategy and execution plans. As one of the founders, shoulder to shoulder partnerships, and in-depth client relations are paramount to the foundation of what he has built the business upon. Mick specialises in building worthwhile from-the-ground-up support and guidance, with a unique focus on your company and brand values.

Creative Director & Co-Founder

Neil Jordan

As company founder, Neil has over 20 years’ experience in specialised, custom design projects for major brands and businesses across a wide variety of industries. He’s highly knowledgeable of the components needed to create unique spaces, and his varied skill set is specifically tailored to designing areas that enhance the brand story and the user experience. Whereas his passion might lie in the creative and conceptual side of Nineyards, his hands-on experience of materials has meant the manufacturing boundaries have also been tested to their limit 

Senior Designer

Virginia Molina

After graduating with a BA (Hon) in Interior and Furniture Design (Barcelona, Spain), Virginia did a Masters Degree in Set Design (Madrid, Spain) which bestows her with both a technical and creative background.
With over eleven years in the industry working internationally, she is involved in small and large-scale projects as an interior, furniture and experiential designer.”

Design Director

Joe O’Neill

Joe creates incredible experiential spaces – that work in the real world. When it comes to Industrial Design and bringing technically challenging pieces into reality, he has been delivering quality results for almost 20 years. By applying his in-depth knowledge to each project, it allows for a seamless transition from ideas to production and into reality. He also leads the design team in our creative studio

Senior Designer

Simon Murphy

Simon Murphy is a Senior Designer and Visual Artist, who has worked with Nineyards for over a decade.

Graduating with a degree in ModelMaking & Design for Film & Media, Simon has grown his skillset within the company & industry, able to visualise conceptual designs to a photorealistic finish. His input allows our clients & team to realise & refine concepts in the early design stage. Simon has a broad skillset over Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchup, but is most at home in 3D Studio Max & Vray.

Simon is an avid reader, a rugby forward and former captain, a lover of food and wine, and the resident DJ in the Nineyards design studio.