About us

We’re a Creative Agency. Motion Monsters is a collaboration of scarily talented creatives whose experience spans creatively and collectively over 60 years working with some of the biggest and best-known agencies worldwide. Throughout our monstrous careers, we have worked with some scarily well-known clients & worldwide brands creating both digital – and print campaigns.

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Our Creative Monsters can deliver the most amazing digital and print-based creative whether its animated Motion Graphics, Animated infographics, logo video intro’s, animated explainer videos, animated product visualizations, or digital flyers and pretty much any type or style of dynamic video that will help bring your business brand or product to life. The results will be scary we promise.

Our talented design team consists of some monstrously talented individuals hence the name motion monsters. We have in our ranks a qualified team that has worked with some of the top agencies and nationally and plenty of internationally renowned clients and our creative team has a collective experience of over 90 years. We have created motion graphic videos and digital creative for clients based in Dublin – in the Island of Ireland right through to across the pond New York and other parts of the USA.

With Office locations in New York, New Jersey, and Ireland we are thoroughly accessible to our clients and if you don’t reside in any of these don’t worry we can get to you by land sea or air if needs be!

Our creative team consists of qualified graphic designers who can help you with any of your digital or print-based design briefs, digital designers who can help with all of those pixel-based creative jobs and then, of course, we have our motion monsters who are just incredibly talented at what they do – motion graphics.

Our motion graphic artists are highly creative, highly experienced, having completed literally hundreds of promotional videos, infographic promotional videos, animated videos and motion graphic videos for our clients across the globe from New York in the USA to Dublin in Ireland.

Your creative brief is thoroughly safe in our hands if only because of our experience in creating and completing countless creative briefs for a huge cross-section of clients across the globe. We have all the right little monsters to get your promotional video completed, in budget and on time with all of the extended recourses to take your motion graphic video to a level that just can’t be replicated anywhere else.

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Declan Foley | CEO

Creative director/principal of Designwest and Motion Monsters, began his graphic design career in Dublin in 1996 with a degree of distinction in design communications. Working for a range of successful agencies including Watermarque, Strategem, Cawley Nea, Rotcho and Banks Love. He completed projects for clients such as Budweiser, Carlsberg, Sony, Smirnoff, Baileys and Aer Lingus. During this time he designed the now famous Carlsberg ‘tulip’ glass which is possibly one of the biggest personal achievements in his career if only because of the success of the design.

Philip Rafferty | Motion Graphic Artist

Philip Rafferty is a freelance 3D and 2D motion graphics artist. After graduating with first-class honors in Visual Communication Design Philip worked for a number of leading Irish design houses, including Image Now Consultants and Dynamo. Since 2001 he has lived in worked in the west of Ireland and worked both independently and on collaborative projects. His role is the origination of concepts, pre-visualising through to animation, motion graphics and compositing. When possible he loves to surf the local breaks around Lahinch, Co. Clare.
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Ríonach O’Flynn | Copywriter

Ríonach O’Flynn spent her formative years in advertising as a full-time copywriter, working for companies including McConnells in Dublin, Bartle Bogle Hegarty in London, Saatchi & Saatchi in Hong Kong and Singapore and Leo Burnett in Hong Kong. She then spent several years in Paris as a freelance copywriter working primarily for digital agencies such as Tequila, Wunderman, and OgilvyOne, originating copy in English, and also adapting French campaigns for the English-speaking market. Ríonach’s work has been recognized at the British Television Awards, D & AD, Hong Kong 4A’s Awards, Australian Writers & Art Directors Awards, Cannes International Advertising Festival and Irish International (Sharks) Advertising Awards.

Now back in Ireland, Ríonach continues to produce copy for clients in both Ireland and France for websites, brochures, press ads, company reports and anywhere else good writing matters.
Ríonach’s passion for Ashtanga yoga helps her handle the stress of every impending copy deadline (which, needless to say, she never misses!).



Dawn Naughton | Lead Digital & Web Developer

With a passion for all things design orientated, Dawn is a self-confessed digital design geek. A graduate of Graphic Design, Dawn also holds an Honours Degree in Digital Media and a Master of Arts in Motion Graphics from Letterkenny Institute of Technology.

Her professional career was established while working for several years as a Creative Art worker with a leading telecommunications company in London. A yearning for the Wild Atlantic Way brought Dawn back to Ireland to work with Darragh Kerrigan Creative in Sligo, working on projects such as Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann, People of the Year Awards and Sligo Tidy Towns.

Dawn loves the challenge of understanding a clients design need and strategically transforming that into a unique, creative solution that makes the right impression.

In her spare time, Dawn chillaxes by gaming, banging on a drum kit and playing (loud) music.

Marcos 'Noiz' Martinez | Digital & Graphic Designer

Born in São Paulo in 1988, arrived in Italy in 2003 now working in Ireland. Finished the course in Electronics at High School and then subsequently graduated in Advertising & Graphic Design at the Istituto d’Arte Applicata e Design (IAAD) in Turin. Marcos started his career in Italy, moved to Brazil, Ireland and also China where he had the pleasure to live, work and grow, as a professional and a person.

He is Enterprising, motivated, curious, hyperactive, ADV / Design / Graphic addicted, and a Corinthians supporter! Did we mention he is a party animal! Marcos is always ready to face new challenges, focused on the working objectives to be achieved without neglecting life outside of them.

Michelle Murphy | Graphic Designer

Michelle has an Honors Degree in Visual Communications having graduated from Athlone IT in 2009. She also holds a degree in Industrial Design from Sligo IT and is currently completing her MSc in Marketing part-time through Sligo IT. She has worked for leading Irish retail companies in a Marketing, Design and Photographic capacity and has most recently worked for over four years as a Senior Designer for the multinational print company, Multi-Packaging Solutions. She has a passion for Design and Graphics along with a love for Photography and Marketing. She is ambitious and driven and loves working with people. In her spare time, she loves to shop, go to the gym and take photos!

Adrian Murphy | Senior Developer

Adrian is a developer with over 15 years experience in the industry. He spent more than 10 years living and working in Dublin but recently relocated to the west of Ireland. He is a Zend Certified PHP Engineer with a Masters Degree in Software and Engineering Systems.
He has worked on hundreds of websites and even built a custom content management system to manage websites.

He has worked with most Open Source PHP based systems including WordPress, Joomla, PrestaShop, ZenCart, Magento. He is familiar with a great many back-end and front-end web technologies.
He is also a keen musician who enjoys composing music.