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about us

Dr. Tim Mansfield

Tim has been the CEO at the IC since August 2016. In his previous roles as a strategist, culture consultant and futures researcher, Tim specialised in the cultural sector. He has previously held senior research roles at Queensland University of Technology in the Smart Services CRC, at NICTA and spent ten years working in collaboration and social media research at the Enterprise Distributed Systems CRC.

Dr. Alastair Weakley
Head of Services

With 11 years professional experience in product development Alastair returned to University to study for a Masters' degree in Information Technology. Since then, as well as completing a PhD in Computing Science ("Internet-based Support for Creative Collaboration", 2007) at Creativity & Cognition Studios, University of Technology, Sydney, he has been involved in numerous collaborations with artists resulting in exhibited interactive artworks.

Alastair has published in the areas of HCI, Information Systems, Information Visualisation and Presence. A founding director of the Interaction Consortium, Alastair is now Head of Finance and Services. He lives in Sydney with his wife and two children.

François Constant
Senior Developer

An engineer passionate about developing applications from site mockups to user training who loves designing and building up creative and elegant solutions. Has graduated in Computer Science and Project Management and worked jointly with customers, project managers, designers and developers alike in Australia and Europe.

Tai Lee
Senior Developer

Developing end-to-end solutions for the web since 1999, Tai has 15 years of commercial experience in web agencies servicing a variety of client industries, and utilizing a range of skills including systems architecture, application design, and database administration. He is a jack of all trades (and master of a few), open source contributor and problem solver, who is at his best when knee deep in code and learning something new.

Aram Dulyan
Senior Developer

Aram Dulyan is a computer scientist and programmer with a passion for Python, Django, and the free software movement. He was the Interaction Consortium's first employee and now holds the position of senior software engineer, making sure that the websites we build run smoothly and efficiently under the hood. He enjoys fixing bugs, contributing to open-source projects, and long walks in the bush.

Joaquín Puñales

Software Engineer & Certified Application Developer for Cloud Platforms with experience in various technology areas including Software development, Requirements Engineering, Technical Advisory and Researching. Joaquín has worked in numerous national and international companies across many industries. He can usually be found snorkeling somewhere beautiful.

Jean Abijay
Executive Assistant

Jean has over 7 years of administrative experience with project management and coordination. She ensures the smooth operation of the agency with knowledge of office management, efficient handling of enquiries, and finance-related matters. Jean enjoys content research, traveling and is a full-time mum/dad/amusement director/monster slayer to her daughter.

Fabian McDonald

Fabian is a multi-disciplinary graphic designer who has worked in various fields such as print, branding, editorial design and web design. He's someone who likes to get his hands dirty at all stages of the design process, from early research and conceptualization right through to the final execution. One day he hopes to be able to play the clarinet solo glissando from George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue like a pro… though he admits this may never happen.

our services

Strategy & Planning

  • User research
  • Content audits & strategy
  • Information Architecture

Interaction Design

  • UX design & prototyping
  • UI design patterns & style guides
  • Digital brand extension
  • Website design

Website Development

  • Database design
  • Backend Django development
  • Frontend development
  • Systems integration & API design

Website Maintenance

  • Code quality optimisation
  • Major infrastructure upgrades
  • Security updates, bug fixes, error monitoring
  • Performance monitoring


  • Content distribution networks
  • 24h monitoring & backups

featured works

Screenshots of the NGA and Know My Name websites in various devices

National Gallery of Australia

  • Backend CMS development
  • Frontend build/integration
  • Tessitura integration
  • NGA collection API integration
  • Digital Strategy by Meld Studios and NGA
  • Website design by Studio Ongarato

In a collaboration with noted Australian designers Meld Studios and Studio Ongarato, we continue to develop a new digital platform for the next decade. Beginning with the Know My Name initiative, which laid the foundations of a new approach to online content, we followed up with an Audio/Learning web app for major exhibitions, all the way to the December 2021 launch of the NGA website itself.

Screenshots of the Australian Museum website: Dinosaurs exhibition page on desktop and tablet, animal fact sheet on mobile.

Australian Museum

  • Content migration
  • Backend CMS development
  • Third-party systems integrations
  • Digital brand extension
  • Website design and frontend build

For over 190 years the Australian Museum has been at the forefront of scientific research, collection and education. So no surprises that its website is a treasure trove of information. For their new rebuild, the IC tackled a complex data-migration, several hairy systems integrations, and a digital brand extension and site design. The result: a stunning new digital experience and winner of Best Institution Website at the 2019 MAPDA Awards.

