About Us

Who Are We?

Propeller Digital is a young team of Irish web designers & developers, working from abroad for clients all over the world. All of us have an insatiable appetite for learning new useful skills, and this has driven our rapid growth as an agency.

We try to skip all the nonsense and time wasting that is all too common in business and focus on getting tangible results!

Ruairi McNicholas, Propeller Digital's Managing Director and Head of Web Design, going surfing at Achill Island, Ireland

Ruairi McNicholas

Co-Founder & Web Designer

I first started building websites at the age of 12 using iWeb on an Apple Mac. From there I taught myself web design & development using the internet, and worked part-time while in school, building websites for local businesses.

Design & communication are my passions, though I’ve caught the coding bug and am currently learning PHP.

When I’m not learning a new skill or reading a new book, I can be found (and heard) singing, rock climbing, exploring the outdoors and travelling.
Oliver Burke, Propeller Digital's Head of Web Development and SEO, in a Muay Thai boxing match in Thailand

Oliver Burke

Co-Founder & Web Developer

I’ve always had a fascination with technology, I built my first computer in my early teens and started learning to code shortly after.

I’m drawn to anything that helps me improve – whether mentally or physically. That might help to explain my main pursuit outside of Propeller Digital, martial arts.

I’m currently an active professional Muay Thai fighter, fighting in Thailand with a plan to transition to MMA in the near future.

Paddy Hogan, Head of Graphic Design, and WordPress web designer for Propeller Digital, Digital Agency Galway

Paddy Hogan

Web & Graphic Designer

Doing the MA in Digital Media in NUIG broadened my horizons and allowed me to forge my future career path in design. It gave me my first introduction to backend development and also introduced me to the design thinking process, which I apply to every graphic or web design project I undertake.

Design has always been of keen interest to me and it has slowly turned into a passion as time has gone on. I take a great deal of pride in my work and this can be shown through the careful planning and preparation that goes into each of my projects.

Football and music are the another big interests in my life and I was lucky enough to fulfil a dream of mine by making several appearance in the League of Ireland with Galway United. With my music, I was able to play at major festivals throughout Ireland in the not so distant past and hope to do so again in the not so distant future.

Our Principles

We’re big believers in the importance of principles, in our personal lives and also in business. Our main guiding principle is that we try to provide as much value to our clients as possible. This comes in many forms, the main ones being:

  • Deliver great work on time to help clients achieve their business goals.
  • Be honest and trustworthy – people have enough to worry about!
  • Provide great service and communication, to make life easy for our clients.