Our people are fully engaged in delivering innovation, creativity and planning to our sporting clients.
S Stephen Quinn
Group Managing DirectorRead More
Group Managing Director
After years of working with leading ad agencies in Ireland, Australia and the U.S., Stephen wanted more. So in 1999, he returned to Ireland and set up Atomic, acting as Creative Director until 2013. He co-founded Atomic Sport in 2012 and has played a central role in brand planning work for the likes of Rory McIlroy, Leinster Rugby, the European Tour and many more. A graduate of the Adv. Dip in Visual Communications from Dublin Institute of Technology, Stephen has 22 years’ experience in advertising and design.
N Niall Dowling
Group Strategic DirectorRead More
Group Strategic Director
Niall has over 20 years of client-side and agency-side experience in advertising, marketing and strategic planning. As Strategic Director, he has led integrated marketing campaigns for Leinster Rugby, European Tour, FAI and Harlequins. Prior to joining Atomic, he held sales and marketing roles at IDA Ireland, Alltech Biotechnology and Baltimore Technologies.
P Patrick Murphy
Director of SportRead More
Director of Sport
Patrick leads the team at Atomic Sport and for the last five years has worked closely with senior leadership teams at Leinster Rugby, European Tour, FAI, Norseman, Rory McIlroy and Horse Racing Ireland on determining brand and marketing strategy, and delivering creative solutions to challenges across ticket sales, sponsorship and fan engagement. In his free time, he’s a keen golfer, cyclist and triathlete. In fact, his passion for sports is only matched by his love for his pet Pomeranian, Bubbles. A graduate of International Marketing and Japanese from Dublin City University, Patrick has over 10 years’ experience working for and with major brands such as Paddy Power, Nike, Apple and Dell.
R Rosalie Heikens-O’Keeffe
Marketing ManagerRead More
Whether she’s telling it like it is (she’s Dutch), sharing stories about her madcap family and friends or extolling the virtues of saunas, things are never boring when Rosalie is on the scene. As Atomic’s Marketing Manager, she develops and implements marketing strategies that meet the individual needs of each of the agency’s cells, from awareness building to lead generation. Before joining Atomic, she worked for global comms agency LEWIS for over five years, starting out as an Account Executive in client services and working her way up to Global Marketing Manager. And while she once spent six months living in a campervan while travelling with her husband — no mean feat — she actually considers the moment she handed in her Masters thesis to be her proudest achievement.
S Stephen Kiernan
Creative DirectorRead More
A graduate of Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Stephen flexes his creative muscles in a number of ways. As Atomic’s Creative Director, his role involves mentoring and directing the design and creative teams and overseeing all creative output from the agency. And when he’s not at work, he’s drumming for the likes of Mundy and Cathy Davey. Stephen has over 12 years’ experience in various graphic design and art direction roles, and his work has been awarded by ICAD and included in the permanent selection of the 100 Archive. But his proudest achievement was helping to create the “Behind the Gates” photo exhibition in aid of St. Martin’s in Kenya and raising thousands of euro.
A Alison Harpur
People Operations ManagerRead More
People Operations Manager
Alison is Atomic’s People Operations Manager — which means that her role revolves around making it easier for the rest of us to do our best work. Before joining the agency, she spent four years working in People Operations and HR in the tech industry in San Francisco, followed by six months of backpacking in South America and Canada. When she’s not focusing on growth, talent and strategy at Atomic or advising others on inclusion best practices, she loves painting, practising yoga and playing the piano.
E Eamonn Hall
Rebranding is more than a logo change and Eamon is our go-to senior graphic designer when clients come to us looking for a complete overhaul of their image. Branding and visual identity design are his areas of expertise and he’s worked on rebrands for Enterprise Ireland’s Global Ambition campaign, Sport Ireland, Swim Ireland and the Norseman Xtreme Triathlon. When he’s not reimagining brand identities, he’s running — sometimes with his Schnauzer, Rudi, in tow. Before joining Atomic, Eamon spent three years working as a junior designer at Pointgraphics and holds a BA in History of Art & Philosophy, an MA in Media Studies and an MA in Professional Design Practices.
K Kelan Ó Nualláin
Kelan Ó Nualláin
It’s not often that an internationally capped athlete joins the team at Atomic — and senior designer Kelan has been capped nine times for Ireland (for touch rugby… but still!). Interested in any and all sports, he can usually be found on a golf course at the weekend. Before Atomic, he spent three years at Slater Design and has worked on campaigns for Facebook, Leinster Rugby, Saba, Special Olympics Ireland and the Abbey Theatre. His proudest achievement was being awarded one of only three Merits by the International Society of Typographic Designers at its Student Awards in 2015.
M Martyna Lebryk
Motion DesignerRead More
They say learning never sleeps — and that’s certainly the case for Martyna. Atomic’s go-to motion graphics designer and video editor is never far from a classroom. Not only does this former architect hold a BA in Town Planning, an MSc in Architecture and Urban Design, a CPD Certificate in Advanced Graphics and Animation and a Diploma in Art and Design, she’s about to start an MFA in Painting in NCAD. When she’s not busy adding more strings to her bow, she’s creating video campaigns for Enterprise Ireland, Salesforce, Primark and Booking.com.
E Elia Landolo
Born and bred in Italy, Elia is a graduate of Istituto Europeo di Design in Rome and describes his role as only an Italian could: “I like to think I am the one who transforms floating ideas into something visual, real, living.” Before joining Atomic, Elia worked in branding and design at a studio in Rome called Flopicco and says the high point of his career so far was working on the global rebrand of National Geographic Wild in 2018, which won silver at Promax Europe.
A Andrew Duffy
Waterford-native and graphic designer Andrew came to Atomic after 11 years with Hot Press magazine and two years’ freelancing in Melbourne and Dublin. An avid festival- and gig-goer, he once danced on stage with the Flaming Lips while dressed as a Santa. Lucky for us, he brings that same energy to his work, whipping up designs for clients as diverse as CityJet, Leinster Rugby and Salesforce.
L Lyndsay McGregor
Content StrategistRead More
Lyndsay joined Atomic as Content Editor in 2018, following eight years in the media industry in New York, one year on the marketing team at an Irish tech company and a mid-career crisis that led to a month in India qualifying as a yoga teacher. Today she writes everything from website copy to white papers for clients such as Enterprise Ireland, Salesforce, Irish Life and Primark, and also provides creative input and insight into new content ideas and strategies. She has yet to teach a single yoga class.
S Siobhan Cullen
Production DesignerRead More
Siobhan takes the term ‘multitalented’ to a whole new level. She juggles. She rides a unicycle. She plays the ukulele. And she once played basketball for Ireland. This versatility comes in handy in her day-to-day as a production designer at Atomic because she needs to juggle different jobs while maintaining a high attention to detail. Before Atomic, she spent four years as a designer at Marketing Network where she worked with the likes of Dutch Gold (she designed the can) and Repak. But her proudest achievement was producing a human — her daughter, Izzy.
A Aoife Lahart
Production DesignerRead More
Whatever you do, don’t mention pigeons around Aoife. She’s been terrified of them ever since one tried to steal food out of her hand and then got stuck in her hair. A native of Tipperary and graduate of Waterford Institute of Technology, she worked in a screen printing factory designing T-shirts before joining Atomic. Today she’s a production designer and works across the agency for clients as diverse as Leinster Rugby, Sport Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, Salesforce and Grant Thornton. When she’s not creating digital assets for online campaigns and editing video content, she’s keeping her 6-month-old basil plant alive.