Better educational media for the next generation of global citizens

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We’re fiercely committed to making educational media better.

Makematic are a trusted partner for purpose-driven brands, non-profits and publishers to create inspiring and impactful educational videos.

If you’re a parent or educator you can create an account and watch selected resources free-of-charge, on any web connected device.

The Team

Interested in joining the team? We currently have several great career opportunities on offer. Visit our careers page to learn more.

Board & Advisors

  • Mark Nagurski

    Co-Founder / CEO

    Mark has two decades of experience in business development and has designed educational outreach programmes for the government and the corporate sector.

  • Catherine Ross-Davies

    Co-Founder / CCO

    Catherine is a former award-winning series Producer and Director with the BBC, producing shows in collaboration with Discovery, National Geographic and BBC America.

  • Dr Liz Fogel

    Board Member

    Liz is Managing Director at USC Rossier School of Education and the former Director of Education for The Walt Disney Company. She holds a doctoral degree in educational psychology.

  • Stephen McClelland MBE

    Board Member

    Stephen is a Director at Cordovan Capital Management and former Managing Director of Schrader Electronics which was acquired for $1B by Senstata.

  • Jean McKenzie

    Board Member

    Former Executive Vice President at Mattel leading the global $2B Fisher Price Division. Former President of the American Girl company; Senior VP of Learning at The Walt Disney; CEO & President, Gateway Learning Corporation

Commercial Team

  • Tara Walsh

    Director of Engagement and Innovation

    Tara is an experienced educator who has worked in secondary, tertiary and adult education. She is passionate about educator professional development, democratising education and developing young people to be global citizens.

  • Leanne Doherty

    Business Development (Ireland)

    Leanne manages business development on the island of Ireland.

  • Jon White

    Business Development Director

    Jon has over two decades of experience in digital content and publishing. He has held senior roles with Macmillan, Semantico, DK/Penguin amongst others.

  • Beatrijs Lelyveld

    Partnerships Director

    Beatrijs is a multi-lingual content strategist and product development professional with extensive international experience that includes leading roles at Shutterstock, ITN Source, the AP and Real Networks.

  • Gianna Pornasdoro

    Digital Communications & Marketing Assistant

    Gianna takes care of Makematic's social media pages as well as creating communications & marketing assets.

  • Siobhain O’Reilly

    Sales & Events Administrator

    Siobhain looks after admin, travel and events for the commercial team

Content Team

  • Brian Shaw

    Director of Production

    Brian has 13 years’ international experience most recently as Senior Producer at GetSmarter Online Education in Cape Town.

  • Aine Carlin

    Online Producer / Director

    Aine produces our Skillsumo series and is responsible for our SDG resources.

  • Barbara Cipollone


    Barbara is an animator who has worked on the Oscar-nominated The Song of the Sea.

  • Kevin Gillen

    Sound Design

    Kevin Gillen is a sound editor/designer/mixer for film, TV and multimedia.

  • Conor McKelvey

    Motion Graphics Designer

    Conor is a multidisciplinary designer with skills from graphic design to animation.

  • Lee Henry

    Script Editor

    Lee is an author and journalist who has worked for the BBC and the Sunday Times.

  • Caoimhe Sweeney

    Motion Graphics Artist

    Caoimhe has worked as a freelance artist for the past ten years.

  • Eamon Kerrigan

    Assistant Producer

    Eamon studied Creative Media Production and has since gravitated towards editing and producing.

  • Ryan Lee


    Ryan is a talented and hard-working production assistant based in our Belfast office.

  • Kyle McGeagh

    Post Production Coordinator

    Kyle looks after our media assets and technical infrastructure.

  • Claire Bethell

    Motion Graphics Artist

    Claire has experience in graphic design and a passion for illustration.

  • Daniel McGarrigle

    Lead Animator

    Daniel is an amazing motion graphics artist, animator, graphic designer and DJ.

  • Brandon McCann


    Brandon has eight years of international experience as a Researcher; specialising in factual & online productions including work on BBC BItesize, Saved on Camera and the Eurovision Song Contest.

  • Andrew Brooking

    Senior Producer

  • Gemma Hagen

    Series Producer

  • Caroline Bacle


    Caroline Bacle has a career in documentary, specialist factual, children's, and educational content that spans over 20 years.

  • Morgan Phillips


  • Sree Kadalayil

    Director of Animation