DDSN's Senior Staff

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Our strength is in our people. Meet some of DDSN's project and thought leaders below. Perhaps you'll be working with some of us in your next project or your next team role.


Rob Wells

CEO, Senior Designer and Lead Development Engineer

Rob’s been with DDSN for over 20 years and his roles have been wide and varied over time, from Creative Director to Lead Systems Designer.

Now while he is primarily involved in client projects as a strategic consultant, Rob nonetheless enjoys getting his feet wet in as many different aspects of each project as time allows.

Digital strategy - Technology - User experience / usability - Visual & interaction design - Content development - Project leadership - Business development

Danielle Kennedy

Partner, Innovation and Portfolio Manager

Danielle brings over 15 years of experience in big data and technology implementation to her managing partnership position at DDSN.

After designing CSIRO’s largest future science platform and directing 260 scientists in its implementation, Danielle has joined DDSN with a focus to help clients develop, implement, and grow active digital strategies.

Digital strategy - Project and team leadership - Information architecture & process development - Analytics - SEO/SEM - EDM- Business development

Vanessa Jeffrey

Account Manager, Business Analysis

Vanessa joined DDSN after leading two successful large scale web projects to production in the field of big data analysis.

Beginning with in-depth research & analysis leading into customer centric designs, Vanessa gets involved in every stage of a project. Using expert project management to ensure on time and on budget delivery is Vanessa’s highest priority.

User experience / usability - Product design & prototyping - Customer engagement

Mandy Hall

Account Manager, User Experience

Mandy’s roles have varied at DDSN over many years, usually in the areas of user experience and project leadership.

Having designed many of the UX analysis and development procedures implemented by DDSN projects, Mandy currently leads information architecture and usability exercises when she’s involved in new projects.

User experience / usability - Social media & online marketing - Information architecture & process development

Greg Ryjikh

Senior Engineer

Greg has worked at DDSN since 2002 and says he still likes it! His primary area of responsibility at DDSN is technology development and participation in projects requiring design and development of complex integration, user interaction or workflow.

Greg likes solving technically challenging problems and enjoys seeing his ideas put to work to make complex things simple for others.

Software & database design - Web servers and systems - Technology development and integration for web and native mobile apps - Information architecture, especially the heavy back end

Rachel Furness

Finance Manager

Rachel is responsible for keeping the whole show on the road. Not only does she take care of the finances and keep the office humming, she manages our SSL certificates and domain registration processes, employee records and HR procedures.

Rachel is an all rounder, manages our office and also contributes to our active client projects from time to time.

Financial services - Xero - Domain and SSL registration