Meet the Barking Bird team.

Upholding our values of passion, honesty, teamwork, respect and fun, we’re here to help you succeed.

The ‘birds’ are an easy-going bunch, but when it comes time to buckle down and get to work, we’re a nimble and efficient marketing and creative agency. Be it branding, web design, online advertising or project marketing, our creative and collaborative approach to client work gives Barking Bird customers the confidence to know that their business is in the safe hands of an experienced strategic marketing provider who is invested in the outcome.

Meet Our Team

John Wheatley

John Wheatley

Director / Creative

As a creative, John has always found that:

'... the most satisfying work is the go-to-woah where you are involved from day one: creating a whole look and feel for a company - from packaging and advertising through to annual reports and collateral.'

John leads from the front and enjoys an ever growing list of longstanding client relationships based on performance and trust.

Jules Tahan

Jules Tahan

Partner

Working with a host of agencies and clients over the last ten years has set Jules up with the expertise and creative nous to shoot whatever crosses his desk: from Orica and Pacific Brands to Delfin Lendlease and Whirlpool. Jules' folio includes extensive shoots with high profile personalities and stunning architecture. His work has received critical acclaim on many occasions.

Tara Woodfull

Tara Woodfull

Marketing Manager

With 15+ years in senior marketing and account management roles, Tara brings a breadth of strategic marketing nous across traditional and digital channels.  She is experienced in understanding business requirements and passionate about working collaboratively to achieve great results for your business. 

Keeley Warren-Langford

Keeley Warren-Langford

Senior Account Manager

Keeley has been on a rock star world tour within the advertising and marketing industry, working internationally for the past 10 years. She has many years of experience in senior account management, team leadership and business development in different markets across various industry sectors, most recently in the UK. After wrapping up her stay in Europe, Keeley moved back home to Australia and has recently relocated to Melbourne. When she's not jet-setting across the globe, Keeley is challenging herself with new experiences or seeking out her next adventure.

Jo Mills

Jo Mills

Operations Manager

The (kindest) heart of the studio, Jo’s dedication and tenacious spirit resonates throughout her interactions with the whole team, providing endless support and playing a momentous role in ensuring day-to-day business operations run smoothly. With a boundless knack for multi-tasking that guarantees projects come to life in their most extraordinary form, Jo embraces a background in studio production, scheduling and project management.

Tony Ma

Tony Ma

Lead Designer

Tony is a super passionate, multi-disciplinary designer. With a vibrant range of experience in the industry, he has a background in marketing, which is invaluable in his incorporation of design into campaigns. Tony has successfully led the design for Barking Bird’s largest projects. With a dedication to fostering a productive, collaborative team environment, he is equally driven to create exceptional results autonomously. Tony loves food, and can often be found scoping out the hidden culinary gems of Melbourne with his friends.

Leigh Gwilliam

Leigh Gwilliam

Designer

With a background in studio operations, graphic design and production, Leigh is an effervescent and experienced designer with a passion for delivering creative solutions with a difference. Travel has a resilient place in her heart, with her career spanning far and wide across the globe. This has armed her with boundless inspiration for her art, as well as valuable industry experience working across real estate, telecommunications, government, retail and hospitality.

Dylan Mcleod

Dylan Mcleod

Digital Designer

After starting out as a Graphic Designer, Dylan quickly realised his passion lay in Digital Design and all things web related. After a stint travelling around the world, he made the move from the Gold Coast to Melbourne to further his career. His knowledge of HTML & CSS makes him a developers best friend, ensuring his designs can easily be translated into code and be accessible across all devices.  When he's not designing, he likes to drive down the coast chasing waves or head up into the Snowy mountains in search of fresh powder. 

Jonathan Grasso

Jonathan Grasso

Senior Developer

Beginning his working life as a graphic designer for print and web, Jonathan quickly moved over to form a mastery of front-end development, integrating his creative mind with a systematic and analytical approach. A specialist in responsive web design, Jonathan brings a refined attention to detail to our web team. A valuable member of the Barking Bird, he can often be heard singing karaoke outside of work (or at times, inside work), or flashing his persuasive smile.

Ben Quinney

Ben Quinney

Lead Developer

Ben is a passionate problem solver with 10+ years experience developing commercial websites and web applications.  With a background in customer service, desktop support and publishing he was introduced to web development at university and immediately became fascinated with the ability to solve complex problems with elegant code. A lover of both food and CrossFit, Ben spends his spare time cooking, eating and trying to pick up heavy things and put them back down.

Mike Li

Mike Li

Front-end Developer

Mike started his career as a front-end developer after he realised his passion for creative coding and cutting-edge technology. With extensive experience in developing both interactive single page applications and solid large-scale websites, he became a skilled all-rounder and his can-do attitude guarantees the delivery of pixel-perfect products.

During his spare time, you will find him shooting street photography or playing musical instruments.

Liam Carr

Liam Carr

Content Coordinator

Liam has always had a fascination with storytelling and writing. At university he decided to channel his focus into copywriting and brand storytelling. He has since built up a portfolio that spans from the automotive industry to finance. When he isn't working on his craft, Liam is working on his 'gains' in the gym or obsessing about sports. He enjoys goofing around, but don't let him catch you using your in place of you're, and vice versa.

Get In Touch

We’re always interested in having a chat about a new project or our capabilities – feel free to drop us a line to say hello.