About us

We shape ideas into reality so that artists can impact people’s lives.

HdK brings together 25 years of experience with a team of specialists including web designers, social media experts, web programmers, animators and a film maker to offer solutions in all aspects of digital marketing to arts, cultural, heritage and non-profit organisations.

  • Digital strategy and campaigns
  • Web development and hosting
  • Creative solutions and design
  • Social media management
  • Film and editing
  • HdK are constantly looking for new and innovative ideas to challenge and excite our audiences.

  • The team have really taken the time to properly understand our needs.

  • We’re proud of our website now and the work is paying off.

  • A lot of agencies will say in their proposals ‘We seek to be an extension of your team,’ but that’s actually how we view HdK. The relationship is genuine.

  • HdK was very thorough and open minded about exploring different accessibility options.

  • Working with HdK has been such a joy. I'd warmly recommend them to anyone seeking an imaginative and empathetic collaborator.

  • HdK are 'Hans down' the best design and development company I have ever worked with!

  • We were thrilled with the social media consultancy from HdK. It’s been a pleasure to work with such enthusiastic and creative experts, combined with their strong understanding of the performing arts and creative industries.

Over the years we have worked with a variety of clients, including:

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Meet the team

  • Hans de Kretser

    Hans de Kretser

    Director and Project Manager

    Hans has a background working in arts organisations like English National Opera and Sadler's Wells where he specialised in digital marketing when it all started. Since then he's helped over three hundred arts organisations with their online presence.

  • Raf Malanga

    Raf Malanga

    Creative Director

    Raf has been part of HdK for over 15 years. An MA graduate from Central Saint Martins, Raf specialised in Communications Design and Digital Media. He understands all aspects of design, including user experience and branding.

  • Phoebe Cleghorn

    Phoebe Cleghorn

    Client Relationship Manager

    Phoebe is our Client relationship manager, here to build strong relationships with new clients and ensure they're provided with a bespoke service that's right for them before handing over to the project teams for delivery. She started out with HdK as our Digital marketing manager and has a background in PR, communications and editorial, managing client campaigns and accounts for several years.

  • Meg Edwards

    Meg Edwards

    Account Manager

    Meg creates and delivers consulting services for clients across the arts, culture and heritage sectors helping them reach wider audiences and deepen engagement. After three years managing the marketing services team at HdK, Meg is now Account Manager, dedicating her time to nurturing relationships with new and existing clients.

  • Lavita Daryanani

    Lavita Daryanani

    Senior Project Manager

    Lavita is a Senior Project Manager with 12 years of experience in digital. She has worked across projects in different industries with various scopes and budgets, and is experienced in a range of content management systems (CMS). Lavita takes satisfaction from maintaining positive client relationships and finding creative solutions to meet their needs.

  • Antonia Johnston

    Antonia Johnston

    Project Manager

    After completing her dance degree, Antonia found her feet in arts marketing. She has over 5 years experience working in arts and culture and is excited to take this further with HdK. As the Digital Project Manager, she supports our clients and web team to ensure projects run smoothly and on time.

  • Jannick Moth

    Jannick Moth

    Technical Lead and Developer

    Jannick handled the making of digital content and technical builds throughout his career. With a wealth of experience in creating and maintaining websites, and as a dance artist himself, he brings a great understanding of technology and its implementations.

  • Linus Mjornstedt

    Linus Mjornstedt

    Web Support Developer

    Linus is one of our Web Support Developers and assists clients with website updates and feature requests. A graduate of Makers Academy, he has a passion for Web Development and has diverse experience in a number of customer facing roles across several different industries.

  • Victoria Knights

    Victoria Knights

    Web Support Coordinator

    Victoria assists the web team with site updates and project preparation. Her background is in Contemporary dance having graduated from Trinity Laban in 2020. Victoria's interest in the visual arts and interactive architecture led her to learn to code.

  • Nicola Butcher

    Nicola Butcher

    Senior Designer

    Nic is a Graphic Designer with over 20 years experience designing both for print and digital across a wide range of sectors, from tourism and arts organisations through to local start ups and corporate branding.

  • Sarah Osborne

    Sarah Osborne

    Marketing Consultant

    Sarah first joined HdK in 2017 and has returned in 2022 to support in marketing the team's services and bringing new clients to HdK. Sarah is an expert in B2B marketing, copywriting and social media in the arts, having spent 5 years managing Tate's social media platforms, with over 10 million followers worldwide.

  • Peter Blach

    Peter Blach

    Film & Editing

    Peter has been filming and editing trailers and features for HdK for over 12 years. He began his career in the UK TV industry in 1995 and progressed into production and worked on reality TV, short documentaries and film productions as well as making films for the public, arts and corporate sector sector.

  • Gilad Visotsky

    Gilad Visotsky

    Graphic Designer and Animator

    Gilad creates striking and refined digital assets for use across online platforms, from still graphics to dynamic posters, animated videos and GIFs.

  • Greig Cooke

    Greig Cooke

    Associate Senior Developer

    Greig has 20 years experience building websites as well following a succesful career as a dancer.

  • Chad Rossouw

    Chad Rossouw

    Web Developer

    Chad is a developer with a passion for working in the humanities. He has a Masters in Fine Art from the University of Cape Town and has a deep skillset having worked as a designer, educator, editor, artist and writer.

  • Pets of HdK

    Pets of HdK

    Pets

    The dogs, cats, bunnies and birds of HdK ensure that we meet our monthly tail wagging, ear flopping and feather ruffling quotas. The pet department are rarely in the office unless they're promised treats of the highest standard - but if you're lucky, you'll see them in Google Meet.