Screenshots of the Art gallery of South Australia website: Homepage on large desktop, online collection search on tablet and mobile, event and general information pages on mobile.

Art Gallery of South Australia

  • Information Architecture and UX Design
  • Backend CMS development
  • Frontend build/integration
  • Website design by Studio Ongarato

One of Australia's major art institutions, the Art Gallery of South Australia recently completed a digital transformation, breathing new life into their brand and website. The project saw a further evolution of our CMS Glamkit, particularly in terms of image editing and integration with EMu, one of the world's leading collection management systems.

Screenshots of the Biennale of Sydney website

Biennale of Sydney

  • Backend CMS development
  • Frontend integration
  • Website design by Civilization

The Biennale of Sydney is one of Australia’s premier cultural events. With a new CEO at the helm, the organization was looking for a powerful new CMS to take them into the 21st century. A creative collaboration between The IC and renowned, Seattle-based, design practice Civilization resulted in a stunning website and a new version of Glamkit, our CMS specifically tailored for the cultural sector.

Screenshots of the Tarnanthi 2017 website: Homepage on desktop view, event and landing pages on mobile and tablet.

Tarnanthi 2017

  • Backend CMS development
  • Frontend integration
  • Website design by Studio Band

The Art Gallery of South Australia, in partnership with the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains, produces Australia's largest festival of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. With events spread out over a wide range of dates and venues, Glamkit — our CMS for the cultural sector — was the perfect choice for this elegant website.

2017 website now offline - visit current Tarnanthi website

Screenshots of the Australian Centre for the Moving Image website: Cinema page on desktop view, landing page on laptop, homepage on mobile.

Australian Centre for the Moving Image

  • Backend CMS development
  • Frontend build
  • Website design by Boccalatte

The Australian Centre of the Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne wanted a new website to represent their new brand: bold, playful and smart. The whole process from design to launch in four months used a transparent, agile approach between ACMI, us and design partners, Boccalatte.

Screenshots of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art website: Homepage on laptop view, event calendar on tablet, site search on mobile.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

  • Backend CMS development
  • Website design
  • Frontend build

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) launched a new website to coincide with their major renovation in 2016. The site – built on Glamkit, our CMS for the cultural sector – combines an innovative design with deep systems integration of ticketing, membership and the online shop.

Screenshots of the National Art School website: Homepage on desktop view, course page on tablet, navigation on mobile.

National Art School 2015-2020

  • Backend CMS development
  • Frontend build
  • Website design by Boccalatte

The prestigious National Art School has inspired and shaped generations of Australian artists. This new website celebrates its unique place at the Old Darlinghurst Gaol at Taylor Square, attracts new students to this impressive institution, and introduces an intuitive self-service short courses enrolment.

2015 Website no longer online - visit the current National Art School website

Screenshots of the Syrinscape platform: Genre player on desktop and tablet view, Minion App on mobile.


  • UX/UI Design
  • Software design and development
  • Hosting and Maintenance

Syrinscape is a revolutionary sound design app that adds evocative ambient background sound and a movie-like soundtrack to a tabletop gaming experience. It's the brainchild of Benjamin Loomes, a professional composer and musician.

client list

Over the past 8 years we have built around 75 websites, apps and software projects for more than 50 clients. Here is a selection:

Museums, Galleries, Cultural Sector

  • Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • Art Gallery of South Australia
  • Australian Centre for the Moving Image
  • Bundanon Trust
  • Curious Works
  • Historic Houses Trust (now Sydney Living Museums)
  • Manchester International Festival
  • Museums & Galleries of New South Wales
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
  • National Film & Sound Archive of Australia
  • National Gallery of Australia
  • State Library of NSW
  • Sydney Craft Week

Government and Non-profit

  • Arts Council of NSW (now Create NSW)
  • Arts on Tour
  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Australian Design Centre
  • National Association for the Visual Arts
  • NSW Health
  • NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
  • Red Room Poetry
  • Royal Flying Doctor Service

Education Sector

  • Moriah Foundation
  • National Art School
  • Scots College
  • University of NSW Press
  • University of Technology Sydney

Commercial Enterprise

  • Calibr8or
  • Choice
  • International Watch Company
  • Ministry of Sound Australia (now TMRW Music)
  • Professionals Australia
  • Smart Approved WaterMark
  • Syrinscape

contact us

We'd love to hear more about you and your project: What's got you fired up about it? What do you really dream of achieving?

Send Tim and Alastair an email to

Or phone us on 1300 43 78 99
between 10 am and 5 pm (Sydney time),
Monday to Friday.

We can't wait to hear what you're up to!