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Meet the Tincan team

We’re your friendly neighbourhood rocket scientists, offering all the expertise you need to launch your digital ideas into cyberspace. Between us we have years of experience in design, technology, systems architecture, marketing and ticketing. Our team will work closely with you at every step of your journey, delivering all aspects of digital, from idea to execution. 

  • Brian Healy

    Director of Business Development

    Brian's been leading Tincan since 2001. In addition to heading up business development, winning new work and nurturing effective client relationships, Brian also contributes to the early stages of projects. In his time Brian has worked across a range of digital disciplines - from the early days of coding for the web, through to design and project management. Nowadays it's about creating and nurturing the right team to deliver our projects.

    Brian passionately believes in the transformative power of our client's work - put simply they have the power to change lives. Moreover, he is passionate that digital can and should be a positive driver in social and cultural change; giving us new ways to talk to each other and our audiences.

    Before Tincan, Brian helped setup and run one of the earliest online campaign sites (McSpotlight) and he has been lucky enough to work with some of the world's leading cultural and NfP brands such as Amnesty International, ARTIST ROOMS, Friends of the Earth, Homeless Link, the ICA, Leonard Cheshire, National Theatre and Young Vic. Never short of an opinion Brian runs workshops, gives talks and pens the occassional article, especially within the arts cultural sector.

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  • Michael Kent

    Michael Kent

    Projects and Technology

    Michael has been writing software, building IT platforms and running project teams for twenty years. He’s responsible for Tincan’s project portfolio and operations, an evangelist for Drupal and an enthusiast for what people can achieve with the web.

     

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  • Jason Dean

    Lead Drupal Developer

    Jason oversees the technical implementation of projects, from requirement analysis and build to user training and support. In 2007 he spotted the potential of Drupal, and he remains nerdily excited about it today. He has turned his web skills to e-commerce, manufacturing industry extranets, digital charity campaigns and arts sector ticketing systems. 

    Jason has an appetite for a technical challenge. He loves exceeding clients' expectations for new sites, and rescuing them from the frustrations of old or clunky ones. Whether it's attending events and contributing support, Jason likes to engage with the Drupal community and learn about shiny, new open-source solutions.

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  • Ben Henshall

    Ben Henshall

    UX Design & Front End Developer

    Ben’s role is to support the creative process from a user Experience (UX) perspective. His experience and expertise lies in putting the user at the heart of our websites, developing front-end solutions and understanding the implications of usability. Ben enjoys that working with new technology in order to help solve real-life problems for our clients and the opportunity for creativity and innovation that this provides.

    When he's not helping build websites, Ben plays and teaches samba in community groups, schools and more. We limit his caffeine intake - tea is allowed but coffee causes him to go into overdrive. Not recommended for someone who lives on a boat.

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  • Rob Varkonyi

    Senior Drupal Developer

    Robert has worked on enterprise Drupal projects for over 6 years. Rob's our heavyweight Drupal developer currently tackling a few choice pieces of enterprise level work. He has worked on projects across the globe (from the US to the UK, Spain to Sweden, and Hackney to Hungary). 

    He has been involved in some of the largest Drupal builds in Europe having worked with clients such as Ericsson, ITV, iVillage.co.uk and NBC Universal (SyFy). He has worked across every aspect of Drupal development - from architecture design, module development, content and user migration, front-end / theming, continuous integration, performance and scalability, the list goes on...  Which is why he's the guy who wrote THE de facto book on Drupal Rules (Drupal Rules How-to) and is currently writing a new book, this time for Drupal 8. 

    Rob supports Manchester United FC but we won't hold that against him.

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  • Ignacio Bonelli

    Systems Manager + Drupal Architect

    Ignacio originally trained as an electronic engineer but soon turned his hand to software development and systems administration. With nearly 20 years experience doing so, he manages our systems and has worked to support countless websites over the years. As lover of technology, he's quick to learn new technologies. He describes himself as a people person - which is essential when it comes to managing teams effectively.

    In addition to his work with Tincan, Ignacio has been teaching programming for electronic engineers at the National Technological University in Argentina.

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  • Nadine Ishani

    Digital Marketing Manager

    Nadine has spent a decade working in the arts and cultural sector across London and South East England. She has worked primarily in marketing but has dipped her toe into producing, outreach and customer services. Nadine has commissioned websites, developed and delivered marketing strategies and campaigns for theatres, galleries and festivals. Since 2011, she has focused on digital marketing; helping her clients get the best out of their budgets so that they end up with websites that look good and work hard.

    She holds an MA in Arts Management and has recently completed a PGDip in Digital Marketing with the IDM. She likes stripy things and good coffee.

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  • Stuart Leech

    Stuart Leech

    Digital Project Manager

    Stuart joins us from the Dulwich Picture Gallery - allegedly, the oldest purpose built public art gallery in the world - where he spent over 6 years managing their digital strategy. Recently he has managed the development and launch of their new website. Stuart still uses his photography degree today as the in-house photographer at the Roundhouse in Camden. Unsurprisingly he has a love for the visual arts and culture and is an avid exhibition-goer. He likes eating biscuits and wants to complete a triathlon once he's mastered his swimming technique.

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  • Harry Edwards

    Front End Drupal Developer

    Harry has been designing and building websites for 10 years. He enjoys the constantly evolving industry as there’s always something new to learn. Before joining Tincan, Harry worked with a range of notable clients including Netflix, Samsung, Ticketmaster, Reading & Leeds Festival, Download Festival, Vodafone, and Wembley Arena. 

    One of the things Harry likes about working with Tincan is that he gets to work from home. This let's him listen to disgusting metal without annoying/worrying (delete as appropriate) any of his colleagues or clients. Not only does he like listening to music, but he also potters off on tour with his own band which gives him time to enjoy a different side of life where late nights are part of the plan.

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  • Maya Petranova

    Maya Petranova

    Junior Drupal Developer

    Maya joins us just as she's finishing up her BSc in Information Technology at London South Bank University. Maya has been busy during her studies co-founding the Informatics Society, serving as Student Rep for the Web Development module of her course and winning first place in the Student Debate Competition. As if that wasn't enough she is also a member of the Dance Society and has previously worked as a choreographer and entertainer. In 2012 she led her dance group to the semi-finals of Bulgaria's Got Talent! We're really looking forward to working on projects with her.

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  • Geraldine Purser

    Company and Accounts Manager

    Geraldine has been looking after finances, contracts, human resources and company admin for over 7 years helping Tincan tick over like a well oiled machine.

    In addition to Tincan Geraldine makes furniture (she's a trained cabinet maker) and long before her illustrious career here at Tincan, Geraldine was a professional photographer. She also worked at the ICA for a period of time. Life has a lot of circles in it.